- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Well yesterday was it….the BIG day. And now…it’s all done. All the planning, all the emotions, all the stress…all done. Its sad its over but I love how it went. As my new *husband* (eeek!) and I were driving away from the reception site, so tired and worn out from everything, we were talking about how the day went. Nothing went according to the plan that was going on in my crazy, controlling, bride-to-be head for the past 2 years, but still went a little something like this:
The Morning Of
-The weather on the day of was sure to be perfect. I would wake up all refreshed and ready to go to a little bird chirping outside my window that was letting in an abundance of sunshine. The temperature would be about 75 degrees with a light wind.
REALITY-I woke up after 4 hours of sleep, groggy, caffine deprived, and cranky to the freeezing wind outside my window that was open and letting in water from the storm going on outside. I looked outside but couldnt see a thing due to the fog that covered everything in site.
-Floating down the aisle, arm and arm with my father smiling uncontrolably watching everyone gaze in awe at how beautiful and perfect my dress and myself looked.
REALITY- As my father and I hesitated on when to start our way down the aisle the hemming of my dress came undone. I then began kicking the front of the dress so that I didnt trip and make a total fool out of myself in front of everyone I have ever known and in the mean time stopping every 5 steps so the photographer could take a picture. I was still smiling uncontrollably at my groom.
-I had pictured the ceremony to be blessed experience that everyone took a little something from. I expected the room to be totally quiet, free of any unruley children and antsy guests.
REALITY-Our 2 year old son decided that sitting still for 45 min was totally out of the question. He made his way back up the aisle, down the aisle, saying “mamamamama” during the whole thing. Tried to climb up daddys leg while daddy was trying to say his vows to mama and when that didnt work, tried to use mamas train as a rope to wrap himself around and climb up that. Then mama almost caught her veil on fire trying to light the unity candle. I had guests tell me this was the most amusing wedding they have ever been too.
-Our reception was to be the perfect spot for guests to unwind, relax and visit with old friends and family and make new ones. After our gourmet dinner we would all make our way to the dance floor and show off our “Dancing With The Stars” moves. All during this time admiring every little detail that I spent hours and money on to make this the most beautiful reception our guests have ever laid eyes on.
REALITY-Our reception was gorgeous. We had so many guests tell us what a great job we did….but then the food came. Once the food was ready our guests completely forgot about the tiny ribbons I had hot glued onto every (200) little candle in the room and made way for the serving line. Luckly the food was AWESOME. Our DJ then began playing my *husband* (eeek!) and mines wedding song. Believe it or not this was the very first time him and I have ever danced together. (He is totally not a dancer). It. was. awkward. I could tell he was super nervous and I tried to make this as comfortable as possible for him. That was until the DJ messed something up and our song started skipping and jumping parts. We danced to “our” song a whopping total of about 1 minute. If I would of thought something like this was going to happen before the wedding day I would of freaked! But instead we found it quite humerous and I think my groom was actually a little relieved that he didnt have to dance for too long.
No one really danced all too much. We had an alchohol free reception which wasnt by choice but the rule of the site. Our DJ wasnt the greatest. He didnt have modern hits or any really good dance songs. Luckily I had some awesome friends who took this opportunity and made it…. memorable. We totally showed off our moves to the Chicken Dance, YMCA and the Cha Cha slide (Part 1, which no one knew) We ended the night with “SHOUT!” in a long train that I led throughout the reception site and outside with our hands up in the air and our hips a-swingin.
It turned out to be a sunny and hot. So the wedding party and many guests made our way down to the beach to take pictures of my *husband* (eeek!) and I at sunset. These were suppose to be the photos that were going to decorate our living room. For some reason even though it was sunny, the beach and the lake was still very, very foggy and made the sky look super cloudy. Our beach pics were a dud. We still did take pictures and pretend there was a sunset behind us. I havent seen the pics yet but I’m hoping they still turn out beautiful.
Once we went back up to the reception site we found that our awesome friends and family had cleaned, picked up and packed up everything.
Our Romantic first Night as a married couple
Dont worry, this doesnt get awkward, so keep reading. Our son wouldnt let us put him down and anytime we tried he would fill the room with his peircing, screetching, fist pounding, kicking meltdown of a terrible two tantrum. So what did we do??? Loaded the carseat into our “Just Married” decorated car and headed home. We then realized we were out of diapers. So dress, tux, baby and all made our way to the local grocery store to pick up some diapers. Those looks in the store were priceless. A moment everyone needs to experience but I dont suggest. Once we were home as a family I rocked my son to sleep and began putting gifts and other things away. Me and my *husband* (eeek!) sat on the couch for about 2 hours talking and laughing about things that happened in our day. At some point we both crashed into a very deep and much needed sleep right there on our couch.
I realized this morning that my day went nothing like I had thought. The little details went unnoticed and un-predicted things will happen. But all and all the day was perfect. And If I could go back in time I wouldnt of spent so much money and worried about the littlest things. If you read this whooollle thing I give you kudos and hope that it might put your mind at ease during a whirlwind of planning.
No matter what happens, if your really inlove and the ones who love you are there on your day, then everything will be perfect. The end! lol