Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We've got a Latte Love: Getting Pretty

When my alarm went off at 7am, I nearly hit the snooze button before I realized what day it was!
I rolled back the covers, stretched, looked at my calendar and smiled. For the first time in months, there were no more days to check off. Today I was getting maaarrried!

I surprised everyone, including myself at how calm and zen I was. After a quick shower, I double checked my packed luggage and joined my dad in the kitchen for a cup of coffee before the madness began.

At 8am, the girls arrived. Toffee's and Frappuccino's sisters all agreed to help us with our hair, so we set up a beauty salon right in my parents basement.

We enjoyed breakfast compliments of papa latte, in addition to mimosas and sparkling apple champagne.
I had created a girly playlist that included everything from Rhianna and Britney to Norah Jones and Corrine Bailey Rae

The set up:

set up
photo by Toffee, text added by me

Blow-drying, curling, and pinning commenced

Vanilla Bean
photo by Toffee

baby sister Caramel with more than her fair share of hair

photo by Toffee's sister, edited by me

photo by Vanilla Bean, and edited by me

at 9am our photographers arrived as the last of the bridesmaids' hair was being finished and we moved on to make up.

Sister White Choc




I wish I had invested a little more time and money in research and makeup for the wedding day. I loved how I looked early in the day(like me, but with improvement), but I think I was a bit melted by dinner time.

a touch of mascara to complete the look!


I love this moment caught between me and mama latte with her hair half curled. (too bad it's right in front of my dad's office!) she was probably telling me to double check my lists.


Mama Latte wasn't sure she wanted her hair done, because she really doesn't like to be too gussied up. I was glad when she agreed to do it that morning!


Sister Caramel is such a heart breaker!

I loved how crowded, chaotic and fun our morning was. It was nice to be home--no worries about forgotten items, or making it to appointments. I felt excited, comfortable, and surrounded with love.

And then it was time...


I slipped into the dress that was a long time in the making


and finally, it fit me like a glove.


In an instant, I became a bride


all photos by Chris and Sara of Little Hands Photography unless otherwise noted


Heidi said...

Looks like a great start to your day! You look stunning!

Em said...

You have a gorgeous family!! Love the pics and that playlist sounds like SO much fun :) Can't wait to see and read more!

Caitlin said...

Definitely not the most flattering picture of yours truly : ) But I still just LOVE that last pic of you.
Miss you friend.

Jessica Lynn said...

GORGEOUS!!! Can't wait to see more :) And isn't it crazy how calm you (general you!) are the morning of your wedding? My friends kept asking if I was okay because I was so "zen."

Pretty in Purple said...

Great post! I loved going back in time remembering every detail of your day!! You were so lit up that morning. Such a glowing bride! Love you!

Rachel said...

Seriously one of the most fun days ever! except for the part that you moved away :-(

as always you are much loved and much missed!

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