Friday, October 23, 2009

Getting Ready On The Big Day!


Getting ready for our wedding was such a fun experience.
We were lucky enough to be staying in this beautiful Villa on the property of Arden Hills, which is the place we got married.  We had it for 3 nights, including the wedding night.  All of my closest girlfriends were there with me, along with my mom, MIL, and sisters.  There were quite a few of us, but we had 4 big rooms and it was like a giant sleep-over!  It was so much fun.

This is the outside of the Villa

We had a homemade breakfast prepared by an in house chef all 3 mornings.  It was delicious and so relaxing to wake up to!

All hanging out in my bed - chatting and laughing before I went to sleep for my last single night!

After breakfast we got started with some toasts before getting all ready!

We had two hairstylists there to do everyone's hair.  This is me getting mine done :)

The girls fixing up their make up... we were spread out all over the place!  The entire Villa was taken over by girls, clothes, make up, champagne, and pearls!

Everyone was decked out in pearls & the silk robes I got them!  So cute!

And then my dad helped me get all strapped in my wedding dress!  He's an amazing seamstress, so we let him do all of the buttoning and clipping.  (He made my sister's and my prom dresses) :)

And once in my dress... the picture spree began! :)

It was the best day of my life. 
 Fun, beautiful, romantic, meaningful.
Can I do it over again? :)

44 comments:

mackenzie said...

i absolutly l.o.v.e your dress. who is the dress by? you look gorgeous!! and that villa is amazing!! what a happy day =)

missy. said...

so beautiful. i loved your wedding dress. perfect.

The SSS Sophisticate said...

This looks like so much fun! What a great way to spend your last nights as a Ms.!

Lea Liz said...

How much fun!! The Villa is beautiful!! I still just can't get over your dress, I love it.. I want to get married again so i can wear one just like it :) Sooo pretty!!

Carol said...

That Villa is so pretty! And your night with all your girlfriends looks like so much fun! I just love your dress too!!!

OceanDreams said...

I cannot get over the villa...it soooo pretty! What fun to have all of your girls there and to get ready there, I love all of your pictures! The last one of you is just precious, it is so sweet! Glad it went so perfectly for you. Happy Friday love!

Those Magic Slippers Will Take You Home said...

That Wedding dress is seriously my IDEAL wedding dress! Who made it? When my time comes hopefully i can get one similar! :oD Yall looked like you had so much fun! So happy for yall!

nicole addison said...

aw girl these pictures are amazing. im still so happy for you and that dress! i have no words:)

jeannie said...

How amazing!! I LOVE your dress!! I can't wait until my wedding day!

Kimberly said...

WoW- Looks amazing! You are such a beautiful bride.

Across the Pond said...

The whole day/time looked like such a beautiful fun time! You look gorgeous!!

Brown Girl said...

That looks like so much fun I don't blame you for wanting to do it again! You looked gorgeous!

bananas. said...

i love that you hooked your girls up with robes and pearls. so fancy foo of you! LOVE!

Tamela said...

How neat that your dad made your prom dresses!! Great to have a seamstress on hand in case of emergencies!

Ashley @ Ramirez Family said...

Trust me, I wanna do it all over again and again and again. In fact, I just watched my wedding video today and starting crying again like I was back in that moment. Ugh, I want to married him all over again every year.

Can we afford that every year? Hmmmm... ;)

Jax said...

I am so STILL drooling over your dress... Amazing. Stunning. Gorgeous. :) And what a fun place! I remember going to the website when you first posted about it! We dont have places like that where you can rent it and stay there, too.. So fun! :)

Teresa said...

So lovely! How much fun!
Fabulous place to hole up for several days with the best of girl friends!
XXOOXX

Kristin said...

I still marvel over that gorg dress of yours. Getting ready of my girls was one of my very favorite parts too!

mommywonderland said...

OK can I do it all over again but in your dress! What fun pics...Your beautiful!

Mrs. Dew said...

Gorgeous pics! I still can't get over how pretty your dress is!

Allison said...

Tracy, I just LOVE these pictures - seriously, you are such a gorgeous bride! And that villa is absolutely perfect =) It sounds like such an amazing time! (And your hair reminds me very much of how Carrie Bradshaw would wear hers, which is a huge compliment =)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tracy
Sounds like you had the most wonderful time. Love all those silk robes!! so sweet.. and what a clever dad you have!

The villa is incredible and I think the way you all stayed over probably made for it being a more restful start to the day...

Glad it was perfect for you. x Julie

Allison said...

Your pictures make me want to be there. I'm loving the pearls on the bridesmaids.

BTW...I am in love with your dress. It's perfect on you. I love how original it looks...no typical bride gear. I can't wait for my wedding dress. (that's all that I'm worried about)

Simone said...

How fun....and how beautiful!

Love the photo of your Dad helping with your dress...I still think it's incredible that he can even sew, never mind make your Prom dresses!

Loved your wedding hair.....GORGEOUS :)

~KS said...

This looks like something out of a dream... or at least a movie. Wow!! I am so glad your day was so incredibly special... you will have those memories forever and ever!!
And I still drop my jaw everytime I see your dress.... unreal. Wow!

Cathi said...

what gorgeous pictures of a beautiful day...a very precious picture of your dad buttoning you in! happy weekend!

Jen said...

How FUN and gorgeous! I bet it was some of the most fun days ever! I loved the few days up to the wedding being with the girls 24/7! How cute of you to get those robes!!

Ian & Jess said...

Looks like you had a blast with the girlies.

P.S. The place is gorgeous!

Annie said...

wow!! everything sounds and looks amazing!! and how fabulous, a chef prepared breakfast for 3 mornings! how wonderful!! all you ladies are so gorgeous!!

Lori said...

what fun ~ by the look on your face it looks like you had a blast. There is nothing better than girl time and this is girl time extraordinaire!

Belle said...

The photos are so amazing darling!! You had the most wonderful and magical wedding!! And I am still so in love with you dress!!!! xxxx

Amanda K said...

Beautiful pictures! You look gorgeous and I totally love your wedding dress.

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Ali said...

Just when I think your wedding can't be any more perfect, it is! Oh Tracy, you're just stunning.

Jane said...

You just look so gorgeous and happy! Looks the perfect way to get ready for the best day of your life!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Amazing dress! Love your blog!

Adele said...

oh my looks like the most fun wedding ever! (: you are gorgeous in that dress, I love the detail (: I wish my dad knew a thing or two about clothing...... (; have a great week! xx

OceanDreams said...

Hi lady, it is me again! Hope you had a great weekend, just wanted to let you know that I left you an award over at my blog. Hope your Monday goes well and I will respond to your e-mail soon, xoxo!

The Socialite said...

love the pictures! You're dad is so sweet. Your dress is GORGEOUS! Where did you get it?! ;)

Jenni said...

what an amazing week you had! I can't wait until my own wedding day!

MissJody said...

Oh sweetie- what great memories for you and your family!
It sounded like you had a wonderful time with just the Ladies, even :)

♥Chymere♥ said...

you are a beautiful bride...

I'm a new follower. I have loads of catching up to do lol

Michael and Shelley said...

You live a charmed life, woman!

Joy Winner-or-Whiner said...

You look stunning!