My bridesmaid Robyn came up to the room to keep me company for a bit and took this picture while I sat under my awesome (and ridiculous-looking) portable hair dryer.
All photos personal.
|I know it looks like a space helmet but you simply attach the nozzle to a regular handheld blow dryer and voila! Dried and straightened hair in an hour :)|
As things got underway, Rachel did a fantastic job of organizing this huge group and running through everyone's entrances and positions. This was actually the first time that all of these people, the most important people in our lives, were all in the same room together--it was definitely a special moment :)
|Mr. M sharing some brotherly love with his Best Man/Brother|
|The bridal party and Mr. M waiting for me and my parents|
|Mama & Papa Mongoose walking me down the aisle--smiles all around!|
|All the pretty ladies in a row|
|I don't remember what we were looking at, but we look happy about it|
|Mr. M's parents and grandparents enjoying the show|
Afterwards, we had just the family come up to our suite where we wanted to do a quick champagne toast before heading over to Les 3 Brasseurs for the Welcome Dinner.
My Advice: If you have a rather large bridal party, I highly recommend you do a run-through of your ceremony entrances and exits. Even if you don't have your officiant, wedding planner/DOC available, have someone reliable and authoritative (whether that's a member of the bridal party, a friend or family member) lead the rehearsal. In all the rush, excitement and emotion the next day, you won't have time to focus on coordinating this part. Not saying the entrances need to be perfect, but some semblance of organization will help speed things along!
Did you have an actual rehearsal of the ceremony and/or other entrances?