Our venue had the cutest little house that some of us spent the night in Friday night and then all my beautiful bridesmaids came and got ready in the house Saturday morning. Most of them had hair appointments so they all came one by one when it was their appointment time.
By mid-afternoon, all my favorite people were in one 3-bedroom house in the middle of nowheresville, Alabama. And I loved every second of it. The morning started off slow and sleepy. Us in the house got about 3 hours of sleep & the hair girl showed up about 6:45am to start appointments (that's what happens when you have 14 bridesmaids!) so several pots of coffee were made and we snuggled in bed watching each other get our hair done. Mimosas followed the cups of coffee as more of my best friends started showing up.
We had Chickfila biscuits for breakfast and before I knew it, lunch rolled around and one of my bridesmaids husbands earned mucho brownie points because he showed up with 3 trays of chicken nuggets and strips from Chickfila. Yum yum yum!
In between breakfast and lunch some of us also ventured over to the barn (where the reception was going to be held) and helped everyone finish decorating (we started the night before). It poured down rain the night before and while we were decorating that morning it was still pouring. I was losing hope in my outside wedding dreams but God had another plan. I am still in awe of how beautiful it was that night after it showed no sign of clearing up just hours before the ceremony. Totally a God thing.
Before I knew it, it was time for me to get my hair and makeup done. Here is my before and after of my makeup:
I am so sad I didn't get someone to snap a picture of the back of my hair but it was so perfect! It was exactly what I had envisioned. My hair and makeup girls did amazing and they both helped me feel so beautiful! *** (Hair by Haley Crew and Makeup by Tori Crocker) ***
Next thing I knew my bridesmaids were dressed and ready and it was time for me to get dressed and go see my groom for the first time!!!! When I was about to put my boots on I realized that my sweet Molly and secretly taken them to Ty and he wrote me the sweetest note on the bottom of my boots. Cue the tissues. The note is all rubbed off now but my photographer got some pictures thank goodness! What a sweet surprise.
After our first look and about 9 million pictures by the barn, we headed back to the house to wait for the ceremony to start. Some of my bridesmaids just stayed up at the barn while I went back but some went back with me so we snapped a few pictures during my last moments as a single gal! I love my sweet friends!!!
The "getting ready" part of my wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. I could have been a little more rested (ha!) but it was exactly what I wanted...all my favorite people in one place just enjoying each other!