- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
It’s finally my turn to recap! Writing this feels more surreal than the wedding itself, lol. I’ve been looking at recaps on the Bee waaaaay before I got engaged or was even thinking marriage for myself — it’s just so much PRETTY!! So there are a few shots missing (*sad face*) namely, close ups on decor that I spent my fingers working to the bone to do and one of my new family unit (me, hubs, stepson & daughter)… that I blame on my wedding planner but that’s a long dreadful story that I’d rather not get into.
Some things that went wrong: a) wedding planner
b) makeup artist was an hr late (she’s says she told the wedding planner via text, wedding planner swears she called an audible… guess I’ll never know) and showed up w/ an assistant… hello person I have to tip that I wasn’t prepared to tip!
c) my dj – who for some reason refused to communicate w/ the wedding planner – called me on the morning of talking about not playing music for the ceremony b/c he was nervous and it was out of his comfort zone. ._. you’re kidding me right? he’s a club dj so he was all but too excited for the reception and cocktail hour… we made it thru but not w/o a few choice words.
d) b/c of a) i wasn’t able to be as ‘in the moment’ as i wanted to be. i really wanted this day to be everything but i just couldn’t relax. i think the few moments of bridal bliss that i had came when i first woke up and had starbucks w/ my oldest dearest friend while waiting on makeup and probably during the first look. other than that the day flew by and i somewhat regret the build up that i had only to not be able to be present… it was like an out of body experience and i was a commander w/ a million to do lists. LOL.
Anyways… what you are here for MOAR pictures!!
The groomsmen got ready at my house… and even though I cleaned the entire bottom of the house for photoshoot purposes they chose to get ready upstairs :/
My step son
Groomsmen gift inspired by the wonderful @MissAngelfish.
Cheers! & on to the ladies…
My daughter who was hamming it up for the camera w/ a mouth full of chicken nuggets.
After makeup shot.
so there were supposed to be behind the ceremony seats but… they were at the back of the room… ah well.
Guys… in their all black tuxes (which I LOVE).
We chose to have all 3 of our parent groups surround us for prayer… they have their jackets on b/c even though the tent was ‘heated’ it was a bit chilly.
This picture is HILARIOUS… it just shows what people think of your unplugged ceremony signs. LOLOL! At least they stayed in their seats… except for my aunt nene. I looked up once and she was BEHIND the officiant. Like… lady… really?
Garter Toss Foolishness
Happy New Year!! & yes… I am PISSED about this guys arm/drink in my face, but what can you do?
Selfie Station Fun!
I’m an honorary Nigerian so there was a money dance surprise planned by my bridesmaids!
Which turned into this… and it was great b/c my mother had a moment like this at her wedding in 1990. I remembered being under her dress while her bridesmaids held it up. It was so magical and for it to happen unprompted at my wedding felt so warm/fuzzy. Bridal bliss moment #3.
Moves! There is a 3 part series to this picture and it is hilarious.
I have lifelong friendships w/ my college girlfriends. Every girl in this pic I went to college w/… and every one of them I love so dearly.
Last song of the night… my friends gathered around and swayed and sang Beyonce’s XO. I love them and I have never felt more loved.