Post # 1
Yay!!! We made it and we’re all married bees now!!! I don’t know about the rest of your but I had a few snags from the start of my day to the moment the double doors opened for my entrance that day. Even with the craziest things happening, I had a few magical moments that day:
1. Seeing my groom shedding multiple tears on my way down the aisle to him (his mother didn’t believe that this would happen even on our wedding day)
2. My first look at my reception space with my groom. It was amazing!!! flowers and pin spot light, and our gobo monogram on the back wall
3. My mom’s reaction when the dj asked her to join me on the dance floor for our suprise Mother-Daughter dance.
All of these moments were so priceless to me on my wedding day. Any other bees care to share?
Post # 3
1. The hora and him stepping on the glass..it was really fun..all the international people joined in. DH’s middle eastern side of the family making what sounded like a war cry that I was told is a thing middle eastern women do at celebrations. My lion dance. A unique wedding cheer done at Singaporean weddings. After all the effort into planning an inter-cultural wedding..it all paid off.
2. My DH’s niece..when she saw me going down the aisle..she said “look there’s a princess”! And when her dad went up to read the 7 blessings.. she said “daddy don’t marry the princess!”
Post # 4
Marrying my best friend
Having all of the little girls run over and stare at me because I was a “princess”.
Getting to see all of my family and friends.
Rainbow over our reception site!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence
Oh, we had a ton of flubs, some that are driving me nuts after the fact, but in the moment, everything was great!
I loved finally hearing Mr. D’s vows to me, loved finally eating the food we’ve been dreaming about for months — I LOVED finally seeing my friends who I haven’t seen in ages! And this one is kind of silly, but my MOH’s boyfriend is a ridiculously hilarious dancer and a serious highlight was watching him bust a move.
Post # 6
This is fun! At first I hardly remembered anything, but it’s all coming back to me now!
In no particular order…
1) Being on the party bus with our bridal party after the ceremony. We did pictures between the ceremony and reception and we had a blast on the party bus. I sat back at one point and just looked around at all of our closest friends and it was so fun.
2) Darling Husband and his mom walked down the aisle right before I did, once they were walking down, the bid double doors closed, and since I was in the center (between my parents) I could see Darling Husband walking down the aisle between the cracks in the doors.
3) At the reception, I was talking with somebody and my coordinator was also fixing my bustle (somebody stepped on my dress and part of the bustle broke). During that time, “You and Me” (the song that was going to be our first dance song) played and I couldn’t get away to go dance with Darling Husband. A few minutes later, the DJ announces that he’s going to replay a song and it’s dedicated to me. Then You and Me played and Darling Husband brought me to the dance floor and everybody stoped and watched. I cried more during that moment than I did during our first dance. At one point I looked around and saw that a bunch of other people were crying too.
Post # 7
Awww ladies!!! Thanks for sharing such beautiful moments from your special days!!!!
Post # 8
The absolute best was surprising everyone with our first dance. We had the DJ play about 25 seconds of Unchained Melody and waltzed super seriously. Then there was a cut and the DJ played Accidentally in Love and we started swing dancing. Everyone was surprised and cheering and it was a blast. I’ve been swinging for years and my husband learned so that he could dance with me.
Post # 9
Highlights included having so many wonderful people there with us (though it was bittersweet, because I didn’t get enough time to talk to all of them). Also we snuck away for a few pictures of just the two of us during the cocktail hour – Darling Husband suggested it and I was so touched, because I thought he would have no tolerance for anything photo related! It also gave us a few moments to be alone as husband and wife and just breathe!
Post # 10
1) My husband crying when I walked down the aisle and during our vows. I honestly didn’t expect that! It was a sweet surprise.
2) The best man’s toast. Totally made me cry.
3) Thanking my parents after everything was over. I didn’t get very emotional until the moment I hugged my dad to thank him for everything. That’s when I finally lost it.
