Hi y'all & Happy Friday!
I know I said I would be back to my regular blogging but, it's down right hard getting back into the swing of things after vacation or any BIG things that occur in life, in my opinion.
So, to start off the Monday before the wedding Matt & I went down town to get our marriage license.
It was such a surreal moment!
If you follow me on Instagram (@shayna_y shameless plug) then you've already seen this. Matt is always a great sport about my "we need to document everything" ways so I thought it was too funny how he was all of a sudden acting so "Joe Cool" about it this day! nerd.
The day before the wedding, Friday, I had lunch with all of my bridesmaids, aunts, cousins, future mother-in-law & sister-in-law & future niece. All in all there was about 15 of us that had lunch & then we were off to the nail salon to be pampered a bit before all of the craziness began!
Here's most of us girls at the nail salon on our way out... some had already made their way out, oops!
I remember traffic was INSANE that afternoon because not only was it Friday BUT, Mayfest was happening that weekend (Spring kick-off festival) & a major event at TCU - making it almost impossible to get anywhere in a hurry! None the less we made it to the church & started the rehearsal.
Here's some snap shots of the rehearsal:
After we finished with the rehearsal it was off to Chimy's for the rehearsal dinner. Chimy's was also catering our wedding reception so we thought why not the rehearsal dinner too!? Being that they hosted both of our dinners, it worked out perfectly to only deal with one company/restaurant for ALL of the food & bevvies. (Note to brides: the less vendors/people to deal with the better!)
The lighting was super weird in the party room but, here's some snap shots from the rehearsal dinner:
Some of our wedding party & their spouses
Maid of Honor & Bridesmaids... & Chris!
Family & wedding party!
Mixing of two families... loved that everyone clicked SO well!
Dad, brother, aunt, uncle & cousin!
a lil blurry but, we'll roll with it!
Last picture together as an engaged couple!!! :)
A fun, laid back atmosphere is what we wanted & that's exactly what we got!
What better way to start off wedding festivities surrounded by friends & family that you love so much!? We had so much fun, I just wish we could go back & do it all over again!
I won't get pictures back from my photographer for a couple more weeks so, hang tight. I'm DYING to get them back & be able to share them with everyone!!!
Hope y'all have a great weekend!