- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Our wedding was on Oct. 19. It was a beautiful, perfect day. I’m not sure how I can capture it in a quick recap, but I’ll try. My goal is to post less than 10 photos out of the 1100.
The ceremony was in the most beautiful church and we had a very fancy and serious ceremony that reflected the seriousness of the committment we were making to each other. But then we had a much more casual reception filled with laughter and good food. Here are some highlights.
First of all, let me just say that our photographer is a magician. She made me look like this, and this was before I was even dressed. I do not normally look like this. Holy cow.
We stayed at a hotel about 3 blocks from the church and I wanted to put my dress on there, so we had the bellhop follow us walking down the street with my dress on a cart. I’m sure we were quite the site!
And then we arrived at the Cathedral. Early. I think I may be the first bride in history who spent most of the morning waiting around and stayed ahead of schedule.
Here is my DH waiting to walk down the aisle.
Then it was my turn. My dad tripped on my veil and sent my head flying back. We both almost fell. It was really funny, especially with this fancy church as the backdrop.
There are a million beautiful ceremony photos but you probably came for the details, right? So first let me say how much I LOVED my flowers. I wanted wildflowers, but we got married in fall and I wanted seasonal, and I wanted to match the color scheme (dark blue and dark red). Kind of difficult, right? But I loved what my florist came up with.
The bridal party wore midnight blue dresses and gray suits. I wasn’t sure how it would all come together, but I think everyone looked great!
We held the reception at a restaurant and art gallery. We had a cocktail hour with beer, wine, two signature cocktails, and soft drinks. We also had a scavenger hunt in the art gallery. We mixed photos and random items from our relationship in with the art exhibits and gave people clues to find them, then gave out prizes. People loved it!
Decorations were simple, just some hanging poms, burlap runners, and wildflowers.
oh and on the back of each table number we wrote a little fun fact about our relationship
We thought the poms were a nice, fun touch but they were a PAIN to hang and still didn’t come out quite right. Oh well.
Did you notice the fabulous flower crown? Did I mention how much I loved our florist. I also loved our cake baker. We didn’t even want a cake since we had a dessert bar, but our moms insisted and I’m glad we listened.
One thing we did that I highly recommend is having coloring books for the kids. We had 15 kids/babies there and they all behaved marvelously!
I was apprehensive about including a money dance because I was afraid the non-Mexicans would think it was tacky, but it was a hit and one of my favorite parts of the wedding.
WThere are so many more pictures I’d love to show you but I’m afraid if I don’t stop now i”ll be at this all night! So I’ll leave you with some shameless photos – I’m only sharing them because they are pretty. They include no meaningful advice or inspiration. I just think we look good 😉
I’d be happy to show any other detail photos or recaps if asked. There are too many things to choose from. Mostly I just wanted to show off pretty pictures and share how happy I was with the day.
I hope you all have weddings that you love as much as we loved ours!