One Year Later… Part 1

Next month my handsome husband and I will celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. While my parents say that it feels far longer, I can’t believe that it has already been a year. It’s been a busy 12 months to say the least, but looking at the gorgeous photos from our big day still give me goose bumps.

Some of my favorite photos are from the afternoon leading up to the ceremony. Brock and I both had separate suites at the Bryant Park Hotel. Brock and his guys spent the day playing basketball and grabbing lunch while my sister, bridesmaid and I had some food, got our hair done, and did our make up in a beautiful room with flutes of champagne. We decided not to see each other at all the day of our wedding until the ceremony. The chills and nerves of the day were absolutely worth that incredible moment.

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My sister helped play make up artist for the day. We switched back and forth between mirrors with some country music playing and Kelsey calmly humming around taking photos.

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I love to think about Brock getting ready with his friends at the same time I was trying to swallow my nerves and excitement. While I took a peek at the venue out of the window, I made sure to stay away the moments before the ceremony. I didn’t want to see him walking across the street!

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Before I even realized what time it was, Kelsey suggested we put on the dress! Right about this time my brother knocked on the door with a band aid for my sister, great timing!

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Seeing my parents and brother for the first time dressed was when everything became beautifully clear and real. It was an overwhelming time of joy before we all hopped in the elevator to walk across 40th street and get married.

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Location: Bryant Park Hotel

Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography

Flowers: Johnny Flowers

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Tuxedo: Brooks Brothers