- Ms. Library
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Hey ladies and gentlemen!
So it occurred to me that even though I posted a few pictures of our wedding, I was totally holding back the good stuff! I completely forgot that I never told you about the actual day, and though some of you may not care, I know a few people were interested in a couple of projects.
Our wedding day had perfect weather, which was awesome, but I had been a little excited at the thought of some rainy day photos. Either way, I would have been happy. Everyone at the resort we were staying at was amazingly helpful and I was super calm the whole morning. I have no idea how I was that calm, but it was magical.
My girls and I woke up around 7:30 AM and had a snuggle-fest in my bed before my cousin (who was also our hairstylist) showed up. Jess was also five months pregnant! The pictures are adorable! My sister is also a hairstylist, so she had one of her coworkers come to the resort to do our nails. Were we spoiled? Oh, heck yes! We watched wedding movies all morning as people wandered in and out getting their nails and hair done.
It began to get a little busier when it became time to do my hair. I never had a hair trial since Jess lives in North Carolina, so I showed her a picture and she went to work. I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. My hair DOES NOT curl, so it was amazing how the hairstyle added texture without bulk!
I did my own makeup with some help from my sister as my bridesmaids got their dresses on. Tons of family members were helping put together the ceremony site on the covered bridge and the final touches to the reception. Once everyone was in respective outfits, it was time to put on the dress. This was probably my only stressed out moment because no one would decide who was going to put me in the dress even when I said who I would like. Oh well. With the dress on, it was time for pictures before the ceremony and then a trolley ride to the bridge!
The bridge was amazing. It was free through the town, so we only had to pay for the chairs. Mr. Library and I didn’t do a first look, so I was beyond nervous and excited to see him. My bridesmaids left the trolley before me, and one of them got her shoe stuck in the crack in the bridge! She went to walk and her shoe had other ideas! Ha! She took it all in good fun and kept it going. I can remember my turn getting there and wanting the wedding coordinator to stop fluffing my dress because I wanted to go GO GO! I don’t remember anyone else on my walk down the aisle besides my dad and Mr. Library.
The ceremony was emotional and sweet, just what we wanted. But when one of our readers began reading, all I saw was a chipmunk about to attack one of my bridesmaid’s feet! It almost ran her over! My wedding coordinator spotted it too and took pictures!
After the ceremony, we had guests throw petals as we walked. I had made envelopes for seeds at the beginning of the year, but we decided petals wouldn’t be as messy on my dress. I do love how the envelopes looked with the petals in them!
We did a receiving line (which was a super time saver at the reception), took photos, and then hurried back to be announced before dinner. One of my favorite photos that came out of that time was this one of all of my girls. I have no idea what was going on, and apparently neither did they!
The reception was a blast, and our centerpieces were a hit. My dad ended up making the stands for them (he’s a blacksmith in his spare time) and everyone loved them. The photobooth was also a big success. I loved looking through the photos after. My suprise groom’s cake was loved by Mr. Library, though I am sad our photographer didn’t get any real photos of it because he never realized it was there! (Um, hello… it’s right beside the wedding cake!)
All in all, the day was love. Love love love. I couldn’t have been happier with it, and we certainly had a lot of laughter. I wish I could remember more of the smaller details, but like everyone says, it flies by!