Jun 14 2010

Wedding Day Recap

Taken by Kat

Goal #1: At the end of the day, be married to the person you love most in the world.

Things did not all go as planned, which if anyone will recall, was planned. And everyone loved it anyway which was so much more important to me.

Our officiant was quirky, sweet, hilarious, and genuine. She would make some tiny mistake and it just made me smile at her charmingness.

We ordered two small tents and got one huge one instead. It was great and really turned out better than the two tents probably would have.

The friend who was supposed to video our wedding got suck and had to cancel at the last minute (eek!) And our friends proved they are damned heroes and bought a video camera. Heroes.

My family was perfect. His family was perfect. Love everywhere. It was stupid hot, but there was so much love. Perfect.

I forgot the jewelry for my bridesmaids, my mother-in-law had an extra set and we just made it work. I forgot the cake serving set and Christi had summer stiff at the house that worked in its place. I forgot the pen for the guest book, the McCradys bought us one.

The totally cute escort board I made and we both worked really hard on? MELTED! more than once. Hot glue + hot sun = hot mess. I admit a little sadness that no one got to see how very cute it looked, but some of the cute got seen. The actual table cards were still super cute. My table labels got shorter and shorter as their susceptibility to wind became more dire. They were a great conversation starter for folks.

The sparklers were supposed to go at everyone’s seat, they didn’t. I didn’t even see where they were. Plus the party ended before we got to play with them. Oops. But yay sparklers!

I forgot to pack lipstick and BOOM! bridesmaids had a bevy of lipsticks in front of me. I feel in love with the one Kym offered me. I made sure to note the name of the color (Clinique Honeynut) to pick it up later and she told me to keep it. Trey has good sisters. Srsly.

My hair was awesome and my makeup stayed perfect. I got married!

So, yes, some stuff went wrong but still managed to be awesome.

Things that were perfect:

  • Husband said yes
  • Mimosas
  • Bridesmaids’ hair
  • My hair
  • Dancing with my dad
  • Food
  • Makeup
  • No sunburn
  • Rain stayed away just long enough
  • Centerpieces
  • Tiki bar
  • Ambience
  • Ceremony site
  • All the love of friends and family
  • Everything? Yeah. Everything.


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    • Kat on June 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm
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    D’awwwwww. Yay! 😀 I’m so glad it all ended up going (relatively) smoothly.

    (The sparklers ended up on the gift table, I think, or possibly behind the cake. I recall noticing that they were on some random table, and someone asked me what they were and I explained, but then they never did get used… Ah well. Sparklers for BBQing fun!)

      • Jess on June 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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      I guess I would also have been happy if people knew about them and took them home to play with them on a nice lightning bug filled summer night at their own leisure. . . if anyone is interested in doing such a thing, I will give them away! Bonus points if you were at the wedding and missed them!

    • Greg on June 15, 2010 at 9:39 am
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    Mon congrats!

      • Jess on June 15, 2010 at 10:18 am
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      Thanks! Congrats for you too?

  1. Yanno, ironically, I thought they were an artistic display in the jar where they were. For whatever reason, I didn’t connect those sticks with sparklers.

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