It was finally time to get bride-i-fied.
Oh my beautiful dress (which is now in a big plastic tub in Bridesmaid Nicole's attic).
Check out that gorgeous embroidery and beading!
The girls helped me step in, while the photographer preserved my modesty.
I squished "the girls" while Cindy and Micah worked the zipper.
Once I was locked and loaded we had a nice laugh.
Next the girls helped me step into my shoes.
It took a surprising amount of help to balance and straighten the straps.
A shoe (along with my other accessories) close up. I spent a long time looking for the perfect shoes. I wanted something that was pretty, re-wearable, and not too high of a heel. I ordered and returned probably 10 pairs of shoes from Zappos.com (thank you awesome return policy!) before settling on these.
I wanted to participate in the "somethings" tradition, but my open shoe was giving me trouble when it came to the final part "and a six pence in her shoe" (which many brides leave out). Ross provided me with a six pence which I ended up super gluing to the sole of my shoe.
You can see it in this picture.
And a close-up.
And the final part of my ensemble, the veil. My beautiful, long, delicate veil. I loved the dainty row of beading just around the edge.
Erin (the hair/make up artist) helped with the placement of my veil.
And that was it! I was all brided up.