- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
Started off with getting ready at the Loews Hotel. I bought a bunch of kimono robes on amazon (cheaper than etsy and so many colors!). This is because the makeup and hair artists required the girls to be in button down shirts. this worked right? 🙂
my momma took a lot of pictures on her giant ipad. 🙂
Plenty of Champagne 🙂
Then I got dressed. my mom and best friend helped me avoid a catastrophy. I couldn’t get the dress over my hips with the final alterations (big hips, little waist). I had to go OVER the head. while in full hair and makeup! it worked!
then my hairdresser fixed my hair 🙂
I did my first look at the Loews! I was so nervous.
He was happy. 🙂 Though I kept my hair style a secret, he saw my makeup trial and wasn’t happy. He kept saying I look better with no makeup on. of course that wasn’t an option but I put on very minimal makeup, for him. Afterall it wasn’t all about me! In the end that moment was so special I was glad to have him smiling and looking happy.
The pcitures all look like “me”. Very natural. Not what I picked but I see the appeal.
Then we all went on the busses to the Please Touch Museum. 🙂 Yes, that’s the name. 🙂
The museum was closing as we got there.
I rewrote another draft of my vows as I got there. Yay! photo op
we took pictures outside
My flower girl. Moments later she spit up. Her mom jumped in and saved me and my dress.
Here’s my flower girl with her twin brother. 🙂
wedding party plus my father who got his way in somehow. Who cares. 🙂
Then we got ready for hte ceremony. It was a non-denominational ceremony I wrote myself. I was so nervous! The entire bridal party walked down the aisle to “Us” by Regina Spektor. It’s a favorite song of mine and hearing it was calming.
My husband doesn’t have a dad. Since my dad was walking me down the aisle our moms walked each other down the aisle.
Cutest part of my wedding party 🙂 Our flower girl and ring bearer, and then the best man’s daughter holding my husband’s nephew, no. 2. “ringbearer”. he was supposed to walk down the aisle but wasn’t feeling it. samantha carried him down. 🙂
I walked down to “Sweet Thing” by Jeff Buckley. My husband picked that song. I wasn’t sure about it but when I heard it it just sounded right.
My dad handed me off and we started the ceremony. The officient was a judge I clerked for. He’s a close family friend and I was honored to have him in the ceremony.
My sister in law read an excerpt from Les Miserables.
Remember the mom of my flower girl? She also sang at my ceremony. And played the keyboard. I love her. She sang “Hallelujah” (Jeff Buckley version).
At that point I was in tears.
Then came the vows. I went first. We went through a tough time but my vows were deeply personal to me.
Then came my husbands.
others sobbed 🙂
Notably none of the three babies cried the entire ceremony. The twin boy had a squeal fest when he heard his mom singing. it lasted like 5 seconds at the most. I laughed and exchanged looks with the dad, who was also laughing. Stuck a pacifier in the baby and bang! no more sound.
We exchanged rings. Yeah…my hair was in my face for the majority of the wedding ceremony. it kinda sucked but…i still like the pics 🙂
we walked out to ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole 🙂
more to come later