Marrying McAfee | Merry Maids

My girls and I took a ton of stunning group and individual pictures prior to the ceremony. It was a perfectly breezy, although hot, April day, and these are some of my very favorite pictures from the day. It was a great time to loosen up a little before the ceremony began. 

One of my wedding tips to future brides is plan at least an hour in between your last pre-wedding picture and the ceremony. Guests with good intentions like to arrive early, up to an hour before the official start time, and I desperately did not want anyone to see me in my dress before walking down the aisle. The entire time we were taking pictures I was so worried about someone, especially my groom, seeing me! With a wedding start time of 6 p.m., we were back in the getting ready room by 5 p.m.

If you look closely at the girl's bouquets, you may notice something special: rose colored carnations. I specifically asked the florist to include a few of those blooms in my Phi Mu sisters' bouquets to represent our sorority bond. I also used a strip of fabric from my junior bridesmaids' dresses that I got monogrammed with my new monogram in navy as my bouquet wrap which had one of my favorite flowers in it, peonies! 

Don't you love how my little's gold glittery shoes matched mine?!

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