#MeetTheShaneyfelts: Pre-Ceremony

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I'm back with another wedding post!  These have been so fun to create because I'm enjoying going back through the pictures.  

To see our proposal, click here.
To see the rehearsal dinner, click here.

We were married on Saturday, July 26, 2014--so cliche but literally the most beautiful day.  I wasn't too worried about the weather that day since both our ceremony and reception were inside.  All of our pictures were scheduled to be outside, but I knew we could always do pictures inside the sanctuary since it was really pretty, too.

What I was worried about was fitting into my dress!  I had so many nightmares about my dress not zipping up on wedding day to where I tried my dress on almost everyday before the wedding.  It also didn't help that I ended up having so many fittings for my dress because they were also having a hard time fitting it to my body perfectly--in hindsight, if I had to do it all over again, I kind of wish I would have chosen a different dress--maybe something that wasn't strapless.  I could go on and on about my dress, but I won't for your sake 😜

The morning of the wedding, my bridesmaids, my mom, future mother-in-law, and I all met at the hair salon.  While everyone was getting their hair and make up done, my best friend's mom (basically my 2nd mom) provided breakfast for us AND pimiento cheese which is my favorite!  I had the best morning hanging out with my girls before we had to be at the church at noon.

The following pictures were taken once we got to the church to start getting dressed for pictures.  Dustin and I chose to get pictures taken before the ceremony and I'm so glad we did!  I'll share those in the next post.

 Lounging around waiting on someone to tell us it was time to get dressed

 My mom had a gift she wanted to give me before everything started.

 I know my mom looks super happy in this picture, but she's really holding back tears 😊  She started crying right after I hugged her 😘😘 Love you, Mom!

 The guys had the tiniest room to get ready in, but they made do πŸ˜€

 My handsome groom trying to figure out the buttons on his top.  I was very particular about having the black buttons on the tuxes--Dustin probably could have cared less ha!

 My mom made sure we had plenty of food in our room before the wedding, and I'm not sure if even half of it was eaten.  Everyone did make me eat a piece of turkey before walking down the aisle to make sure I had some energy haha!

 Rachel took Dustin his gift

 And Dustin's brother Wes brought me my gift...does the blue box look familiar?  πŸ˜œπŸ˜

 And then I had to put on my glasses in order to read his letter to me--to have young eyes again ha!

 My mom pinned her mom's (my grandmother who is now deceased) cameo to an under layer on my dress.  It served as my something old and something borrowed (which I got to keep!).  My something new was my dress and my something blue was my bridesmaids!  They wore blue gowns.

This was the first time I got to see myself!!  I'll just go ahead and say, everything about my wedding day was perfect, and I cannot wait to share it with y'all!

Linking up with Jenn and Shelly


  1. Ohhh a Tiffany's box is always a happy sight! I just love, love your hair for your wedding! Can't wait to see more.

  2. awww love this! Makes me want to go pull out my albums!

  3. I love this series of posts! I may do this on our anniversary month... such a sweet idea!

  4. These moments spent getting ready were some of my favorite memories from our Wedding Day! I'm loving these posts you're sharing, but I'm pretty sure I've said that every time now! I can't wait to read more about your big day!!

  5. You were a beautiful bride! Thanks for sharing such a special day!

  6. Love your hair!! The morning before is such a special and exciting time. It flew by but I had so much fun and I'm glad you did too.

  7. Oh your dress was stunning and you were a beautiful bride! I can't wait to see more! And be safe today!

  8. I love that picture of your mom, she looks so excited for you-even if she was holding back tears, so sweet!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  9. Weddings are just the best!! You look beautiful!!


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