I didn't buy a pretty hanger with my new last name or anything. I tried to use a wooden hanger with a bit of our "wedding ribbon" tied around it, but the dress kept falling off, so I ended up using the plastic hanger. Oh well. It barely made the picture anyway.
I stepped into the dress and my sister and mom helped zip it up.
After a tense moment when my sister messed up the logistics of securing my bra to the dress so it wouldn't show, I was in.
The dress was on, but I wasn't done yet. I had to put my belt on...
...and attach my brooch to it.
I got a little help blinging up my dress.
Next up was my favorite part of my bridal ensemble: my lace bolero.
And with that, I became a bride!
...and a veil...
...and I was ready to get married!
All photos by Andrew Collings Photography