Thursday, February 8, 2018

Our Lowndes Grove Wedding: Getting Ready

Looking at these photos brings tears to my eyes! Our wedding was nothing short of perfect and I wish I could do it all over again. As promised, I will be taking you through the different phases of our wedding day - so today, we are talking about getting ready! 

This went by the quickest for me! My girls and I arrived at the venue at 9:00 AM coffee in hand and ready to be dolled up from head to toe! We had Mimosas, parfaits, pastries, and even a Nespresso machine to keep the energy alive. If you know me, you know this was an absolute necessity! Coffee before talkie, all the way. Ash & Co Bridal arrived to start hair and makeup, and before I knew it - it was time to put on the dress! I wasn't lying when I said the morning flew by. I felt perfectly fine all morning long, and in all honesty I was probably too calm. As soon as my hair was done, I felt the nerves and anxiety settle in. I knew it was due time! Knowing you are about to execute on the day you've been dreaming of since you were a little girl, is such a surreal feeling and one that's difficult to put into words. 

It was time to put on the dress! At my last fitting, the alterations lady told me I needed to maintain my current weight for the dress to fit perfectly. But little did I know, I would be getting the flu that following week! I woke up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and had the flu until December 26th. Yikes! As you can imagine, I didn't eat anything over those two days so maintaining that weight didn't happen! Once we got to Charleston, it was time to carb load to gain some weight back! I'm pretty sure I had the opposite problem of every bride in America! Who carb loads days before their wedding, lol!? Lucky for me, I stepped on the scale the morning of - and I weighed exactly what I weighed the day of my last fitting. Pop the champagne, all is good again! 

This small window of time with just my mom and my sister was so special. I don't think I've ever seen my mom look at me the way she did once my dress was on. Again, another emotion that's hard to put into words. And can we just talk about how pretty she looked!? Maybe I am biased, but both my mom and sister looked drop dead gorgeous. 

My next post will be on our first look! Get your tissues ready, Shane may or may not be shedding a tear or two in it! 

Stationary: Minted
Planning: Candice Lorraine // OOH Events
Photography: Jessi Nichols Photography 
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co Bridal Hair
Dress: Pronovias
My Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Rentals: OOH Events 
Location: Lowndes Grove // Patrick Properties Group
Videography: Knotted Arrow 

Leave a comment with any questions! As always, thanks for stopping by!

XOXO, Mrs. Dyer

*Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post


  1. Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I am getting married in June and hope mine come out as well as yours! Would you mind saying what you got your sister and Mom for a present? I’m having the hardest time thinking of something very special for them. Thxs, Lexie

    1. Hi Lexie! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! It's such an exciting time of life! I am actually writing a blogpost on that very soon because I struggled with that a little bit myself! I ended up getting all my bridesmaids the Sophie earrings from Kendra Scott but I got my sister a pair of earrings that were a little bit more glamorous since she was the MOH, and the matching necklace from Kendra Scott! I got my mom one of the stone frames from Kendra Scott so she could put a picture of us together in it and the Cole bracelet to wear with her dress on the day of! She loved them! I also got them on sale since it was around a holiday!

  2. I love those gifts!! Thanks for responding. I am the same and want something extra for my sister since she is the MOH and doing so much for me! Can’t wait to read more about your wedding!

  3. Where did you get your bridesmaids robes? I love them! I am getting married in July and would love to find something similar.

    1. They are from Le Rose Online! Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

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