- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
On June 7, 2014 I got married to my love at The Smithville Inn in Historic Smithville, New Jersey. We had an absolutely beautiful day, all the most important people were there to see us exchange our vows. If our wedding had a theme it was a sort of garden/rustic/country thing, but most of all it was just beautiful. First I pared down our 2,200 photos to 700 to put on Facebook, now I think I’m down to about 40 for here.
My dress (Henry Roth Kalea) hanging outside the room where we got ready. It’s supposed to be on a hanger that says “bride” but our photographer felt the need to turn the hanger around so it says “ebird”
All of my “somethings.” Something new: Earrings, something old: “No Guts, No Glory” pin that my dad got me for my first black diamond ski run, something borrowed: My sister’s pearls that she wore in her wedding almost 22 years ago when I was the flower girl, something blue: My garter, silver sixpence: 1943, the year my dad was born.
My beautiful bouquet
The photo of my dad we attached to my bouquet
We were running a little late getting ready, so this is one of the only photos we have of all the girls together. Our robes are from JustCottons on Etsy.
My mom and my maid of honor helped me get ready
I clearly felt my mom put a little too much “oomph” into the veil…
A bridal portrait. I love the way the lace from the window casts a shadow on my skin.
None of the other girls had seen my dress, so this was the big reveal
My new husband was getting ready in a room on the other side of the village
A requisite sock photo
Somehow things devolved into 3 Stooges
The boys got to take photos out in the village while we finished getting ready
The “Abbey Road”
The “OMG your ring!” (though this is actually still his man-gagement ring, shhh)
We didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but we were all riding in the same trolley, so our solution? Blindfolds!
Walking down the aisle (I love this photo because you can see the detail on my dress)
Reciting our vows
Recessing (to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen)
We took very few formal portraits, but this is DH’s brother, my mom, me, DH, and DH’s parents
We took the bridal party to go play skee ball (we’d played on one of our first dates)
On the carousel
To the shooting range
And made gross kissy faces in front of them
Then we sent them to cocktail hour so we could take photos alone
My favorite photo of the whole day
Doing an “American Gothic” sort of pose (PS, if anyone knows how to Photoshop DH’s shirt so it’s not all untucked, please let me know!)
Another kiss before the reception
Our reception venue. We donated all of our centerpieces and other non-bridal flowers to a local hospital after the wedding. The florist and her husband took them over the next day.
Our card table and guest book. That’s a photo of my dad that made the rounds through the night. He had a seat at the ceremony, then he went to the seating card table, then the Guest Book table (I didn’t even know he’d moved until I saw the photos later, it was just another wonderful thing our venue did for us).
Me giving DH the (ring) finger!
Our sweetheart table
Cutting the cake (we were pretty sure we broke it)
The final photo of the night. Our last dance was “Moments Like This” by The Afters. Our whole bridal party and a lot of the other guests just grouped around and formed this epic sway. It was amazing
So! If you’ve made it this far, I didn’t want to bore you with tons of dancing photos (though I love seeing them on other people’s recaps). If you’re still interested, this is our highlight video: http://vimeo.com/100518829 and there’s some dancing on there (just don’t steal our identities, because it does have our full names on there). All of the photo and video is courtesy of Enchanted Celebrations and thank you for looking at our recap!