(All photos shown are from our fantastic photographer- Andria Watha)
*these recaps are photo heavy! Can't help it I love them.*Our day began in my hotel room. The hotel was nice enough to upgrade my room to a suite so I had all my bridesmaids, my mom, our hair and makeup ladies come to me. We snacked on bagels, fruit, coffee and mimosa's while we were pampered and beautified for the day.
(My beautiful mom)
There is also a fun tradition of games in the morning that I found out about through my sister-in-laws (something he wanted nothing to do with). It pretty much goes like this- the groom comes to knock on the door where the bride is and he has to complete "tasks" before he is allowed to see and marry her. It shows everyone that he is willing to do anything for her. Lucky for us, my new sister-in-laws were dead set on these games so as we got ready, they gave the guys a call to come on over and surprised Geoff with his tasks. Things like emptying his pockets of money, answering trivia questions, singing in the hallway to me, push-ups... He was a good sport about it all and everyone loved the entertainment!
My lovely and beautiful bridesmaids!!!
We were very lucky to have Geoff's brother Geo in charge of pretty much running the show of what was to happen. He and Millie brought us the tea set and relayed information on the ceremony and etiquette that I passed onto my family. Since I had never experienced a tea ceremony, I felt a little lost trying to plan what would happen and I was so glad to have their help!