So the wedding was Saturday evening. Just a recap of Friday & Saturday together. & then some pictures, just a few I've found from other people's Facebooks.
Friday: Friday night we had our "rehearsal" dinner. I say that because we didn't get to have our actual rehearsal on Friday because our venue had another wedding going on that evening. No big deal. My lovely now H decided it'd be a great idea to have this dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. We go there a a lot and really love the food, so it just seemed like a good idea to him. Now, normally I would not be opposed to that, but this time was different. I was up from about 4-7 AM on Saturday sick. Apparently I was not the only one either. H said he was too and that some of his family said they were as well. I've never gotten sick from there before, so it was odd. Other than that, good time haha.
Saturday: Get up & go to the venue for what was meant to be our rehearsal at 10:30. We get there, and the coordinator that owns the venue and is in charge didn't have anything set up for the day. I will say though that we were planning for it to be outside until it rained that morning though. So I suppose she was just waiting until last minute to hear my word about it. But still, nothing was set up. So I felt horrible because our whole wedding party and our pastor were there, for nothing. We never had a rehearsal. She was like "So when are you going to do a walk through?" And I was thinking "That's what this was supposed to be?!" But oh well.
Got my hair done, came back to do my makeup and finishing getting ready to take pictures. We were supposed to start pictures at 3. Well my girls didn't show up until probably 15 til 3. They still had to put on their dresses and touch up makeup/hair. So we didn't end up starting pictures until 3:30. We didn't get that many shots because the guys showed up at 4 to do pictures. H had way more family and people to take pictures with, so he needed more time than I did. So I just finished up real quick, then went back to my little room to wait.
We were supposed to start at 5, but started a little late because people were still trickling in. My girls walked wayy too fast, probably because we didn't get to practice that morning with the music or at all. I planned for them 3, the flower girl and ring bearer, and I to walk to the same song. It was about 4 minutes long. Well they took about 45 seconds to walk down the aisle, so I just waited for my part to walk. Because I'd planned it strategically for a certain part. H later told me that one of his groomsmen jokingly said to him "Ya sure she's comin', man?" haha. The pastor who married us has known H for about 10 years. He could not manage to get either of our last names right. We kept repeating them, and he just kept saying them wrong. Finally he just said "Oh forgive me, I'm old".
After the ceremony, we took about 15-30 minutes to talk pictures with our families and the wedding party. First of all, H's mom and current stepdad left right after the ceremony because they were taking my now nephew (who is a few months old) home to put to bed. So we didn't even get pictures with them. So we took some with H's former stepdad (more like a real father to him) and his family, my family, and the wedding party. H's brother was driving me up the wall. He's hurt his knees playing football and is having surgery tomorrow. He just kept complaining about how much they hurt. Now, I completely understand that, but he could've said "My knees are really hurting, can I sit down for a minute between pictures?" or something. But no, he just kept grunting and griping "Are we done yet? Oh my gosh, my knees hurt. Come on now" blah blah blah. He was being a total drama queen. Finally I just said "Okay! We're done now!"
We didn't do dancing or any of that, and only about 30 people (including wedding party) showed up. We invited 75. A girl who I was pretty good friends with planned a party on that day, after RSVPing "yes". Awesome haha. But anyways, the wedding started a little past 5, and I'm pretty sure we were leaving the venue at 7. No joke. Everyone left pretty quickly. They had they're food quickly, ate their cake if they wanted it, and got out of there. It was good though.
Sorry this was so long! HA =/
My bridesmaid, me, & my two MOHs.
A picture one of my MOHs took and edited up for us.
H, his sister and brother (aka the drama king lol)
Those are pretty much the only pictures I could find for now. I'll add some more later if I can find some. Or when I get the professional ones back from my photographer.
the reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. ~nicholas sparks<3</center>