Joy: Our Wedding – Getting Ready

After a busy morning of  hair appointments and picking up our bouquets, my maid of honor Kristen and I finally arrived at Augustana College to start getting ready! My bridesmaids met us in what we affectionately called our “Getting Ready Room,” which actually was the make-up room that the theatre cast uses before each show. Full of mirrors and lights, the room was perfect for a bunch of girls getting beautiful!

So, as Kristen wrote furiously, finishing her maid of honor speech…


My new sister-in-law Larissa was my make-up artist extraordinaire!


My hair needed a few more bobby pins…


And just like that, my make-up was done! Larissa used mostly Bare Minerals products, as well as some Loreal and Maybelline eyeshadow and mascara to finish off the look. Larissa and I had two make-up trials before the big day to get the look exactly right – I’ve never felt so beautiful!


My Mom arrived at Augustana with my gown, and it was almost time to get dressed!


While we girls were getting beautified, the boys were getting ready across campus!



Stay tuned…the dress reveal is coming up next!

{Photos by the outstandingly talented Creative Kindling, our photographers}