Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Day and Morning Before the Wedding

The day before the wedding, the bridesmaids and female family members went to get manicures and pedicures. It was my first pedicure ever, and it was my first manicure since my own wedding almost eight years ago! It felt so nice to be pampered after all the work we had done the week before. Nora getting ready for her manicure
After we got our nails done, we went back to my parents' house for a bridesmaids luncheon. The food was delicious, and we had a lovely time, but no one remembered to take any pictures!

Late that afternoon, we were able to get into the church to decorate and for the wedding rehearsal.

The church was so pretty, we really didn't do much decorating. Nora hung monograms on the front doors.

Earlier in the week, Mom and I sewed these pew banners, and then Nora and I painted the monogram and the border on each one. We hung them on every other pew with clear fishing wire.
The church had beautiful stained glass windows on each side wall.
The front of the church was a wall of organ pipes, and Nora's only decoration there was the big cardboard C covered with tissue paper flowers.
The bride and groom at the rehearsal
The rehearsal dinner was held in an upstairs room at Marble Slab. We ate barbecue and sushi and had ice cream for dessert.
Our little family with the bride at the rehearsal dinner
Nora with her sisters-in-law and mother-in-law
The next morning, we got up very early for our hair appointments.
Nora's hair was so pretty! She made the flowers for her hair!
Nora and I drove to the church together. Here was our first view of the church from her car. The white tent to the right of the church was where the reception was held.
Another view of the front of the church. You can see the door monograms.
We walked around the front to check things out while we waited for the maintenance man to arrive to unlock the doors.
Nora and me right before we went inside to get dressed and ready for pictures.
There were so many little details that I just had to do another post about preparations! The next post really will be about the wedding itself!

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