- 1 week ago
- Wedding: July 2017
Well my new hubby is fast asleep in our hotel bed 🙂
Our wedding was a huge success! Some things totally went wrong and not as planned, but we did it and we are both on cloud nine. Thank you so much to the bees who gave us tons of ideas (even if sometimes I didn’t like them that much ;)) I think it helped some of our more non controversial ideas go smoothly. For example, we had invited everyone’s kids and all the kids were awesome! Hahaha one of the parents told me her 3 year old daughter was so well behaved because she thought I was a princess 😂.
Another thing is We also had no seating plan for 86 adults and 11 kids. Everyone had a place to eat and sit and the feedback is that they adored how casual it was. It was a food truck wedding in a park and community centre. My family overheard a number of people saying it was the best wedding they have been to in their entire lives! They told us that the next day too. Eek our Facebook exploded!
We definitely put our guests first and so I think that’s what contributed to our success! We just wanted them to be comfortable and well fed and drunk and happy. Oh and to have them leave all their wallets at home! We did have a budget (about 15,000 CAD) but managed to work within that pretty well:)
We had lawngames and these are the prizes! Some people did little dances when they found out they won!
Dad and I putting finishing touches on the desserts. We made labels for those with allergies.
Mason jar cups for the night! We LOVED our bartender, a great friend who filled our jars with wine!
My dad suggested maybe two weeks before the wedding that my mom AND him walk me down the aisle. I LOVED this idea. So here we are! Eek my mom had to remind me to look at my groom cause I was grinning at all my guests. And the moment I saw his face…. swoon!
My stepdad made the arbour with sticks her foraged new where I grew up. My mom decorated it.
Our officiant was a dream! So calming!
Hubby is giving his new brother (my brother!) a high five while we exit.
Oh yeah. This is out of order but we have each other high fives right after we got married 🙂
Our wedding party. Bees, you helped me choose some of their look! Well… I was getting some pushback about my bridesmaids mismatched dresses cause there’s just 2. But everyone here said they’d look great and I totally agree 🙂
My dreamboat 😍
We had a sparkler first dance! Thanks for the advice about the buckets and the long, smokeless sparklers!
Groom surprised me with a limo to the after party. We thought we wouldn’t have that many guests so he got a limo for 10. But we had almost 20 people who wanted to keep the party going. 1/2 our friends hopped in a cab.
going out in my dress was SO FUN! Everyone cheered when they saw me ( Okay, some of the times when people cheered I was yelling, “Mattimony rules !! 5 hours of matrimony is the best!)
And our best man’s ex girlfriend showed up at our after party!
Finally, some of my favourite girls came back to our hotel room and we all jumped in the soaker tub. I had a bath today with a book and champagne
booo! Back to reality tomorrow! But I think I’ll still be extra happy and love my friends just that much more 🙂