The weekend kicked off with all of the bridesmaids gathering at Pharsalia to make our own bouquets with flowers freshly picked from the historic home’s garden. I am not a flower person whatsoever, I’ve never made a flower arrangement, and I literally cannot have flowers in my apartment because Hampden will eat them, so needless to say, this was not a part of the day I was looking forward to. However, it became one of my favorite parts of the weekend. I couldn’t stop adding flowers to my bouquet, which ended up overflowing with peonies, snap dragons, and foxglove. The afternoon of flower arranging was followed by a rehearsal dinner at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company — a perfectly casual way to start the celebrations.
Though it rained — poured — on and off the day of the wedding, the mountains are gorgeous even through the mist. I managed to snap the few pictures below, but you can head over to Polly C Photography to see all of the professional photos. It’s totally Style Me Pretty worthy. Also,
Polly is usually based in Chicago, so if you’re in the Windy City and need a stunning shoot, give her a shout!
Also, I did my sister (not the bride) and my mom’s makeup in addition to mine on the day of the wedding, and these are my go to products for weddings, and just for every day. They’re pretty, feminine, and they last.