- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I just wanted to thank the Bees for being very supportive during my dress decisions/alterations. : ) Here are some pics from my recent wedding, which was an amazing and wonderful weekend. I loved every minute of it! We kicked off festivities on Wed evening by having dinner with my family, then Thursday evening with his family (fresh off the plane from England), then Friday night rehearsal dinner with our family and bridal party, then Saturday with the ceremony, extended cocktail hour (I highly recommend that!), and the reception with an insanely talented band and packed dance floor. The craziness continued on in the afterparty in the historic hotel’s famous bar. On Sunday we nursed our hangovers by hosting nearly 100 out of towners for brunch at a nearby historic restaurant. It was such a fun time and I feel so lucky to have so many special people in my life (and of course, a fab hubby)! : )
Wishing all of you the best and many years of love, laughter, and happiness!
These pics aren’t the high res final versions, but hopefully they provide a glimpse of the atmosphere. We had about 140 guests, which was the perfect number for us to feel like we actually managed to chat and properly welcome everyone! It helped that we had Friday and Sunday activities as well, because it stretched out the opportunities for quality time.
The kiss under the chuppah. The ceremony was in the ballroom next to the reception ballroom, and has gorgeous marble columns and antique chandeliers.
Coming down the aisle to an acoustic guitar version of “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles.
Jubilation that we can now start boozing! We exited to “All You Need Is Love”, also by The Beatles. My oldest brother performed the ceremony for us — his first time officiating, and he was perfect! He got “ordained” on the internet in about 8 seconds — ya gotta love technology : )
Being announced into the ballroom, where we surprised everyone with fun choreography during our First Dance to Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” It was a little tricky since the groom stepped on my dress and nearly tore my bustle right as we walked in! Do you like his top hat/cane/gloves that we busted out for the entrance? He wanted to represent the English style flair, while I like to tease him about resembling the WB cartoon frog (“Hello my honey, hello my darling, hello my ragtime gal…”) : )n
The cupcakes were a huge hit!
My bouquet had the brooch that I removed from my dress (I removed the brooch and replaced with a belt from Etsy!).
Whoops, these are out of order, but I’m too lazy to fix it. So here’s another one of me coming down the aisle. There was so much positive energy and love in the room — such an extraordinary feeling!