Friday, September 21, 2007

Just a bit of Narcissism, but I'm rather Excited

Did I ever tell you guys that I won free bridal portraits? Well, I did! I know, I've been married a year and a half. Recently my wedding photographer held a drawing for free bridal portraits and I was the winner. Woot! I was pretty excited to get dressed up in my wedding dress and pose for the evening. She did a fabulous job, just as she did with my wedding pictures (which are on this here blog somewhere).

This session was so great because I was so laid back and casual about it. I mean hello? I'm already married so this was just for fun. I recommend all brides have pictures after the fact. There was no stress or pressure, I did my own hair and make-up, and the flower are a seasonal mix my husband and I picked up that morning and tied together with a pretty ribbon I had at home.

I think the pictures turned out lovely. Also, you may notice that I took a bit of an, um, excursion if you will. The photographer was super excited when I dunked right in. I mean, after all, my next husband won't want me to wear this dress. (Kidding, kidding! I'm only kidding! Besides, the little adventure didn't hurt it at all. It's as pristine as ever and ready for me to cut up to make a Christening Gown for our children. By the way, I made my own veil. I know, toot, toot!) Be sure to scroll to the end for a little, um, surprise twist!






(yes, that's real fountain!)
(yes, I'm plunged)
(what? you don't float lazy river style in your wedding dress? that's weird!)
Now are you ready for the fun part? Well you didn't think I was going to look like a show-off did you? So here goes, if you read this post (and I know you did, I can see that you know) then you have to post a few of your bridal pics and link back so we can all look at them. I don't care if they are snapshots, a portrait session, or on the wedding day.
AND, it gets better. Email me your favorite and we're going to have a little bridal photo gallery over here. Send them to themrsm (at) gmail (dot) com.
Get to scanning and sending, even if you were married a million years ago. Don't ruin the fun for everyone!

12 comments:

Zoe D. said...

I can't believe you jumped in! HA. Where was that? Were there a lot of people around? Too funny. I'll play:) Pics coming soon.

Swistle said...

Those turned out so great! You look beautiful! And soggy!

brittny said...

Oh I want to cry! :( My wedding pictures are back in Oklahoma! All I have is my video and a book of all the thumbnails. What's that called again? I don't remember... anyway- I so wish I ha dmine right now. You look GORGEOUS! by the way. I can't believe you jumped either! How's your dress!?

The Robbins Nest said...

Those pictures are fantastic!!! what a great idea!!!

Kas said...

I love it! I'm in the same situation as Brittny.. I'm pretty sure my mom has all my bridal portraits back home. :( And I'm also sure it would take her about a week of digging to find them! Thanks for sharing yours though! They are fantastic!

Michelle said...

That looks too fun! You just rock, Mrs. M. Congrats on winning the photos...
I've been married for 5 years this October, but sadly, I have no photos to share. I never got to have my "dream wedding"...long story...but I was 4 months pregnant when I got married at the courthouse, so I can't share mine with you all. I didn't have a dress, a veil, or anything really to remember that day by. I do have a wonderful husband though, and that's all that counts.
I can't wait to see everyone's photos! :)

JayJenny said...

That was awesome, especially you in the water. Definitely not something you could have done pre-wedding! I'll send a few your way...

Alicia said...

HA! I love that you jumped in.....wedding pictures are up on my blog!

(¯'·.¸ Emmy♥Lou said...

Oh wow! I can't believe you got in the water. How cool is that. I would like to play.. but my pictures aren't that great.

You look like a model in those pictures... can't believe how great they turned out.

Kristen Miller said...

That's so awesome Mrs. M! You are my hero. How much freakin' fun would that be? Just floating around in your wedding dress...GREATNESS!!! Thanks for sharing, you look fabulous. :)

laurenjean said...

mrs m - thank you so much for the invite. I am fully and happily returning the favor, if you would so indulge me!
these pictures are fantastic - you are gorgeous!!!!!!! i will send you my faves too!!!!!!

Rusti said...

I love the pics! You look fabulous!! I'll post a few of mine soon - be sure to check in when you have a chance!!