- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
After the wedding, Mr. Moon and I took a few minutes to hold each other and soak in the feeling of “OMGWTFBBQ WE’RE MARRIED WE’RE MARRIED WE’RE MARRIED YAY BEST IDEA EVER SQUEEEEE!!!!!!1!1!!!1one!!!!eleventy-one!!!1!111”. We didn’t have too long, though, since it was almost immediately time for our formal portraits. Of course, just because we were supposed to be all formal-like didn’t mean we weren’t still giddy:
“OMGWTFBBQ! We’re STILL married! YAY!!!!!1!!!eleven!1 You’re the best priest EVER!!!! Because YOU MADE US BE MARRIED YAY!!!!!!!!!!1” is what’s going on in this picture.
Anyway, I’m going to try not to bore you with too many standard formal photos, since I know you’re not here to see cookie-cutter like pictures of me and Great-Aunt Mabel. I’m going to try and post either more unique shots or the more adorable ones of me and Darling Husband. I’ll post a few cookie-cutter shots, but only so you can get a better idea of what people were wearing and how it looked all together.
I like this shot of us and my family because of the angle. We got several normal shots from the front, too, but I thought this side-angle was really unique. From the left, you can see my mom, my brother lurking over her shoulder, my dad, me, Darling Husband, my step-grandmother, and my grandpa.
Here’s the obligatory shot of us and his giants. I love how I’m wearing four inch heels in this photo, and yet I’m still the shortest person by far. Darling Husband is 6’3” and the short one in his family. I totally understand how Lily feels in How I Met Your Mother. From the left, you can see SIL, Father-In-Law, me, Darling Husband, Brother-In-Law, and Mother-In-Law.
And yes, I did marry into a really good-looking family. Mother-In-Law was totally smoking at the wedding, don’t you agree? Her dress wasn’t actually black, though it kind of looks like it in this picture. It was actually a very deep purple. Both our mothers were in different shades of purple, which really worked well with our color scheme.
I lived for two years in rural Japan as an English teacher, and I only came back about a year and a half ago. Thus, I had to invite a bunch of my friends from over there. I was so so so honored that no less than seven of them made the trek. To get from their tiny little island to Dallas took approximately thirty-eight hours. It was a big deal for them, especially since some of them had never been abroad before. I was so happy to see them again. Also, check out the outfit on the woman standing next to Darling Husband: She wore a kimono! Since a kimono is a lot like a formal gown, she said she never had an excuse to wear it in Japan. Thus, she decided to wear it here! So awesome.
As soon as the girls were released from the pictures, they, of course, went off to go and be adorable. They’re very good at that. I think they’re trying to figure out what exactly this big bathtub is doing in the middle of the church in this picture. XD
I’m not exactly sure what Brother-In-Law is doing in this picture, but whatever it is, it makes me laugh and Darling Husband cringe.
When we were finished taking pictures inside the church, we went into the courtyard to the labyrinth. I’m so pleased with many of the pictures we got here because it made for such an interesting backdrop! It was really quite difficult to find just one picture of our wedding party to show you all from this site because we got so many good ones.
This, by the way, is how the tuxes and the bridesmaid dresses looked together. I was SO HAPPY with the overall look.
I love this picture in particular because I think it’s kind of adorable. <3
When we were completely done at the church, we drove a little ways to a park that had the most beautiful little gazebo on the water. It was a bit of an adventure, since a couple people got lost, and then Bridesmaid K drove Bridesmaid F (the one from Japan who speaks very little English) and her family back to the hotel to their hotel so that her husband and the girls could get ready for the reception, but there was a miscommunication, and we almost lost Bridesmaid F for the photos.
If I were to do this whole shindig all over again, I would probably hire a translator or something, since I was one of the only people at the wedding who could actually communicate fairly smoothly with our Japanese guests, and we had a few miscommunications because I was busy and couldn’t always do that. Oh well.
ANYWAY. While we waited for Bridesmaid K and Bridesmaid F to come back, we got some pictures of me and Darling Husband. I LOVE these ones. And isn’t the park gorgeous?
I made the mistake of handing off my purse to Groomsman W, who is a very goofy guy, and he decided he needed to look and act like me if he was going to be holding my purse.
Another shot of me and Darling Husband that I absolutely love. <3
After our serious ones, Darling Husband and I started dancing, as we’ve done in every single other photoshoot we’ve done with our photographers. This is a special dance move our photographers taught us, in fact! It’s called the White Boy Overbite. Yeah, we’re cool.
Once Bridesmaid F was retrieved and she and Bridesmaid K returned, we were able to get some group shots. I LOVE THESE PICTURES. They’re just so pretty. I also love how well the purple shrugs turned out on the bridesmaids. I wasn’t sure about them, but I think they look great.
We got a few more shots of my and just my girls. I wish I had more, but I love the ones I’ve got. From the left, you can see Bridesmaid E, SIL, Bridesmaid F, me, Bridesmaid M, Maid/Matron of Honor, and Bridesmaid K. I have the most gorgeous, most amazing bridesmaids ever, by the way.
The formal pictures were at last done, and so we all split up once more to head to the reception!
Darling Husband and I did take a detour at the car wash, since my car was gross and we hadn’t had a chance to get it clean, and since it was our getaway car, we wanted it to look nice in photos. Oddly enough, sitting at the carwash may have been one of my favorite parts of the day. While the water and brushes went at the car, Darling Husband and I took the time to just look into each other’s eyes and enjoy the moment of being completely, totally alone as husband and wife.
And then we made out.
Anyway, next up will be our reception!
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