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Wife, doggy-mother, Jesus follower, CANCER FIGHTER! Just enjoying each day as it comes and remembering what is really important - family and GOD.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our Wedding.... Before the First Look

So, starting the morning of the big day!

I met my bridesmaids, flowergirls, and Justin's mom Amanda and aunt Amy in Sikeston at the beauty salon in Sikeston. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of that, because I FORGOT MY CAMERA! Of course! But hey, if that is all that went wrong.... We had a good morning full of smiles and laughter. My wonderful sister and Matron of Honor Miste brought a huge bagel tray along with orange juice and champagne. So we all ate and chatted while everyone got their hair done. After I was done, we all headed over to the church. On the way, Sarah (my maid of honor) and I stopped by McDonalds. Nothing like a cheeseburger happy meal on your wedding day!

At the church, I think it finally hit me what was happening. I was suddenly so nauseated. All I wanted to do was talk to Justin. We kept texting back and forth, but I knew my nerves would not calm down until I saw him. Face to face. In the meantime, he and his guys started the picture process.

Justin's Mom Amanda, pinning on his bout.

Justin and his Dad, Darryl

Justin and Dustin - Identical Twins!

Justin with his entire group... Handsome guys!

After the photoshoot with the guys, the photographer came to snap a few pictures of me getting ready. These are some of my favorite memories. Nothing amounts to the excitement of putting on the wedding gown and veil. I was so blessed to have both my Mom and Justin's Mom, my sister and my closest and best friends with me to help.

My sweet niece, Ella, helping with my shoes!
Putting in my earrings.

Macey, Justin's sister, helping with the garter.

My closest family members attaching the train.

Wearing my Mom's veil!
All together now.

After these shots, we headed outside to get some pictures of me and the girls. We had a fun time and I may be biased, but I think I had the MOST gorgeous wedding party ever!

My Maid of Honor Sarah and I

My sister and Matron of Honor Miste and I

Gorgeous Group!

We then moved inside to get freshened up (it was HOT outside) and I grew more and more excited for my "first look" at Justin....

Until Next Time,


**all professional images provided by Tyson Zahner Photography ***


  1. Um, I'm sorry, but "HOT" is a horrible understatement. I smelled like a barnyard after all was said and done. Well worth it though :)

    1. Hahaha!! Point very well taken! But I couldn't have made it through the day without you love :)