Friday, September 2, 2011

Bridals + the Groom = Groomals

Before we were wed, Jean Paul and I decided to take pictures together. Me, in my dress. Him, in his tux. 

At first I was very much against it, because it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride's dress before the wedding day--but the more I thought about it and talked to former brides, I came to the conclusion that for the sake of good lighting and weather, we would take pictures before the wedding. 

So, without further ado, here is the epic unveiling (haha) I mentioned in this post, when Jean Paul saw me for the first time in my dress:


















All pictures were taken by the talented Tracy Hill. 

91 comments:

  1. K I'm a stalker I know.. but I just have to say that I think this is the cutest idea EVER. Seriously, I love that you got his reaction on camera. I also am kind of obsessed with your bridal gown. Love the lace.

    Congratulations Grace. :)

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    1. beautiful post guys...love it...that is so cute...btw

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    2. http://nickky01ways.blogspot.in Hope to see you there

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    3. Can you email me the number of the lady who made your dress? ? I seriously looovvvee it! lundinlexi@gmail.com

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  2. i am obsessssed with your dress. quite possibly the prettiest one i have ever ever seen.

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  3. too cute! I wish i would of done this with Matson. We did groomals and sooo happy we did so we had good pictures from that day and not all rushed and such!

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  4. Do you happen to know where she got her dress?

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  5. wow, I'm so happy I found you thru pinterest. you are beautiful, and so is this post! I just stalked your gorgeous wedding pics. xoxo

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  6. I had it made by a woman named Penelope Perkins! She lives in Salt Lake City.
    Thank you all so much :)

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  7. That is a beautiful dress! do you think you could maybe email me penelopes number?! noorda_soccer@hotmail.com

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  8. Some of the best bridals/ groomals I have ever seen!

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  9. I NEED to find this dress for my wedding next year! Where did she find it?? PLEASE e-mail me the link? bazookagirl631@comcast.net

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  10. I would also love Penelope's contact info or website if she is still making dresses. (offerman@mc.edu) Your dress is my vision come to life! You're a beautiful bride and the pictures are stunning! :)

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  11. Ok,much like your other followers - I love your dress. It is perfection. Are you selling it by any chance?

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  12. Also really want to know how to get ahold of Penelope Perkins! kariannwardlaw@hotmail.com Thank you thank you!

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  13. I LOVE your dress! I also would appreciate a link to the dress or just direct me to the place I could buy it. I've been dreaming of & looking for a dress just like this for my big day. My email is erinkaywebster@gmail.com.

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  14. Not selling but possibly renting :) let me know if you are interested!

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    1. I am interested in renting it! could you please contact me? Chelseaweaver25@gmail.com

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    2. I am interested in renting your beautiful dress as well! Please contact me so we can go over details. am.moonrise@gmail.com

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    3. I'm interested in renting your dress. Please contact me with details at sameangel08@yahoo.com. Thanks! :)

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    5. AHHH! I think your dress is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Would you really consider renting it out?!? Please please please contact me so we can talk some details! :] watts7653@gmail.com. Thank you!

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    6. This is MY DREAM DRESS!!!!!! Very interested in renting if you still have it available! camillamuir@hotmail.com

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  15. Your dress is absolutely stunning! Would you mind emailing me your designers contact info? You made a gorgeous bride! Xo britni.beaman@gmail.com

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  16. such a beautiful idea. I love it :) adorable couple you two!

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  17. Love the dress. I would greatly appreciate if you could give me the contact information for Penelope Perkins. I've been looking for a lace wedding dress and have had very little luck. Thanks! My email is kori.millage@yahoo.com

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  18. I LOVE this dress. Its exactly what I am looking for! Can someone shoot me the info?

    alishayoung999@gmail.com

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  19. Me too me too!! I found this dress on pinterest, where I have already collected several pics of lacey dresses, and THIS is my FAVORITE one hands down!! Could you please share penelope/s phone/email with me?? I'm at adriana.campos07 [at] gmail.com. Hopefully she'll make this one in bulk as it seems really popular!! ~ Adriana

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  20. I hate to sound like the broken record here, but could I get the contact info for your seamstress too? You look absolutely adorable!!!!! my email is jon06012@byui.edu

    thanks!
    Kaylene

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  21. I am super interested in renting your dress. Are you still in Utah? If not, I would love to have penelope's number as well ( poor girl haha )

    Michellemettenet@gmail.com

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  22. LIke so many other people.. I love your dress, will you send me Penelope's contact information pretty please?! Grace you look flat-out stunning. I would be more than willing to rent it from you.... My name is Lindsay, my email is linds.goodrich@hotmail.com.... Phone number is 801-833-1723 if you want to just text me :) THANKS!!!! :)

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  23. I am absolutely in love with your dress( as so do all your followers!!) this dress is stunning, never seen anything like it!!! Would you mind sending me the same information? for the seamstress and designer? that would be SO great!! you are such a stunning girl!!
    lexieberrett13@gmail.com

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  24. can I as well get the information or rent the dress? Sorry i feel bad for being another person to ask!
    noelle_wyeth@yahoo.com THANK YOU!

