Post # 1
I guess I’ll give a little recap.
Holy crap, we were running so late. We were almost an hour late to the venue (we had from 1-5 to get ready and take pictures.) First we were getting our hair done at my house and one of my bridesmaids hair was just not cooperating, so it took a long time. We finally left… only to realize we forgot the bag with the rings, jewelry, and bouquets, so we had to turn around and get those. Then we got to the venue and realized we forgot the marriage license and my vows.
And apparently I’m a bit psychic because my main worry was a vendor or the officiant not showing up. Annnnd, the officiant in fact did not show up. All of my family was calling them, but nobody would pick up. We waited for about an hour (went ahead and opened up the bar so guests could drink while waiting) and thankfully my cousin stepped up and looked up a reading to say, since the officiant had the copy of the reading I had written, and he read it. We said our vows and everything, but we’ll just have to go to the courthouse tomorrow and get it done officially. Oh and after the “ceremony” was over the officiant finally called back… and asked what we wanted! And then they claimed they had never heard of us! Thankfully I have all of our emails that we exchanged.
But after that hiccup all things went well, and we had a good time.
Here’s some guest pictures.
Me and my flower girl
My husband (?!) and his groomsmen before they got dressed.
My cake. So good! I didn’t even ask for the flower, rhinestones, or the duel toned icing, so I was impressed!
Walking down the aisle. My brother wouldn’t walk down with the flower girl (he wasn’t feeling well,) so my dad carried him.
Me and my mom
With my bridesmaids
Dancing with my flower girl
Feeding the cake
Thanks for looking! I’ll post some professional pictures when I get them in.
Post # 2
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
Awwwww…you look so pretty and happy! That’s so bizarre you you so worried about that and it happened! I’m so sorry. It will all be better tomorrow though! Man, looking at those cupcakes makes me want one now!
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
Congratulations!!! It looks like a lovely wedding, “official” or not! I can’t believe that happened! But in the end you had a wonderful day, so that’s all that matters. 😀
Post # 4
allyfally: that stinks about the officiant, but I’m glad it doesn’t seem to have ruined your day! You looked very pretty and happy. The cake/cupcakes look fantastic!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
CONGRATS!!! Very exciting! And just think of the story you have to tell for years and years, “Yeah, well my OFFICIANT didn’t even show up on my wedding day!!”
Post # 7
Omg how crazy! I had the same fear since I hadn’t met our officiant before the big day so I made sure to have a copy of our ceremony just in case! You looked gorgeous and glad the no show didn’t ruin your day! Are you going to wear your dress again to go to the courthouse?!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Wow, how stressful!! What a crazy offic … sounds like you handled it gracefully, though! Your pictures are beautiful 🙂 Congratulations!
Post # 9
lealorali: Haha, I know! My moms bf was like “well you’ll look back in 10 years and laugh,” and I was halfway in tears and just going “no I’m not! I want to go home!”
MrsWBS: I even had a copy printed out, but I didn’t bother to grab it because I figured I wouldn’t need it. But my cousin is very good with words and managed to come up with something really nice.
rachel85: Oh I really didn’t handle it gracefully. I was freaking out. I kept telling my mom I wanted to go home and came really close to crying.
Post # 10
Also, you might win the Calmest WeddingBee Bride Ever Award. I can’t imagine too many people handling their officiant not showing up and ending up not legally married on their wedding day as well as you are. Kudos!
Post # 11
MOHlookingForIdeas: lol, I assure you I wasn’t calm at all! I could barely even smile when I was walking down because I was so mad.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Aw I’m so sorry that happened (what a FLAKE!!!) but you look beautiful and happy! Congrats 🙂
Post # 13
That is crazy weird that the officiant didn’t show up! Did you call him the day before to confirm? And for him to say he never heard of you? That is just nutty! Good thing you have the emails! Did you pre–pay him? I hope you’re able to get your $$ back if you did!
At least you did get to say your vows in front of family and friends and continue the celebration! That’s all that matters … that you were able to continue on even though the officiant didn’t show up!
Post # 14
Wow, What a day! But you looked so beautiful & so did everything else. Love the colors of the cake/cupcakes & holy moly! those are some huge cake slices you guys are feeding to each other! but you guys look adorable doing it lol 🙂
Post # 15
Adding that you look lovely and your wedding (sans ceremony) looked like it went well!