Wedding Recap

Hello! It's good to see you again. I'm happy to be back after a few months off. Those months were filled to the brim with wedding planning, shower festivities and most importantly, my wedding day. In April, I married the boy I had been crushing on since sociology class our senior year at the University of Kentucky.

Of course, I have been monogramming everything we own. (Isn't that what every southern belle needs to do as soon as a ring arrives on her finger?) I've also busy working with Mary Ellen at Mellen Designs and Jacquelinne at Smitten Blog Designs to launch a new blog design. Mary Ellen drew my adorable Simply Sarah Style character and Jacquelline built the full layout design. A special thanks to both as I am thrilled with the final product!

Now a little "show and tell" time! Here are a couple shots from our day...

I can't express how happy we were with our photographer. If you're from the area or even located out of town and can afford to fly your photographer in, you must consider Sherri Barber. She truly knows her stuff and doesn't mess around with predictable and typical wedding photography. Here's one of my favorite shots. Sherri knew just how to work the lighting to capture the "magic" of the night.

Here are a couple more...

I purchased my dress from Bridal & Formal. My accessories - the belt and veil - were some of my favorite pieces used to complete the look. (More about the veil later.)

The bridesmaids and I got ready at the Cincinnatian Hotel downtown, where we sneaked out briefly for some outside shots before jumping into the limo for our actual photo destination.

Ben and his groomsmen wore Very Wang tuxedoes from Men's Warehouse.

I insisted on having a Barbie-style veil I saw on Pinterest. This was big and ended up being a hassle during pictures, but overall, I loved it.

Considering that cheerleading has been such a large part of my life personally and professionally, my wedding wouldn't be complete with a full "squad" of girls to join me at the alter. I had ten bridesmiad and one flower girl. Four of my bridesmaids ended up being pregnant - one carrying twins and one even went into labor the night of my wedding. 

The Alfred Sung dresses were from Bridal & Formal. They did turn out very different than what I expected though. The skirts were extremely full when the online photos showcased a trim skirt. Most bridesmaids had 8+ inches cut out of each side of their skirts. The unexpected fullness worked out well for those who were expecting mothers.

I won't overload you with too many photos, but overall, it turned out to be a very lovely, memorable day. A very special thanks to our family and friends who helped us with so many details and gave us the emotional support we needed throughout the entire process.

On a Simply Sarah Style note, I look forward to returning to my blogging routine.

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