My wedding was on August 5th, 2017. It was a gorgeous day. Sunny with a slight breeze and the high was 75. That morning started off like any regular morning. It didn’t feel like my wedding day was finally here. Katie stayed the night and we went to the gas station for coffee. I was in my pajamas and I remember thinking, “None of these people realize it’s my wedding day. I look like a regular lazy girl in her pj’s. I wonder how many ‘regular’ people I have run into before on their big day, or any special day for that matter…” It’s a crazy thing to think about. So many people doing their own things and going about their own lives. So many different thoughts and goals…but I digress.
The first bridesmaid to show up was Brittany. She got me a Venti Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks (which I drank after drinking 16oz of gas station coffee). The second one to show up was Scarlett. She did my hair and it turned out amazing!
Jessica and Sara arrived together, and finally Kristina arrived last. They all got ready at my mom’s house. Her house was only 10 minutes from the venue. My venue was Dorral Farms in Marysville, Ohio. It was perfect. I had always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding with a barn and that’s exactly what Dorral was.
I decided to do my own makeup for the wedding. I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup. I try to look as natural as possible. I usually stick with foundation and mascara, but for the wedding I added some blush and eye shadow. After we were all done getting ready, we headed over to Dorral. We got to the venue by 4 pm. The ceremony starts at 5:30 pm.
The ceremony was outside and the reception was inside the barn. All of the reception decorations were set up. Again, it was exactly how I imagined it would be and couldn’t have been more perfect.
* All photos were taken by Sweet Williams Photography
My photographer arrived early and took some detailed shots of my accessories and dress. She couldn’t take many pictures of me because I was hiding from Matt. We hadn’t talked or seen each other all day.
The photographer was also able to capture my parents’ “first looks”. The first time they saw me in my wedding dress.
After detail shots and first looks (and me consuming a whole box of Altoids) it was finally time for the ceremony to begin.