- Silver Plum Fairy
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Well ladies after a year and a half of planning, happiness, and heart ache, my wedding has come and gone.
The day went by so quickly. I remember what many of the bees said and tried to stop and take it in every once in a while, but it was hard as my nerves had me going at a mile a minute.
I can honestly say that all our money was well spent. I was so pleased when my now husband told me that two days before the wedding he would have told me to stop focusing and spending money on the details, but he thought everything was perfect and so worth all my trouble when he saw the whole set up.
The pictures and signs, christmas trees, centerpieces, christmas cracker placecards, the thumb print tree my maid of honour painted, and the homemade cookie bar courtesy of some very helpful baking bridesmaids all made it so beautiful.
I even fell in love with my dress at long last. On Thursday night during our rehearsal dinner the beautiful lace jacket I ordered off Etsy arrived. It made my dress into my dream gown and I finally loved it.
I guess the only thing we could have saved on was cupcakes…we had way too many! The guests loved our homemade cookie bar, but didn’t dive into the mini cupcakes as much as I would have predicted, but that is hardly a big issue.
We also chose not to have a DJ and instead I spent hours working on and perfecting a playlist. My bridesmaid and the MC spent the evening adjusting the order and fixing the songs so they would fade in and fade out. It was so much fun and the floor was filled at all times. It was the dance party I had always hoped I would have at my reception.
I would tell you that it was the perfect day, but I cannot. I had always dreamed my mom would be by my side. Her passing two months ago definitely left a void in my day and my life. Her love of Christmas and the magic that surrounds it was what inspired me to have a Christmas wedding.
We did her memory justice, though I cried everytime she was mentioned. We had a memorial candle and my in-laws and husband said some beautiful things during their speeches. My husband actually made me sob when he said he hears her in my laugh. One of my bridesmaids who lost her father last year took me aside and told me that she felt I needed to know how proud my mom would be of what I accomplished and how much she would have loved the day. We held eachother and cried.
But enought with the sad stuff…here are some guest photos from our day.
Some of my details
The cookie bar
Here are some shots from the day
Memorial chair for ceremony with her corsage. I love this picture because I see myself in her and it reminds me she is never far. She lives in me.
First kiss…clearly they missed it even though it was prolonged 🙂
Finally my cousin who did all the pro photos sent me her first bridal shot. I am thrilled and can’t wait to see more.