I’ll share more about my hair in a separate post, but here are the photos from getting ready at Mansion Hill Inn in Madison, WI. Pat and I also spent our wedding night there. It is arguably the most romantic and luxurious hotel/inn in Madison. Because it is owned by the same company that Pat worked for in Madison, we got the employee rate! My bridesmaids (my four fabulous sisters-in-law) and I got ready there before the ceremony.
I had the good fortune of having two wonderful ladies get me ready for my big day. I worked with Anna Lutzke of Be Inspired Salon and Erin Helley, a make-up artist for Chanel. I cannot say enough nice things about these two! I felt so amazing and beautiful on my actual wedding, but now looking at the photos I really appreciate the magic that they did in transforming my face and hair.
Pat and I wrote each other love letters to read while we were getting ready. Reading these sweet words from Pat brought the first tears to my eyes of the day but at the same time settled my nerves!
I created these cards and wrote a note for each of my future sisters-in-law that I gave them with a pair of handmade earrings. I wanted something small to give them to say thanks for all of their help setting up and getting me ready. I’m so lucky to marry into a family full of amazing women. Speaking of amazing women, that’s my mother-in-law helping me get into my dress. She was absolutely my rock throughout the wedding preparations. She came to Madison and stayed with us the week leading up to the wedding. She kept me focused and helped out with all the last minute DIY’s that made the wedding so special!
See more of our wedding photos & DIYs:
DIY Hanging Twine Balls
First Look Wedding Photos, Part I
First Look Wedding Photos, Part II
Wedding Dance Party Photos
Wedding Details – Dessert Table & Table Decorations
Wedding Updo – How to Chalk Your Hair
Wedding Ceremony Pictures
Wedding Getting Ready Pictures
Vintage Drawer Pulls as Placecard Holders DIY
DIY Wedding Photobooth Setup with Printable
DIY Gilded Upcycled Plastic Cups
DIY Glitter Upcycled Silverware
DIY Honey Jar Wedding Favors
Rustic Wedding Cake Frosting Technique
Stuffed S’mores Cupcakes Recipe
DIY Glitter Swizzle Sticks
DIY Embossed Envelopes
Engagement Photos, Part I
Engagement Photos, Part II