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The ceremony. During the wedding planning process, this was what I was looking forward to the most. It’s so easy to get caught up in the little details, the black hole that is Pinterest and comparing your wedding to those amazing styled shoots on Style Me Pretty.  But for me, I knew the ceremony was going to be my focus, because at the end of the day the flowers go away, the music stops and all you have left is the marriage.

It was a decision of ours to have our best friend officiate our wedding.  This was the easiest decision we made during the wedding process (and hiring Jen and Elyse were pretty easy (; ). So that handsome guy in the pictures above is our best friend, Phil.  Words cannot describe how much it meant to us for him to join us in marriage. It was such a personal experience that I will cherish forever and I am so lucky to have this memory. He has known the two of us as long as we have known eachother (7 years) and has been there through the great, the bad, the college days, the long-distance relationship, 3 moves, and now our marriage.  The ceremony was perfect (for us) and I am tearing up just thinking about how magical that moment was when I said ‘I do’ to my husband.

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Stay tuned… the party is about to start.

photography by Elyse Hall 


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I am so excited to finally be sharing all of the details for our wedding with you! Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty today to see all the details. It’s been almost 4 months since we said ‘I do’ and I only felt it was necessary to relive the wedding for an entire week (be sure to follow #adodweddingweek for behind the scenes pictures on Instagram).  I get teary eyed every time I catch myself scrolling through the pictures on my phone because there was so much love that filled the entire weekend.  After 6 years of dating, I could not have imagined the overwhelming sense of love and compassion that surrounded the day.  To kick off the week, today I am starting with my girls! Getting Ready-15-000060150007Getting Ready-20-9402 Getting Ready-12-9529 Getting Ready-12-9458 Getting Ready-15-000060400013 Getting Ready-15-000060150010Getting Ready-19-000060270002

My oldest and best friends stayed with me the night before the big day. We took a dip in the hot tub, jumped on the beds, listened to our favorite 90s music, and told stories late into the night. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sleep the night before, so I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect group to be with me! All of the girls arrived early in the morning and the first bottle of champagne was popped! Bridesmaids gifts hung from personalized hangers I made, a gorgeous Eberjey robe and a pair of BaubleBar studs to wear for the day.  I searched high and low for the perfect robes, and thanks to Eberjey we found the perfect something blue for the day. Getting Ready-14-000060240009 Getting Ready-14-000060560008

Instead of exchanging gifts, Patrick and I decided to sit down the night before the wedding and write each other a note. I love how Elyse Hall captured the emotion reading our letters. Getting Ready-016-000060280006Getting Ready-016-5222 Getting Ready-018-000060260005 Getting Ready-018-000060260003Jumping on the bed with my best friends was necessary to get out all of those pre-wedding jitters.

Stay tuned, tomorrow is all about the dress and my favorite moment, the first look.

If you can’t wait until tomorrow, head over to Style Me Pretty for the lots of pictures and wedding bliss!

xox- a dash of details

Photography by Elyse Hall 

* A big, big thanks to Eberjey for the beautiful robes. They made all my bridesmaids feel like a million bucks!