We did it - I can finally say I have a HUSBAND!! yeah!!
It was a wonderful, beautiful and a moving ceremony - even if Mother Nature chose to not cooperate. It rained -- literally poured -- here from the time we got up to the time we were cleaning up on Saturday night. We used every one of the temporary shelters we could find and made impromptu rain gutters to help guests stay dry. I think the majority of people still came who said they were going to — though we did lose a ton of guests due to the weather.
We forgot so many things — the toast (we did it later with our wedding party) and so much more - but it really was the best day. After a huge cry Friday night after the rehearsal dinner, I just decided to let it all go and have as much fun as I could.
Guests told us the ceremony was cozy and intimate - not a bad thing to hear when you have more than 90 people there! They even said the rain helped our day stand out amongst all the weddings they had ever been to. It went by so fast and I barely got anything to eat between greeting everyone and talking to our guests.
Things may not have gone as planned - but it all still worked out. We had the best day and in the end, I married the love of my life. That's all I could ask for!