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  25. I'd be interested in renting it! It's gorgeous! Would you send me your info? Size and and measurements. Are you in salt lake city? Jessicantuers@gmail.com

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  26. I would also love the contact info for the woman that made the dress please. I feel bad asking since it seems so many are interested, but it's just stunning! j.lowe7@hotmail.com

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  27. Ok...I feel so bad....just another person stalking your awesome wedding photos. This dress is exactly what i've been looking for. Would you mind emailing me Penelope's info? That would be so awesome! Thanks so much!
    sommchick@gmail.com

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  28. To copycat nearly every comment, I LOVE your dress. I know it's kind of weird when strangers make personal comments but you really are stunning and I am in love with this whole post.
    Would you mind terribly adding me to the plethora of people to send Penelope's info to?

    dani.richards@aggiemail.usu.edu

    Thanks a bunch!

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  29. Okay so I know everyone above has said the same thing, but this is my dream wedding dress!! I'm getting married in August and I would absolutely love the information on your designer/seamstress. Would that be okay? My email is chloe.briscoe24@gmail.com Thank you so much, it is so gorgeous!

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  30. I also am adding to this long list of interested ladies that loooooove your dress. It is timeless and you look stunning. I almost cried going through your picutures! Could you pass my info along as well? :) Thank you!!! God Bless! toyek09@gmail.com

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  31. I'm sorry to bug you about this again, but I just can't help myself. I am so in love with your dress. Could you also send me your seamstress's information & any information you have about renting your dress. It is simply stunning! michelia.perry@gmail.com

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  32. I have been looking and looking and your dress is perfect. I am not sure if you would be willing to also give me any information you can about your dress but it would mean so much. You look stunning.
    celsieej@gmail.com

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  33. I also love your dress. I absolutely love the sleeves on it, and I'm very interested in renting it and/or getting your seamstress's information as well. My email is missyjc12@yahoo.com
    If you are renting it, what are the sizes/measurements?
    Thank you so much!

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  34. hello...same as everyone else i'm looking for a dress like this. can you send me penelope's info? christinebron@gmail.com

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  35. Please email me Penelope's contact information, too. sondra_rachel@yahoo.com Thank you so very much!

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  36. I'd like her info too pls. Kandjallred@hotmail.com
    Love your pict too, you loved stunning

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  37. Hahaha Penelope might be overwhelmed after this xD But hey, you got the word out about her dresses ;D

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  38. How much did your dress cost to be designed?

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  39. If you don't mind shooting me an email I'd be happy to tell you :)

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  40. Wow! So many love your dress already and here is one more! Can I have the designers email address as well? Thanks so much! And congratulations! Joettamcfadden@yahoo.com

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  41. I love your dress as well!!!! Woul you mind emailing me her info? Luckyducky169@gmail.com

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  42. Just like everyone else, I am also in love with your dress!! Could you also email me any designer/seamstress information? Thanks so much! kendracarey10@gmail.com

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  43. I LOVE your dress. Where did you get it?!

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  44. Hi Grace Elizabeth,

    I loved your dress, I'd also like to find out about renting it or getting a hold of your seamstress, BEAUTIFUL DRESS!! verah17@gmail.com

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  45. Hello Grace.

    Im in love with lace and my wedding will be lace and pale pink. I have not found a dress yet and would like more info on renting it or having Penelope Perkins make me a duplicate. Please email me at vikapika09@yahoo.com

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  46. Nice post. I learn something more difficult on completely different blogs everyday. It is going to always be stimulating to learn content from different writers and follow a bit of something from their store.

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  47. I study one thing more challenging on different blogs everyday. It would at all times be stimulating to read content material from other writers and follow a bit something from their store. I'd want to make use of some with the content on my weblog whether or not you don't mind.

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  48. Your dress and pictures are lovely. I'd love to know more about the dress and the designer if you wouldn't mind emailing me. I know you are being bombarded with emails, so sorry for adding one more request. riesenke@gmail.com

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  49. I love your dress! Could you please email me the info on the dress...also if you don't mind me asking the cost of it that would be great to know too! Thanks! jessicastenquist@gmail.com

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  50. Oh my goodness that is the dress of my DREAMS!!!!! I am in absolute love! Please let me know where you got it! Thanks!! autum.hammons93@buc.blinn.edu

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  51. 2 years later, people are still loving your dress. Would you provide me with Penelope Perkins' info as well? Thanks, Nicole (nicole.marett@gmail.com)

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  52. Would also love Penelope Perkins' email address, if you would be so kind :)

    haleynchristensen@gmail.com

    Your dress is GORGEOUS!