4) Our totally failed first look photos. My husband wouldn’t open his eyes until we all started yelling at him to go ahead and look (family, wedding party, and photographer). Then when he finally did open his eyes and walked over to me, the photographer’s battery died. It was a hilarious moment and we still got great portraits of just the two of us later that day.
Post # 11
Love this thread! I had tons of things go wrong too (so many that I made a thread to just let them all out lol), but in the end, they didn’t matter. I married the love of my life, and our wedding was AMAZING.
As much planning as I put into the reception, the ceremony was far and away my favorite part. We wrote our own vows, and his were just amazing. And despite him being so sure he wasn’t going to cry, the tears could not be held in any longer by the time we got to the ring exchange 🙂 This is what put him over the happy tear edge hehe:
“With this ring,
I offer you my hand,
and my soul
as I know they will be safe with you.”
And of course that made me cry more 🙂 It was amazing.
Here he is during his vows:
I just love him so much <3
Post # 12
Such a great thread! The highlight of our day was when those double doors finally opened and all the stress I was carrying for so long just melted and and my little boy walked me down the aisle. Our wedding day was beyond hectic (I was running through Costco just 60 minutes before I was due at the church in a sports bra, maxi dress, wet hair from my morning shower in a clip still wearing glasses and no makeup!) but it turned out amazing and it really showed in our pictures. In every photo I’m smiling from ear to ear and that was great to see 🙂
Post # 13
@sarahbabs: awwwwww…. that is precious!!!! Congrats!!!
@MrsHovzilla: Thanks!!! I realized after the wedding I was stuck on the craziness that occured before, during, and after but the things that put a smile back on my face. Kudos to you indeed for dealing with a Costco dash an hour before. That’s a pretty Sweet highlight (I was at work and found myself Awwwwww-ing out loud at my desk)
Post # 14
1.) Finally, after 12 years, being married!
2.) Having a great time with all our family and friends.
3.) Darling Husband actually DANCING. He *never* dances, ever. He actually came out and danced with me and our friends quite a bit. I was so happy that he just let loose and enjoyed himself, he’s normally VERY serious.
3.) Best Man’s speech. He toally knocked.it.out.of.the.park. It was sweet and hilarious. (As a sidenote, my Maid/Matron of Honor got drunk before her speech and the one she wrote got totally forgotten about as she went off the cuff. It was nice, but nothing like anyone was expecting – a little bit of a let down.)
4.) How happy/excited my parents were. They were on the dance floor the whole night, and my dad kept saying how it was the most fun he’d ever had. They had such a good time, they want to do a big party (band, food, drinks) every year!
5.) The ride home on our trolly. We had us, my parents, sister, and some of our bridal party. We cranked “blow my wistle” and everyone was being rowdy and dacing – my dad even took a turn on the pole…haha.
Post # 15
Our wedding went perfectly – it was better and more than I’d even imagined it could be. I have no complaints.
The weather was spectacular all weekend while setting up (outdoor garden wedding), during the wedding and the next day.
Make-up, hair and jewelry came together perfectly and that was a relief, I knew in my soul when things were going so smoothly that the rest of the evening would, too. And I was right.
Our ceremony was held at twilight; it was magical and surreally beautiful in the garden with our loved ones.
Everyone was so happy for us! My Darling Husband got choked up when saying his vows (we wrote our own ceremony and had it memorized) and of course that made me tear up, too.
The food at our reception was divine, I only wish I could have eaten more.
We’re now waiting on pics, I can’t wait to get them!
Post # 16
1. my friend whom I asked to do a traditional First Nations dance brought her drum group to sing and drum instead of using recorded music. It was beautiful
2. The drum group then surprised us by singing an Honour song to recognize our ancestors who could not be with us that day.
3. One of the drummers notices and shared with us and our guests that an Eagle flew over us as soon as we cut our cake which is a real blessing
4. The reaction of my darling wife at our first look photos !!!!
5. The tears that fell upon my sons cheeks as he gave me away