Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: Before the Ceremony


Now we're getting to the good part...the actual wedding!  :)  Today, it's all about "before the ceremony" on...


We held tradition on our wedding day and did not see each other before the ceremony.  I loved the sentiment of seeing Ryan for the first time as I walked down the aisle and for him to see me in my dress at that same moment.  And it turned out to be very emotional for me {thank goodness for water-proof mascara!} as I took my dad's arm and made my way through our friends and family to my husband.

But let's rewind a bit...the day of our wedding was spent prepping and spending time with my bridesmaids.  


We all got our hair and makeup done at Ryan's aunt's salon and then headed back to the house to get ready.  A little toast was in order!

 I love this picture of all my girls helping me get ready!  


 
I loved spending this time with the girls...everyone got along so well and it was definitely a relaxing day, despite what was ahead.  Definitely a success!

 
I was so lucky to have all of my best friends there by my side.  You can see Heavenly Mountain in the background...it definitely was a heavenly day!  ;)


 My darling flower girl...Ryan's cousin!

 All the handsome fellows!

 I was really pleased with how the navy blue and black suits worked together.  Everyone looked so polished and classic.


 Once our separate group photos were taken...it was time for the ceremony!  I'll be covering all the details on Monday!

Now, it's your turn to share your "before the ceremony" moments...whether it's past, present or future inspiration!  Head on over to Along the Way with V & J and join the party!

And here's what you can expect next week!

Have a great weekend!!

xo natasha

34 comments:

  1. o wow! what stunning photos!!!! Love how "classic" your touches for your wedding have been! When you look back nothing will look "dated" or "out of style!" Love everything! :)

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  2. I love your dress! It looks like yall had so much fun getting ready.

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  3. The one of you laughing with the wine is precious!!!

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  4. Natasha I absolutely love your dress! It is so so beautiful! Love seeing your pictures - your wedding seems so classic and timeless! Can't wait to see more next week!

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  5. your dress is a stunner :) LOVE it! loved seeing all these photos - thx for sharing!

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  6. you look incredible gorgeous! and i am dying over your hair- it's perfect!

    http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com

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  7. gorgeous photos! I didn't see my husband until I walked down the aisle either & loved having that morning w/just my girls!

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  8. Beautiful photos! Your dressing is absolutely gorgeous!

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  9. Love those shots of you getting reading, you look absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. WOW those photos are amazing! You are/were such a pretty bride! xoxo A-

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  11. I adore your wedding dress! the bottom is gorgeous! I would have never thought to do navy but I love it!

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  12. How memorable (and of course you were all gorgeous!)! I can't wait to see next week's!

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  13. Seriously, the most beautiful bride, ever.

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  14. Bill Levkoff 370!!! I picked that dress for a number of reasons, but mostly because it has pockets and a bow.

    You were seriously one of the most stunning brides I have EVER seen.

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  15. Love your pictures!! You were such a gorgeous bride!

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  16. You look so so lovely! Just glowing in every picture!

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  17. Beautiful photos and what a stunning bride you were, Natasha! Your dress is one of the most gorgeous gowns I have seen. Beautiful bridal party! Isn't it fun to relive that special day..... I got out our photos the other day.

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  18. love the photos! you look stunning!

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  19. Your wedding was gorgeous and you looked stunning, beautiful dress!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous. My original pick was to put the girls in nave blue dresses just like your girls. But I found black dresses that I loved for way too cheap.

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  21. We kept with tradition as well, and I was so glad we did. Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing my almost-hubby at the end - rather choked up - is something I will never forget. I was definitely thankful for waterproof mascara too! Can't wait to see more of your wedding next week!

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  22. Gorgeous!! And I love the color combo!

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  23. Gah! I have been so out of the loop...look at all the fabulousness I've been missing!! I love all the pics of the wedding party...and you are so right, the navy and black looks so classy and elegant!

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  24. I love your dress!!! And that last picture is simply stunning :)

    Can't wait for the ceremony!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  25. Beautiful! You should share your story / pics w/ my sister if you haven't already for her blog (to be featured) - Tamra (www.everswoon.com).

    -Tara
    http://madmaxandfamily.blogspot.com
    http://blog.chron.com/madabouttown/

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  26. You were such a gorgeous bride!! Love these pictures!

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  27. These photos are beautiful! I love your colors, and you look gorgeous.

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  28. I always enjoy looking at your wedding photos. You looked so gorgeous and happy! I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  29. Oh, my natahsa! so beautiful. I love the one of you sipping a glass of white wine. .. looking so relaxed and excited! So fun seeing these. See you in a couple hours! yahoo.

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  30. Just found your blog from the wedding week link up!! Love your wedding pics and I'm loving your blog!! You're gorgeous!!

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  31. You look so beautiful & happy! I'm so glad you shared this on here. :) Can't wait to see the ceremony pics!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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