I’m sorry I haven’t written or updated in a few months; life most definitely got in the way. But in the few months leading up the big day, my road to weight loss continued and was a success. I am proud to say that on my wedding day, I weighed 155 pounds, was the healthiest I’ve been in my whole life, felt toned and fit, and looked exactly the way I wanted to look on one of the happiest days of my life.
Since my last post back in July, where I gave you the details of my amazing dual bachelorette parties, I’ve continued my workouts with my trainer and aunt, Bonne Marcus, dedicated myself to my routines at the gym five days a week, and continued to eat right (for the most part). The last few months leading up the wedding, I was lucky enough to train with Bonne two to three times a week to really kick it up a notch. In those months, we really focused on the areas that would be showing in my dress: my arms, shoulders and butt. I spent more time strength training, which really helped push my weight loss to the next level and make it show.
We had our rehearsal dinner the Thursday night before the wedding at a cute Italian restaurant in Long Island, where we were able to properly thank our families and our bridal party for all of their love and support throughout our engagement. For gifts, I gave each of my girls a black satin robe to wear the morning of the wedding as we got ready, a lacquered black and white jewelry box from C Wonder with her first initial on it, and a bracelet to wear with her dress. In addition to those gifts, I got my maid and matron of honor something else special to thank them for their hard work with my bridal shower and bachelorette parties. I gave my sister (my matron of honor) a pair of sunglasses and a picnic basket she wanted, and I gave my maid of honor, Heather, a Kate Spade watch. Aside from being able to thank those we love and appreciate, I wore my first open back dress ever, which was a huge accomplishment for me! I wore a lace dress from Express with the back cut out and, for the first time, did not feel fat. I was so happy I could wear it and feel good in it and not feel like “that girl” wearing something that she can't pull off.
The Wedding Day
Although I woke up with a sad and heavy heart the morning of my wedding with my uncle’s passing, I was more than thrilled to be marrying my best friend. The night before, all of my bridesmaids came over for dessert and champagne for my last night of singlehood. I also said my last goodbye to my fiancé before he became my husband and gave him his gifts to open the next morning. I gave him a book of a boudoir shoot I did for him (which was super hot!), a Jimmy Choo cologne he wanted, a watch, and a pair of Jordan 1s, which I designed on Nike ID in black and white with our wedding date inscribed on them, for him to wear to the reception.
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Here are a few before & after photos: