Friday, March 7, 2014

Preparing the Bride

"Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready."

[Revelation 19:7]

I was in awe.

When I asked my childhood best friend and bridesmaid, Becca, to open up her home to me & my favorite ladies for my wedding morning, I had no idea just how perfect it would be. 

Becca and her mom are never ladies that do things halfway, so I should have known. When decorating our dorm room freshman year of college, everything was matching; down to the hand made zebra print pillows and the blue & green comforters. The decorations for the 'camp themed' wedding shower that she & others helped planned [recapped here] was absolutely adorable. 
My wedding morning was even better. 

She has poured her whole heart into our friendship and I have been so unbelievably blessed. 

Please enjoy the following photos- don't feel bad about swooning over how they transformed their dad's 'man cave' into a 5 star salon. I was speechless. 

They had set up a booth for each of my bridesmaids with their initials above each mirror. 
Black & white photos of me & all my bridesmaids over the years.

This is Sineat, my hair & makeup artist. She is precious, loves Jesus, and is a killer stylist.
You can check out her work here.
[Also, note the DIY monogrammed ribbon wreath in the corner, compliments of Becca's mom, Renee]

[Hair by Sineat @ love makeup hair]

[Hair by Sineat @ love makeup hair]

Praying with Sineat and her assistant before they headed out!
That over there in the corner was a full coffee & bagel station. Did I mention that she made mimosas, too?!?
Allie Buffington, my childhood babysitter, did a fab job with my bridesmaids' hair.
You can find her salon, Haute Heads, here.

Kayla Longshore, my dear friend and [basically] professional make-up artist who volunteered to help out my bridesmaids for the morning!

Opening my 'day of' present from McCray- about 100 notes & pictures telling me why he was so excited to be my husband. I was so excited to see my groom!
Sara, my sister, best friend, & Maid of Honor
Becca & her mom, Renee, the designers behind our DIY salon
Me & my girls. I gave them their bridesmaid presents that morning and just affirmed what powerful women they all are. 
Presents: white infinity scarves, pearl necklaces, & Danny Silk's book, "Powerful and Free: Women in the Church"
[Left to right:Renee, Becca, My mom: Karen,  My sister: Sara, me, Melissa, Erica, Jessie, Laura, & Callie]

Check back soon--more wedding recaps to come!


  1. Wow!! They certainly did go all out to prepare a special place for you guys to get ready. How loved you must have felt!

    1. I was so honored. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. This is amazing! What thoughtful women to make a room like that. Can't wait to see more recaps!

  3. The room is beautiful. You seemed had good time in there and such a lovely morning wth your bridesmaids and friends.


    I nominated you for the Liebster Award! ��

  5. oh my goodness, this looks amazing!! and so sweet of them to transform their home!

    you looked BEAUTIFUL. your hair and make up look so pretty.


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