Friday night was of course the rehearsal, we went through it quickly, then we all came back to our house to have pizza and hang out. It was fun catching up with everyone. Saturday morning came and M and I met our bridal party at Obies for a light lunch of subs. Then it was time for the girls to get their hair did and I got my make up done. I am so glad I did that! I am horrible at putting on makeup, I never wear it so I wanted someone who knew what they were doing to do it. Finally we were done and it was time to get to the venue.
We decided to get "married" at the same place as the reception. I am so glad that we did. It was less stressful I think that way. I got dressed, took some pics and then it was finally time to get started. I was in the hallway standing with my daddy and all of the sudden I got nervous! Which is so weird, because I was already married, I love this man with my whole heart, what did I have to be nervous about? Well, I realized I was nervous about being in front of all of those people. I'm not generally one who likes to be the center of attention. I am more likely to be found in the circle, but watching and listening to everyone and putting my two cents in where I feel like it. :) Finally it was time for my daddy to walk me down the isle. It seemed like it went quick. Once M saw me, a huge grin spread across his face. He of course wolf whistled at me (he does this often in public, he says he likes to see me blush). Everyone laughed. We said our vows and took our first kiss (again) as husband and wife.
As the cocktail hour was going on, we were taking pics. I have to admit, I'm not 100% happy with my pics, I feel like she could have done a better job, but I'm just not sure how. But for the most part, they turned out nice. After cocktail hour was dinner, the food was great. We had a buffet (I am a picky eater and I like weddings that have this so I can make my choices and not feel bad about not eating something). Then we had our toasts, then dancing. Everyone really seemed to enjoy dancing and the music was great. I think the DJ did a great job! I danced a lot that night, as well as visited with people I hadn't seen in awhile. I had a great time that night. I really hope everyone else did too. I am glad that I went through with having my white wedding. Are there days I wish we would have done it this way first, yes......but at the same time we have never done things in the correct order and it works for us. I must say, I really enjoyed myself and I think it turned out great! We have some great memories from that night.
|Head table decorations|
|Chocolate fountain, best money spent!|
|Happy lil family|
|We love our Little L|
|One of my favorite pics of us|
|One of my favorite Aunts, I love this pic of us|
|Me and my girls (L-R) Misty, Kristin, Me, Stacy|
|Me and M|
|Me and M again|
|The girls I worked with my first year teaching, the Glenallen crew|
(L-R) Ellen, Anne, Heidi, Stacy, Me, Mindy and Kyla