- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
So, this recap will be long. I like details. 🙂 There are plenty of pics!
Weddings are strange issues – you want this one day to be the bestdayevar and there is so much pressure to make it amazing. The day was wonderful and we had a great time. It was too expensive, but the money spent was totally worth it. I had some regrets/annoyences on the day-of; but all of that has since fadded and I’m left with only the happy memories.
We both got ready in our apartment and without anybody else there but the photographers. At first, I thought that it might be strange, but we had a great time taking pictures. Plus, after I had gotten my hair done, we went to lunch together. At this point, the day is still so sureal.
The pictures that we took in the apartment are my favorites – since this is where we normally spend our time together (other than eating out). And finally! A picture of my engagement ring!
And of course, we have the obligatory thesearen’tposedbuthteyreallyare pictures.
I loved our cereomony. I cried through almost the whole thing. It was a perfect completely-not-religious representation of our relationship. My mom read Sonnet 116 and I walked down the aisle to Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love. We had a ring warming that people loved even though the rings didn’t make it to everyone. And finally, the wedding was more real.
Apparently, after I handed my bouquet off to my sister, she tried to get my brother to hold it (he was also standing up with us). But he wouldn’t take it!
I was so happy in this moment.
Props to our photographer for making our cake look good in pictures ’cause it looked aweful in real life. It was one of three things that didn’t go well. Mostly because it was sliding off the back and secondly because the pipping was pink instead of white.
And props again for making the tableclothes look grey. They were supposed to be grey, but had this horrible (at least to me) lavender undertone. Urgh. Suddenly the wedding was pink and purple: my worst nightmare.
I probably wouldn’t have noticed these things if we would have been behind schedule. But we were ready to be married forty minutes ahead of schedule and I had too much time to nit-pick everything.
I had to keep in mind: back when we first started planning, the three things that we decided were most important were the photography, the venue and the food. And those three things were more perfect that I could imagine. I think deciding on those right away was the best thing we could have done.
The menu for the night was awesome. We had guac and chips, penne with vodka sauce, bulgogi with scallion cakes and kimchi, tandoori and curray vegetables with satay chicken and lamp chops, and a grilled pineapple salad with pistachios. We were in heaven: the food was beyond perfect.
The first dance = most of my regret that kept me up that night. We were unsure about it. But since we weren’t doing any other ‘wedding-ish’ activities, we dicided to keep it in. It was awkward and terrible. We were planning on dancing and then going to dance with the respective parents. But, DH parents were nowhere to be found so I ended up having to grab my brother. It was just disorganized. Now, alsomst a week out, my embarssment is almost gone. But, my advice is: if you are unsure, don’t do it!
We got some lovely picutes out of it though! You would never be able to tell that we were having an aweful moment. 🙂
Since we had the ceremony and reception at the museum, the exhibits were open for everybody to see. I know people loved it!! And, I was (very, very) surprised to discover that my socially inept friends are crazy dancers! We never stopped dancing until it was time to go and our DJ was awesome. My nephew (a gymnast) entertained everyone with a awesome break-dancing moment – completely stealing the show.
It was a wonderful day – and it still doesn’t seem real. I am so thankful to all our family members and great friends that were so supportive.
What I learned: tipping is awkward – I really don’t know if we gave enough
How Much We Spent:
Total: about 22000