- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Hello fellow bees
It has taken me sometime to come up with my recaps for my wedding day
This was for two reasons:
- It was featured on Real Budgets on the bee so I kind of though I had it covered
2. I was not really ready to put a “cap” on my wedding if you know what I mean
I write and submit this to you now, as my wedding is long gone, I miss it and now I can rehash my big day with all of you.
The wedding took place on July 24, 2010. I woke up at about 5:30am and started to get ready. My mom and two sisters stayed with me that night and at some point I had laid in bed with my sister talking about the next morning and getting all excited and she said this to me..”Tonight is like waiting for Christmas morning…only bigger”. I thought it summed up the feelings perfectly. I promptly responded “I should go to sleep then so it will come quicker”
The morning was a blur of festivities. I had two videographers and my photographer show up and all my girls. My mom made us some delicious coffee and snacks and we got down to business. Meanwhile the boys were having waffles out at my DH’s parents house J Us girls ran about a half hour behind schedule but everything was fine. I even got to steal a moment away with my dad where he gave me a pearl bracelet that had a little silver heart dangling from it with my wedding date engraved on it (and a “love Dad”) I cried.
We did first look pictures at an old heritage home by our place. I have picked flowers from the owners’ yard a million times and she was more then happy to let us do our pics there. It was awsome. Such an experience seeing my husband to be for the first time all dressed up.
We then took all our pictures downtown in historic gas town. One of my favorite parts was probably the limo ride down there. We had a blast and drank a huge bottle of champagne between the 10 of us!
Oh and did I mention it was hot?? Yes…seriously…hottest day of the year. Ugh.
My mother and mother in law lit candles in memoriam of past family members who are no longer with us and the groomsmen walked the grandmothers to their seats while Darling Husband walked his mom and Future Mother-In-Law to be down the aisle. Our ceremony was short and sweet and I feel my dear pastor could see the beads of sweat forming on my brow and cut it shorter then I even anticipated. I thank him a million times for this.
After the ceremony we took a great group shot and then headed to the reception. We all walked there as the venue was super close (as planned) and let everyone slide into their seats before we made our entrance. On a side note, I did a seating chart of little leaves on trees, some of them “blew” away I guess. If you do not have a DOC make sure to have an extra seating chart somewhere, I had luckily hid mine under the cake stand (and remembered!!!) when my mom came down in a panic as people did not know where to sit! J
The venue was awsome and everything I wanted it to be. It was hot though and they forgot to leave us some fans, so it was a “little” stuffy but that did not stop anyone from dancing up a storm all night.
We had some amazing speeches, toasts, the shoe game, and dancing dancing dancing.
My Darling Husband and I stayed right till the bitter end with huge smiles on our faces.