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Wedding Part 1: Getting Ready + First Look

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I’m so excited to finally share the first portion of our wedding photos!! When I look at these pictures, all the excitement and emotions from our special day come rushing back to me. It’s hard to believe that almost two months have already gone by since we got married. Omied and I were laughing the other day, because when we were still on our honeymoon we thought that when we got back to the States we were going to have so much free time, since we wouldn’t be spending every waking minute wedding planning. But of course, life finds away to fill itself up (case in point, our photographer sent us our beautiful photos while we were still in France on our honeymoon, and I’m just now finding time to sort through them and share them a month later). Even though our schedules have been extremely hectic after the wedding, we’re still finding time every day to enjoy being newlyweds, and smile at getting to use “husband” and “wife” in every day conversation.
We feel so lucky to have had Lyndsay Undseth shooting our special day. She was absolutely amazing…I mean just look at these photos! She is so talented. Since Lyndsay sent us around 1,200 photos from our wedding day, I’ll be splitting them up into four different posts to share on WTFab (and if you’re looking for inspiration for your own wedding, I’m including captions with helpful links). This first post includes getting ready, and Omied and I doing our first look. <3
pronovias wedding dress
Wedding day name hanger
wedding dress sash
I was so happy when I found this bridal sash on etsy for $55! I had tried on one almost exactly the same at the bridal boutique where I found my dress, but that one was over $300!
engraved wedding bracelet
I love this engraved bracelet with our wedding date on it. My earrings and necklace also added some sparkle.
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Omied’s cousin Padi is an amazing makeup artist, and I love the bridal look she did for me!
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Hair pin
silver wedding shoes
These wedges were the perfect wedding shoes with a bit of sparkle! I was able to wear them all day long. By the after party though, I was ready to switch into my Tieks silver flats. If you’re looking for a wedding shoe with a little bit more of a heel, rather than a wedge, I was also considering these.
i do wedding shoe stickers
I Do shoe stickers
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Love these fun labels for our champagne bottles!
bridesmaid robes
I got my bridesmaids these pretty robes that match their cobalt blue dresses. Don’t they all look gorgeous??
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My robe is from BHLDN. It made for some pretty pictures, and I love wearing it now after the wedding.
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My dress is from the Spanish design house La Sposa/Pronovias.
no ugly crying hanky
I joked a lot about fearing that I might ugly cry on my wedding day. These hankies were a funny reminder to keep it together! (My bridesmaids and my mom got use out of theirs too)
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Omied is wearing a charcoal grey Banana Republic suit.
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The boys were outfitted by Menguin and are wearing their grey suit, called The Brooklyn.
Custom growlers for the groomsmen
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We stayed at The Citizen Hotel, an adorable and photogenic boutique hotel in Downton Sacramento with plenty of charm. It was the perfect setting for us and our bridal party to get ready. And our suite had a gorgeous balcony that served as a beautiful spot for our first look. I love this photo of my bridesmaids peeking out the window at Omied waiting for me. 🙂
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has sent well wishes before, during and after our wedding day. It’s been an absolute dream. Stay tuned for more wedding photos coming over the next few weeks!

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Rammy Jones

Saturday 27th of February 2016

I think that this place is really suitable for any size of gathering. By the way, they offer a day care room with lots of toys for children. The food at wedding venues was delicious and the service is always great. Also the view is absolutely amazing.

Elise Armitage

Thursday 5th of November 2015

Not cheesy at all, you're so sweet!! Thank you! :-*

Sapna HR

Thursday 5th of November 2015

OMG! I know it sounds cheesy but I teared up towards the end. Omied's expressions are priceless.

You are a dream, the most gorgeous bride EVER.