I have had the pleasure of being asked to participate in the bridal party of FOUR weddings in the last few years. One of these nuptial events already took place last year, but I have three coming up to look forward to! I am blessed with some truely awesome friends, and each wedding experience I get to be a part of is a new and exciting learning experience for me about friendship, event planning and of course: love.
I thought it would be fun to write a little series about the upcoming and past wedding celebrations I have been a part of as a bit of a ‘Bridesmaid Diary’ I can look back on, since these are such special and fleeting memories I never want to lose.
That being said, here are some photos from the first wedding I had the pleasure of being a part of: The wedding of Becky Sue Means & Matthew Means! These two tied the knot on May 26, 2013 and have since expanded their brood (which already includes 2 adorable fur babies) and are expecting a bundle of joy arriving in August 2014. 🙂
Here is a photo compilation of my experience in The Means Wedding festivities from start to finish, I can’t believe it has already been almost a year!
Flashback to Becky’s Birthday, right after she got engaged! She’s sporting her new bling and we’re all excited to celebrate. From left to right: Lisa, Myself, Becky & Stephanie
Next item, Engagement Party!
Becky, Lisa and I at the Engagement Party. Lisa and I accidentally matched and inadvertently accidentally both wore the wedding colors… funny how things work out. 🙂
Next up, Bridal Shower! We went with a CANDYLAND theme!
The bridal shower was a huge success and everyone had a great time. A few months later, it was time to get crazy in Vegas for the Bachelorette Party!
We had a lovely suite at The Venitian and spent time by the pool during the day and went out for dancing and drinks at night. Vegas did Becky right that weekend LOL.
A few short weeks later it was time to get Becky down the aisle and in to wedded bliss. Here are some of the moments from that day…
Hotel room bridesmaid fun!
Getting Becky dressed…
More poses in the room.
Check out my cool hair!
Posing before the processional.
Walking in with the Best Man.
Walking in the reception hall with the Best Man.
Greeting the new Mr. & Mrs. to the reception.
My Maid of Honor Speech!
Bouquet Toss: I wanted Lisa to get it!
Getting our boogie on on the dance floor.
Formal photos with the bridal party.
Becky and I having a moment, I love these shots!
They had Ruby’s cater the food, yum!
Centerpieces and wedding theme.
Becky with the gorgeous cake maker (and my neighbor) Shelly!
Getting the Mr. & Mrs. ready to ride off in to the sunset.
So much fun! We did the ‘Bridesmaids’ pose and got featured on Pinup Girl Clothing’s Instagram as their PUG Pinup of the Day!
For all those interested, the entire bridal party’s hair was done by Lissette Castaneda, the dress is here from Pinup Girl Clothing and my makeup was done by me. Becky’s makeup was done by the lovely and talented Christina Cofran!
I hope you all enjoyed these photos from the Means’ Wedding! Like I mentioned before, I have two weddings coming up this summer I have the pleasure to serve in the bridal party of and another wedding next fall I will also be a bridesmaid in, so this is the first post of MANY wedding related blogs. 🙂
Always, always, ALWAYS the bridesmaid (never the bride) but that’s A OK in my book!
Thank you all for spending some time reading and I hope you’re having an amazing day!
struts, stumbles, hugs & kisses- Nicole