This past weekend, Garrett and I were in the wedding party of our dear friends Courtney and Dave. It was a beautiful night full of many happy memories and I’ve just now had the chance to go through all the photos and reminisce.
Earlier that morning we didn’t look very glammed up while we got our hair done. This is like one of those before and after shows, haha! No makeup, old clothes and serious dark circles….at least for me. Court already at that blushing bride glow going on.
A couple of hours later, her hair was almost complete and just had to wait for the curls to relax a bit.
It took two hours for the poor stylist to do my hair. Thats how much of it there is. Even hours later (and the next day!) these curls barely relaxed.
This is the gorgeous dress that the bride found. I had only seen a cell phone pic before this and was in awe when I saw the real thing. So elegant and light…it honestly looked like she was walking on a cloud.
Her mother (also in a stunning dress), helped tie her up as we all nervously waiting for the ceremony to begin.
After the ceremony, we headed downstairs to the reception hall. It was so convenient to have them both in the same building.
Over the course of the week before the wedding, I was lucky enough to get to know one of my fellow bridesmaids who lives all the way out on the west coast in British Columbia. Such a sweet girl and I can completely see why she is one of Courtney’s good friends.
Always one of my favourite parts of a wedding – the father-daughter dance. I think they played something from Tim McGraw, but I could hardly tell with everyone sniffling around me.
…and then tossing it to all the eagerly waiting men. At least one person was injured in this shuffle. Who knew that guys were so excited at the thought of being married next…or many it was just their competitive spirit coming out.
You know its a sign of a good night when your best friend gives your big ol’ boyfriend a hug. I love that these two get along so well.
There was also plenty of pranking…doesn’t this groomsmen look like a baby with garter on his head!