Wow. A bit embarrassed that I didn't post once leading up to my wedding, but the blog bug has bitten and this Mrs. is so ready to share new posts with you all! Let's jump back into this with some favorite pre-wedding photos, shall we?
I still get giddy looking at photos from our wedding. Our photographer, Erin McGinn, perfectly captured everything! I'm spending my birthday today looking through photos and starting to put Brandon and my wedding book together through Artifact Uprising. So many shots to choose from!
I was so much more calm than I anticipated getting ready. I was just like "Does the dress fit? OK. Good. Alright! I'm ready now!" Would've been impossible without my right hand ladies by my side. They were the best bridesmaids (and officiant) a girl could ask for. (click thru to view more)
Brandon and I did a first-look photo session to help with the timeline and also to get some of the wedding-day jitters out! We're a little awkward, and in a very "Courtney" fashion I stained my dress before Brandon even turned around to see me, but I felt so much more comfortable moving forward with the day after these pictures. It was like this magic little moment where we were all alone (even though family and friends were snapping photos from the side and I had bridesmaids running around with tide-to-go pens to save my dress) and it was absolutely wonderful. Still a favorite little moment of mine. Stains and all.
Next Erin did that awesome thing that photographers do where they get you to look totally not awkward with one another as you pose in clothing that's too warm/too tight/too formal. We just smiled and laughed and sweated and kissed. Alot. XOXOX
(Am I lucky girl or what?)
Our wedding party consisted of my two brothers, Brandon's brother, 3 of my good friends, and Brandon's cousins. My cousin Nicole officiated the wedding and my cousin Karl absolutely killed it with floral design and execution. Total swoon-fest if I do say so myself. We wanted the wedding to be pretty casual and comfortable so we asked the groomsmen to wear jeans and invited guests to do the same. I love how it looked all together - cohesive, but still personal. Eek!
We were even lucky enough to fit family photos in before the wedding! This allowed Brandon and I to completely enjoy our cocktail hour and we even had a minute to sit back and relax prior to the ceremony.
I realize my hair starting getting a little crazy here. It's OK though, I swear it got better by the ceremony. Just bear with it in the family photos. Hahah.
There are literally so many more photos that I cannot wait to share but I've decided to split it into a few sections as to not bore you all. Next up: details + the ceremony!
Photography: Erin McGinn | Design: Courtney Webster + Karl Pelletier | Venue: Chamberlain Farm | Florist: Karl Pelletier | Hair and Makeup: Studio 2000 - Tiverton, RI | Dress Designer: Customized Kenneth Winston | Dress Boutique: Carmen Fashions | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Accessories (Bride): Inherited Necklace, Wedding Ring (vintage) - Mullen Brothers Jewelry, Engagement Ring - Etsy | Accessories (Groom): Wedding Ring - handmade by Jim Gagnon | Invitations/Paper Design: Appetite Paper Custom Wedding Suite - Save the Dates, Invites, RSVPs, Envelopes, Bridal Shower Invites. Letters from Rita - Calligraphy for Wedding signage | Lighting: Chamberlain Farm | Transportation: Hotel shuttle provided by Hampton Inn Raynham/Taunton | Cake: Emily Oliveira of Garden Snake Cakes | Caterer: Jacqui Chamberlain of Chamberlain Farm Music: Jake Bissaro + Emily Oliveira (ceremony), Jake Bissaro, Evan Hill (cocktail hour), Alliance Entertainment