Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal
You might remember a blog I wrote last year, Personal Wedding Traditions. I shared with all of you a tradition that started a couple generations ago with my family. Not knowing her daughter, and her daughter’s daughters would follow in her footsteps, my grandma took a picture with her mom in front of a beautiful vanity set…
I knew I needed to have this picture, there was never a doubt in my mind, but I was faced with a problem. My church was over an hour away from my mom’s house; if I had the photographer, videographer and limo all start at my mom’s, it would eat up a lot of time and they would leave the reception early. This bothered me for months, and month, and months…it wasn’t until the month before the wedding that we came up with a solution! We did a pre- wedding photo shoot at my mom’s house at Thanksgiving, just a few weeks before the wedding!
It was perfect, almost. The only thing missing that would have made it absolutely perfect was my grandma. I wish she was able to be in my pictures, looking in the mirror with me and my mom. I know we can’t see her in the pictures, but I do know in my heart that she was there.
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