{miss em's} wedding day recap!

Hello ladies!!


We are back from beautiful Aruba (another recap to follow later - amazing) and as promised here is my wedding recap.


I wasn't on PW much the days leading up to the wedding bc as a few of you know, my dad had collapsed and was rushed to the hospital the Monday before. It was very scary - everything was fine...just a really bad bout of the flu (food poisoning from the cousins wedding the weekend prior - like 20 of her guests got it) and his body must've been really weak and just couldn't handle. He had hurt his back really badly when he fell and I was thought he wouldn't have been able to walk me down the aisle or have our first dance. But it all it turned out fine in the end (thank god).


The day was absolutely amazing. I couldn't have imagined anything more perfect.


The morning of was very stressful. My mom and I had gotten into an arguement at the rehearsal - she had thought it would be a brilliant idea to "surprise" me with having Andrew do a reading instead of his cousin...um. yeah. not so much...it was not a pretty scene. So the rehearsal wasn't too smooth and there was still a little bit of tension in the morning...which smoothed over as the morning went on. Getting ready went off without a hitch. I had my hair/MU done last and I was really tired from lack of sleep and was feeling really anxious. I kept thinking I was going to be sick. I kinda had a bit of a meltdown about my hair (I decided to do something different than the trial and thought I looked like a boy..lol) and when our flowers came, my bouquet was missing the feathers it was supposed to have....I was just a flood of emotions and my MOH called the florist and made her come back (that was my only bridezilla moment, I swear)


The ceremony went off without a hitch. Our bridal party entrance was PERFECT, thanks to my DOC PWer heather080809 - it was just bang on. The ceremony was great. Andrew was fighting off tears throughout the whole ceremony and whispered to me half way through "I have never been happier in my entire life". The ceremony was only 45 minutes and many of our guests said it was such a happy ceremony...everyone really enjoyed it. It was light and joyful, but full of sacrement and committment too. The string trio really made a huge difference.


Reception - perfect. The food wasn't coming out as quickly as I would've hoped and our MC asked us prior to if there could be an "open mic" which was QUICKLY axed after FMIL's friend went up and told a ridiculous 3 page long typed out story that was so stupid...my dad was pissed...he was like "what is this??" So the "open mic" was gone. (<-don't agree to that in your planning). Dinner was perfect...food was very good and we got so many compliments that it was the most elegant and beautiful wedding ppl had ever seen. Our first dance was great - very emotional for me and one of my favourite parts of the whole day...I love love love our first dance song (see bio for all music selections). The best part was - THE DANCE. O.M.G. I was so so nervous that ppl wouldn't be dancing and I talked to our band prior to and assured me not to worry...later on in the night, he said he has never performed at a more packed dancefloor and told me I was crazy to worry. The band was the BEST DECISION we made. Any one considering doing this - it is seriously guaranteed to get your guests dancing. They played 3 45 minute sets and DJed in b/w...when they stopped playing, the dancefloor totally cleared out...lol. They were so, so, so amazing. My favourite vendor by far.


My florist, well, she's a dead woman. Let's just say my flowers turned out NOTHING like my trials...she totally ripped us off. But oh well, what can you do.


Venue - excellent. I got so many unbelievable compliments. Everything was flawless


Photographer - meh, ok. Still no teasers...we'll see how they turn out.


Advice - as you all have heard before....just enjoy the day :). I actually DIDN'T find that the day went by in a flash - it was a perfect amount of time. I remember most things fairly easily, I talked to as many guests as possible and we really just absorbed the moment. I'm HAPPY we didn't hire a videographer - we had 4 people videotape various parts throughout the day and I feel that was sufficient. I'm HAPPY we didn't get the chiavari chairs - NO ONE would've noticed the difference...I'm a bit sorry we didn't have a more premium bar package but oh well. The biggest compliment we received we based on how much FUN we were having. Several guests came up to us and said, "I have never seen a happier bride and groom having more fun" - so enjoy yourselves. One thing my parents CONSTANTLY said throughout the planning process - your guests make your party -so treat them well :) -  if you don't accomodate your guests, ppl are not going to have fun and therefore, the bride and groom won't have as much fun simply b/c that energy just won't be there. I have lived at my own and at other weddings and it is so, so true. Splurge on the open bar (if your budget/religion allows), even if it means cutting out those extra flowers or letterpress invites, splurge on a signature drink - your guests WILL notice those things, not how many calla lillies you have in your cp's - seriously. Splurge on your GUESTS!! You will not regret the decision.


Everything was just perfect.


We are so so happy to have such wonderful memories of our wedding :) :)


Pics to follow (I have a feeling this post is already too long...) LOL!! Keep checking this thread as I update them.

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 3:47 am
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mm45737
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sounds like fun!!!! i can totally relate to the florist thing- mine changed everything on me last minute too, because SHE thought it looked better. lol. glad you were able to enjoy your day!!! =)

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 3:57 am
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*YAY* for the recap em! Sounds like your day was amazing and everyone had a fantastic time! Your florist, however, is a marked woman!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 3:58 am
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I am sooooooo happy for you. Love your recap. Glad Dad is doing better. Congrats!!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:00 am
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no order whatsoever


Dancing with my dad :)


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Mr and Mrs. R


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headtable


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cakcutting


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more cakecutting


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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:00 am
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Awww, I am glad that is over, all the stress and tension, arguments is now part of the past.  Now you begin a new life with the man you love, the man you chose to be your husband.


Sh*t happens every where at any time but what can you do.  You didn't mention the cake???


Here waiting for the pictures.


Congratulations and welcome back!!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:00 am
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Yay!!!!  Mrs_em! Congrats, it sounds amazing!  I can't wait to see your pic!  ***hugs***


 


*edit~ LOL, just saw your pics! The venue looks amzing, and you both look so happy!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:02 am
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awesome! sounds like you had an amazing day.  can't wait to see more pics!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:03 am
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Congrats!  Sounds like the day went great!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:04 am
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head table and cake (please note how the tree looks nothing like what's in my bio)


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dancing


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more dancing


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more dancing!!


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first dance (love this shot of my dress..lol!)


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my FAVE shot so far!!


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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:06 am
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You looked AMAZING!!!! I think everything looked gorgeous..and once again..I am SO glad your dad is ok!!!!!!!!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:07 am
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ceremony


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vows


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signing the registry


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main course (YUM!!)


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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:10 am
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hair and makeup


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Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:13 am
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Great recap & advice!!! You looked beautiful & I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!!!!! Can't wait to see more!!
Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:18 am
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Yay!!! COngratulations!!! U and everything else looked gorgeous!! I'm glad everything went so well-minis the flowers. I felt the same way about mine!! Can't wait to see the rest and the ones from aruba!!
Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:18 am
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miss_em! welcome back! we missed ya!  congrats again and boy were you such a BEAUTIFUL bride!!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:19 am
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glad to hear your dad's okay. and everything looks wonderful! congrats! :)

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:36 am
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Hey missy!  Welcome back!!!  The wedding looked spectacular and you made such a beautiful bride!  Congratulations!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:42 am
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I'm glad that overall your day went great! And there's some wonderful advice in there about splurging on your guests.

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:43 am
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Congratulations! Your wedding sounds wonderful, and thanks for the recap and advice!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:49 am
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I am so happy for you!!


Congrats!!

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 4:52 am
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