- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
Hey hive! So, we’ve back, and yes, still exhausted, but it worked! We somehow brought all of these months of planning together, and got married. Our two attendants were amazing–I’ve read a few posts about people who are bummed that their Maid/Matron of Honor or BMs live across the country–I was too, but seriously these two went above and beyond during crunch time, and we could not have picked two better people to carry us through. Keep this in mind–yes, the help before is fantastic, but the help during is priceless.
Anyway, as soon as we got off the plane it was time to get to work. First, we saw the arch that had been built for us–then we lugged a whole mess of crap into the garage at the condo. (My mother’s lake house that doubled as wedding central. Also the rehearsal dinner site and the morning after breakfast place. It’s a gorgeous house, but all of that cleaning and cooking was a TON of work. We went to the grocery store to get everything we would need for the next three day whirlwind, and by the time we got home, ate dinner, and unloaded everything, it was about 11:00 that evening. Good place to stop, right? WRONG
Exhausted as I was, that night, I baked the pumpkin bread for the Out of Town bags. I did it all myself, and I did it at one in the morning. I was really too tired to be doing it and I have a nasty burn on my right hand to prove it. Oh well, it’s an unplanned wedding memento–though a burn wasn’t my idea of something I wanted to add to the wedding! But, here are all the contents of the bag. You’ll have to trust me that they look cute set up (they did) but I forgot to take a picture of it. I was SO TIRED. (As a nerdy aside, I thought putting those Twilight Delight chocolate bars from Ghiradelli in the bags was brilliant. It was a nod to our nerdyness that didn’t give my Mom an anneurysm, plus, it’s damn good chocolate.
Oh yeah, one of those days (probably Thursday) I made all of the cupcakes for our dessert table. Let me say that I was SO PROUD of our finished table, but that picture will come later. I made pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (here) and cranberry orange cupcakes with white chocolate orange icing. Which I don’t have a picture of by themselves. But was I was thrilled with these guys, I thought they looked so good! And way cheaper than 3.50 a cupcake.
What’s this? Oh yes, it was Friday night, the night before Wedding Day, with my now-husband and I making the caramel apples that I remembered needed to be made at 11:00 p.m.. I have no idea who took this picture, as I totally don’t remember anyone else being up then, but it was on my camera, so someone must have been there!
I do know who took this picture–it was my Maid/Matron of Honor. It’s not flattering, I know. But I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the only time I looked like that. Let this be a lesson to DIY brides–make a schedule beforehand of the days leading up to your wedding. (I did this) and stick to it. (I did not do this). I let everyone talk me out of what I had to do, listening to them when they said there was plenty of time. (There wasn’t). Also–for those of you who are planning from out of state, two days really isn’t enough time to get everything done and still get to sleep at a decent hour!
Next up: setting up the ceremony site and reception, or, how I have the best friends ever.