- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
We did it! After an arduous 32 month long engagement, Hubasaurus Rex and I were married at the Mission Inn in Riverside California with 40 of our absolutely most loved family and friends. We wanted something super intimate as neither of us are big fans of hooplah.
My dress: Bellissima Couture’s “Bendecca”
My Shoes: Jimmy Choo “Kista”
My veil: My mother’s, worn in 1976 and hand made in Mexico by her family
Grooms suit: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN “Nicities” in sapphire, sash from BHLDN
Cake: Casey’s Cupcakes
Photography: Cean One Studios
Coordinator: A Classic Touch Events
Designer: Ambiant Designs
The day started out SO calm. I was, like, cucumber calm. The kind of calm everyone wishes they could be when on a beach and thinking about nothing but coconut drinks. I was so clam, someone asked if I had taken anything… I was even calm when I found out that my hair stylist had taken too long on bridesmaids’ hair and was now running about 2 hours behind schedule. I only had about 45 minutes for my hair and make up to be done before the ceremony started.
When finished I ran down, shimmied into my dress, and took off for the chapel. We were supposed to do a “first look”, but since I was running so late, we didn’t have time. Instead, Cean recommended we do a smaller “first look” by Darling Husband standing in front of the bride’s dressing room door with his back to it and holding his hand back for me to touch it. He wasn’t allowed to look at me still.
I. Freaking. Lost. My shit.
(Not pictured here because I was ugly crying)
I cried like it was my last day on Earth and while they were fountaining tears of joy, I was still crying. Apeshit crazy crying. I hoped that after our little “first look” crying debacle, that would be the end of that crying nonsense and I’d go back to being pink lemonade cool.
The ceremony was short and sweet. I cried all the way down the aisle, through the reading, during the vows, and all over the unity candle. We did a lei ceremony as we met, fell in love, and currently live in Hawaii, even though we came from opposite ends of the country (Seattle and Chicago). His sister, who is pregannt with twin boys, read a passage out of the Velveteen Rabbit about being loved so much, one becomes real. Afterwards, we lit our candle, and walked out as a freaking estatic married couple. I continued to cry the entire time. The Hubasaurus was completely blood shot and tight lipped as he was doing everything in his power not to let it all out. He succeeded.
I finally stopped crying long enought to take some decent pictures.
We had a delicious dinner in the courtyard on a gorgeous California night, then went to the inner ballroom where the DJ and dance floor were set up. Instead of a groom’s cake, I surprised Darling Husband with a “First Class Cookie Buffet” as cookies are life for my simple and wonderful Darling Husband. Instead of a bouquet toss, we did a cake pull which turned out FANTASTIC (except for the one girl who pulled baby feet and she said that it better mean she’s getting a foot rub in her future or she’s putting the damn thing back in the cake).
Drunk on chardonnay and love, we went back to our hotel room and found that it had been lit with candles and rose petals by our fantastic coordinator, Savanah.
The next day, most of us headed off to Disneyland and had the second most magical day ever. It would possibly have been more magical, but Darling Husband wouldn’t wear the Mickey ears groom’s hat.
The End. <3
PS: You totally can’t tell, but our theme was Destination. Each escort card was a wooden airplane made by a girl on Etsy from Amsterdam. Each plane had a guest’s name and an airport code. They had to travel to the airport. Our invitations were made with real maps, and almost all details were hand made by me… which the photographers took none of. And now… The wedding porn!