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WEDDING DATE:

Nov 06, 2009

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  • Last updated on January 7, 2010 at 5:56 am
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Reception:

Bridal Party Entrance - Black Eyes Peas - I Gotta A Feeling

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                              We came into Welcome to the Jungle and just rocked out!

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First Dance - We were silly and had a great time out there

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Sean wanted to be dipped so I tried

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Toasts - the only time I cried the whole day was during my MOHs toast ... so touching.

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Father/Daughter Dance - LOVE my dad!  He really knows how to make me laugh!

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Mother/Son Dance - They danced to Metallica's - Mama Said (CLASSIC!!!)

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Cake Cutting - We gave each other a lil buttercream on the face but we were nice! ;)

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The Partay!!!!

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The Dance Off to "Bust a Move" - Seriously, the funniest thing ever!

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            Please credit my photographer Keira Lemonis if you choose to use any of her pictures. 

  • Last updated on January 7, 2010 at 12:46 am
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Details & proof that my photographer might have been in love with my shoes

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Blood is thicker than water 

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            Please credit my photographer Keira Lemonis if you choose to use any of her pictures.  

  • Last updated on December 31, 2009 at 4:17 am
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Bridal party portraits

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My rocking RB & adorable FG

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Pictures of the most beautiful FG ever

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The Ceremony

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The New Mr. & Mrs!!!! =)

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           Please credit my photographer Keira Lemonis if you choose to use any of her pictures.   

     

  • Last updated on December 7, 2009 at 11:36 am
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1.) My best advice is to stick to the budget.  This was the best decision DH and I made.  It is so nice to be finished with the wedding and not have to pay one single bill after it.  Make a budget and stick to it.  If you go over in one area, make sure to go lower in another area.  If you do not believe you will be truly upset with yourself if you don't have something at your wedding after your wedding, don't stress it if it is not in the budget!  Have the wedding you can afford.

2.) Don't let friends and family sway you.  Have your wedding represent you and your DH.  When you look at pictures in the future it will be more satisfying to know that this was truly your wedding and not your friends or families.  If you regret something you did do in the future at least it is something you wanted to do at that time and not the other way around.

3.) Do not compare yourself to other weddings.  It is very hard to do that on a site like Project Wedding but it will only stress you out.  Wedding planning is already stressful as it is.  You may not have the best photographer or the most expensive gown so work with what you do have and make it amazing.

4.) The wedding is one day; the marriage is a lifetime commitment.  Remember to take a breather every once in a while to reflect what the planning is truly all about.

5.) Make sure your FI and you are on the same page!  This will help squash any unpleasant drama along the way!

6.) Enjoy planning!  It is a great time in your life and before you know it, it's all over!

7.) Get a videographer!  We didn't get a fancy one at all but let me tell you how DH and I were glued to our televison last night.  It was SO amazing to watch the whole day unfold.  The video made us laugh, cry, hug ... It was worth it to have it.  So many things we missed or forgot but the video caught it for us.  It was unbelievable.  I want to watch it right now as I type.  So it is something that most don't put in their budget but I would recommend that you do.  Like I said, my video is not fancy at all like the amazing ones you see on PW.  Just the footage and music in the background but it is so worth it to have b/c it is OUR wedding in video.  We will watch it every anniversary and we get to show our children the actual day ... how we moved, danced and laughed.  It truly was the best feeling last night! :)

  • Last updated on December 7, 2009 at 11:20 am
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The night before was obviously our rehearsal dinner.  That went extremely well except for the fact that Sean’s parents paid to book the upstairs of the restaurant and other patrons were there!  It was annoying!  However, Sean’s dad did say that it must have been a blessing in disguise b/c the patrons were hogging up the bar and due to this our bridal party had to order a drink each time they wanted one instead of just going up to the bar.  This saved them a bunch of money, LOL.  Besides that everything was perfect!  Oh wait, Sean made a CD for our ceremony and when our sound technician was trying to play the music during the rehearsal, we found out that for some reason it couldn’t be read and no music was coming out.  Sean had to have that done as soon as he got home.   He was stressing, lol.  Oh and I forgot two of my BMs gifts and I felt terrible.  I had to give it to them the day of.  So besides that everything was perfect, haha.  Here is a pic of Sean and me at the rehearsal dinner.

