I never saw her in her wedding dress. Well, not really. Only through the pixels of a fuzzy computer screen, a friend holding me up to her face as she cried yes to her dress. But I never saw her in it - and definitely missed the train bustle tutorial - until the day she was a bride.
And this is the face I made.
A little scary, I know, but it's not every day one sees her little sister get married. It's not every day one puts on a wedding dress, splashes about in puddles, takes pictures in the rain, swears solemn vows, feasts on a soft-pretzel bar and dances into the wee hours at an after party with three legit bands. It was only that once, that one day. And it was absolutely brilliant.
Scout Weddings captured each and every moment. From the bridal party extravangaza of drinks and makeup and prayer, to the DIY streamers we hastily glue-gunned 48 hours earlier waving them a sweet goodbye. And it's a good thing, too. Because I didn't take a single picture of a single thing.
Sometimes, you just have to be in the moment.
Please visit Scout to see all the beautiful images from that day. And make sure you give them some love (or some business).
Jessica's dress (with pockets!) : David's Bridal / My dress : Warehouse / Ella's dress : Pumpkin Patch / Hair : Ann Taylor (the woman, not the Loft) / Makeup : Kat Mitchell / Location : Aladdin Hotel + Jacob's Well in Kansas City, MO. (<---- look! It's almost like I'm a real blogger!)
*All photos courtesy of Scout Weddings