- 1 year ago
- Wedding: June 2018
My wedding happened a few weeks ago, on the 16th of June. It’s so weird that it’s over!
A few things happened in the planning process that weren’t perfect. For example, a good friend of mine decided to get married the evening before my wedding. (We sent Save the Dates almost a year in advance, so he knew exactly what he was doing.) However, though I felt kind of “huh??” about it when he sent me the invite, I’m now really happy about how it all went down. I really wanted to attend his wedding, so I made sure to get all those last minute things out of the way early so I’d have the evening of the 15th free, and it was so great to be able to relax out in the country at his intimate wedding, soak up the romantic atmosphere and get into the wedding mood, stress free.
Another less than ideal thing that happened was that my venue caught fire. In May.
…But it was all fine. It was just a tiny fire, and the place was up an running a week later. But I had a mini heart attack when I heard the news!
And finally, I had a bit of a beauty disaster in the week leading up to the big day. I decided to get the peach fuzz on my upper lip waxed, despite knowing that it’s not a good idea to try new things like that such a short time before the wedding. And well, I got those lovely waxing “bumps” and was still dealing with red splotches three days after the wax! I had to go see my dermatologist for an emergency session, and he realised my skin responded to the waxing with a bit of eczema. He gave me a perscription for it, and it was gone before the wedding. Phew.
BUT, four days before the wedding I was getting a box of Lindt chocolates from a shelf in our basement (we decorated the tables with white chocolate Lindt truffles wrapped in gold) but my now husband had decided to place a wooden tile on top of the box without my knowledge, so I got a wooden tile straight in the face! My nose was red like Rudolph the Reindeer was in town. (He was lucky he was not at home when I came up the stairs!) But I iced it, and used copious amounts of soothing lotion, and it too was all gone before the wedding. Phew again.
ANYWAY, it was a wonderful day, and now I have so many amazing memories. I wanted to share some pictures, because I always love it when people post recaps.
Here is my make-up before and after:
We did a “first look” photoshoot before the reception, but I don’t have any professional pics yet. So I’m just going to share some snaps from friends and family.
This was taken during the ceremony. It was a secular ceremony held in the same place as where the reception was then held. (The place is called “The Pearl” and is located in Reykjavík.)
We took some more pictures after the ceremony. This one was taken on the balcony. It rained earlier in the day, but as soon as we got to the venue, it stopped! It was dry all night, and the guests really enjoyed the balcony and the views. (Edit to add: The dress is a Maggie Sottero from the Rebecca Ingram line. It’s called Jeanine, I think.)
The Pearl is a tourist place as well as a restaurant, so they have these ice caves in the building that we used for a quick photo op.
My favourite picture from the day.
The food was great, and we had a lot of people give speeches. Most of them short and sweet, and some quite funny! It was wonderful. 🙂
We had a lot of fun cutting the cake. 🙂
After cutting the cake we did the traditional first dance and all that jazz. We had a DJ and a photobooth, and no one was bored. People were dancing until late – especially me! (I love to dance.)
We stayed the night at a hotel nearby, and in the morning we exchanged gifts. I gave my husband those silver cufflinks, and he gave me the ring that sits on top of my engagement ring – it’s white gold, and based on a design found in some viking era jewellery. It reminds us of a crown, which is very fitting since our theme for the wedding was “royal”.
So that’s my recap! Thanks for reading. 🙂