Our Wedding 09.15.2017

2/12/2019 08:20:00 PM

Since it's Valentine's Day week, I wanted to share Nick and I's wedding story. It took us 11 years before we said 'I do' (I guess we just really wanted to be sure). Nick and I both wanted a small wedding with zero stress (I didn't grow up dreaming of my wedding or anything like that)...so, we didn't tell anyone and only invited our parents (again, sorry family). Once we decided we were going to do it (no fancy proposal or anything - I think we made our decision at a Yard House over a couple beers), I had all of our vendors booked within a week and all that was left was to order a dress (or two) online, pin a bunch of useless wedding stuff on Pinterest, and wait for the day.

True story: I bought two dresses. The first one was a strapless Maria Lucia Hohan stunner with a thigh-high split in the front (I still have it). It was (and still is) beautiful, but when I saw the Needle & Thread dress, I knew it was the one (I fell in love with the beading and thought it would look better in pictures). I ordered my dress online and it fit perfectly right out of the box. I only needed to shorten the hem because #shortgirlproblems.

My something old was a diamond tennis bracelet my grandmother gave me from her jewelery collection when I graduated high school. My something new was these Christian Louboutin Sandals (I made sure to find ones I knew I could walk/stand in for hours). My something borrowed was a pot of lip gloss from my make-up artist and I painted my toenails blue (OPI's Mint Candy Apple) for my something blue.

It was very important that our dogs were part of the wedding. Just 4 months before, we found out Zuzu had cancer and we didn't know how long we would have with her, but luckily she made it and even gave us 5 more amazing months before we had to say goodbye.

This is probably one of my favorites from that day. We forgot to put Ranger inside during the ceremony, so he photo-bombed all of our ceremony pics. He must have wanted to show off his new tuxedo collar...

I would've liked to say that it was completely stress-free, but we had a few hiccups with the engagement ring and some last-minute guest list changes. Overall, things went pretty smoothly and we ended the best.day.ever. eating the best.steaks.ever. in a private room at Mastro's.

Venue: The Haehn Family (Nick's parents') Arizona Home
Photographer: Vienna Glenn
Florals: Flower Bar
Hair + Make-up: Andrea Sanchez Make-up
Lashes: Let's Lash
Brows: High Brow Scottsdale
Dress: Needle & Thread
Shoes: Christian Louboutin


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