Ultimate Wedding Week ~ Before the Ceremony

Welcome to Day 3 of The Ultimate Wedding Week!  I am SO excited to finally start sharing pictures of our wedding with you!  Wedding planning was really fun for me.  My older sister, Dora, is the owner of Viva Bella Events in Cincinnati, OH.  So, she was a huge help throughout the whole process.  She helped me create a theme, choose colors, design the layout, find awesome vendors...just about everything I needed!  I wanted an evening wedding that was glamorous, yet still had personal touches.  After a meeting with our stationary designer, Amy Owens, of Amo-Ink, we decided that the theme should revolve around the chandeliers in the chapel of our venue.  Lot's of "bling", crystals, candles, and romance was what we were going for to give you an idea :)

**FUN FACT ~ We found out 6 weeks before my wedding that we were cast in TLC's Four Weddings!  Needless to say, it was a whirlwind of fun! (More on that later!)**

Getting into the dress...I hope it fits! :)

I love this picture with my grandmother, RoRo.

Handsome Hubby!

I love this picture of me with my sisters :)

So, I am the absolute definition of a "Daddy's Girl"...Yes, I totally burst into tears when he saw me in my wedding gown for the first time....so glad we have this memory captured :)  I laugh every time I see this!

Lauren and I decided to have a "First Look" before the ceremony, and I am so glad we did.  I will always remember this special moment.

The whole gang!  Did I mention it was 100 degrees outside!  July in Texas is H-O-T!

  We'll be continuing our Ultimate Wedding Week on Monday with The Ceremony!  Be sure to link up with Valerie at Along the Way with V & J today!  We would love to see your Before The Ceremony pictures!  Happy Wedding Season!

Featured wedding on Style Me Pretty & TLC's Four Weddings

Wedding Concept and Design
Viva Bella Events, Dora Manuel (My Sister!)

Venue for Wedding, Reception & Catering

Flowers & Table Linens

Wedding Stationary


Reception Entertainment


Wedding Favors

Bridal Gown

Wedding Shoes

Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid Dresses


  1. amy, i adore everything about your wedding! your shoes- to die for. you/your maids flowers- stunning. and you look totally gorgeous- hair & makeup are FLAWLESS :) and that DRESS! ahhh! so glad you shared all these photos today. looks like a great start to your wedding day!!

  2. Wowzas! You all looked so amazing! I love the colors -- and your dress, hello hot mama! What a beautiful day.. can't wait to see more! And, how much fun that yall were in Four Weddings!!

  3. Your wedding was gorgeous! I love your bouquets. Also, I totally appreciate the sentiment about how hot it was...I'm pretty sure we're getting married in June (and it West Tennessee that means hot and humid...all day), but it will be so worth it!


  4. Gorgeous pictures! My dress was Maggie Sottero as well! Love her style :)

  5. Gorgeous pictures! Your shoes are amazing - beautiful! :)

  6. What a stunning dress! I also really love that shade of blue that your bridesmaids wore. Such a beautiful bride!!

  7. Oh you look incredible. Love your shoes! Beautiful.

  8. BEAUTIFUL, in every way. The bridesmaids dresses are stunning. I love the pop of color.

  9. STUNNING!! Love all of the pictures!! Gorgeous! Love the girls dresses!

  10. Awww you look simply stunning! Love the group photos and the pic of you and your dad! I cried when I saw my dad too! So so emotional!

  11. Omgosh, the photo of you and your dad totally brought tears to my eyes - SO SWEET. Also, I cannot get over how perfect your hair looked on your wedding day.

  12. Beautiful photos - you look so so lovely! just glowing in every picture!

  13. New follower! :) Gorgeous wedding pictures!!


  14. Absolutely stunning! I love your flowers! And how fun that you were on the show - I think I saw that episode! :)

  15. Wow! Your photos are beautiful. I love how touching the photos of your first look are. So sweet!

  16. First off, totally watched that episode of you on Four Wedding! That's so fun :) You looked so gorgeous, your photographer did an amazing job at capturing your big day! Loved looking through them all!

  17. Beautiful! I can't wait to see more pictures of your wedding day!

  18. Your bouquets are just amazing!!! I'm loving your colors! What great photos!! =)

  19. OH MY WOW. You were absolutely STUNNING. What a gorgeous wedding party as well. Looks like it was a perfect day, for sure! :)


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