The best part about getting ready is putting on the dress. Then it becomes real. When you put the dress on you are the bride. You’re not just getting your hair and makeup done. This isn’t just a big party. It’s official- this is a wedding (your wedding, even!), and you’re the bride. The day had gone so smoothly so far, it was no wonder that this would be perfect too. We had lots of time, lots of help, and lots of fun getting Laura into her dress and looking ready to play the part of a finished bride. Despite the heat, everyone’s makeup stayed on perfectly, hair stayed curled and straight, sweat marks stayed at bay. Everything was beautiful. Everything was perfect.