*thechelsi recap & non-pro pics!*
I got married yesterday and ahhh I'm still in heaven!!!
The wedding was BEAUTIFUL, despite several "mis-haps" throughout the day.
I woke up and began the "getting ready" process at 10am. My mom did my hair (beautifully), I went somewhere and got my make up done, and then came back home and got all dressed up. A friend of mine who is a professional photographer followed me the entire day - I can not WAIT to get those pictures!! She showed me a few and they are soooo good ahh!!!
After that we met with DH at a park nearby and another photographer (who had been following him all day) for first look pictures. An hour later our family met us in that same park and we did som portraits while we still had daylight. It was VERY hot all day and everyone was completely dying, but hey, its better than rain!!
The ceremony was beautiful, everyone was crying and it was just so full of love. Alex dropped my ring during the ring exchange and it ALMOST fell through the cracks in the deck (oh no!), but it didn't, and everyone enjoyed a nice laugh and the rest of it went smoothly.
After the ceremony Alex and I left for a minute while the ceremony venue was transformed to reception venue, and when we came back it was absolutely beautiful!! Everything looked exactly how I wanted it, and luckily after the first hour or so the sun went down enough that people could actually relax. =P
The food was good, the band was good, the decoration was spot on... an absolutely incredible day!
We had planned on a sparkler send-off, and purposefully waited until the day AFTER July 4th to buy them cheap. Little did we know that it is now illegal in oregon to sell sparklers after the 4th of July... so we did glowsticks and it was REALLY cool.
And then we had an awesome limo!!
Here are some non-pro pics for your viewing pleasure: