today, my friend and bridesmaid liz sent me some photos of our wedding rehearsal and dinner (she's so stinking good with her camera!), so i thought i'd share them with the world.
so, the wedding! jeff and i got married on a farm. in october. in oregon. sounds like a recipe for disaster when you're planning an *outdoor* ceremony, doesn't it? well, on the day of the rehearsal, the weather was beyond compare. warm and sunny without a single threatening cloud. (the wedding day is a different story. stay tuned for that one!)
my bridesmaids and i kicked off the big day *before* the big day at oasis nail and day spa in nw portland. before everyone arrived for manis and pedis (and mimosas), i put a bridesmaid's gift on every chair. the gift? a bottle of champagne, a new pair of nike shoes, a handmade makeup bag (in our wedding colors, of course), a silly wedding-themed book (titles included "an accidental wedding" and "always a bridesmaid"), and a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure—all tucked in a canvas bag with the bridesmaid's initials embroidered on it.
^^i'm getting married tomorrow! wheeee!^^
later that afternoon, with fresh nails and a good buzz (i swear those mimosas were all champagne), the girls and i checked in to the hotel where we'd be staying that night and changed for the rehearsal.
^^love this rehearsal dress^^
^^my maid of honor. (not really. but pretty much.)^^
^^this girl slept through the whole dinner. (how do babies do it?)^^
^^the greatest friends ever^^