Our Wedding: Ceremony and Portraits

Today we are taking a look at how our wedding ceremony went down.  (And I am going to talk about my dress.)

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When we got married, hashtags for weddings had just become a thing.  Taylor came up with ours since he is a wordsmith, and it has become a staple in our family's hashtag life.  We have #bracksbighoneymoon and #bracksbighome and #bracksbigmove.  When or if I get pregnant, I am thinking #bracksbigbelly or #bracksbigbaby are my top picks.

I don't know if it is the professional photography or the white dress, but why can't I be photogenic in any other photographs?  I think it must be that after 983,984 photos are taken of you, there is bound to be at least 2 or 3 that you look good in.

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Gosh, he is just the cutest. We chose to not to do a first look.  No particular reason; I think it just worked out that way.  Which explains the next picture...

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... so this would be my crying face.  I walked down the aisle to my bridal party singing "Come Thou Fount" a cappella.  It was BEAUTIFUL. 

My sister's father-in-law, Greg, officiated our wedding.  He did an amazing job.  And I would have him do it again.

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Our very good friends, Kevin and Molly, sang in our wedding.  They sang "Soon and Very Soon" by Hillsong United during communion.

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We walked down the aisle together to this song.  I have no idea what this song is about, but I think it might be about drugs.

After the ceremony, we took some more pictures, and I put on my amazing belt.  My coworker heard that I was looking for a cute belt to wear for the reception, and she texted me out of the blue while she was on vacation, and said she had found the perfect belt for me.  It was!  Thank you, Jamie!

Our beautiful, color-coordinated families.

Here are the details on my dress: I wanted a short dress from the beginning, but I could not find anything that I liked.  Finally, I decided to have it made.  My sister had her dress made, so I turned to her dress-maker, Michelle.  It was a great experience.  I talked to her on the phone and described my vision.  I wanted it to be short, I wanted it to have pockets, and I wanted it to twirl when I spun.  I sent her pictures of some inspiration, and she sent me some sketches.  We met in Houston at High Fashion Fabrics (we saw Beyonce's mom when we were there) and picked out the materials.  Michelle took my measurements and finalized everything down to the buttons and tulle.

Here is a picture from the back.  Since I was having my dress made, I felt the need to jazz it up thus the blue tulle!

Our groomsmen wore a shirt from Forever 21, whatever khaki pants their hearts desired, and a tie from somewhere. 

My darling bridesmaids wore a dress from Modcloth.  Originally, the dresses were crazy short.  My mom sewed some extra fabric at the bottom to keep things rated G.  By the way, my shoes are from Modcloth too.  I have only worn them twice, but I will keep them forever.  Lastly, I wore hair extensions.  My bridesmaid, Beth, did my hair.  I did my make-up.  I think Taylor did all of his own grooming though.

Thank you for taking a look into our special day! 

To see our wedding decorations and details, click here.