(Closed) Calling out all Married Bees….

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 47
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

walking down the aisle!

Post # 49
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Busy bee

Great thread!  It’s really making me look forward to the day!

Post # 50
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m going to cheat and give two, one having to do with my husband, and one without.

DH and I didn’t have any sort of first look, and he hadn’t seen my dress, and we hadn’t spent the night before together.  The first time he saw me that day was when I walked down the aisle.  He started sobbing.  He tried so hard not to, but I got about a third of the way down, and finally one REALLY loud sob escaped him, and everyone could hear it.  He was so emotional.  The pictures I have of that moment are some of my favorites, too:

 

The second actually happened at the rehearsal dinner the night before, and some backstory is required.  I lived in very rural Japan for two years, and while I was there, I became very good friends with the mother of two of my preschool students.  I saw her almost every single day, and she and her husband and little girls were the closest thing to a family I had over there.  I love her whole bunches, but I hadn’t seen her since I came back to the US in the summer of 2010.  I asked her to be a bridesmaid as soon as I was able to get in touch with her after I got engaged, and she accepted.  It was a HUGE deal for her because not only was she unfamiliar with western-style weddings and the concept of a bridesmaid, but she had never even left Japan before, so the wedding was her first time ever abroad.  Anyway, at the rehearsal dinner, I thanked each bridesmaid individually in front of everyone and then gave them their gifts, and I switched into Japanese for hers, even though no one else understood what I was saying.  I told her how honored I was that she came and how she was my family in Japan, and we both hugged each other and just started crying.  Later that evening, her husband told me that he had never seen her as happy as she was that night, not even at their own wedding.  I miss her and am so glad I was able to see her again. <3

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

One was hearing him read his vows… We wrote them ourselves, and I’m always the more eloquent one, so when his came out (and were WAY better than mine), everyone was crying and I was incredibly moved. The second was the moment the two of us jumped in the pool fully dressed – and then convinced everyone else to get in there with us!

Post # 53
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I will always remember all the love and support I felt the moment I entered the chapel in my dress, with my dad next to me. As nervous as I was, I looked at each face that was in the aisles and felt overwhelmed by the amount of love in the room! It was a magical moment that I will never forget!!

Post # 54
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Busy Beekeeper

Gosh – I feel like I will remember sooo many things.  For me – a lot of it has to do with  feelings….  

-The emotions I had before the service (that excited, OH MY GOODNESS, holy crap, it’s the DAY type feelings).  

-The feeling of walking down the aisle to him…. excited/emotional/disbelief……

-The feeling of “OH MY GOSH WE DID IT” after the service…. this day we thought about, planned for, dreamed of… was HAPPENING.

-The carefree feeling during the reception – knowing we did all we could to plan and just enjoying how it unfolded.

-The bliss and strange feeling of calling him ‘husband’.  πŸ™‚

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s hard to pick just one thing but I would say the overall emotion of the day – so much happiness! I remember looking around our reception while people were having dinner and the room looked how I imagined, people were laughing and talking and I had a husband whispering how amazingly beautiful I looked in my ear. It was a magical feeling seeing everything come together and feeling so happy and in love with DH 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I mainly remember just being so calm and happy – I’m usually an emotional mess, I can cry during a wedding on a TV show I’ve never seen before, but I didn’t shed a single tear on the day. My husband, however, who doesn’t cry EVER, could barely get through his vows – I had to take over and do mine first while he pulled himself together πŸ™‚

Our celebrant mucked up my name, twice. But she didn’t call me by another girl’s name, she called me a similar-sounding boys name (think Lauren/Lawrence, or Catherine/Cameron, or Jan/John). It was purely a pronunciation mistake – I remember analysing why she was making the mistake during the ceremony (It’s only when she says my name AFTER my husbands, never before) and I just LAUGHED both times it happened, which helped everyone else know how to deal with it. Hilarious photos of my reaction, and it’s now an ongoing joke in our families. I also got to make some political statements about how nice it would be to attend a ceremony where there were two men’s names involved…

I love the moment when I realised I was actually dancing to my favourite band, who we’d managed to book for the reception, at my WEDDING!

My final memory is the end of the night when we realised we’d planned everything but the escape plan, and we just walked up the hill to our apartment together – enjoying the time together, and the strange looks of people driving past a bride and groom strolling home at midnight πŸ™‚

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ill never forget our first dance. We had practiced quite a few times before our wedding day because we were both really nervous about it. When we heard our song playing it felt so magical and surreal. We were surrounded by smiles, love, and tears, and it felt like in that moment- nothing else mattered! The day went by fast, and I am so thankful for that first dance with my husband! 

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The way my husband looked at me as I was approaching him at the altar……. I will never forget it, ever!!! He dazed at me with loving eyes and cried as I walked to him. HOW PRECIOUS IS THAT???? My Baby!!!

Post # 59
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Walking down the aisle towards my now husband, the whole ceremony to the point we walked back down the aisle together. That was the best minutes of my entire life!

Post # 60
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@MuchGreater:  I agree with that! If I had to pick only a moment during the whole ceremony seeing my husband’s face, him tearing up as I walked towards him… Makes me tear up now! :’)

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