Our Wedding Day {"First Look" & Outdoor Portraits!}

9/26/2011

Okay sorry, I know I told a tiny fib... {wedding details} will come later!
I want to stick to posting in the order of which the events took place!
So after {hair, makeup and prep} aka getting ready we headed to a local, state park for outdoor photos and our "first look" pictures! When we arrived my heart was pounding! I was so excited to see Justin for the first time! I couldn't wait to see him all dressed up in his tux! More than anything I couldn't wait to see his reaction when he saw me for the first time!

As soon as I stepped out of the car the nerves kicked in high gear...


My MOH helping me walk to the gate... :)
My handsome hubby waiting for me!
Me at the gate waiting for him to turn around... {SO NERVOUS!}
The first time he saw me :) :) :)
He told me how beautiful I looked and how happy he was!
It was the best moment ever!
 I'm so glad we did the "First Look!"
After our happy moment was captured the picture mania began...
Take a look! :)

Our second photographer captured this picture of the bridal party when we were doing our individual picture! I LOVE it! :)

1.2.3.... JUMP! :)
I loved my dress...
and my cathedral veil!


After our pictures at the state park we headed to a giant sunflower field!
I'm SO glad my photographer talked me into going here even though we were running out of time!
These are some of my favorite pictures! They turned out perfect! :)

After the sunflower field we headed back to the church for family pictures and lunch!
After that was over the photographers wanted to get a few more pictures of me individually and with the flower girls and ring barer!

How precious is this? :)


When we arrived to the reception we had time to kill before our grand entrance...
so of course, we decided to take MORE pictures!
Besides, we couldn't let this beautiful background go to waste!

These are just a few of my {Outdoor} favorites! :)
I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!

Ceremony recap coming tomorrow! :)


22 comments :

  1. These are so gorgeous and beautiful! Lovely!!

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  2. LOVE the pictures!! Your dress and veil are so perfect! Ah.. so dreamy :)

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  3. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous! You made such a beautiful bride and all those pictures looked fantastic! :)

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  4. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! You looked beautiful! I love all of the dresses and your location is to die for! Beautiful all the way around!

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  5. Awww I love your gate picture! I think a first look is a good idea when you want to take many many pictures. Such great pictures!! The sunflower pictures are amazing...

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  6. You looked absolutely beautiful...Idk where that sunflower field is but that is sooo gorgeous!!! Great pics, thanks for sharing!!

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  7. I love all of your photos! You are both so photogenic and you looked absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear more about the big day!

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  8. i love these pictures girl! you are simply stunning! love your dress. and those pictures in the sunflower patch. you can just see the love!
    xo TJ

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  9. You wer simply gorgeous. You had an awesome photog..I love the ones in the sunflower garden, they look like from out of a magazine!

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  10. These are so great..I love the ones of you and your bridesmaids running to the building and I LOVE the sunflower field pictures - what a perfect photo op!

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  11. love all the pictures! they came out great! i really love the sunflower ones the best and the ones of you two in the park. so pretty!

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  12. These pics are amazing! You look gorgeous!!!

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  13. You were such a gorgeous bride!! I loooove the ones where your hubby is picking you up and looking at you all romantical haha and I looove the one where you have your dress spread out and you two are running toward the dress!! Your hair and makeup and dress, everything was fab!! Gorgeous!!

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  14. You were such a beautiful bride & I love the wedding color.
    Xo

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  15. These pictures are amazing. I think I'm going to do a first look. It seems so intimate and is such a beautiful moment. Plus it give more time for pictures before the ceremony! I can't wait to marry my fiance!

    Lauren
    http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  16. These are beautiful! You look gorgeous and I love your dress! This makes me so much more excited about our day!

    Love, Jazmyn

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  17. My husband and I had a "first look" also. I highly recommend it!! :) Great pictures! :)

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  18. Your photographer was amazing! Your pictures are incredible, and I think I'm going to have to convince my fiancée to go with the first look, because you are exactly right, the photo opportunities you had are incredible!!!!
    I looove your blog girl. And also, your most recent post, don't let anyone say anything about not responding to comments or questions, how many times do you go to respond and see "no-reply"?? And whose fault is that??? I adore your blog, and thanks do much for stopping by mine!!

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  19. WOW. you were a beautiful bride!!! I LOVE your dress. SOOOO beautiful. I hope you have a great week. I can't wait to see what else you write about. I am your newest follower :)

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  20. Hi Lauren! These photos are stunning!!! I love the one with your veil too, it's beautiful :) Thanks so much for visiting my blog earlier, I really appreciate it. I'm following you on GFC, Twitter and Facebook now and look forward to reading more of your new domestic adventures :)

    Lauren @ www.stylelixir.com

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