My Wedding Day: Getting Ready…


Hello There! I’m so excited to share a few photos from the morning of my wedding day. The mood in the room was incredibly relaxed. We were all giggling and helping each with eye liner and faux lashes. We played the playlists from the wedding (would you like to hear them?) and smiled a lot….






I call it my “married finger”… glitter nail polish only on the ring ringer.




Holly giving Katie an epic beehive. There was a LOT of hair teasing going on…








I painted Hope’s nails with glitter, per her request. She made her own headband in these photos (she’s the coolest, EVER!)


Sarah did the other half of the bridesmaid’s beehives. She did a beautiful job.


happy thoughts…. be back soon with more! elsie

Photos by Arrow & Apple

  • I thought all of the bridesmaids wearing beehives was such a cute detail! And they were all so perfect! 😀 (Tutorial maybe?)

    And the married finger is adorable!!!!

  • You are too too cute! That wedding finger is so brilliant! What a declaration of your love!! I see future fashion blogger in Hope’s forecast 🙂 so

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  • i love the beehives and your pretty nail polish color with the glittery married finger!! 😀 congrats again…wish u all the happiness in the world!! xx

  • Although i’m planning not ever to get married i’m collecting songs and music for ‘my’ wedding playlist ;-). So I would LOVE to hear your wedding playlist!
    Lovely Photos again. And i love you put only glitter on your wddingring finger 🙂 it looks so sweet!

  • The ring finger glitter idea is so adorable!!! Wish I had thought of it for my wedding (June 4th)! 🙂

  • Ooh, I have been wondering about your wedding music! It would be lovely to know some of the soundtrack for your gorgeous day. 🙂

    You all look for happy (and pretty)!

  • i keep running into your wedding pictures all over the blog world- love them! . . . and your “married finger” paint job- adorable.

  • Beautiful pictures! Your updates are always such a treat. And a big YES to the playlist 🙂

  • How lovely! I have very much been enjoying these wedding posts of yours. Yes, please do post the music playlist. 🙂

  • your nail polish is always perfect! i’m jealous of your skills. the more details of your wedding you share, the more i’m convinced it is the best wedding of all time. 🙂

    ps yes playlists would be magical.

  • aww cute! i love the glittery wedding finger! the beehives came out so gorgeous and flawless! 🙂 -Lo

  • Your idea for the sparkly ring finger is just adorable, and Hope is just as sweet! Your day just sounds more fabulous as you post more about it!


  • Would we want to hear your wedding playlist? Is that even a question? Of course we’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear your wedding playlist! I love all the big hair and the glittery nail polish. Also, Hope’s headband making skills rock! Looks like a you had a lovely time getting ready! <3

  • Your wedding has to be the cutest in history! That beehive looks incredibly cool, but I can’t even imagine trying to brush it out.

  • What a special time this must have been for you and all the girls. The relaxed atmosphere is definitely something I’ll strive for “one day.”

    And of course, playlist us soon!

  • so pretty elsie! i love the bee hive hairdo’s and I think katie’s daughter is the cutest thing ever!

  • I love most two things about this… 1, your married finger with the glitter polish, what a lovely idea, and 2, that your bridesmaids had all the colored tights! Fantastic.

  • … what happened to my comment?

    my complete thought what that i loved your “married finger” so creative & lovely… also your dress (!!) very you, very awesome!

    you looked beautiful <3

  • I love that you did your own nails and love the one sparkle nail :-)Cute idea!! I would love to hear your wedding day playlist. I need to create one too.

  • Wonderful! Love the 1 glittered nail. LOVE the playlist idea! Aaaaaand, a beehive tutorial sounds awesome too! 🙂

  • I would be willing to beg for a beehive hair tutorial. Yes, beg. I’m in a wedding in August, and I would LOVE to be able to practice before then!

  • i would so love to listen to your wedding playlist! and i wish one of my friends would be able to make a beehive like that, these are incredible 🙂

  • I’ve been following every step of the wedding- great to see the photos:)
    And yes, pleeease share the playlist.

  • I think it’s so sweet you guys did each other’s hair instead of having a professional do it. When my close friend got married last year, the maid of honor did her hair and it was really nice for us bridesmaids to hang out just us (along with the photographer, who was also a friend). 🙂

  • I love your blog and congratulations on your wedding! I love all the decor and personal touches!
    Haute In The Morning

  • I love this. So much. This low-key hang out and laugh together vibe is my favorite part of wedding mornings. The two weddings I’ve been in so far have been super laid back and full of friendship and fun times. I love that you painted your own nails and helped out with Hope’s too. I like brides that can be relaxed enough to help and do some things themselves. 🙂

    And yes, the wedding playlist would be great.

  • What beautiful pictures! It looks like you girls had a lot of fun. I love your “married finger”!! I want to do that when I get married!!

    I also love the lace on the bee-hives, the flower girl’s headband, and your color scheme. It’s all so inspiring!! <3

  • what a wonderful feeling to have all your girl friends and friends around you- so jealous. My husband is military so we live on the total opposite side of the country from my familia 🙁

  • your wedding was full of original and nice ideas but to change color of your ring finger is the most!!

  • How amazingly beautiful and refreshing! Your wedding photos are stunning. I’ve been viewing your blog for a while now and decided it was probably time to comment, and your wedding pictures seemed like the time to do it!! Thank you for a blog full of beautiful things 🙂

  • Fun pictures you have here. Weddings are so beautiful and exciting at the same time!

    Enjoy 🙂

  • YES! i would love to hear the playlist! i’m in the midst of making the playlist for my wedding & would love to hear what made it onto yours! 🙂

  • I would love to hear the playlist!i wish i could have a wedding like this..It was just me and my hubby..But here in Ny we have no family.I hope one day i can have a warm and lovely wedding with all my loved ones is sicily..

  • Voting YES for hearing the playlist!
    These photos are absolutely lovely!
    And the choice about your “married finger style” is beyond cute!

    Whish you a lovely day!

  • you be up with the dawn with hte excitment so enjoy it start as early as you can that way you can stop for a coffee or a bit or relaxing time between them good luckyou be up with the dawn with hte excitment so enjoy it start as early as you can that way you can stop for a coffee or a bit or relaxing time between them good luck

  • Yeah I noticed all the beehives. How did you guys get their hair to do that? I’ve always been curious about style. It seems to defy gravity!

  • Wow it’s really heart touching…I like the married finger which means glitter nail polish only on the ring ringer…Nice concept..

  • I too love to get ready! and especially if its wedding day! wow! all the above photos are so lovely! i liked that nail art!Little princess is looking so cute.

  • Looking at these pictures it feels so nice! I too want to get ready like this!i loved the nail paint and heeled sandals! wow!

  • Wow the day of wedding is very special for everyone..I must appreciate your blog..Very well explained. One can get inspiration with this read. Thanks for sharing.

  • This day is a dream come true for all the girls and every girl looks forward for this day. The girl looks so happy and cute while doing before the marriage!

  • All the pictures above are looking so pretty and beautiful ones… i liked that nail art!Little princess is looking so cute…and all the other stuff too is so amazing..

  • These are very beautiful pictures.your idea for the sparkly ring finger is great.I like it very much. thanx for sharing such a cute idea….

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