Anderson Ever After – 1 year later

happy tuesday!
today is mine & cale’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
so much has happened in the past year it is insane!
we bought a big, beautiful, brand new home
AND
we are expecting a little anderson in a few months!

but lets rewind and relive the best day of our lives
october 18, 2015, our wedding day!

my photographer finally gave the okay to share on my blog but she is still in the works of getting it published. but i promised i would share a few with you guys and now i can!

i am obsessed with our photos. our photographer stephanie hunter photography did such a wonderful job! we were blown away when we received them. i hope you guys enjoy them just as much as we did and still do.

getting ready

Blaine & Mike Wedding | Villa Antonia in Austin


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anderson ever after : slo mo booth!

hey guys!!!

a couple nights ago we got an email from spinning leaf films that our slomo booth video was ready!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

what’s a slomo booth you ask?
well, instead of having a photo booth at our wedding we opted for this interactive, incredibly fun slow-motion booth for our guests to enjoy and be silly!
it was such a hit and there was a line to go in it all night long!
cale and i were not disappointed with the final product.

in other wedding news, i know i promised a few pictures from it but we are still waiting to get those back. because we chose a photographer that shoots with real film, it takes twice to three times longer than the usual digital photographer because she has to actually send the negatives to a processor!
how awesome is that?!

with out further ado…
here is our slomo video from our wedding day!
{ps..i fall a lot but i have great reasons… 1) that chest bump was 100% full force and i really hurt my wrist when i landed on it, meh.  2) one of my bridesmaids stepped on my dress while she was sword fighting my other bridesmaid, so dori and i went downnnn. )

if you missed our wedding video, here is that!

thanks for stopping by!!!

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always,
jess

oh dori.

i told ya a few of my upcoming posts were wedding related!
you were warned! haha!

so back in one of my countdown posts, i explained what exactly “bridals” were. if you missed it…i’ll explain it again.

taking bridal portraits is a southern thing.
i’ve come to know this by the confused, head tilt i got when i would tell my co-workers and friends here in seattle that i was going to texas to do my bridal portraits.
gah…us texan woman sure like to wear our wedding dress over and over…and over and over! that b was expensive! of course i want to to wear her all the time!

so you snag a photographer, you book hair & makeup and inform your florist that you will need a bouquet similar to the one you will have on your wedding day.
then you get all done up, like you will on your wedding day, slip into your dress and take a huge amount of portrait style photos.
these photos are typically shown at the wedding. the bride usually has a table that is dedicated to just her…a bride in the south gets all the glory…sorry groom.

so that’s what i did! and it got me even that much MORE excited to marry my honey.

hold the phone…let’s talk about my dress.
YAAAASSSSSS!
she was the last dress that we pulled and when i tried her on she was a purplish color {alabaster, according to the designer} luckily she also made it in ivory!
i knew…i knew as soon as i put her on that she was the one. i cried, my mom cried, my bridesmaids cried, even the girl helping me into the dresses cried! it was such a special moment, especially between my mom and i.
dori is her name.
dori by hayley paige had me at hello. and that was it!

so here are all the vendors that made my bridals the most beautiful!

amazing photographer – Misty McLendon Photography she also shot our engagements →{here}←
wedding dress – Dori by Hayley Paige from Blush Bridal Lounge
bouquetVisual Lyrics Floral Artistry 
venue – Villa Antonia
hair & makeup – BeautyMark Agency

here we go!!!!!!

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