- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
No pics yet but lets recap while it is still fresh.
Very hectic last few months leading up to my wedding.
- My father came into town a month early so fiance and I were camping out in the living room against my father’s wishes. But it was the more practical idea.
- My sister’s husband left her. Although it is a friendly divorce, it still is a complicated situation seeing as how he was supposed to do ALOT of running around for me with his van and truck. Luckily and thankfully, my mothers boyfriend stepped in and did it all with his truck.
- My other sister got pnemonia but it was caught early
- My veil didn’t come in till the day before the wedding. Panic ensued and I rushed to Michael’s craft store to make my own. The bridal store put a rush order on it and had it in the next day.
- The store that I got my dress at had my bridesmaids come in 2 days before the wedding for their last fit. This place pissed me off. They measured the girls but ordered the dress 10 sizes too big. What was the point in measuring them then? I get they make their money on the alterations but thats ridiculous. Maybe all shops do that. My advice….LIE about the date of your wedding! I wouldn’t be in full panic mode when my dress didn’t fit right, my veil wasnt in and the girls still didn’t try their dress on yet because they werent ready.
- The worst of it all was that my aunt contracted viral meningitis and passed away the Monday before my wedding. My mother is heartbroken and her children beside themselves with grief and astonishment.
The week was rainy and our ceremony was scheduled outside. I tried not to think about it. The morning was rainy and I was so nervous. The gazebo and willow tree were my dream ceremony. It cleared, the sun came out …and so did the wind!! It was so cold!! its only October 12. It should NOT be 40 degrees in NY. It was def 20 degrees cooler than norm. But like I was telling people, I was given 2 choices, warm & rainy or cold & sunny. I chose the latter of the two.
My niece did almost everyone’s (including her own) hair, I had a makeup artist there and my own hair stylist. SO many compliments.
It was a short ceremony with my poor girls (and myself) shaking from the cold and nerves. But we survived. Everyone was complimenting our choice of location, the trolley transportation, all the decorations I had made by hand for the past yr and a half, the girls dresses, the colors, my dress, and my ceremony music. We made cd’s for our guests of special music (a week before!!). I rented a photobooth (I HIGHLY recommend one and feel it was one of my favorite and best decisions about the night). We also had a bonfire for s’mores. People went out there to warm up if anything else.
I had paired up my girls somewhat accordingly with his guys. He was shy one so when being introduced my one sister/matron of honor walked in with her son/my greeter. I paired my youngest and smallest niece (shes 12) up with his biggest guy. So when introduced he picked her up and walked in and she planted a kiss on his cheek. So very sweet!!!!
My father and I had finally decided on our song to dance to and we chose Mustang Sally by the Commitments. So differest and so much fun!!
My cake and cupcakes were done by my baking partner. LOVED it. So many compliments for that too.
DJ pissed me off a bit. We gave him specific songs to play. Well during cocktail hour he plays Endless Love and R Kelly I believe I can fly. I was LIVID. I told my husband either he gets in there and does something about it or I will. He did and DJ rectified himself….sorta. When he finally started playing OUR songs he turned it so low I couldn’t hear it. He left out a lot of our songs but he DID play some important songs. I just hate it, if I pay you to play specific songs than thats what I want to hear. Not R Kelly. That is not my choice of music and if you read the list you would know. I would recommend him but not if you want specific kind/type of music played.
My 2 photographers were phenomenal. One was from my niece’s dance studio so they knew him and were comfortable with him. The other was a friend of ours that used all vintage cameras. I can’t WAIT to see these pictures.
Highlight of the night was of course the fireworks. Best show in a very long time. We knew they would be good but seriously….not that good. Holy cow. People are calling us up and telling us how much fun they had and how they have never been to a wedding like that before. My exact goal.
It went fast, but all in all I have so many fond memories of my night. I had a blast and married my best friend. Who could ask for more?