- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Just wanted to post a recap of our awesome, amazing day. Was it perfect? No. It rained, a parade blocked the roads to our hotel and venue (yes, seriously), my hair got frizzy, I was late for pictures, and a cop stopped us from using sparklers at the end of the night. Did any of that matter? Nope, not a bit. Way too much love and happiness to be had that day. I don’t think I stopped smiling. Now, for the pics:
I hurriedly finish writing my card to FI before our first look. I mean, I totally had this done way in advance:
Detail of my dress. Oh, how I loved my dress!!
It took all three bridesmaids to lace me up! Haha. Totally worth it:
I wore my mom’s veil from my parent’s 1969 wedding! Here is my hairdresser safety pinning it to my head:
Meanwhile, FI was patiently waiting for me at our venue for our first look:
But I think the boys ended up with too much time on their hands:
Finally, I made it for the reveal:
We were so, so happy with our venue. It was a historic train station that had been recently restored and converted into a banquet hall/recpetion venue. We decided to have both the ceremony and recpeption there. It was fantastic because it really needed no other decorating than dressing up the tables!
We did some pictures with our bridal party before the ceremony began. It was really nice to be able to spend some time with them before everything started. They mean the world to us!
It felt kind of weird to walk around outside with a wedding dress on. But really cool that people would honk and cheer for us as they drove past!
All the bouquets were ordered from Sam’s Club. Best deal of the wedding!
Our ceremony started with a ring warming ceremony. I got this idea from WeddingBee! Everyone loved it!
My adorable niece and nephew as flower girl and ring bearer:
Watching me walk down the aisle:
One of my favorite parts was serving our guests communion:
It let our guests get up close to us. Here is my aunt telling me I look beautiful!
A moment alone after the ceremony:
Our delightful toasts from the MOH and BM:
Cake!!!! The bottom layer was orange cake with buttercream frosting. It tasted like a dreamsicle!
Our first dance was a little non-traditional. We danced to Cake’s “Love You Madly,” and instead of doing the seventh-grade shuffle, we just did our own thing. It was pretty goofy, and totally us. Also, I ended the dance by doing the robot.
We were so happy that we got tons of people up and on the dance floor with us. So much fun!
At the end of the night, there were fireworks for a baseball game across the street. It made for some amazing end-of-the-night shots!
Thanks for taking a look!