Monday, January 28, 2013


Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The day Scott Maddux first saw me in my wedding dress. 
For photography purposes, we decided to do a bridal/groomal session 
three days before we got married. 
And, I'm so glad we did. 

The day started early. 
I bounced from salon to salon while my parents and Scott were busy running errands. 
We drove separately to the Temple 
and had our girl, Annie, snap some photos of the first encounter. 
We mostly just laughed and couldn't believe this was actually happening. 
Shiz was getting real, people. 

This post would not be complete without a few thank yous. 
My dear friend, Katelin, tagged along for this event last minute. 
And I'm so happy she did. 
She was a lifesaver. 
She'd been through this process before and was so eager to help. 
From fixing my hair to reapplying lip gloss, this girl did it all. 
She even put up with my annoying self and would take out my veil only to put it back in three poses later. 
Kate, I don't know what I would have done without you!

While my mom helped me get in my dress, my dad was busy helping Scott get ready. 
I still laugh at this moment. 
I had told Scott to pick out a tie while he was in the city. 
I loved the navy suit he bought and just figured he'd find a great tie. 
So, just to make sure he had all his bases covered, 
he bought about ten ties and brought them to Arizona. 
I was such a brat and didn't like any of them. 
He ended up wearing one of my dad's ties that was completely what I had in mind. 
Douglas saved the day once again. 

And sweet Mendi Sue was the best thing any bride could hope for. 
She catered to our every need.
She patiently helped me get into my dress and buttoned more than 50 buttons. 
She held my flowers, veil, etc. 
She was there every step of the way.
What a champ.  
I was so happy she got to experience this with us. 
Afterward, she treated us all to Costa Vida. 
There was nothing this bride wanted more that day than some sweet pork. 
Get in my belly. 

And of course, Scotty. 
Thank you for putting up with me. 
You always make me laugh, especially, in situations like these. 
I know you secretly love having your picture taken. 
And it's a good thing - cause we still had thousands more to smile for later that week.
Get ready for picture overload -- cause I know you haven't seen enough yet. 


  1. I still can't get over how gorgeous you look in all these pictures (and in real life!)

  2. Aw! Love love love everything about this!


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