- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Well, we finally got our pictures in, so I suppose it’s time for a recap. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing because all wedding things are over, and I miss it! So, here’s a recap of the day…
I got home from the rehearsal dinner around 11 on Friday night, DH and I didn’t live together before we got married, so this was my last night at “home.” One of my BMs spent the night, and she slept downstairs on the couch. I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow and slept all night. My alarm went off at 6, I sat straight up and felt a calmness that I wasn’t expecting. I always imagined myself having a Monica (“Friends”) moment of “I’M GETTING MARRIED TODAY!!!!” However, it wasn’t like that. Nobody else was awake yet, as I was washing my face and putting contacts in and my normal routine.
At 7am my BMs came over and the hair and make up ladies were ready to go. We got ready and had breakfast and talked and laughed. I had planned on being at the church by 10 and to much suprise we were running half an hour early! We had some issues of fitting everybody and all of our stuff in a few cars and people started freaking out. Oddly enough I was the one telling everybody to calm down and it will be fine. Church was only 5 minutes away and we were already half an hour ahead of schedule.
We got to church a little before 10 and I helped my BMs get dressed first. They had lace-up back dresses and I wanted to lace them up. Once they were dressed, it was my turn….
When I was ready to go, myself and the BMs got some pictures taken. We had a “scout” with us because DH were not going to see eachother, we were going to do a first touch picture instead.
Once the girls were done with pictures, it was the boys’ turn, then it was time for our first touch…
Since pictures were done, the girls and I hung out in our little room, there was chatting, snacking, and general meriment. Everybody commented on how calm and relaxed I was. I kept saying that I knew what I was doing and there was no reason to be freaking out. A few minutes later, the prelude music started and everybody stopped and looked at me. I just smiled and said “Guys, my wedding is starting!” They all left the room to line up, I had to stay behind because DH was with them as he and his mom were walking down the aisle right before me. I was alone in the room, listening to the music. That was the first time I had been by myself and I started to cry. My dad came to get me, we hugged, and went to go walk down the aisle.
One of the ushers was in the back with us to help open the double doors. I had pulled myself together, but when I looked at him and he smiled and told me that I looked beautiful…I lost it. And I blame DH’s friend for making me bawl my eyes out as I was walking down the aisle.
Our ceremony was a total blurr, DH and I keep saying that we don’t remember it. Luckily, we had a videographer (who did a WONDERFUL job).
After the ceremony, we took our party bus over to St. Louis to get some pictures while cocktail hour started.
We were at Scottrade Center getting pictures done (We’re big Blues fans) and all the water and other drinks had gone right through me. I told my BMs that I had to pee and there is no way I could hold it. So, being my best friends, they helped me go pee….in the bus bathroom. They lifted my dress and I went into the TINY bathroom and sat down on what I prayed was the toilet. All I could see was my dress around my face, so I really didn’t know if I was on the toilet. All of a sudden I hear a scream and my Maid/Matron of Honor goes “DON’T MOVE!!!” I asked what happened and she says “…there’s a bee right by your head!!!” So, they shoo the bee away and help my out of the bathroom.
We finished up pictures and headed to the reception where everybody had a blast. We played The Newlywed Game, where we sat back to back with one of the other’s shoe. The DJ asked questions and we would raise up the shoe to answer. We also did what the DJ called “the family dance.” He played We Are Family while all our family made a circle around DH and I. The DJ would call out grandparents, then our grandparents would come dance with us, then he called parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Each group took a turn dancing in the middle of the circle with DH and I. We got a ton of comments on that.
At one point I was talking with somebody and “You and Me” (Lifehouse) came on. That was going to be our first dance song, but we changed it. It’s still a very special song to us though, so I put it on our playlist and planed to dance with DH. Well, when it was played, I was talking with somebody and couldn’t get away. DH knew how important it was to me, so a few minutes later, he had a Groomsmen go to the DJ and tell him to play it again. The DJ said he already played that song, so the Groomsmen told him that DH wanted it played again. So all the music stops and the DJ says “This is dedicated to Fall_In_Love22 from her new husband.” DH came to get me and EVERYBODY stopped to watch. I cried more during that song than our first dance. I looked around and noticed that a lot of other people were crying too.
So….here comes the part I’m sure most people care about…pictures!! I’ll post in another comment because I’m sure this is quite long…