 

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After the rehearsal dinner, my MOH and I drove to the airport to pick up our sorority sister (BM).  Once we got her we went to the suite and talked and giggled until we fell asleep.  It was so much fun! 

I slept for about 6 and a half hours and once I was up I couldn’t go back to sleep.  So I just prayed to God to help make the day go smooth, etc.  My MOH woke up and we talked until it was time to shower and eat breakfast.  DHs sister called to tell me that they were running late to go to the salon but that was OK b/c I told them to meet us earlier then was needed.  If you need your girls at 9am tell them that you need them at 830am!  It worked perfectly for me, lol.  We got our hair done and then headed back to the suite to get our makeup done.  That went great and before you knew it the photographer and videographer arrived to start taking pictures of me and my girls getting ready.

Soon it was time for our first look and it was so amazing to finally see Sean.  He kept on telling me how gorgeous I looked and how much he loved my dress.  He was like; I’ve never seen such a sexy wedding dress before, lol.  Then he started talking about the bpics and how he was in shocked and when did I do them?  Etc. etc.  He LOVED it!  We took pics together and then it was time for our limo to arrive to take us to our photo location with our bridal party.  It was a bit breezy and my girls were so grateful for the pashminas.  We did our pictures and then we were off for our ceremony.

I can remember every detail of our ceremony b/c all the anxious or butterfly feelings were disolved with the first look.  It was so special and all night our guests came up to me to talk about things they loved.  It was a great feeling to realize that people cried during our ceremony.  My favorite memory of our ceremony was when our officiant called my parents and my ILs over to pray for us and our marriage.  My dad is a bishop and my mom a pastor so it was really special.  The six of us held hands in a circle and even Sean got teary eyed.  It was the best thing!

We were soon announced husband and wife and James Browns’ “I feel good” came on and you could hear our guests laugh.  It was great.  We did family photos which my photographer stated was the quickest she had ever been done with them.  Small families = less time spent on family pictures!  We were able to make the last half an hour of cocktail hour and the room looked just like I imagined.  Actually more!  It was great to see everything and everyone come together.  It was a blast.  I do remember when I walked in I was a bit surprised to see our centerpieces.  They had roses sticking out of them.  I was like, what the freak?  I wanted short centerpieces with no random pieces sticking up.  Shortly, one of my gfs came up to me to tell me that each female guest was giving a rose upon arrival and what I was seeing was actually the roses that they themselves had stuck into the centerpieces.  Oh ok!  Good!  Hahaha.   Here is a pic to let you see what they looked like after my guests got to my beautiful centerpieces, lol.  I hated it!   

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The only things that went wrong that day were that there was a missing boutonnière for one of our GMs.  So the ring bearer ending up not getting his b/c we figured it was better for the ring bearer to go without instead of the GM.  There was also no aisle runner at the ceremony which we also paid for so we will be sure to get refunded.  I was also regretting using delphiniums and dahlias in the bouquets but now they are growing on me.  They could have been a lot worse but just wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.  If your florists provide a free trial take them up on it to ensure that what you think you want is exactly what you envision in your head.

The reception was so much fun and our guests were on the dance floor all night!  The chocolate fountain was a huge hit and the food was amazing.   My favorite part of the reception was the dance off between Sean and his GM.  It was seriously the funniest thing I have ever seen!  Our guests were dying with laughter!  We truly had a blast!

 I am so happy to finally be married to Sean!  It seriously was the best day of our lives.

  • Last updated on November 9, 2009 at 12:34 am
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The bracelet from Dana Saylor on Etsy, the earrings bought on amazon.com, the Clutch from J-Crew and hair flower purchased on Etsy by JMGJewelDesign!

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I found a picture today with a bride who has my exact same hair flower!!!  I love it!!!  I took out the feathers in my flower b/c I didn't really care for it.

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Purchased a Navy Blue Pashmina for myself since I am getting married in November and Upstate NY weather in November is def. chilly!  I will only wear it for some pics outside as I doubt I would really want to cover up my dress! :)

Update: Although, it was very breezy that day, I hardly wore my pashmina.  It was almost as thought I was warm all through my body b/c of all the excitement.

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