Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting Ready On Our Wedding Day


So here goes the first installment of photos, us getting ready and all of the fashion and accessories. Both Patrick and I started the day off with a massage, which I highly recommend. A nice little moment to yourself before all of the prep work begins. I was so lucky to have a "team" help me get ready, my niece Carlee and our good friend Matteo did my hair and then my good friend Libby helped with the rest; makeup, getting dressed, laughs, etc. To be honest, I was really relaxed that day, so relaxed that I was curling Libby's hair 20 minutes before the ceremony!


I just love this photo of Patrick's dad helping him with his tie. Such a sweet moment and so fun to see since I was a few villas down with my friends and family getting ready. If you can, try to have your photographer capture both his and her moments prior to the ceremony. My sister and her husband, Umit who owns Wedding Day Diamonds in Minneapolis gave me the perfect pair of diamond cluster earrings as a wedding gift, which I excitedly wore that day!


All of my accessories were part of the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. My something old was my grandmother's handkerchief, which I had a friend embroider our initials and wedding date in blue. My something borrowed was my other grandmother's brooch given to my sister, which I then pinned to the handkerchief. I wrapped the handkerchief around my bouquet, which meant a lot to me since neither grandmother was in attendance. After the ceremony, my sister thoughtfully gave me the brooch my grandmother gave her.


My wedding dress is by Thread, it is actually a bridesmaid gown in their Anna collection. It was the first and only dress I tried on and was only $400!!!! I bought it at The Wedding Library in Manhattan. I didn't even need to get it altered, everything fit perfect! Saving soooo much money on my dress, I totally splurged on my shoes, a gorgeous pair of Christian Dior sandals. I can't wait to wear them again!

Patrick's suit is by Gucci, his shirt by Jil Sander, tie by Banana Republic Monogram, and shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo. He definitely splurged on his little get up, he even surprised me with his yellow socks! He looked so amazing and I can't wait for him to wear it all again!

{photos by Anna Wolf}

10 comments:

perfect bound said...

Oh Erica! I'm totally going to gush with every new set of photos you post. I love it all. I was waiting to see the shoes and they are fierce! So glad you stayed relaxed. I would expect nothing less from you. It looks like a perfect day. And I love how you incorporated so many close friends in the preparations. That makes it all the more fun and memorable.

A Windy City Wedding said...

You look so beautiful! I cant wait to see more pics.

Joanna Goddard said...

i just discovered your blog and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! i'm so glad i've found you!!! your wedding was STUNNING and you both looks gorgeous and happy.

ps. i love anna wolf! she is so talented and just did a shoot at my house on wednesday! how amazing that she shot your wedding.

CircleALine said...

I love the picture of you two with your shoes! It has so much personality without needing to show the expressions on your faces.

EmElle said...

I just found your blog through Joanna Goddard at A Cup of Jo. Your wedding photos are just gorgeous. Your dress is lovely and I love your Jenna Hein placecards. She's just amazing. Thanks for sharing!

bakingwithplath said...

Oh my god!
I don't know you, just came across your blog randomly, but wanted to tell you that your wedding looks PERFECT. I really love your husband's yellow socks, such a perfect accent! I never thought of yellow as being a good wedding color but you proved me wrong, everything looks so amazing.

Zana said...

I love your dress ! Congratulations !

boody said...

I LOVE your shoes!!! And your wedding! =)

the zee said...

hi, it's my first time visiting your blog (linked thru' Cup of Jo), and i have to say your wedding looked a-MAZING. everything looked beautiful, and the yellow-and-white combi was sooo summery and happy. congratulations on a brilliant wedding :)

p.s. your husband's suit was so sharp! and your dress was perfect.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

It all looks so lovely!

I really adore your hair and your sandals, they're gorgeous!