- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
Pics below of our Cinco de Mayo wedding. We got married at our church, and then held our reception at a former amusement park that is now an arts center.
Right after the wedding I didn’t know what to make of the whole experience – the wedding was somewhat disasterous, but as many of you said, after several weeks that feeling went away and now I look back on the day rather fondly (even if there are parts I still cringe over!).
First, the disasters:
- MUA accidentally got black paint on my face that we could not get off. Backup MUA arrived about 30 minutes before the ceremony was to begin.
- We FLEW through the ceremony and so guests were stuck at the church for 40 minutes waiting for the shuttle.
- Our shuttle then lost our guests on the way to the venue.
- A bridesmaid decided to drive home between the ceremony and reception and completely held up photos.
- Our mariachi band never showed. (But we got our deposit back!)
- Because the timeline was all messed up from the shuttle/bridesmaid incidents, half of the guest thought the reception was over after our carousel ride and left.
- Another bridesmaid whose task was to bring the emergency kit left it in the trunk and never got it for me.
- Gifts were lost or stolen.
Now, the good stuff:
- We’re married!
- The food was amazing!
- The weather was perfect!
- Our family was wonderful; and my grandma came all the way from Mexico.
- I love how our DIY flowers and decor turned out.
- Did I mention we had a carousel ride as part of our reception?
- Our core group of friends stuck it out til the end and made it really fun, and it meant so much to us.
Somehow not looking frantic while on the phone with the salon, begging them to send another makeup artist.
Glittered out shoes! (Meanwhile, we’re waiting for the 2nd MUA.)
Checking out makeup after 2nd makeup artist gets it right.
Finally! I can get dressed! My sister used to work at David’s Bridal. This came in handy when it came time to get in this thing.
Mom & I in front of side door at my church.
Walking around the side to the front door so my husband can’t see me.
Our biological parents presented both us, to create a place for our parents in the ceremony, but also avoided the idea of “giving away.”
Our second kiss. We actually snuck a kiss in out of nervousness at the beginning, haha.
So glad we did this. As I heard once, the next time everyone you love is going to be in the same place at the same time is at your funeral, so get a photo with everyone in it.
I MADE THIS MYSELF and I don’t have a lick of talent. Seriously.
My husband’s GQ moment.
At the entrance to the park.
I climbed down in heels so we could get this picture.
I allowed the bridesmaids to choose their own dresses, simply asking that they go with something blue. It turned out well, but for some reason it really stressed them out. If I were gonna do it all over, I’d either pick a bridesmaid dress, or ask them to choose a black dress.
MY HUSBAND MADE THESE ARRANGEMENTS, and he doesn’t have a lick of talent either. Seriously, I’m surprised how well the flowers turned out.
Pesonalized papel picados decorated the pavilion.
Our sweetheart table. Guests’ escort cards had a Mexican loteria card which they matched with their table.
In lieu of a photo booth, we did this!
A carousel ride.
The wedding party.