Before you get to see the pictures of me struggling into my dress like a special person... here are some of the details that helped put together my day, as taken while we were getting ready! All photos are by Erin Hession Photography.
My beautiful, difficult programs. I finished them that morning as people arrived.
Erin did this shot of our rings on our RSVP card!
And here are our rings with the cake toppers I painted!
Mr Pug's ring...
I have such WONDERFUL blog friends... here's a hankie that Dawn from Lydia & Pugs sent me - I didn't even ASK - she was just all generous and thoughtful WITHOUT BEING PROMPTED. I didn't think people like that existed. (She does products with drawings of many dog breeds, check her out!) Also Melissa from Pug Notes sent over the pug buttons for me... they look JUST like the three pugmigos, do they not?
Here is my jewelry from Luxe Deluxe. I'm wrestling with whether or not to sell them. Not super re-wearable but my Mom bought me the bracelet and it's sort of sentimental. So I'm not sure.
I made this locket the night before the wedding. It's my dad and my first pug, both taken from me too soon.
My shoes! Blogger Stephanie wore them (hers were dyed orange) and recommended them... they couldn't have been more perfect! I was going to send them to Laura but timing wouldn't work for cross-country shipping. Now the question- what color could/should I dye them now for future wear?
I love how my bestie BM H decorated this card...
Ok and FLOWERS!
Here are all the bridesmaid bouquets. Hydrangea with some spider mums and hypericum berries shoved in. Maybe something else, who knows. They didn't hold up well (hello, hydrangeas?) but looked great through pictures so that's what matters most.
My flowers. Dramatic. Different. Gorgeous. Anemones, spider mums, ranunculus, hypericum berries, some orchid-y things I do NOT remember asking for (but liked) and some roses I think (or just ugly ranunculus-es) that I did not ask for and did NOT like. But you could barely see them.
It was gorgeous but also not so great on the holding up front. The spider mums probably survived best (except the berries but they don't count) which was surprising since they're fragile- hit them wrong and they could unravel. Mostly my issue was just wilting... summer brides I do not suggest any of these!!!!
But let's be honest. It was perfect for me and I'd never do it any other way.
Up next... I promise you get to see my dress!