7.29.2013

bridals/groomals/we're just posing for prom




A few of my favorite shots from our bridal session with J. Taylor Photography.

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I have some funny and frustrating memories from this shoot. It was one of those hellish wedding days--my flowers were completely different from what I ordered, I was mad at how my dress looked (rips and wrinkles galore which led me to do some some *ahem* "altering") and overall stress about being, well, a bride. Without delving into all the issues of a not-so-skinny girl, I was pretty petrified of this part about my wedding. I don't see people who look like me on wedding blogs or in magazines. I'd never really envisioned myself in a white dress standing next to somebody and I was nervous about how I looked and how I'd even fit the role. 

But I had a few moments where I stepped out of myself and thought, "This is my time. This is my turn. I'm getting my bridals taken right now...I'm a bride." And I had my groom there with me. And while I still had my frustrations about this or that, I vividly remember how much fun I had with Ian that day. He made me laugh and he grabbed my butt and he kissed my cheek. He thought I was pretty and he was happy I was his bride. That's really all I needed to know.

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Wedding pictures to come next!



12 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. James said...

Cute, Super Cute!

Lauren said...

These pictures are absolutely stunning! You make a beautiful bride!

Lindsay said...

um, yes. Srsly, when I saw your pics outside the temple, I wanted to trade dresses. You're gorgeous!

Kelli Anderson said...

perfection

kylee said...

you slay me with your beauty.

My name is Lydia said...

you have no reason to feel insecure - you are simply stunning! and i'm sure your beau would not have you any other way.

also - i don't know how you planned your flowers to look, but i think the ones you ended up with are lovely. the colors are perfect!

where did you get your dress?

Jana Stoneman said...

Wonderful Wonderful. (in the Laurence Welk/Fred Armisen voice)

Ashley Benjamin said...

This will sound weird - but one time, after I saw a picture of you in this dress, I had a dream that I was wearing it. I was so frustrated that I could not pull it off, or even do it justice. I just have weird dreams. And if we're interpreting my dreams, it means that I just want to be you, let's be honest.
Anyway. You, my dear, look beautiful in this dress. These photos are stunning! You made a beautiful bride!

Brissa said...

Anna, those last two sentences about butt squeezing and being his bride are making me cry. I know exactly what you're talking about. I, literally, feel you. isn't it just so wonderful to have a man who just loves you for you and sees the absolute best in you? those two pictures where ian is kissing your forehead are filled with so. much. love. my heart sings for you.
love is such a beautiful thing.

Katie said...

love this. love you. :)

mrs.thomas said...

I love this session! You look beautiful and totally you! Sometimes brides makes me sad because they are trying so hard to look like someone or anything but themselves, when that's not who their husbands fell in love with!

L J said...

ya looked gorg and still look gorg