- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
I posted my pictures in a different thread, but people are looking for a recap so I will write one. I’ll do a separate vendor recap as well.
My wedding day definitely did not go off without a hitch. It rained literally all day long. The bottom of my dress got soaked and dirty, we had to cancel our outdoor ceremony, and wait for breaks in the rain to rush outside and take pictures.
All my friends arrived in one piece, and the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner was great. After all the drama about the rehearsal dinner, it ended up being a good/manageable size and everyone had fun. I’ll post about the venue later because they were fantastic.
Woke up in the AM Saturday to the internet saying there’s a 40 percent chance of rain. I make the executive decision to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony, which proves to be a fail. Makeup and hair went shockingly smoothly considering we had 13 people and two locations. We were done by 1pm.
Limo arrives and it is POURING. One by one we all make it out to the limo. We arrive at the venue to 120 soaked chairs that will never be dried off in time. Thanks to the awesome staff at my ceremony venue, they set up their own chairs inside and my florist was able to accomodate the decorations that we had for the outdoor ceremony.
On the way in, I caught my cathedral length veil on a table and almost fell on my ass ;o) My dad didn’t notice and kept walking. But it started the ceremony off on a lighthearted note. The ceremony was great and the flower girl probably behaved better than my bridesmaids ;o) We were able to get some good pictures after, and because of the rain, we went to our venue early to get some different pictures.
The entrances into the reception (which I posted about previously) were AMAZING. My friend even cartwheeled in if you could believe it. It was the talk of the reception. The reception itself was wild. Our DJ approached us at one point and said it was one of the craziest/most outgoing groups he’s ever had at a wedding.
6 people didn’t show up, and the worst part was they were all at one table, leaving two people to sit by themselves. Luckily someone from another table knew them and moved over to sit with them. Food, cake, etc. was awesome although I didn’t get to eat much. The only bummer about the reception is having to walk around and talk to everyone while all your friends are having fun. Everyone definitely has more fun than you at your wedding! ;o)
The trolley to the hotel worked out great and we had a nice afterparty. My friends were geared up that afternoon to stay out until 4am, but most everyone was in bed by 1:30am ;o) Our suite was incredible and we definitely took some time to enjoy it.
The next day, we had a little brunch at my parents and went back to the city to catch a plane on Monday for our honeymoon. I’ll definitely do a honeymoon recap later…we had an AWESOME time!