I'm back and my wedding was absolutely wonderful! Everything went (almost) perfectly and it was a truly beautiful day! I could not have asked for better.
The rehearsal day was totally crazy; naturally, I hadn't left myself enough time for everything, but I managed not to be too late. It was pouring rain that day, so it made everything a little uncomfortable even though the service was indoors (in a 1-room chapel with no foyer or anything like that, so once you're inside, you're inside!). The rehearsal dinner was amazing -- so beautifully decorated with good food and good company.
I barely slept that night, but the wedding day dawned and it wasn't raining! I took a walk around the grounds of the inn and chapel that morning and got my feet totally soaked. After getting ready, I took some pictures with my girls and my mother ahead of time around the inn. Then it was time to head over to the chapel!
Everything was beautiful; the service, the singing, the flowers. I beamed the whole way down the aisle, but started crying almost immediately when the service started. I cried through my vows, but not enough that I had to stop speaking or anything. I was just so overwhelmed and happy. We had a birdseed toss and it seemed like it was pelted at us! So fun though!
After pictures (during which I wore rain boots to walk around the still-wet grounds of the inn), we came to the reception. Very fun! Our first dance went well; everyone loved the one special dance move we did (twirl and then dip). The speeches were amazing, especially my mother's. The food was quite good (I was a little worried about that part). Going around to the tables was fun, but got exhausting after awhile and it took forever! I danced for most of the night after dinner; it took awhile, but we had everyone dancing by the end of the night. Our cake cutting almost felt like a non-event though. The inn has a couple of different rooms and maybe only a third of our guests came in and watched that part! I think people didn't really realize it was happening.
Our brunch the next day was a great chance to see everyone one last time! The whole weekend was the best weekend of my life! Can't wait for the minimoon in 2 weeks!
Starting my walk down the aisle with my brother.
Leaving the chapel with my husband!
On our way to take some pics.
Check out my rain boots!
Me chatting during table visits.
Pic the day after with the umbrella we didn't need! (I was still going to take a professional pic with it and forgot.)
These are all non-professional pics; will post those when I get them!