Since August is self-proclaimed celebrate-me-month (anyone else celebrate their entire Birthday month?) I figured what better time than to get all my wedding posts done?
In case you missed the first two installments, you can read about them below.
- Getting Ready
Ok the ceremony…
By far my favorite part of the whole day, from the setting up to the vows. Just jeez, my only semi-regret was not having the ceremony filmed. I read all the time other brides saying I’d regret not getting a videographer, but honestly, besides the ceremony, I knew I didn’t need a video of my getting makeup done or voiceovers of letters being read.
I love other people’s videos, but the money was just not justifiable and I’m really happy we didn’t hire one.
Our ceremony decorations. The hanging flowers, all bouquets, hearts lining the aisle, and poms tying back the curtains are all made of yarn.
The curtains I thrifted from Savers for $4 and the flower garland is from Joann’s. Or maybe Michaels. I’m the worst, I don’t remember, but it was on sale when I sent my Mom to go buy it.
And can I also say how in love with my girls I am. The lavender dresses with the all dark purple bouquets. If I did it all again, I’d make them larger but the colors wouldn’t ever change.
My brother officiated and did a bomb job.
He started with a Princess Bride quote and killed it from there. I did write the ceremony so he had a good foundation to improve off of. Just saying lol.
Pretty sure our actual ceremony was all of 5 minutes. I had “planned” it to be like 30, but it all went so fast! Perhaps the best part of the entire thing was when it was my turn to recite the vows and I couldn’t remember the portions I was supposed to be repeating.
My brother ended up turning the paper towards me so I could read off of it. What can I tell you, my brain was all other the place with emotions and I just couldn’t focus on remembering more than 2 words at a time.
Also, JB literally dropped the microphone during our kiss. As in mic drop…..I had no clue until afterward and thought it was pretty weird when people started laughing as we kissed haha.
We walked out to Everlasting Love by Natalie Cole (aka the eHarmony song as JB calls it) and I still get happy tears when I hear it. It’s the song I listened to on repeat as I wrote my vows imagining that moment being pronounced husband and wife.
We hung around to take family photos as the rest of our guests went back to the cabins. After family left, JB and I stayed back to take down our ceremony decor before heading off to the reception which took all of 5 minutes.
Next up I’ll be posting about our reception details and bridal party photos.
Ya know, in case you care….
All photos are by Chelsea of Flightless Bird Photography