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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wedding countdown:

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8 months!

has it already been a month?! my goodness! people weren’t lying’ when they said these months would fly by! we have gotten so much taken care of this last month. i know i said in our last post that february wouldn’t be too eventful…yeah, i lied.

don’t forget to check out our wedding website // {andersoneverafter,com}

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}

this month we:

  • booked an incredible videographer! i’ll list all my vendors at the end of the post.
  • booked our wedding flights. well actually we booked the majority of our flights this year. one of my best friend’s getting married a couple weeks before us and i’m a bridesmaid! so we booked that flight, our flights down right before the wedding, OUR HONEYMOON FLIGHTS, and next to book are my dress fittings and our bachelorette/bachelor parties. hello frequent flyer miles!
  • applied for our passports! technically i applied & cale renewed. we needed passports because….
  • WE BOOKED OUR HONEYMOON! ARUBA, THE ANDERSONS ARE COMING FOR YOU!!
    • aruba-bucuti8 this is literally a picture out of a room at the resort we booked! again, i will mention all vendors at the end!
  • my wedding bands came in! woop woop
  • we ordered cale’s band, too!

vendors:

all you bride to be’s read carefully! i would of course recommend all of my booked vendors to you because…well they are awesome, duh! why would i want to be selfish and not want another bride to have the best wedding she could with these outstanding vendors! that would be just plain mean! i am not a jealous bride, i do not care if i have the exact same vendors as another bride because i know i have my own taste, and unless you were asking my coordinator EXACTLY what my wedding looks like, then you should have no problem because i’m sure your wedding will be just as gorgeous! i still have a few more to book, like hair & make-up, fancy departure transportation, night-of hotel and a surprise for our guests.

that’s it for now as far as vendors but we’ll keep y’all posted!
here’s just a few more pictures that our little jazmina took!

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y’all will learn that we are just a bunch of goons, jaz included.

see ya next month!

-jess & cale

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