Post # 1
What’s the one thing from your wedding that you will remember for the rest of your life?
It can be anything, ie: first time you saw him, walking down the aisle, having a moment with family, anything.
I’m curious to know what’s the one thing that stood out to you that to this day you still remember and will always remember.
Post # 3
Well we eloped & did everything ass-backwards. We spent the night together, he already saw me in my dress…etc & we were completely alone. So I would have to say the time we spent in the morning getting ready together. To be together right before and know what we were about to do was exciting, intimate, just crazy. Loved it <3
Post # 4
Oh wow… so many things. I remember the sense of calm I had when I woke up, which was totally unexpected. The drive to the venue and thinking I was gonig to vomit, and then the immediate sense of calm I had walking down the aisle with my dad. I will always remember the tears in his eyes and him holding my hands as we said our vows. Our first dance, dancing with my dad. The crazy party that was the reception and our last song with all of our friends and family surrounding us with giant hugs…
Maybe that was the moment, that last one. Made me tear up… 🙂
Post # 5
Is it awful one of my favourite moments was after it was all said and done, I drove home (truck and wedding dress, yes!!) from our venue and we sat on our front porch (about 4am?) in my dress and DH in suit, both with beer in hand, DH had a cigar and I sat and read our guestbook. We just sat an read the comments, shared memories of the day. It was a hot summer night, and just a great way to unwind after such an incredible day!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I’ll always remember our last dance. We did a combo of “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” into “A Really Cool Dance Song” by Bowling for Soup. It was so much fun! It was pretty late (past midnight), and we were exhausted, but we danced as though we were the only two who existed. Even in my five inch heels and gigantic ball gown, I could still manage a pretty decent bunny hop. It was our moment just to be us on during our wedding.
And the kids. The wedding had a rough start, but once the reception started, my DJ was playing the best ’90s music ever and the kids were all getting down. It was the best!
Post # 7
I like this thread already. What I won’t forget…
1) First look…I was hesitant to do this but DH wanted to so he wouldn’t be so nervous. I literally look like I’m sneaking up on him in our pictures….he has a look like “What’s going on behind me?”
2) Our pictures…seeing us give each other that “look” is priceless. I didn’t know I looked at him like that!
3) The fact that DH’s parents saw each other for the first time since their divorce 15 years prior. DH was worried they’d act crazy but they were talking, laughing at the reception and exchanged phone numbers. They’ve talked a few times since the wedding. I love my new family!
4) DH probably won’t forget that his brother (only sib) went out for a smoke break after the ceremony and missed our Vegas strip photo tour. So he’s not in any of those pics. But we actually got great pics of him smiling (he never smiles in photos) at the reception.
Post # 8
When I think of my wedding the first thing that comes to my mind is the way I felt. I was on cloud nine and happy than I had even been in my life. I couldn’t stop smiling and was so giddy. But if it was a moment or a time in that day it would be our ceremony. We were both so silly and acting like such little kids, if I had any fears they all went away standing next to him at the alter.
Post # 9
Awww all of these are great ladies thanks for sharing! I’m actually getting emotional reading these posts (I’m a softy hehe).
@deetroitwhat: That sounds wonderful the fact that you guys got ready together is sweet
@StaceyA: That’s so special, I always wonder if FI will have tears as I walk down the aisle, I tease him about it hehe
@Beebug: I love that! What a nice way to finish off your day by unwinding and reading the notes loved ones wrote.
@Mrs. Gremmlin: I’m so looking forward to seeing all our kids at the reception, can’t wait.
@texasbee: Awww so sweet! We are not doing a first look, instead we are doing a first touch. We won’t be seeing each other but will be opposite sides of a door and just holding hands without seeing one another.
Keep them coming!
Post # 10
@couawilou: We had been out together with family the night before. When we were coming back from my father’s, where my sister was DIY our flowers, we realized how late it was. Long after midnight, and already our wedding day. We were driving down this country road with no lights in a huge blizzard. Sheets of snow being pushed by the wind, pushing the car off the road as we went and couldn’t see a damn thing. I remember feeling like it was a sad, sad metaphor for life, and being very glad he was the one driving me, hahaha.
Mine was too recent, so I still remember everything 🙂 How hard it was to feed him breakfast in the morning after a night of him not sleeping a wink, waiting in the mall with my sister to be picked back up and taken to our hair/mu appointment after realizing that the store we needed was closed, how my sister carried a thing of gingerale with her all day because she’d had a bad dream about me needing some day of and her not having any. I’ll always remember how badly my legs were shaking throughout the whole ceremony. I’ll also remember that he made everyone in the room laugh with his personal vows and me feeling like… why can’t I do that? I remember being so shocked that after having gone through all the trouble to be 200% sure that we would have an opportunity to eat dinner that I honestly did not feel like I could at all… but that the mushroom soup tasted heavenly.
I remember dancing with my grandpa and realizing half way through that the song he picked was so long and hoping with all my might that his heart didn’t give out. Thaaaat was terrifying, he was really giviner!
Post # 11
1) The look in my husbands eyes during our first look. They were filled with tears and you could see the love in them. I will never forget the way he felt in that moment.
2) My Dad and I were waiting for everything to start. I could tell he was nervous about walking me down the aisle and our cocktail hour bar was in the same space. My Dad poured us each a shot of tequila and said “You’ll always be my baby, but I’ve never trusted a man as much as I trust this one, with your heart.” We took the shot and then he quickly poured us a second lol. My Dad doesn’t drink normally.
3) At one point everyone was on the dance floor and everyone surrounded us and was singing. There’s a fantastic picture of it and it was so nice to see everyone having a great time.
Post # 12
I think the most striking thing for me was waking up the morning of – I had THE.BEST.SLEEP.EVER. I was very well-rested and calm. Besides that, I’ll always remember the bartender at our venue telling me that she’s bartended a lot of weddings, but she’s never seen a man quite visibly in love with his wife like my DH. 🙂
Post # 13
Probably the look on his face during our “first look”. It was so adorable and he teared up a bit and made me calm and happy the rest of the day.
Also having our best friend officiant the ceremony and read the words that we wrote together was amazing! It felt so real at that moment, and I still daydream about how perfect it was.
Post # 14
@roxy821: yeah the feeling is what I remember the most, I was seriously on cloud 9
As far as a moment, getting to the end of the aisle and realizing my DH was crying.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
If I could choose just one moment, it would be sitting at the head of the table, looking out at all of our favorite people, seeing the dance of the candlelight, feeling the warmth of the wine and Mr. LK’s hand resting on my knee, hearing the sonds of laughter and chattering, and knowing that in that moment everything was perfectly as it should be. It was my vision come to life. It was everything I had been planning and working towards for a year finally happening. And it was pure magic.
Post # 16
Gosh – so many things!
I have 2 things that really touched my heart and will remember forever
1) my dad is in band and after the reception while we were all still hitting the hotel bar and brought out his guitar and sang “when i’m 64” to my husband and I. totally made me cry
2) along those same lines my husbands family have a tradition whenever one of the boys get married where they sit the bride in the middle of the dance floor and all the guys on that side of the family come and sing a song to them (cant remember the song for the life of me) but it was so special.