- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I meant to post my recap much earlier, but this month has been so busy!
First, here’s a link to my gallery with some professional pics a good college friend of ours did: http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/our-wedding-day-9292012
And now, some of my favorite moments:
1. The “Ad Hoc Salon” in my kitchen. I had asked my oldest sister to do my hair and makeup, and I’d originally planned to get my nails done at a salon before the rehearsal. My sisters took me to Atlantic City for my bachelorette that Thursday, and we didn’t get back to my apartment until it was almost time to leave for the rehearsal. Instead, one of my other sisters volunteered to do my French manicure the morning of the wedding. I sat in the kitchen while on sister curled my hair and another sister did my nails. Made for some priceless pictures.
2. Our failed first look photos. I told our families and bridal party to get to the venue no later than 1:30, because we were doing all the photos before the ceremony. My husband and his family got there on time (his parents live much closer to the venue than we do), but my sisters and I hit some major traffic and didn’t get there till almost 2:00. We had just enough time for a quick first look before guests started arriving. Our photographer had my husband hide while I came outside, then his best man led him out with his eyes closed. He wouldn’t open his eyes when we told him to, so our romantic first look turned into me shouting, “Just open your goddamn eyes already and look at me!” We did get some cute couple shots later, though. 😛
3. Getting photos of my entire family together. I was adopted as a baby, raised as an only child, and met my entire birth family right after I turned 19. All of my siblings (fully biologial siblings), my birth mother, my biological grandfather, and obviously my own parents were all there and I got my first complete family photo with all of them in it, adoptive and biological families both. The gravity of that moment and both my families coming together like that didn’t hit me until several days into the honeymoon.
4. My husband starting to cry when I walked down the aisle. He cried during our vows too, which I honestly didn’t expect. It was really sweet and surprising to see him so emotional.
5. All the goofy pictures I took with friends and family in the photobooth. Especially with my dad.
6. The swing circle we did instead of a bouquet and garter toss. My husband and I used to swing dance together in college, as did many of our friends who came to the wedding. One of our traditions (for birthdays and special events) is a swing circle, where everyone cirles around the honored couple and takes turns cutting in to dance for the duration of the song. It was so much fun and I got to dance with a lot of old friends I haven’t danced with since college!
7. Our recessional song playing on the radio 5 mins. before my sisters and I got to the venue. I was so stressed about running late, but as soon as that song came on, I knew it was going to be a magical day. 🙂