- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Here’s the link to Part 1, which was mostly all the decor and such.
Here’s some of our pictures from getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception.
Our venue was a B&B out in the country.
We arrived a bit early because we had a choreographed tango dance we planned to perform and wanted to rehearse in the space that had been set aside for dancing. Unfortunately, it was only an hour before the ceremony was to start and a bunch of people had arrived early to help my mom set up and they watched us practice, which felt really awkward.
Then we had to go get dressed! We each got 10 minutes to get dressed. I won’t post any of DH since he hated all his getting ready photos (I thought they were nice, but whatever).
The obligatory hanging dress shot.
The photographer left while I changed out of my other dress and we were supposed to call him back up when I was decent. We forgot, so my sister undid all the buttons on the back of my dress and then redid them again for the camera.
Obligatory photo of my shoes. Many thanks to all the Bees who helped me decide on a pair!
I almost went down without my necklace, bouquet, or veil. Thankfully, my sister was checklisted and came after me. Then I had to make my way down two very steep flights of stairs.
I ended up making the ceremony start almost 15 minutes late. It was supposed to rain, so everyone wanted to get the show on the road so we could get inside before it started pouring. (I know everyone says it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day, but I would have preferred sunshine. So far that good luck has been pretty useless.) Plus, it was freezing cold and hardly anybody had brought jackets.
My dad and I stood off to the side like idiots for a while because I couldn’t remember which song I was supposed to walk to. My aunt was playing the flute and she kind of gave us this wave. I was glad she did or we would have stood there for a long time.
My sister made our aisle decorations.
DH started crying during his vows. At first I thought he was laughing.
He started crying a bit again as we walked down the aisle together, so I’ll omit those pictures and replace them with some from after he regained his composure. I have to say, I thought it was pretty sweet that he got all teary eyed. 🙂
I think this is a weird picture. On our way to the reception, I realised my train was dragging, so I asked my aunt to bustle it. Instead it, it just looks like she’s helping me pick a wedgie or something.
DH was fascinated with his ring.
I changed into a $20 dress for our tango performance. We made a few very minor mistakes, but probably no one noticed. And people seemed happy that they weren’t expected to dance, so it was all good.
We had hoped for sunshine and had set up a game of croquet on the lawn for people to play. Unfortunately, it did rain on and off, but a few of us did get one game in.
This is getting a bit long, so I’ll put the formals in another post.