*** Beatie's Wedding Recap and TEASER PICS!! ***

Hey gals!! :)  I'm back from my blissful honeymoon and happily married!!  So much to update you all on so I'll try to remember everything...


So first was the rehearsal...I am SO glad that I made the decision to wear my mom's wedding dress during it.  It made her tear up and everyone said the alterations I had done on it were so cute.  Here are a few pics:


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Then we headed to the Chart House in Dana Point for the rehearsal dinner  It was a gorgeous night...not too cool with a nice breeze.  The sunset was beautiful and everyone had a great time:


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Then...it was wedding day!!! :)  I felt incredibly calm all day long.  The only hectic point was right before we were leaving the hotel to go to the venue. But put ten women in a hotel room with bags everywhere and a timeline to follow and it's bound to get hectic.  But I was able to sleep in a bit and enjoy room service breakfast with my parents.  Then the girls arrived around 11 to start primping.  We headed to the venue around 3:00 for pre-ceremony pics and for me to get into my dress.  It was honestly so surreal pulling up to the site, dress in hand.  But it still didn't fully hit me yet! :)  I was having fun looking at the ballroom being finalized and the arch being decorated.  Then my fantabulous photographer, Kristi, arrived and we started shooting.  


I was totally calm and happy...then I was just outside the gates to the ceremony site, all my girls had already walked in, I heard the music DH and I had selected being played, I was standing alone with my dad....and IT HIT ME!!  Wow!!  I got all choked up all of a sudden and a wave of emotion hit me.  The gates slowly opened, Canon in D was playing on the guitar, and everyone was standing and looking back at me.  Such a feeling!  I was trying my best to hold back the tears.  Then, as I was walking up the aisle, I looked up and saw Dave...he was trying his hardest not to cry but he wasn't doing a good job! :)  That made me suck it up...I told myself I had to be strong so he wouldn't ball.  So we locked eyes and smiled.  Ahhhh...I was in heaven!  From that point on through the whole ceremony, I didn't cry at all.  The ceremony was personal and touching and everyone said it was beautifully done.  They said they left the ceremony feeling like they knew the two of us better...which was our goal.  


After the ceremony, we did the obligatory family and BP shots and then our guests enjoyed a RAD cocktail hour while we took our own private pictures.  The reception started and I swear, entering that ballroom together was so amazing...having everyone you love surrounding you cheering...I actually got a little choked up then.  The rest of the night was a blast...the music was incredible and the dance floor was never empty.  The food was the talk of the night and the cigars flew off the display.  All we kept hearing was that it was the best wedding anyone had been to.  We couldn't have been happier!  All our hard work paid off and we had the night of our lives...a night that truly represented us and our love for each other.  I want to do it again!! :)  


So, without further delay...here are the teasers that Kristi sent us..I LOVE them!!!


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And a few non-pro pics from our friends...


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I missed you all while I was gone!!  Catch me up to date!  Congrats to everyone that got married while I was away!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm
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MrsLDL
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wow!!  i love all the details, especially the table numbers, satin brown linens agains the colorful flowers and your hair!  you were a beautiful bride.  congrats!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm
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your flower girls are so adorable too!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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you look amazingly happy! I wanna see more =)

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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AWWWW i loved reading that ... thank you so much for the great update!! i almost started tearing up reading about your AMAZING day.  I am SO happy for you and your HUSBAND!!! you look positively radiant!!!.  It sounds like it was the best day ever and I am so glad all your hard DIY work and effort in your details paid off!!!  Now....I just can't wait to see you blogged!!!!


Congrats girl!!!


xoxo


marissa

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:02 pm
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Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm
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Congratulations!  Everything looks great and you look fabulous! 

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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yay i'm so happy for you! your details were so REAL. everything looked gorgeous, you looked radiant and you two looked so very happy! congrats mrs beatie!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm
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awesome Michelle!!!  looks like everything was wonderful for your big day!!  welcome back!


p.s. your side ponytail was soooo much better than Deb's (from Napoleon Dynamite!)  :)

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:23 pm
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omg you looked AMAZING. I also, loved reading your recap!! It sounds like your day was fabulous!...CONGRATS! all your hard work definitely paid off!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:34 pm
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everything was gorgeous! i love you centerpeices...and you looked beautiful!! CONGRATS!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 1:42 pm
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you looked absolutely amazing!! SOOOOOOO beautiful!


 


Congratulations! and cant wait to see more pictures!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 2:05 pm
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yay!!!! beatie... everything looked PERFECT. congrats... such a feeling!!!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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wow... sooo beautiful!! Congratulations!! everything looks awesome and you look gorgeous!!!!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 2:10 pm
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Michelle!!!YAY congrats! U and your day looked so beautiful! Ur dress looked amazing! Welcome back!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 2:30 pm
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BEAUTIFUL!! I am soooooo happy for you! Reading your experience made me extra excited for mine to come!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm
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Ah, thanks ladies! :)  You're too kind!  I love reliving the day through the pictures.  It's true what they say...no matter how much you try to savor it and take it all in, it goes by WAY too fast!  I want to keep looking at them to keep the day going!!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 3:24 pm
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Gorgeous!!  OMG, wow, I love the pic of you two dancing.. it's beautiful.. Congrats!!!

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm
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Aw Michelle...you were such a stunning bride!!  I enjoyed reading the recap and seeing all the pics of the details all pulled together.  Just a lovely wedding!!


Congratulations!  :)

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 3:54 pm
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Thanks for sharing your day with us... it was a great recap and the pictures look gorgeous! Congrats!!!!!!! =o)

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 5:12 pm
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Awww... you looked gorgeous... I could feel your emotions through your touching recap (sniff)... Your dress looked absolutely stunning on you, and I'm totally stealing that shot where you are looking down (it shows off your beautiful eye make up & lashes!)... love love love the personal touches... Congratulations! 

Posted on October 25, 2008 at 6:55 pm
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