Just now checking in, I’m so glad everyone else had such wonderful wedding memories! A few of my top warm-squishy moments:
-Walking down the aisle. We have a pro photo looking down the aisle focused on his face, and of course that’s exactly what I was focused on when I was walking, so it’s exactly what I saw during that moment, and I can’t look at this photo without tearing up.
-Our whole ceremony. Our pastor gave an absolutely wonderful message, everything was beautiful, and my then-fiance kept mouthing “I love you” at me when our eyes would meet in between readings or whenever. (I wouldn’t have been surprised if he’d gotten nervous and tried to make jokes at me, which would have been very “us,” but I’m really glad he kept it serious for just a few minutes).
-Dancing with my dog at the reception. I trained him to jump up and give me his front paws so we could do this. It was fantastic.
-Our first dance.
-The speeches. Our best man made us laugh, and my Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister) made me cry; they were completely perfect.
-Every single person who was at the wedding spontaneously convening in a dance circle, everyone with their arms around each other, belting along with “Don’t Stop Believin'” at the top of their lungs while my husband and I danced together in the middle. You just can’t plan that stuff.
-All of my college friends gathering for a group photo and spontaneously bursting out with a few choruses of our alma mater.
-Collapsing into our vintage Rolls Royce at the end of the night and hugging each other, relaxing, and soaking it all in.
I can’t wait for our video; there are so many moments I want to relive.
It’s funny how in some ways it doesn’t really feel like the wedding is completely over, since there’s always one more thing left – whether it’s waiting for pro photos to come back, or the video, or finishing thank-you notes, or unpacking gifts, or simply the fact that my dress is still hanging in the closet instead of posted for sale in the classifieds.