- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
And it was still perfect!
We were so poorly organised for the photographer – we weren’t really sure where we wanted to go or what sort of poses we wanted, plus my fiance (now husband!!) couldn’t stop laughing when he saw me for the first time.
Guests arrived while we were still in the garden doing photos, so quite a few of them saw us in our outfits before the wedding.
My mum (a keen gardener and florist) ended up being too busy to do the bouquets, so my cousin with no flower experience put them together.
I was dead against the bar being open before the ceremony (we had the ceremony and reception on my parents’ property), but I guess no one told the people at the bar not to serve alcohol before the ceremony.
We didn’t have the songs we wanted played after the ceremony or during the signing of the register, or during the cake cutting. And someone put on the wrong playlist for the afternoon tea reception, so instead of classical/easy listening music, it was a bunch of random emo bands.
One of the bridesmaids had a dislocated toe, so she wore sneakers for the whole day.
I was wearing a white dress with purple panels in it, and my Mother-In-Law freaked out a little when she saw I wasn’t wearing white.
But we had an awesome day. The previews I’ve seen of the photos show my fiance/husband looking absolutely thrilled, shocked and happy to see me in my wedding dress; the guests that arrived early were overjoyed to get a little face time with the bride and groom before the wedding started; my cousin did an amazing job on the bouquets, and she was so proud of what she had done, that that made it so special; guests were coming up to me during the reception saying that they loved the fact they could drink during the ceremony (“It was so relaxing to be able to sit there with a glass of wine and watch you two get married!”). Not a single person noticed the many music stuff ups – after a while, the keenest dancers just took over the ipod and made sure there was plenty of music to keep people up and dancing. So many people commented on my sister’s sneakers – they loved it! Most of them were disappointed I wasn’t wearing sneakers! I had so many positive compliments on my dress, I couldn’t believe how many people loved it – most people asked if I had had it specifically made for me because the pops of colour suited me so perfectly.
So…while many little things went “wrong” (not to mention my mum’s ‘wardrobe malfunction’), my husband and I still had an amazing day. We shrugged off the stuff that wasn’t working out as planned and kept going – either no one noticed what went wrong, they didn’t care, or it was a quirky little change that they thought was intentional and they loved it! I really couldn’t be happier with how the day turned out and how I’m now married to an amazing guy and my best friend ever. I’m so happy and relieved it all worked out and came together beautifully!