- 7 years ago
I am onto recap #3 now, yay! If you want to see the two I did yesterday, check out these threads:
So, this recap will be a little shorter than the others. My amazing photographer – Kim Chapman – and I had allotted 30 minutes for bride & grooms pics, then 30 minutes for bridal party, then 30 minutes to relax before the ceremony. Well, we ended taking a really long time for bride and groom pics because there were just so many locations all the over resort. In hindsight, I wish i brought my BMs and did all the photos mixed together. But our idea seemed like a good one at the time. Then because my 4 month old niece had a serious crying fit at 4pm – right when the ceremony was supposed to start, we ended up starting late! So time was cut after as well! This resulted in missing more fun shots with my BMs, but really, this is the only part of the wedding that was not 100% perfect and I am okay with that!
Let me also tell you a bit about my bridal party. I had asked 6 girls to be my BMs. One of them lives in New Zealand and was very determined to attend, she even bought her dress, but in the end, she just couldn’t afford it. My 18 year old niece was beyond excited to be a BM, but sadly her, her brother was supposed to be a GM and their mother (DH’s sister) could not attend. I had already bought her dress too! The other girls that did come was my sister (MOH#1) and my best friend (MOH#2) and 2 other really close friends that I always knew would be my BMs. As for GMs, we had my brother in law. Then I asked my best guy friend to be an Usher. I actually really needed someone to handle program/bubbles/fans at the ceremony, and then by giving him a title, I was able to include him in the wedding party, which I was so excited about! He even went out and bought a purple shirt to coordinate with my colors! I was so happy that almost all my bestest and closest friends were able to come to Jamaica and be with us on our wedding day AND be part of it! I love them all so much!
here is me and my best friend since high school! (MOH#2). She surprised me with a speech at dinner! I had only asked my sister to do a speech, but secretly wanted her to do one too, and then she did! (more tears came of course!)
here is me and my Usher. He has this thing where he thinks everytime we take a picture, we have our “fake” posed smiles. And we do have one standing here like that, but then I think we started laughing about it – which made for a better picture apparently!
here is my brother in law with his daughter- i just love this pic!
and last, but not least – family portrait shots, first with DH’s parents, then my parents and sister+husband: