Wedding Recap!!

I have finally got around to writing my recap from our wedding on 8/25/12. My DVD with all my high resolution photos should arrive tomorrow and I can finally post them for all you to see. Until then here is how my wedding weekend went...

2 days before the wedding:

I went with my sister and mom to get pedicures and try to relax because I'd been trying to reach my officiant for the last week with no response. Finally later that evening he returned my call to let me know he couldn't perform my wedding... WTF why couldn't you tell me this a week ago instead of ignoring my calls. He said he had a fill in who was really good but it was a women. Now originally FI and I wanted a male. To us it seemed more traditional but with 2 days out I didn't want the added stress of finding someone knew and agreed. In my gut I knew it was a mistake but tried to think positive... I was wrong but more on that later.

Day before:

Everything was going as planned until I got a call from my photographer who was 8 months pregnant and ordered to bed rest. Her partner would step in as lead and the 2nd photographer Elizabeth would still be there. I ?was ok with this only because they did my friends wedding and I knew he did awesome work. However I didn't have the relationship I did with his wife and she knew exactly what I wanted. But what could I do but just go with it.

We had rehearsal that afternoon and it was great. All the families got along and had a fun time. After rehearsal we headed to a steak house for dinner and it was awesome. The food was amazing and everyone really enjoyed themselves.?

As soon as dinner was over I was ready to leave and get to my hotel. I was sad to leave FI but knew the next time I saw him would be when I was walking down the aisle to be his wife so that made it easier. Once we got to the hotel my girls and I went down to the fire pit and had a few cocktails and just laughed and had a great evening. They drank more than me because for some reason I couldn't drink much. I wasn't nervous at all just anxious. The only nerves I felt were when I would have to read my personal vows but the nerves weren't bad at all.

I finally went to sleep at about midnight.

The day of:

I woke up at 5 am because the excitement was too much lol. No one else was up but my mom. She had got up early to get bagels, OJ, fruit and champagne. When she got back she came to my room and we just hung out for a short time. My best friend/ BM woke up next and all 3 of us went to the store for some last minute beauty items. By the time we got back everyone was waking up and going to nail appointments or showering. I showered at about 9 and my hair/makeup/friend showed up at about 10 to start the beautification process lol. She finished with me at about 1 and helped my mom and grandma out too.

The Limo arrived at 2 and took us to the country club. Once we arrived I helped my aunt set up our candy buffet, guestbook and memorial table. I'm a control freak so I had to be there making sure it looked how I wanted. The candy buffet looked awesome and went so fast later in the night lol.

My photographer arrived soon after and began taking detail shots and pictures of me getting in my dress. I also did a first look with my dad, and I am so happy I did. It was awesome seeing his reaction to his little girl getting married. We then did all my pics with my family and my girls. FI was late getting there because the limo driver. He tried blaming it on us girls I guess but the truth was we were waiting outside the hotel for him... So basically he lied and was rude to the guys. They finally arrived and began their pics.

At the rehearsal dinner I gave FI a card and he said he was so busy he didn't write me one but would give it to my sister the next day... He stuck to his promise and she brought me a letter about 20 minutes before I walked down the aisle and I was in tears. He wrote some of the sweetest things and i fell even more in love with him at that moment.

Soon after everyone was lining up to walk down the aisle. I wasn't nervous about anything not even my vows. I was just excited to see him and marry him finally 7 1/2 years later.

When me and my dad began to walk down the aisle he just reassured me I would always be his little girl and he loves me and is always there for me.?

Walking down the aisle and seeing everyone was so exciting. When I finally looked up and saw my FI I almost lost it but kept it together and just had the biggest smile ever. I really wanted to jump in his arms and kiss him lol.

Now for the officiant and gut feeling. Well she was horrible and i regret saying yes to allowing her. I really wish I took the added stress and found someone new. First off she began speaking before the guitarist finished the song and while my back was turned as I was handing my bouquet to my MOH. She also never asked the guest to sit so some remained standing the whole time thinking it was something new lol. Her reading was horrendous and she read so fast that nothing seemed to make sense because it was a run on sentence lol. She barley looked at the guest or us. Luckily we did our own vows and that saved the ceremony and brought everyone to tears. It angers and saddened me the job she did but at the end of the day we we're married.

The cocktail hour we didn't get to attend because we had to do photos but I heard the appetizers were amazing.

The reception was soooo much fun. The dance floor was packed all night long and the food was amazing. Me and my hubby made a point to go around to each table and thank everyone and managed to eat our entire dinner :)

The candy buffet was a huge hit and our cake was amazing as well. Unfortantly we only had 1 bite and that was when we fed it to each other lol.

The highlight of the evening was when my husband grabbed the mic and performed. Quick back story he use to do hip hop & R&B music and one night he was opening for an artist and I saw him perform thinking he was so handsome. Afterwards he did a meet and greet and I went up to him and introduced myself. We were inseparable from that night on. So at the reception he performed and I was his little hype "girl/wifey" lol everyone loved it and the video is super cute.

All in all it was the perfect day. I felt beautiful and extremely happy. Little things go wrong but the good outweighed the bad by a long shot.

So happy to finally be married to him and begin our new life.
Posted on October 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm
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Sounds like an amazing day. Congratulations!

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm
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Sounds like in the end the most important thing is becomeing the Mrs.
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:06 am
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Congrats Mrs  :)

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 am
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That sounds like a great day!! Congratulations to you!!!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:16 am
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Yay! Sounds like you had an amazing day, and even the crappy officer didn't ruined it!


I also did a first look with my daddy and this is seriously the best decision ever! We have a ton of pictures of it and when my dad and I look at them together, we can't help ourself and start crying!


Congrats again!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:18 am
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Congrats! Sounds like an amazing day! Can't wait to see pics!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 3:04 am
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Congrats!!! So sorry to hear about the stupid officiant!! But like you said, you guys are finally married and ready to begin that chapter in your lives! :) Everything else sounds awesome!!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 4:18 am
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I love your recap! Sounds like regardless of the crappy job the officiant did, you had a beautiful day! I am so looking forward to seeing the pictures!!!! Congratulations!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 4:20 am
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That sounds like such an amazing time, congratulations! 

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:23 am
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Congrats Mrs! CAnt wait to see pics!

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:55 am
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Great recap! Congratulations MRS!
Posted on October 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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