Getting Ready + The First Look...

Zac + I ate breakfast at our favorite local diner the morning of our wedding.  Yes(gasp!), we saw each other before the wedding.  It wasn't planned, but it just seemed so natural + perfect for us.  I'm so happy we got to spend a few relaxing moments just the two of us before all of the wedding excitement.

I was relaxed at first, but then it seemed like everything happened so fast once it got closer.  I remember being pretty frantic towards the end of getting ready, haha. 

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My something old was having part of my great grandmother's wedding dress wrapped around my bouquet.

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My something new was my dress + garter.

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My something borrowed were earrings, necklace + bracelet from my sweet grandmother.

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My something blue was my toe nails being painted with Essie's borrowed + blue polish.

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Zac + I decided to have a private "first look" where we saw each other for the first time before we took wedding photos with our wedding party + family.  I'm so glad we did because a lot of them were my favorite photos of the day.  I remember walking to Zac with my bare feet in the cool grass + hoping he would love the dress I picked.  He looked so handsome (it was the first time I had seen him in a suit).  We looked each other up + down, he twirled me around, pulled me close + kissed me.  So sweet.  I think I melted right then + there.  It was so surreal.

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Photos by Tec Petaja.


  1. Your dress is so so beautiful.. such lovely wedding photos! it looks like a lovely day xx

  2. Thank you :)  It was!  I wish I could do it all again.

  3. OMG your dress is sooooo Beautiful! You look amazing! :) If you don't mind me asking where did you get the dress...

  4. Thank you :) its a Claire Pettibone + I got it at Kellys Closet in Atlanta.