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we’ve been blogged!!! 🙂 well, I’ve been wanting to do a recap for awhile now, but life after the wedding has been pretty busy and crazy! soooo, i figured I’d do a quick recap and include the link to the blog so i can share my excitement with the hive!! 🙂
the week leading up to the big day was hectic!! I felt I had done plenty of “lists” and overall felt pretty organized but there was just one slight problem with my organization….i forgot I was part of the show!!! so of course I hadn’t really given anyone the duty of being coordinator….didn’t really explain much to anyone where things were going, what was what, etc…..basically i had planned everything as if I were running and over-seeing everything…..that was my huge mistake! so the week of the wedding was spent buying last minute things, trying to give our hostesses a crash course on everything i had planned…..it was just crazy busy….
well the day of came, and of course there’s always things that don’t go according to plan…..the grass on the property had to be cut and the whole site was basically still a mess….so our two hostesses and me and one of my bridesmaids who stayed there with me (bless them all) got up super early and was out in the full sun trying to get it all ready to be set up….and yes, I was out there on the ride on lawn mower cutting grass!! looking back we laugh about it and probably should’ve taken pics….lol
noon time came around and more help arrived….I had to go upstairs to start getting ready….that was nerve wrecking to me….i had given them so much information on how i wanted everything to be….i just was soooo hesitant that something would be forgotten! lol
well, things turned out beautifully!!!!! absolutely stunning….and despite things being forgotten (that was just inevitable…lol) the day went by perfectly 🙂 we didn’t have time to do much practice at the rehearsal dinner because it was pouring rain and the whole thing was planned to be outdoors…..so the day of the wedding, everyone pretty much winged it……but it still came out great 🙂 during the ceremony, we hadn’t thought to use a microphone….so a lot of the guests said they didn’t get to hear it…..during DH’s vows, one of my aunts shouted, “cant hear you!” and Darling Husband turned around and said, “uh this is kinda a private thing…” it made everyone laugh 😀 we did a LOT of improv…..but it made it feel less of a scripted event and more of a celebration which is what it’s all about right?! 😉
I could make a really long list of things I should’ve done differently, or things I forgot or that got forgotten…..but let’s just leave it up to the pictures to show how absolutely perfect our day was in all its imperfections… 😀
so here’s the link….and make sure to check out the slideshow at the bottom of the blog post cuz it has way more photos of the entire day!!! enjoy!! 😀
http://www.alexissteinphoto.blogspot.com/ we should be the first entry… “Abbie & Will”
Post # 3
I love your photos! I especially love the one where you’re getting into your dress, and making it look like a struggle. So cute. Looks like you and your families had a BLAST. Congrats!!!!!!
Post # 4
First of all I’ve never seen pictures of you before that I can remember. You are beautiful! I love the pic of you being tied into your dress it’s fantastic and the sunflower pic is also great. Very nice!
Post # 5
I love your photos — and you are gorgeous!!
The pic of you getting into your dress cracked me up.
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@.twist.: thanks!! i think that was the point where i started to really get loose and relaxed…i was like let’s do a whacky pic!! lol from that point on, i remember being completely relaxed and really “go with the flow”….. lol there was so much i was worrying about before that point….haha…
@mwitter80: aww thanks!!! yea, i kinda never really posted pics of myself on here….but i love the pics so much….i just had to share!! 🙂
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@mwitter80: Oh yes, I’d agree on MamaHusky being totally beautiful as well!
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@TinyTina: thank you!! 🙂
@.twist.: and thank you too!! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion
Beautiful pictures! The sunflower one is really beautiful and the ocean one cracks me up- you guys are so romantic and elegant and in love, and then there’s just a bunch of people playing at the beach in their swimsuits in the background!
Post # 10
Woot woot! Absolutely beautiful wedding. You guys looked gorgeous.
Post # 11
Love all the silly pictures!!!
Post # 12
Awesome! (Also I love the way you look at the day in retrospect – very positive!) your pictures look great.
Was it hard to make yourself go into the water in that dress? It’s a great pic, I think if I did a TTD session I’d wince a little (at least inside).
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@cannon: thanks!! yea, i’m glad that one came out good cuz a LOT of the people on the beach had stopped to watch us…lol
@bRooklynRocks: thank you!! 🙂
@JustLove: thanks!! we are a silly couple…lol 🙂
@atalante: thank you!! i did stress at times a few days after the wedding cuz i felt extremely bad about some of the things we had forgot…. (we were supposed to do a memory table and didnt….we were also supposed to give a toast to DH’s brother cuz it was his birthday that day and that didn’t happen…..etc) stuff like that…. but looking back I gotta stay positive otherwise it’ll ruin and taint the memory of what is the most important day of my life so far…. ya kno? 🙂
and yes, it was really hard to get into the water!!! i was all for it at first, while we were taking shots in the casino…..but then we got to the beach, and the photog was like, i want ya to go in until you get about knee deep then turn around and face me…..and i felt my face drop….haha….so then him and Darling Husband spent a few mins trying to persuade me and ease me in….i was still like aw man, really? knee deep?? and finally Darling Husband started chasing me in….and of course instead of just running down the beach i ran into the ocean….the weight of my dress slowed me down and when Darling Husband caught up to me, he turned me around and we started kissing….everyone on the beach started clapping….it was awesome!! and definitely one of my favorite moments out of the entire weekend 😀
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Yeah i do love the one with you guys on the beach and the people in the background! Congratulations, everything looked wonderful!!
Post # 15
Some awesome lighting! Love the dog 🙂
You guys look so happy and there is some great natural character going on. nothing looks fake or staged!
Post # 16
First…STFU! You have the same photographers we do! I LOVE Alexis and Keith!
Second, You look stunning! Wow! I love your face when you are getting laced up!