❤ Santosha's Wedding Recap - Part 2 ❤

Continued from Part 1!



In Between the Ceremony and the Reception
After the ceremony, the bridal party and both sides of the family lingered around the church to take pictures against the backdrop of the neighbourhood's old, majestic trees! Having taken pictures with our immediate family members, the bridal party zoomed off to take more pictures in a field behind our city's baseball stadium that had an awesome view of the downtown skyline!  It was SO much fun and our photographer, Jasser, was freakin' amazing and ridiculously inventive with getting us to laugh and smile during this photo session!


Afterwards, we headed to the reception venue to kick off the evening's festivities and by that time, we were all ready to just whoop it up and celebrate!!!  


Tip for the Brides-to-Be: BRING SNACKS!  Luckily, this is exactly what we did!  By the time we were halfway through our bridal party photo session, we were all hankering for some serious grub and we were SO happy being able to dig into the mini-cooler full of snacks and drinks that we had brought to help tie our tummies over until dinnertime at the reception!


The Reception
When we arrived at the Art Gallery of Alberta, I finally saw my vision come to life and that was definitely a "WOW" moment for me!  Our DOCs did a FANTASTIC job of pulling everything together exactly as I had planned and it was amazing to see the 20 months' worth of planning finally come together!  As much as I loved seeing how all the decors helped to create a beautiful setting, seeing all our guests come together under one roof to celebrate our marriage, chit-chatting and laughing amongst themselves was even more magical!!


The playlist we had created was definitely groove-worthy, all of the meals and the wedding cake/cupcakes were super-yummy, and the service from the Art Gallery's staff was exceptional!!  The speeches given by DH's best man, my MOH, our parents and to eachother were incredibly moving, heartfelt and absolute tear-jerkers.  I can honestly say that it was so humbling to hear how loved we were as individuals and as a couple - yet another magical moment of the day for the both of us!


After dinner, two of my nephews each serenaded us with beautiful Jason Mraz songs, complete with guitar accompaniment.  It was beyond beautiful and even now, as I sit here recalling that moment, I can't help but get a little choked up.  They did an amazing job and the both of them had us in tears by the end of their songs.


Our first dance was heaven.  It's funny, in the weeks leading up to the wedding, DH and I would get so emotional and teary-eyed just listening to our first dance song, but there were zero tears during our first dance together - just two equally large and silly grins plastered on our faces!  But when it came to DH's dance with his Mum and my dance with my Papa, that's a whole different story!  TEARS GALORE!!!  Thank goodness for waterproof mascara!!!!  LOL!!  


The rest of the night was spent tearing up the dancefloor to some wicked rocksteady, dancehall, funk, hip-hop, reggae tunes, along with our favourite songs from the 80's and 90's.  Um, hello Pat Benetar - I STILL LOVE YOU!!  LOL  There was tonnes of hugging and kissing of guests and the best cigars were lit just outside the entrance of the Art Gallery!  We managed to find enough time in between all the frenzied celebratory moments to personally thank all of our guests and it felt SO good to hear all the compliments about the food, the decor, how beautiful/dapper we all looked and how memorable the whole day was for them!  It was the BEST feeling ever to know that our guests had as good of a time as we did!!


Luckily, we only had 3 no-shows!!  1 of which is excused, but the other two...well, I could continue on with how I'd love to repeatedly jab them in the forehead with a fork, BUT there's no point in disrupting the positive vibes of this recap, right?  ;)


I wish I could express how ridiculously AWESOME our wedding day, but I can't.  There are not words to describe it - only feelings of immense love, gratitude and contentment, which in and of itself is more than enough to convey how beautiful that day was for the both of us.


Tip for Brides-to-Be: DON'T SWEAT THE DETAILS!  In fact, I didn't even care that our DOCs had to make tiny, last-minute revisions to our decor!  Focus on the beauty of the atmosphere in your venue, all the smiling faces because it's true - none of the guests know what's missing or had to be changed, so focus on the LOVE, not the misplaced candelabra!  ;)

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm
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thechelsi
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Welcome back dearest Mica!!! So nice to hear how beautiful your day was. 

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm
allbyfaith
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I love you cake and cupcakes, everything sounds lovely!

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm
monche
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LOVE YOUR RECAP MICA!!! Love how you perfectly worded out each moment....perfect descriptions! sounds like it was a stunning wedding!! I totally hear you on the no shows!! aarrgghh!! I had about 5 :( but at the end it doesn't matter because the people that HAD to be there were there to celebrate with you!! I can't wait to see your photos!!

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm
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Love it....can't wait to see piccies xx
Posted on June 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm
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I positively loved your recap--beautiful and heartfelt.  I'm so glad that your day went perfectly, and I appreciate the tips you left for future brides--it's funny how MRSes say the same things in their recap, but when we were still MSes, we freaked out over some small stuff at times.

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm
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Amazing! I am teary eyed reading ur recap! So beautiful! U can feel the love on the pictures & it gives me chills! Q Dios te bendiga.
Posted on June 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm
ButterflyGapBride10
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WELCOME BACK...beautiful!!! And congratulations!!!

Your wedding decor was fantastic and you guys look AMAZING in these pics :)))) I can't wait to see more!!!
Posted on June 30, 2012 at 7:16 pm
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So happy your day went so well hun!! Congratulations! Thanks for the lovely recap :D

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm
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Loving your recaps- just read through both of them. Sounds like a lovely, perfect day! Congratulations!

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 9:56 pm
littlebit07
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You made me tear up with that gorgeous recap, woman! It was beautiful and heartfelt--and your tips for us brides-to-be (13 days! Ahhhhh) are very much appreciated. Sometimes we get caught up in the details, the planning, the DIY projects and decor, but at the end of the day, it's really about our fabulous friends and family coming together to celebrate our marriage. Thank you for the reminder:)


And congratulations, Mrs. Mica!!!!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:47 am
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was such a nice recap and I definitely take note of your tips! I'm really glad you had the most beautiful day of your life and you deserve all the love you received on this day. Now, enjoy your new title and a lot of beautiful years full of love to come with your new husband ;)!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 4:31 am
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I love your cupcakes!! Beautiful!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:21 am
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Thanks sooooooo much ladies!!!  ?!!!  I'm glad you all enjoyed the recap!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:25 am
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Congrats Hun! I'm rarely on here but when I saw your name I'm like omg she had her wedding!! Congrats to you and you hubby!
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:59 am
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What an awesome recap Mica!!!!  You are truly such a beautiful girl, both inside and out!  I wish you and hubby the most wonderful married life ever! You both deserve it!!! ? ? ? 

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 7:05 am
Uhlease
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Your days sounds absolutely beautiful! So much love :D Congrats again, MRS!!!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 8:40 am
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Really beautiful!!! I am so happy for you.
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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Such a beautiful, heartfelt recap, Mica! So, so happy that you had a wonderful day!


And, of course, you were beyond stunning that day.


Can't WAIT to see your pro pics!!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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Yay! this makes me super excited for mine! So happy for you! Congrats!
Posted on July 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm
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SO very happy for you and Mark! I'm glad that your day was so magical and filled with love. You deserve the best and I am glad that was exactly what you got!!!


CONGRATULATIONS MICA!!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm
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