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Currently in honeymoon mode…sort of. Currently in the hotel waiting for my parents and some cousins. We’re supposed to have lunch together but they’re stuck in traffic so I thought I should visit WB.
Recap. The weather was so unpredictable the days prior to the wedding. One moment it was hot and sunny then raining cats and dogs the next. The day before, it rained the entire afternoon and much of the evening. We were hoping it rains all it can so it wouldn’t rain on the big day. The church we got married in is in the middle of a park and the reception venue, while indoors, had a nice garden area where the pre-dinner cocktails will be served. Also, we wanted to take full advantage of the scenery for photos. It was drizzling the morning but it cleared up just before lunch. Thank god!
I don’t really know what to say about the day. I’m just overwhelmingly happy. I cried! Lol. I’m not a huge crier. I also didn’t expect to since we’ve been together so long and we knew we were getting married eventually so there wans’t really anything extraordinary romatic about our story. But I did cry. That moment they opened the curtains and I could see all those people who were there for us, I just had goosebumps all over. Then when I was walking down the aisle…you know what they say that moment before you die, how your life flashes before you…it felt like that except it was ur life together. And I realized how much this person has been a huge part of my life and how much of what we are today is because of each other. Then when I got closer, I noticed that he was frickin teary eyed! I just lost it. Haha.
The rest of the ceremony and the reception was lovely as well. There weren’t any major problems. The only big negative I could think of is that I lost my mom’s heirloom bracelet while we were doing photos. The plan was to have the shoot in the park where the church was and then at one of the pocket gardens where the reception venue was, while the guests were having the pre-dinner cocktails. When we were in the car about to leave for the reception venue, I noticed that the bracelet was gone so we had to go back and retrace our steps. It was originally my grandmother’s which her mother gave to her as a gift before she got married. She eventually gave it to my mom and I borrowed it from her so we had to look for it. Sadly, we never found it.
But overall it was a beautiful and happy occasion.
I don’t have any decent photos yet but some of our family and friends have posted some on Facebook. I’ll grab them and try and post later.
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@alyssa247: Congrats! Very exciting!
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@alyssa247: Congratulations MRS! How sweet that he teared up! We all get sick entertainment out of that, LOL! I can’t wait for photos!!!! 🙂
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Congratulations! So sorry to hear about the bracelet. I know that’s heartbreaking, but you didn’t do it on purpose. Maybe you and your mom can purchase a bracelet together — not to replace the lost one, of course, but maybe just to create a new sentimental family item?
Otherwise, so happy things went well. We had some drizzle on our wedding day too, but it was sunshiney for all of the important parts! 🙂
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@ceebree: @PacificMrs: @pengoala: Thank you!
@Gemstone: Thank you. It was just a simple silver chain with a heart pendand with a tiny gem in it. My mom’s moved on I think but I still kinda feel guilty about it since it has some history with it. But yeah, I’ll probably replace it with something similar.
Anyway, still no decent photos. But here are some photos grabbed from other people’s Facebooks.
This is the church. It’s in the middle of a park that was built around the 1800s. I wish I had more photos of the park because it’s really beautiful.
Here’s my dress! I was really nervous about it because there was a 5 month gap between my second and last fitting. And the last fitting was just 2 weeks before the wedding. Thankfully, everything went well and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
Here’s how it looks from the front.
From the back with some of my bridesmaids.
Some shots of the garden leading up to the reception venue.
And lastly, here’s a shot of us that I love. We were supposed to take photos in the reception venue garden after the ceremony while it was still light out but since we had to go back and look for my mom’s bracelet, we decided to do it after the reception instead because we didn’t want the guests to be waiting too long. (We were hungry too. lol) I haven’t seen the photos but the photographer thought it was better because the lights made it more romantic. This shot was just a candid shot of us while walking around the garden.
We still have more photos in our cameras but we haven’t gotten around to uploading them yet. We’re currently in the airport, en route to our real honeymoon then we’ll be back in the States in 2 weeks. Hopefully I get to upload by then. 🙂
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AHHH, so beautiful! It looks very whimsical and dreamy. Congratulations! Your dress is seriously one of the most beautiful I’ve seen!
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Wow! Congratulations! And you should try bringing a metal detector out there to look for the bracelet.
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- Wedding: June 2014 - EDD Aug '15
Wow, what a beautiful venue!!! Congratulations!
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@alyssa247: HOLY MOLY your dress is stunning! And the drop veil? Swoon! 🙂 Gorgeous gorgeous!
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@alyssa247: Everything about your wedding looks amazing! I can’t wait to see your pro pic recap.
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@alyssa247: Your dress is to die for!!!!!!!!
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@alyssa247: OMG i love your dress! May I ask the name of the designer? I am planning on getting my dress made in the Philippines as well and I cannot get over that beadwork! It’s INCREDIBLE!
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This is so incredibly beautiful and the dress is stunning!! You look so amazing! I love all the lights. I can’t wait for you to post more!