Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Abby's Wedding - The Big Day Part I

Alright, time for another wedding blog post!

Abby's hair appointment started at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, so we were up quite early. Luckily, the hair person came right to our room, which was super duper convenient.

Check out the volume in that photo - this girl was the master of back combing and teasing! Abby and I can tend to have flat hair, so that really helped our updo's to not have that 'plastered' look!

Here's the finished product from the back!

The morning went by so fast. Before we knew it, it was time to get Abby in her dress and out the door for the first siting photos. Photos went super fast. The wedding party only had to be there for about 30-45 min of photos, which is really not too bad at all, in my opinion. There were 3 different photographers taking photos from different angles, so I think that helped speed up the process.

We headed over to the church around 1 so we could get there before guests started arriving for the ceremony, which started at 2 pm. I snapped this shot of Abby right before she walked down the aisle. She had a cathedral length veil and then this blusher veil, which I loved!

I kept it together until I looked over and saw the look on Ryan's face when he saw Abby walking down the aisle with our dad. He had tears rolling down his face and you could just see how in love he is with my sister. All I can say is Thank God for waterproof mascara.

The ceremony was beautiful! The priest was a family friend, which made it extra special. The music was beautiful - my aunt, uncle, and 2 cousins did most of the music and my other aunt played the processional & recessional. She actually composed the processional for her daughter's wedding. If I ever get a chance to walk down the aisle, I will definitely be asking her to play that song! I sure have a very musical family!! My aunt, uncle, and their 2 kids have pretty much played at all of my siblings weddings, I think? My aunt was a choir teacher & my uncle was a band teacher, so music is definitely in their genes, and the genes of their children.

After the ceremony, I bustled Abby's dress, and we hopped in the bus they had rented for the wedding party and we headed to a local bar. I got some great shots of the newly wedded couple on the bus ride to the bar!

We got a few photos at the bar as well!

Abby & her new sister-in-law Erin

Abby & I

After Abby and I took that picture, one of the ushers asked Ryan is we were twins!!! We had alot of people come up to us that day, saying that they had never noticed how much we looked alike - especially with our hair pulled back!

We had a reception to get to, so we only stayed for a drink and headed over to the Golf Course where the reception was being held. Of course we took more photos!

my older sister Emily, her husband, and I

Stayed tuned for the final post!! For my cousin's re-cap of the day, click here.


The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Awww the look soooo happy!!! Love her dress and veil.. :)

aimee said...

abby looked beautiful! i love her hair and dress!! you also looked gorgeous. love the green dresses!!

Becky said...

Congratulations to them! She looked beautiful!

Anonymous said...

beautiful all around =) Love the style of her wedding dress.

Amber said...

Looks like a very beautiful wedding and you guy's totally look alike!

crystal said...

I love the green! You 2 could be twins! :)

Little Fish said...


Mama Nastase said...

Love both yours and your cousin's recap of the wedding! I loved the color green Abby chose for your dresses and they all looked great on each of the bridesmaids' figures. Your cousin was right, you were a spectacular hostess and speaker! (As another "helicopter sibling", your speech particularly resonated with me!)

I'll be posting my own recap once I work on some of my pictures. Stay tuned!

Anais said...

Everyone looked so beautiful!! Congrats!