My hair and make-up was done and I had my girls by my side. I didn't feel like a bride quite yet and I was still cool as a cucumber. I had about 15 minutes before Geoff arrived so it was time to slip on the dress.
That is when things changed a little. Remember how calm I was?! Well, I had a moment. It was time to put the veil on.
Mom straightened the veil and put her "mom touch" on it. I still hadn't looked in the mirror, but once I did it was WATER WORKS.
See those looks of concerns?! I think they thought I was going to call off the wedding ;-)
There was something about the veil that sent me over the edge a little and I'm still not sure what it was exactly. It was just a bit much for me and I felt like an "80's bride" as I said at the moment. Hmmm.... not so much. I think it was just overwhelming emotion that my wedding day was here and that this was REAL.
Okay.... so I had my moment and once my eyes were dry I was given my beautiful bouquet, which was wrapped in my mom's wedding dress sleeve - so special to me.
I was happy again. :-)
Up Next: Show me my groom.... let's get this party started!
(All photos taken by my awesome photographer, Ben Becker)