Ok, in case you're just tuning in now, a little back story...we were originally planning on heading to the courthouse, but The Sailor's family wasn't having that, so they started planning last Wednesday for our Saturday wedding!
Luckily, one of his aunts owns a cake bakery, so she did our cake. Another aunt put together some finger foods. Another aunt is really active in her church and was able to find a pastor. We had the ceremony/mini reception at yet another aunt's house and they all helped with the flowers.
We went to David's Bridal on Thursday and got my dress (style WG3165) and birdcage veil and I made the fascinator using tulle from Michael's and a shower curtain (yes - a shower curtain - I wanted some satin and/or silk but couldn't find any in Michael's and happened to find a perfect shower curtain) that was on clearance at Stein Mart lol (and it was based off of these Martha Stewart instructions). The Sailor helped me find my perfect purple shoes at DSW on Friday which were also on Clearance! I did my hair and make-up and also bedazzled a collar for my precious dog, Gabby.
All in all, it was seriously perfect! The aunt and uncle who let us hold the celebration at their house also gave us a hotel room for the night in downtown Charlotte for our mini-moon! Enough talk, though, time for some pictures! These pictures were taken by one of the aunts, The Sailor's uncle has a professional-grade camera and took a ton of pictures but we don't have those yet.
Before I walked down the stairs to our ceremony:
I honestly don't think I've smiled that big for that long ever in my life! It was perfect!
Don't worry, I'll be back with our more professional (though not technically professional lol) pictures once I get them!!!