Oh my gosh, thank you so much everyone!!! I’m so glad my photos conveyed the vibe I was going for, it was so important to me and I felt like I ruined it by…well, by being me. Thank you for giving me a healthier perspective on it all. My husband also says thank you, he loved reading the recap and the comments. He says that I looked great but I think he’s biased! 🙂
A wedding-day coordinator would have been great. I was trying to spend as little as possible because we were planning a great honeymoon, but you know…I could have asked my sister-in-law and she would have done a great job doing it.
Oh my goodness, thank you! I agree that my husband looked great! He says thank you…to be honest, he’s been feeling a bit insecure lately (no haircut due to Covid, etc) and your comment totally made his day!
I hear you on the tropical location. I’m dreaming of a waking up to breakfast, a hair and makeup artist provided, supplied bouquet and flower in my hair, simple white dress, earrings, and sandals. Small ceremony, photos and video, candlelit dinner on the beach, honeymoon bungalow. OR a historic location somewhere in Europe, awesome pictures, walking around the area in my dress and getting dinner at a small restaurant. Don’t get me wrong – I really loved having my family around and I’m glad I did that, but I want to do something for US now, if at all possible.
Of course! We wanted to have something to feature the PNW, and also most of my husband’s friends and family don’t drink, which is why alcohol was so cheap for us and why we had a lot of drink options.
Appetizers at the ceremony: Goat Cheese and Sweet Pepper Phyllo Cups
Smoked Salmon, Onion, Caper, and Dill Cream Cheese Roulettes
Fresh Sliced Fruit Platter
Plated meal at reception: Spinach Waldorf Salad
Herb Roasted Red Potatoes
Herb Cheese Wheat Rolls
Marinated Balsamic Flank Steak OR
PNW Berry Chicken (stuffed with berries and cream cheese, OMG YUM)
Mushroom Ravioli substitute
Non-alcoholic Drinks: Lavender Lemonade
Blackberry Lemonade (husband LOVES blackberry)
Lemon water and coffee
Dessert (made my me): 3 Layer Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake with Spiced Frosting
3 Layer Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Pecans
New York Cheesecake with Blackberry Sauce