It’s been almost 2 months and I’m still gushing over our wedding. I keep putting off writing the wedding related posts because I don’t want to stop talking about it. I’ve also been putting off sending out the thank you’s! Oops! Sorry guests, they will be in the mail this week.
However, I can’t start the honeymoon posts until I finish the wedding posts. Right?
At the rehearsal the flower girl and ring bearer did so great that I was not worried about them the day of the wedding. The day of our flower girl had a little stage fright but our ring bearer was a champ and marched on! Such a cutie!
This is the only picture I have of us walking down the aisle. (Right now, professional pictures will be here soon.) However, what is up with my Mom’s face? Is she about to cry?
As soon as I got to Ryan, I could not stop holding his hand. If you look at some of the pictures, we were both squeezing each others hand so tight. I would have been a mess if I could hold his hand.
My little cousin wore green to the wedding, part of our wedding colors! (Pink and Green!)
Of all things to be nervous about, I was nervous about cutting the cake! I know, so silly but I’ve never cut a wedding cake before. OR done so with someone helping and all our family and friends watching. The only cake I got to eat was the bite Ryan fed me. Luckily there was left over cake and I got some the next day. It was really really good. Way better than at the cake tasting!
We had some changes with our first dance song choice. Originally we had picked Then by Brad Paisley. However as the wedding got closer we changed it to Crazy Girl by The Eli Young Band. The song was really popular when we first started dating and has always remind us of that.There was a lot of dancing at our wedding. The best wedding advice we received was “The party is where the bride and groom are. If the bride and groom are at the bar then that is where people will congregate. If the bride and groom are on the dance floor then you will have a packed dance floor.”
Ryan and his even learned how to kolo for the wedding. I’ll have a separate post on this eventually.
My cousin/MOH’s husband has been to a million weddings and was familiar with our DJ and gathered all of our guests on the dance floor for the largest Disco Inferno you have ever seen. I think every guest jumped out there for that one.
Hopefully the beers we chugged helped.
I love that I was able to get these guys together for a picture. We are rarely all together at the same place so I loved that we were able to get a picture and in the same order as we were from 1988!
This is still my favorite picture of us from that day.
A couple people have asked me if I would do my wedding all over again and I always respond “absolutely not!” It’s not because of the expense or the amount of time that I put into the wedding. It’s because our wedding day was more perfect than I ever could have imagined. Being so in love and knowing that our love is only going to grow and having the time of our life. I would never want to do our wedding over again because it was perfect the first time and I know we’d never be able to top that day.
To think that they day we got married was the day we loved each other the least.