- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
Before I tell you about the wedding I have to give a little backstory: We have known each other since middle school and grew up in a tiny community, most of the high school’s graduating classes have a little over a 100 kids. We’ve been very lucky to have the friends that we do and have remained close with everyone over the years. However, April 2nd is a very sad day for all of us. Eight years ago a friend of ours commited suicide. He was a person that touched the life of everyone he met, he had no idea how important he was. If he were still alive he would have been right there with us on our wedding day, and honestly in a way he still was. So for our wedding it was very important to have no tears.
The day started off tough, but by the time we reached the wedding site we were in good spirits. We did a first look which ended with us laughing because he didn’t quite get it. Then for the family pictures and decorating, which by the time we were done with all that almost everyone was there and we got to hang out and talk before the ceremony. I think that took a lot of the pressure off.
The ceremony was amazing! I haven’t been on lately because our first officiant cancelled on us two weeks before and I had to find a replacement and work with her on writing a new ceremony. Anyway, it went pretty well for being the only scripted (yet still unrehearsed) part of the day. The best part was when she told the Mr to hold my ring to my heart and repeat after her. What does he do? He sits it right on my boob so she had to tell him “umm a little higher” which made everyone laugh.
The reception was full of laughs and moments that I’ll never forget. The food turned out great! The Mr. knocked his chair over and off the platform when he stood up to thank everyone for coming. I made the cake and everyone who tried it said it was wonderful, however we didn’t get the first slice because our daughter took it and gave it to another little girl… along with the second, third, and fourth slices. My nephew stole hubby’s seat after the cake was cut. He almost missed the first dance so I gave him the stink eye before we headed out on the floor and then kissed and made up. The DJ did great and played most of the songs the guests requested on their RSVPs. My sister and I tried to do the lift scene from Dirty Dancing, which ended up with me on the floor laughing. I danced with all three of my sisters to Wild Horses (Rolling Stones version) at the same time.
Afterward we went out with our friends to watch one’s little brother play in a band and they dedicated the only slow song to us! I got flowers from my bestie and his girlfriend and more from my Mother-In-Law and her Fiance.
My only regret is we couldn’t figure out my bustle! She put so much work into it and when she showed me it looked great, but we couldn’t figure it out. So I didn’t get a picture for her and had to lug the train around all night. But oh well! It looked great while we were dancing!
It was a great night and the next day my photographer posted sneak peeks on Facebook!