Amelia
Expert June 2019

Bam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019

Amelia, on August 8, 2019 at 2:12 AM Posted in Married Life 0 52
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WOW- cannot believe I am writing my very own BAM after two months married! The past two months have flown by and since finally receiving my professional pictures and having insomnia, I decided to finally try and write down all my thoughts and feelings about our big day.

Wedding Weekend Info

Guests- Invited 150, RSVP'd and Attended 125

Welcome Celebration + BP Lodging- Spicer Mansion, Mystic, CT

Rehearsal Luncheon- Daniel Packer Inne

Vendor Information (almost all vendors are CT based)

Venue- Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT

Dress + Veil- The White Gown, NYC

HMUA- Wildflower Bridal Beauty

Suits- The BLK Tux

Ties- Etsy

Florist- Koko Floral Design

Photographers- Thayer Wedding Photography

Videographer- Jess Cremins Photography + Videography (HERE IS OUR TEASER- https://vimeo.com/341610803 OMG MUST WATCH!!! SHE IS INCREDIBLE!!)

Catering- Coastal Gourmet

Rings- His: Etsy, Hers: TwoBirch

Bridesmaid Dresses- Bill Levkoff: Slate Blue

Signage- Etsy: Mulbery Markey Designs

Keep scrolling for pictures, wedding weekend details, and advice!

Getting ReadyBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 1Flower GirlBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 2The Bridesmaid RevealBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 3First LookBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 4


Friday:

We had PERFECT weather, sunny and 75! Our weekend began on the Friday where we had a rehearsal, rehearsal luncheon and the Welcome Celebration.

1. If you can swing it, I HIGHLY recommend a mid-day rehearsal. You really feel like you get an extra day of celebrating and the night before is more relaxed and laid back.

2. Our welcome celebration was so much fun! Wine and beer and canapés from 6-8pm. We were able to mingle with soooo many OOT guests, that took the pressure off the actual wedding day.

Welcome Celebration with our flower girl Bam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 5

Almost Newlyweds! Bam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 6

Wedding Day:

1. I woke up on my wedding day feeling SO overwhelmed. I was so excited, but just had such a feeling of general anxiety. I had planned for so long, and knew every detail by heart that it was hard to get in the moment. PLEASE, brides to be, talk to the people around you, make a pump up music playlist, have a few cocktails, journal, but GET IN THE MOMENT. It was harder than I thought and wish I had done some of these things.

2. Plan, plan, plan, and then let it go. I had a crazy detailed itinerary and we were still late for everything. I gave it to the BP and VIPs weeks in advance, and things still happened!

3. Things go wrong and it honestly can be hard not to freak in the moment after all the planning, but it does not for a second take away from the love and joy of the day! Here are some examples for our day.

- Groom and BM lost their ties like three times, but they were finally found! but god, that was stressful.

- Myself and all of my bridesmaids FORGOT our flowers at the getting ready location, so my parents had to put them all in their car and we had to start taking pictures without them-- but we did finally get them!

- Forgot to take pictures of my mom and grandma "putting my dress on". But we got back over 1000 images, so it was all cool in the end.

Flower-less BridesmaidsBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 7

- My grandma was LATE for who knows why...so she wasn't in any family photos and I only have a picture of her and my husband. Oh well lol.

- The funniest thing went wrong, is our wedding musician (solo guitarist) ended up with a not current song list somehow, which was fine, BUT the original song that was my entrance song I changed because of one line in the song I didn't like, and OF COURSE he sang that ONE LINE as I walked up the stairs, but my and my mom could laughing, and of course no one else noticed.

I wish you could see my face right now hahaBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 8

- Finally, the end of the evening transportation was a huge fiasco because of too many hens in the hen house. Which of course I had all worked out and then other people were giving people wrong instructions! oh well, everyone made it home.

Everything else was perfect, and I wish I could relieve this day over and over and over. Our vendors were perfect, no one cancelled last minute, the food was out of this world, we danced our butts off, and people were wearing our slap coozie favors as bracelets and anklets! So here are some pictures from the best day of my life! If you have any questions or need advice just ask in the comments!!

BridesmaidsBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 9Father-Daughter First LookBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 10First LookBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 11My HusbandBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 12GardensBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 13Bridal LookBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 14LavenderBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 15Cake and ViewBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 16Wedding InvitationsBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 17Jewelry Detail ShotBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 18Main Dining RoomBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 19Our CakeBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 20Card and Guest Book TableBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 21Escort TableBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 22Bridal PartyBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 23DancingBam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 24Oh yeah! Bam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 25Coozie on my aunt's ankle!Bam: Professional Pictures + Thoughts 06.08.2019 26



52 Comments

Latest activity by Jessica, on September 1, 2019 at 9:06 PM
  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
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    Congratulations! Everything looks beautiful! And your make up and hair is gorgeous!!
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  • Nikki
    Dedicated November 2019
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    Congrats! It all looked so pretty. 😍 where did you purchase robes for the bridesmaids? And were they all the same color? I like that vibrant blue color.
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
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    Such beautiful pictures! Congratulations to the both of you!
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  • Sarah
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    You look lovely!!
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  • D
    Super July 2020
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    Wonderful photos. Looks like an amazing day. Congratulations on your wedding! Glad the "little things" didn't take away from it. Best wishes to you both!
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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
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    Your wedding looks like an absolute fairytale!! Everything looks beautiful!!

    Congratulations to you both!! I hope you had the most wonderful day together! Smiley ring

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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
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    Congratulations Smiley ring

    You planned a beautiful wedding!

    You looked beautiful Smiley heart

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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
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    It all looked amazing! I love your dress!
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  • H
    Super September 2019
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    Congratulations! Everything looks so fun and beautiful! Fellow CT bride here also! Harkness was on our list of places to marry, such a beautiful spot. You looked stunning!
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  • Arielle
    Expert August 2020
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    I really love the way you told a story! Everything looks so wonderful. Congrats!

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  • Tilar Fifield
    Devoted August 2019
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    Beautiful! Congratulations on your marriage! And thank you for all the feedback! Tip #2 is one my MIL to be has been telling me all along. I imagine myself not being able to understand when to let go and just enjoy the day.
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  • Lauren
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    Yay! Congrats! Your pictures are gorgeous! I love your dress. Smiley smile

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Congrats. your cake and colors look so good
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    Wow everything looked beautiful. You looked gorgeous and your venue was so pretty. Congratulations!
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  • Ivy ORP
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    You were married in one of my favorite places back home!!! I have honestly never seen it look better. What beautiful pictures and you all look so happy. Congratulations! I also truly love the groomswomen's outfits.

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  • Sara
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    You look so beautiful, everything does! Looks like a perfect day and omg I love your cake 🎂😍
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
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    Ok I teared up a little at your sweet dad hugging you. That’s the cutest picture, girl I’d frame that one!
    Your dress is so pretty on you!! I love the bodice. Actually the whole wedding was pretty.
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  • Amelia
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    Thank you!!!
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  • Amelia
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    Thank you so much! these are from
    Etsy, Lovey Dovey Designs by Us— you can purchase sets!
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  • Amelia
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    Thank you!!
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