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4.27.12 Our Wedding Recap

Wedding Day Recap

I cannot believe the wedding has come and gone and I am already sharing our wedding day recap! But alas it has and I am now a wife and I couldn’t be happier.

To say that the wedding events went flawless would be, well, untrue, but I will say that everything finally came together and we had a wonderful ceremony and reception. So if you have a minute, sit back and enjoy the recap……

The Week of the Wedding

Before I begin let me just say one thing… I operate well under some pressure, but too much pressure and this little lady cracks!

So to begin let me remind you that less than two months ago my wonderful husband (then fiance) and I purchased and moved into our first home and adopted an adorable and rowdy puppy.

While each of those things was super exciting, they also became black holes that consumed nearly all our available time before the wedding leading to many “OH CRAP WE NEED TO FINISH THAT!” moments the week of the wedding.

As a crafter, I decided to take on nearly a million (or so) DIY wedding projects but despite my down-to-the-minute scheduling, life got the best of me.

I, along with my entire bridal party and lovely parents & in-laws, worked on wedding projects up until the night before the wedding.

Looking back I would say my biggest regret is not managing my time better near the end. This rush to get things done led to one very stressed bride and one in-the-line-of-fire groom.

I wish I could’ve completed everything and relaxed the day before the wedding but instead, we were baking brownies, picking up dresses, finishing escort cards…

But I will say the stressful times really allowed me to see how wonderful my family and friends truly are. Everyone came together and helped us get everything done. They always reassured me it would all work out and it would all be okay. And at the end of the day, my to-be husband was a saint and decided marrying a crazy crafter wasn’t such a bad idea.

Morning of the Wedding

Thanks to my amazing family and friends I was able to get a good night’s sleep following the rehearsal and woke up refreshed and giddy as ever.

But just as I was about to bask in the glory of wedding morning I received a text message informing me my bank account had been overdrawn?!?! “How could this have happened?” I wondered.

Well, it turns out having matching debit cards for your joint account and your personal account isn’t a smart idea when you are stressed and distracted. It just so happened that in a rush to get things done the day before I grabbed the wrong card and spent more than I had….BAM….surprise trip to the bank on the wedding morning.

Oh but no worries, it gets better. “Who’s taking a shower right now?”- my bridesmaids wonder aloud. “No one why?”. “Oh ’cause water is running in the guest bath.”.

Just when I thought stress was gone I discover a valve has broken in our guest shower and despite our best efforts to stop it, there is water gushing out of the faucet. G.R.E.A.T.

My wonderful ladies jumped into action and got a plumber over to fix the problem. And in the process of making all the calls I received many congrats from the plumbing company staff.

Needless to say my plan to have a relaxing run the morning of the wedding turned into a mad rush to fix bank accounts and stop our house from floating away. But when it finally came to be 10 o’clock I was able to pile into a car with my MOH and sister and head to the hair salon.

Wedding Fun Begins

My mom and brothers met me at the salon and following the appointment, it was off to the church. The rest of the ladies met us there and we began getting ready for the big day.

Wedding Day Recap

At 2 o’clock Jacob and I had our first look. Despite the prediction of rain, the day ended up being sunny and clear (and a little chilly).

We followed the first look up with pictures… lots and lots of pictures. Pictures inside, pictures outside, pictures with the party, pictures with the family. I am looking forward to being able to post some professional pictures soon.   

At 4 o’clock we retired back to our rooms to freshen up and wait for showtime. During this time I really started to get nervous and a little stressed. Partly because I promised food for everyone and forgot to pick it up.

Thankfully the bridesmaids came through again and got snack trays for everyone. (Seriously I had the most amazing bridal party ever).   

5:15…. “SHOWTIME”:

This was it, we were told to line up and get ready for business. Practicing the night before helped everyone look like pros and the ceremony went off without a hitch. The music played at all the right times, the party remembered their cues, I didn’t trip (although there was a close call going up the stairs), and we ended up husband and wife.

Wedding Day Recap
Wedding Day Recap

Off to the Reception

Wedding Day Recap

The reception was amazing. All our planning came together and it looked amazing. The DIY projects pulled together and many people complimented us on a job well done. The night was filled with dancing, laughing, eating, more dancing, and lots of “prom pictures” at the arch. The night went exactly how I hoped it would. And despite the stress and uh-oh moments leading up to the wedding, I am now married to the most amazing man in the world. So I will leave you with a few pictures of the reception.

The night was filled with dancing, laughing, eating, more dancing, and lots of “prom pictures” at the arch. The night went exactly how I hoped it would. And despite the stress and uh-oh moments leading up to the wedding, I am now married to the most amazing man in the world. So I will leave you with a few pictures of the reception.

 
 

I plan to do a run down of all the DIY projects as soon as I get our professional pictures. Stay tuned. 

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