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
- Bridesmaids’ hair
- My hair
- Dancing with my dad
- No sunburn
- Rain stayed away just long enough
- Tiki bar
- Ceremony site
- All the love of friends and family
- Everything? Yeah. Everything.