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  53. http://www.penelopesdresses.com/

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  54. Dear Grace Elizabeth:

    Your dress is so so beautiful. Could I, too, have the info for Penelope/how much it cost? Thank you so much, and I hope you're finding your marriage to be even more beautiful than you're wedding!

    -Ema
    yerg@siu.edu

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  55. Again, like EVERYONE else I absolutely LOVE your dress! Could you also send me Penelope's email/phone/ or anyways to contact her?! And also how much it cost to make the dress?! Absolutely in love with your dress and loved how gorgeous your wedding was! Please email back at kenzielcox@gmail.com thank you so much!!

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  56. Your probably getting tired of being asked this, but if you have the time I too would like to know the contact info for the dress maker and the cost. I would also like to know if yours is for sale and or rent and if so whats the size and height and pricing for it. Thanks so much. My email is mz18sweetheart@gmail.com

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  57. Grace Elizabeth; I love your dress as well, just like everyone else. It's beautiful. The lace, the belt, and how it's temple ready! I have tried to find information and some prices from and about Penelope Perkins just so I wouldn't have to bother ya..but she's kind of hard to find. If you wouldn't mind emailing me, I would love to ask you a few questions.:) Thanks a million

    Oh..my name is Sage, I almost forgot.
    sage2328@yahoo.com

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  58. Hi I wanted to know where the bridesmaids dresses are from :) they are so beautiful! If you could, please email me at mariahmay12@yahoo.com. thanks :)

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  59. What a amazing blog ever I seen on the intenret. Thanks Elizabe

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  60. Hi,first of all you are gorgeous! I love your idea of the blindfold, and I absolutely love love love your dress! If you aren't too tired of responding to requests.... please please send me Penelope's address!!

    Thanks so much,

    Carole

    cjbeebee@yahoo.com

    Have a Happily Ever After!

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  61. If you could possibly email me any information on your dress (seamstress information, cost, etc.). I am absolutely in love with your dress. It's modest exactly like I need and it's lace. The two things I'm looking for in my perfect wedding dress!!!! My e-mail is lucky_baby_12@yahoo.com.

    Thanks in advance,
    Erin

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  62. Grace,
    I love your dress! It is beautiful. My sister is getting married and trying to find the perfect dress. I would love the contact info. for Penelope Perkins about your dress. How much did it cost? My sister lives in SLC too, so that might work out perfect!
    Thanks, Mindy
    mindysland1@hotmail.com

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  63. Grace,
    Along with everyone else, I too am in love with your dress! If you could email more info about it that would be great.
    Thank you so much,
    Dana
    danabshumway@hotmail.com

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  64. Grace,
    I'm obsessed with your dress and you are seriously gorgeous. If you still have the designers info could you please send it to me a long with everybody else! kenziemartin21@gmail.com Thanks a bunch.
    Kenzie

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  65. you are just stunning! I would love to have the information too! Thank you so much! what a wonderful idea!
    lora.gardner@gmail.com

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  66. Oh and also I am wondering about renting your dress! Thanks

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  67. Like the million others. Please email me at monica.monterroza@gmail.com VERY INTERESTED IN DRESS - Thank you so much

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  68. I hope you have a ready made email to respond to all of these requests! Your dress is absolutely stunning, I would love the information for Penelope. I promise I scrolled through all of the comments hoping it was just posted, but no such luck. My email address is basmall09@gmail.com Thanks!!

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  69. love love love this! i'm totally stealing it :)))

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  70. I to would love to know about your dress!! :) hayley_henderson@aol.com

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  71. I would love Penelope's number!

    whitneynpearson@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  72. Hi! I came across your picture on Pinterest, and I also have been drooling over your dress. Did you have a pattern you gave to your seamstress? Would you mind giving me Penelope's contact info and a rough cost of what it might cost to have a similar dress made? My email is kendra_gerber@hotmail.com. Thank-you so much!

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  73. Awh *.* So cute!
    Your dress was adorable and the idea of blindfold him was just great!

    Virna
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  74. Who made this dress!!??? someone please email me the info for this designer!!! EllisChristina.93@gmail.com

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  75. Omgg can someone please email me penelope's information for the dress? vegakaren91@yahoo.com

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  76. this white dress is looking so sexy and this dress is more comfortable to summer time.
    bridesmaid dresses with Lace

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  77. Okay I'm getting married next April and HAVE to have this dress! How can I get in touch with Penelope Perkins to get started with it all? autaum2014@gmail.com

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  78. Wanted to find out how much the dress was, and if you are still renting it out. bethrich2@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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