Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding Week: Before the Ceremony.

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be hosting the third installment of The Ultimate Wedding Week! 
Today's topic is: Before the Ceremony.

Warning: this is going to be a long post that is FULL of pictures!
There is just soooo much that goes on before the ceremony, am I right?!
Well, let's begin!

My bridesmaids & I met mid morning at Southern Roots Salon to get dolled up for my big day. Southern Roots is a hometown salon full of charm and cuteness! When we walked in the door the owner {Abby} had lots of yummy treats & flavored lemonades for us. All delicious! & my mother ordered us pizza for lunch. Perfect pre-wedding meal, huh?! ;)

 We had the best time get ready together and hanging out before we had to go to the church!
Here are some shots of us getting pretty at Southern Roots!














Next we headed to the church to get dressed! 








Then it was time for our first look! Such a special moment that I will never forget!











And the last thing we did before the ceremony was taking LOTS of pictures with our wedding party.
Here are a few!








Now it's your turn!
 Go to the bottom of this post & link up so everyone can see your lovely pre-ceremony pictures!

And please don't forget we still have another three installments of The Ultimate Wedding Week starting next Monday! So start working on your posts! :) Here is the schedule! 

50 comments:

Janna Renee said...

I LOVE your pictures! You looked so incredible...You looked like an angel <3

Danielle and Trev said...

You are so stunning!!!

Emily Hope said...

I love your colours. And your dress is so pretty. You got some amazing shots.

Unpublished Life said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I've never heard of formal pics being taken before the ceremony ... what a good idea.

http://unpublishedworksofme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/its-okay-friday_23.html

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

GORG! and boy do i LOVE pre-ceremony prayer pictures!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

thanks for hosting today's linkup girl! loved seeing all your photos :) the first look pictures are precious.

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

Girl, you look gorgeous!
I love your sweet smile :)

Happy Friday!
xo

Page Twenty-Two said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!!! Your hair came out awesome - I love it! Such a special day:)

Jessica said...

Absolutely stunning! Everything came together so well! And I loveee the bridesmaids dresses!

Amanda said...

What beautiful pictures :)

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

So beautiful! I love your dress- the bridesmaids dresses- the color scheme, love!

I would link up but all of my pics are scanned and not digital, so I don't know how they will look on the blog. My 10th wedding anniversary is next month, and back in 2002, digital was not as common! :D

New Follower- found your adorable blog through Total Basset Case. I am in Huntsville, AL- not far at all. My SIL and cousin both live in Memphis and we are proud TN natives. :D Have a wonderful weekend!

Celeste said...

You are TOO cute! Personal fav is the pizza shot :)! And, I just looove the first shot photos - so sweet.

Joy said...

Beautiful photos! We just got married in Jamaica less than two weeks ago! I've been blogging about it and will link up next week. Can't wait!

http://joy-southernsocialite.blogspot.com/

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

You look gorgeous! I love seeing all of your pictures!!! This looks like such a special morning!

Kate said...

Your dress is gorgeous! These pictures are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Love the pics and LOVE you dress!! :)

Bethany said...

you looked SO stunning!! LOVE!

Leslie said...

Beautiful pictures!! Love the deep purple color and the green/white flowers! So pretty!

Kristen said...

That's so sweet how the Salon did that for you. And of course, love the pics!! :)

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

I looove that you did a first look! We did one too and it was the best decision ever!

Becca @ Life as a Fitzgerald said...

Beautiful!! :)

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

Hey Val! Gorgeous pictures! You looked sooo beautiful! We did a first look too, but I have another story with that so I'm saving that post for another day :o) Thanks for sharing these pictures! xoxo

Allyson said...

Your wedding was just gorgeous, and these photos are incredible!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Mama said...

you are hands down one of the most beautiful brides i have seen and that dress? STUNNING!

love it all! gorgeous pictures

Jillian @ Newlywed in Nashville said...

so great! i didn't know you did purple and green for your colors too! totally the best combo :) you are gorgeous!

Val said...

You are a vision of beauty. I love all of these wonderful pics of your special day.

The Presutti's said...

I have a ton of photos in mine too :) Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. Everyone looks so gorgeous and everything is beautiful :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Gorgeous photos!! Love the colors and you look lovely as ever! :)

Leigh Anne said...

You are SO stunning! Your wedding looks beautiful!

xo
Leigh Anne
http://leighannehart.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Valerie you are GORGEOUS! And I LOVE those first look pictures, they are perfect :)
Beautiful wedding!
Have a blessed day
xoxox

Kim said...

Beautiful! I love the pictures of just the two of you... that's something we did not get enough of!

Sunkissed and Southern said...

i cant get the linky to work for some reason :(

Anna said...

Your wedding photos are beautiful!!

Amanda said...

I keep trying to add my link and it won't let me.. not sure why!

Leah Bud said...

I get my hair done at Southern Roots too! I've known Abby for years.
Are you from Somerville?
Also, YOUR PICTURES ARE STUNNING!

:)-Leah
thecuckoosnestblog.com

LEA said...

i'm so glad some other folks said they couldn't link up..i thought i was going crazy!!

STUNNING pictures!! love all of them!

Emily said...

I love your dress! Looks like a great start to your wedding day!

I can't get the link to work either...

http://www.pagingdoctorgrace.blogspot.com/2012/03/ultimate-wedding-week-before-ceremony.html

Emily

Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

This actually bought a tear to my eye! Especially the prayer circle and the one with everyone peeping to see your first look! I did a post with all my wedding photos 2 days ago, not knowing about this party, I might link up since it has my getting-ready photos too!

Sydney Brereton said...
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Sydney Brereton said...

Wow, you looked absolutely beautiful!! Your wedding turned out so cute. I hope one day my wedding will be just as cute!!

sydneymariebee.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

you look gorgeous!!

Kelly Ginn said...

I just do not know anyone cuter than you :) beautiful bride!

Brittany said...

Such gorgeous pictures! And you in that dress...just stunning. LOVE it!

Mrs. in Memphis said...

I love your bridesmaids' dresses...beautiful color choice! and you were absolutely beautiful!

Faith said...

You looked absolutely incredible!! Love your dress and pictures!! Beautiful wedding pictures!!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful!!!

Kristin said...

ya'll are too cute!! love the purple dresses!!

Ariane said...

I adore your pearl ring! You made such a beautiful bride.

KatieB said...

Again... this makes me smile from ear to ear! Love seeing your images again on here! Some on my Favorites ive done! My fave pic of ALL time is the bouquet toss, and the bubbles... so many great shots! You guys made it easy!

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