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Brady-Arroyo Wedding Weekend: THE WEDDING

Saturday morning began bright and early. As soon as her alarm went off, I turned to Erin and said “Happy Wedding Day!” Scout immediately came in the room, jumped on the bed, and wagged her entire butt when I told her that Erin and Bryan were FINALLY getting married!

After dropping Erin off at Portage Country Club, the location of the wedding, I did what all good Maids of Honor do: went on a Starbucks run!

Did I mention they gave us 2 of our drinks for free?!

Did I mention they gave us 2 of our drinks for free?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After arriving back at the country club, we relaxed and ate some breakfast, drank some mimosas, and listened to love songs while getting hair and makeup done. I absolutely LOVED my hair and makeup (hair by Jolene, makeup by Erica of Beauty Therapy)!

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One by one all of the bridesmaids arrived, along with the flower girls, and my very best friend (and hot date for the evening), Mo! Mo is learning more about photography and she came to get some shots of us getting ready! She’s the best!

Clearly this was BEFORE my makeup

Clearly this was BEFORE my makeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After hair and makeup were done, everyone got into their dresses, and I got to help lace my big sister into her wedding dress! It was such a surreal moment for me, and she looked absolutely stunning.

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Photo by Mo!
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Once we were all ready, we went outside for some photos with the bride. After that it was time for my dad’s first look at the bride. It was pretty emotional watching the two of them see each other for the first time. It was just me, my mom, my sister, my dad, and the photographers (S and B Photography, who were awesome, by the way!) in the room and it was so nice to have a moment with the family on such a hectic and beautiful day. I’m pretty sure we all teared up at some point, and the photographers snapped a couple family pictures while we were in there (can’t wait to see them!).

After a little bit of waiting, it was time for the ceremony!

Leaving my sister alone with my dad before I walked down the aisle was emotional for me. I hugged my sister, teared up, and began my walk. As soon as I saw Bryan waiting at the end of the aisle I got even more choked up–I couldn’t wait to see the look on his face when he saw my sister!

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Erin walked down the aisle to the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (and yes, I had to Google that spelling) version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The ceremony was beautiful. Short and sweet.

Cutest ring bearer ever? I think so!

Cutest ring bearer ever? I think so!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Being given away by Daddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Before we knew it, Erin and Bryan were husband and wife and the newlyweds were making their way back down the aisle!

Is this not the best picture?! Good work, Mo!

Is this not the best picture?! Good work, Mo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was time for professional photos! There was some downtime between pictures, which was the perfect opportunity to snag some photos with my BFF!

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We got rained on a bit, but moved inside for indoor pics and were able to go back out shortly after. They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and I see nothing but sunny skies for Erin and Bryan in their future together!

After pictures it was time for the PARTY! Stay tuned for my reception post!

ALSO, a huge, big, special THANK YOU shoutout to Mo! Seriously, she was like my right hand woman on wedding day and was willing and eager to help however she could. I am convinced that I have the BEST best friend!

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Brady-Arroyo Wedding Weekend: Rehearsal

After a busy day of wedding preparations, we finally arrived at the rehearsal!

Since the wedding was in Ohio and the ceremony was supposed to be outside, we of course rehearsed both outdoors and indoors. There’s just no telling what Ohio weather will do!

I don’t know about Erin, but as soon as we got to the rehearsal things started to feel real to me. To the point that my dad and I had a moment and cried briefly–SO unlike me! With such a happy occasion, though, I couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by emotion.

Sister Selfie!

Sister Selfie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the rehearsal was finished we headed to the party house in our family friend’s neighborhood (the same place we had Erin’s shower) for dinner made my friends of my parents. It was delicious!

The night consisted of spending time with family and friends, telling stories about Erin and Bryan from when they were younger, and taking lots of pictures!

 

Me and Erin

Me and Erin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With my new brother!

With my new brother!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new family

Our new family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Kiss before they become husband and wife!

Last Kiss before they become husband and wife!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The night ended pretty early, which was probably a good thing since we were up bright and early the following morning for WEDDING DAY!!!