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.
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!
Wedding Concept and Design
Viva Bella Events, Dora Manuel (My Sister!)
Timeless Elegance Weddings, Kim Kinney
Venue for Wedding, Reception & Catering
Flowers & Table Linens
Hair & Makeup