Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday's TO-DO List : Tell you about the WEDDING!!

I thought I would tell you about our wedding today! It is a long post, just so you know!!

The wedding was perfect. The only thing that didn't work out for us was the weather. It was kind of disappointing but we worked with it! Did you see the pictures of my beautiful bridesmaids?! Kayla (my sister) was my maid of honor, Tori (my cousin) was a bridesmaid and Amanda (old college roommate) was another.
They were very helpful and the best bridesmaids anyone could have!

The hall was absolutly beautfiul. We got the hall Friday morning which gave us a chance to set up all day Friday. I don't know what we would have done if we didn't get it until Saturday!
Dad surprised me on the day with a candy buffet.
I originally wanted one, not everyone thought it was a good idea..and then by the end it was going to be too much money. Dad asked me when we went in to the reception to go to the other side of the room and  I couldn't believe it! It was beautiful. He also got little brown bags with our names and date on them for people to fill, as well as little mini Chinese food boxes. Let me tell the end of the night, it was completely empty!! I think people enjoyed it!

My girls and I got our hair and makeup done at a cute little place downtown. They both did an amazing job! we looked awesome!
We were a little late coming back to the house...there was a photographer waiting for us to take some "getting ready" pictures..I can't wait to see those! Then it was time to go.

I was so nervous, my heart was pounding and I was shaking. The girls went down the aisle..and then it was my turn. Dad was basically running...hahah I think he was nervous too. I actually told him we were walking too fast and to slow down! ahahahahha.
Michael looked so handsome...I had never seen him so dressed up. He wouldn't stop looking at me the entire time, and everytime we made eye contact I would start to tear up so I would look at him for a few seconds and then look somewhere else....We were holding hands the entire time. I was shaking and he was rubbing my hands, which did calm me down. The ceremony was absolutely perfect.

 We had to have the photos upstairs which was too bad. We moved the head table and had them in front of the brick. While we were doing that, there was a photobooth set up outside the room, the guests could enjoy. I think everyone loved that.
Dinner was amazing! The staff were amazing and the food was amazing! It went on a little longer than we thought... but it was great.
 (my vegetarian meal)
(yummy dessert)

After dinner we had speeches which were also amazing. Everyone who spoke did so well, they weren't too long and, of course, made me cry.... Mike and I didn't plan a speech, but it turned out ok. Before we actually did our speech the Dj wanted us to play a game. We took one of each of our shoes and he would ask a question and we had to put up the right was pretty funny...hahh
 We were running out of photography hours because dinner was pretty long, so we did our first dance...
cake cutting.....
father/daughter dance...
mother/son dance..
bouquet toss..
and garter toss.
It felt a little rushed but it was still very nice.

Then it was time to dance the night away...which we did! everyone got on the dance floor!
 (me, dad, mom and kayla)

It was an awesome party. And people still enjoyed the photobooth! I even got in there...

Mike and I stayed right to the very end, like a lot of people did as well. It was an amazing day! I can't believe we are MARRIED!

p.s- Thanks to everyone for posting these photos so fast! I had a lot of them the next day!!


  1. Congratulations! Glad everything went so well :)

  2. YAY! Congratulations! You are an absolutely gorgeous bride and the day looks completely perfect in every single way!!! I love all the cute little details you planned, it's just darling! SO happy for you!