(Closed) Spinoff of another question posted. What wedding dream did you hold on to?

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I could not let go of getting married on the beach. I have envisioned of weddiday with our toes in the sand from day one. We talked about getting married closer to home but I just wasn’t happy with that thought. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I absolutely wanted to have a formal, engraved invitation suite. Even though it cost $2,200, I chose it because it was something that I really wanted to have.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A cocktail party wedding. I went to one when I was in college – a friend’s mother’s wedding, and she had a big NYE party at which everyone stopped about an hour in for them to do vows and then the party continued. I thought it was the coolest, funnest wedding I ever went to.

DH loved the idea, and we held out through all the objctions (It won’t be a real wedding, You won’t feel married without a long walk down an aisle, Everyone Will Be Shocked). The most hilarious objection, to me, was my mom freaking out about the word “cocktail” on the invitation. She thought it was risque. 

But even my sweet OldSouthDebutante mom couldn’t deny that, in the end, it was glorious. Glorious. And exactly, precisely what DH and I wanted. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always wanted calla lillies as my bouquet and it didnt even match my wedding but I got it and it was more beautiful than what I had imagined. And becuase it was so beautiful I took it to my sister’s grave and laid it down. It looked beautiful next to her 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Looking like a princess! I wore my big ballgown and fought the seamstress to wear an extra crinoline 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My colors.  I have had those colors in my mind since a girl.  Also the princess like ballgown (not TOO poofy though).  Trends change and I know the more fitted silouhette dresses are in now,  but I also wanted that look no matter what. And no matter how silly some people may think it is, I am wearing a tiara. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

toes in sand

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@breadandbutterflies:  Yes!  Not having a standard hotel package wedding in a banquet hall.  They remind me of so many work conferences I’ve been to.  We’re having the ceremony in a weird old historic building that we bascially found by accident.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have 2: wearing a veil over my face and not letting my FI see me until I’m walking down the aisle. BUT I saw a cute picture of a couple who chose not to do a first look but the photographer snapped a pic of them holding hands around a corner. I want to do that…

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I held on to getting married in my father’s hayfield…(photo courtesy of my friend!)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The one thing I really wanted was white tulips for our August wedding. They said it couldn’t be done, FI tried to talk me down but at the end of the day, I really still wanted them. We got them, they were wonderfully simple, elegant, modern and not too formal. I am so glad I didn’t go with any other flower!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

We have a tradition where children give the bride wooden love spoons and horseshoes as a good luck token after they leave the church.  MIL insisted we couldn’t do it “because it’s not done in Greece” and that these are not religious icons so have no place in the church service.  So I told her, if that’s the case, we are not having flowers, no white dress, no new suit and no reception.  Because none of them are religious requirement either.  Needless to say I won that one…

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Having both of my parents walk me down the aisle. My mom fought me on that because she thought it wouldn’t look as nice. I only cared how it FELT… and I’m really glad I stuck to my guns, because it was wonderful to have both of my parents walk with me!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Having a rustic theme wedding in the fall.  I was determined to have a rustic venue AND an October wedding close to Halloween but the only rustic venue in our area big enough to hold all our guests doesn’t do October weddings because they have a Haunted House all month.  So I bent just a bit and decided late Sept.

The other option would be to cut our guest list drastically and have it at a rustic lodge by a lake.  But I wanted to invite all our friends and family and not leave anyone out.  I’m perfectly happy with my decisions and can’t wait to have an earthy/rustic/ fall wedding late Sept.

I wanted lots of pumpkins for decor as well and I’ll be able to have that still.  I also wanted flowers in my bouquet that no one else would think to have.  When I show people my inspiration bouquet I get a lot of “What?!?!?”

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