My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 4)

September 12, 2011

In the midst of doing my very best to enjoy some pink champagne and chocolate strawberries courtesy of Faena Hotel + Universe in my bridal suite, we were notified that the men had finally arrived.

The bubbly was simply not a strong enough match for the butterflies in my stomach and my nervousness was only exemplified with the news.  My Mom, not being able to resist, had to have a sneak peak at what they looked like.

She eventually returned and proclaimed in her wise wisdom:

My darling daughter, you have most handsome groom in the world eagerly awaiting to become your husband, so now it is time for you to finally relax.

Lucas spent the hour before the wedding practicing his vows over and over.

While I spent it preparing to put the dress on.

I love fashion — always have and always will.  However, having traveled to some of the most developing nations in the world I always think twice now before spending an exorbitant amount of money on it.  I honestly do not understand women who spend thousands and thousands of dollars on their wedding dress.  It makes no sense to me to spend that kind of money on something you only wear once.  Thus, before I went wedding dress shopping I set my budget quite low.  I thought it would take me months to find the dress of my dreams for the price I was willing to pay and was completely shocked when it turned out to be the second dress I tried on.

Then I heard a knock on the door.  My Dad and brother had come to check on me.  Seeing how handsome they looked completely took my breath away.

My Dad, upon seeing me, was speechless as well.  I cannot imagine the emotions he was feeling, as I am his only daughter (he has three sons).

Since the ceremony was soon about to begin, everyone left me except for Kyle, my wedding photographer.  I took a couple of deep breaths and posed for some more photos for the last time as as single woman.

Which is your favorite photo?

94 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 4)

  1. Allison

    And – had you not told the internet about the cost of your stunningly beautiful dress – no one have been any the wiser! However, I love that you shared that, especially in the era of “Say yes to the dress”. You are truly a woman after my own ($600 wedding dress) heart!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I was THIS close to not saying anything, but it’s something that I thought about A LOT during the wedding process. I kept hearing these stories of women spending as much on the dress as they did on their wedding and it blew me away! I can understand $1-2k, but $10k??? That’s a new car! I love that you only spent $600 and I bet you looked like a Goddess in it! Do you have a picture of your dress that you could send me?

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  2. AudreyDez

    It is hard to choose one favorite, but I really love the 3rd one from the bottom! Your smile is amazing, you know you’re doing the best thing in your life and the light is really beautiful!!:)

    Not to mention the beautiful dress you have! Love it!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I was delighted to finally have that dress on! I had waited WAY too long!!! I felt like a million dollars in it, too bad I was SO nervous though! I’m humbled by your precious words, merci!!! Bisous!

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  3. Annette | Bucket List Journey

    The photo of you touching your brothers chin is my favorite. It just seems like such a sweet and special moment shared between siblings. Of course, the rest are gorgeous too!

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  4. Mica

    Love love love the one of you looking at yourself in the mirror-double gorgeous Andi! The one of your dad alone is precious. I am an only child too. He looks so happy.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I think that is my favorite dress shot as well! I feel like that’s the only shot where I look completely relaxed and like myself. Isn’t my Dad precious??? I tear up every time I see his facial expression in that shot!

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  5. Alex

    First of all, these photos are out of this world! The one of you looking in the mirror is fantastic. Second, I applaud you for being sensible about your dress spending (and you still looked like a million bucks, as they say!)

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Yeah, it’s kinda unfair that I make everyone pick their favorite pic when I can’t even pick my own favorite haha! I actually paid around $200! I’m not ashamed to say it!!! 🙂

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  6. Roxanne

    That Kyle woman is amazing, isn’t she? I love all these shots. I particularly love the one of you looking in the mirror in the pink camisole while putting your necklace on. You look soft, peaceful and stunning. I am loving this journey!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      And I’m loving everyone’s sweet comments that are filling my heart with so much joy! Thank you love for your kind words!!! Yes, Kyle is a whole different level of amazing!

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  7. Amy

    Andi, you are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing all of these lovely photos! I enjoy seeing them and getting to hear all the stories. 🙂

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  8. Rachel

    I completely agree with you about the price of wedding dresses! At the wedding shop where I work, some dresses are up to £6000 (and as you’ll well know from shopping yourself, that’s the lower end of the market!). Beautiful as they are, I just can’t imagine spending that much money on something you’ll only wear for one day. So glad you managed to find such a stunning dress for such a great price! Thanks so much for posting all this – it’s not often I get to indulge in reading about two of my favourite things, weddings and travel, all at once!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      One of my patient’s and I were discussing wedding dresses, as she was getting married around the same time as me. She didn’t even blink an eye when she said that she had spent $15,000 on her dress. In fact, she almost looked elated that she had found it for THAT price! It makes me sick to my stomach. I understand that this is a once in a lifetime (hopefully!) occasion for women and we want to look our absolute best, but there ARE dresses out there that are gorgeous AND for a reasonable price. I spent more on my shoes than my dress, but I’m okay with that because I wear my shoes all of the time!!! I’m delighted that you loved the post and my dress. XO

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  9. Mack Reynolds

    Wow Andi, these are some really great photos. I hope it was everything you had hoped for. Many blessings and well wishes.

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  10. Deidre

    You look absolutely stunning and I love seeing your family all together for the special day! It is so sweet that your grandparents sent you something so they could be there in spirit!

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  11. Lucy Wanders

    I may be a little late to the party but I just had to take a moment to say that your dress was lovely and it looks you have just a wonderful family, too. My favorite picture is easily the one of you looking in the mirror, you can just see how much you are glowing and here’s my big belated congrats!

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