Tuesday, October 4, 2011

colby + jake.

a glimpse into october 1, 2011. the day colby and jake said i do at the hotel palomar in downtown san diego.

us maids were busy bees so my camera took a backseat to the bride and our duties, but here's a look at the wonderful day from start to finish. it couldn't have been more perfect.

{woke up to blue skies and a gorgeous view of san diego. not a bit of morning fog}

{hair and make-up started at 9 a.m.}

{not a cloud in the sky}

{approval of each girl's hair in the bridal suite}

{lisa showing off her bun}

{some of the centerpieces completed the day before}

{me working on the "Chanel" seating board}

{finishing touches}

{getting the decor organized to be sent to the ceremony site and ballroom}

{three maids}

{the bride getting gussied up}

{that's a serious amount of make-up}

{controlled chaos}

{in our matching maxi dresses from the bride}

{stephanie's earrings served as both mine and colby's "something borrowed" - love it}

{my favorite photo from the whole weekend. love you can see her other side in the mirror}

{with her stepmom jody}

{jake opening his wedding day gift from the glowing bride}

{calming the nerves}


{hiding the bride up until 5:30 p.m.}

{she must have heard a song she liked}

{bridesmaid bouquets wrapped in lace and buttons. amazing chocolate cozmos}

{dad dwayne walking his oldest daughter down the aisle}

{jake reading his vows}

{with this ring, i thee wed}

{officially mr. & mrs. bentley!}

{the men folk}

{donna's new bangin' look}

{the boys' cigar cabana during cocktail hour}

{maids each in a necklace handpicked by the bride}

{bride and grooms grand entrance with glowstick wands}

{straight to the dance floor}

{first dance to "your song" by elton john}

{the sweethearts}

{double dutch dancing}

{more jumprope during the hot, sweaty dance party}

{the crowd going crazy for DJ Jacolby}

{club bentley}

{ting and jake}

{big sis/lil sis}

{impromptu champagne ice bucket arrangement on the bar}

{i think ting just took down a slice of red velvet wedding cake}

lots more to come of our first night in san diego, wedding preparation and the rooftop rehearsal dinner.

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