Finally right? LOL I am not even sure how to do a recap because there is so much to say...
The week leading up to the wedding was so stressful as I was trying to play a gracious hostess to all the family that came from out of the country -55 people- and our other guests while finishing up a million DIY projects (bad idea y'all)
We had a 2-day wedding (Saturday was an African celebration and Sunday was the church ceremony & reception)
THE BAD & UGLY:
so weird/silly but I was so busy that whole week that I ended up not getting a manicure. I realized it when the photographer was trying to take pictures of the ring on my hand. I was going to have a heart attack and kept hiding my fingers the whole day. LOL
Since DH added 8 people on Sat, I had to redo my seating chart and therefore my escort cards; so I was working on them from 2 AM after the African party till the morning of the wedding on Sunday...
I woke up with a migraine and my neurologist had to come to the hotel... Not a great way to start the wedding day
The stupid-ass DJ/band were 2 hours late. Thank God I gave them the wrong time but still we had to extend the cocktail hour to give them enough time to set up. and the fool has this raggy t-shirt and ugly old shorts because he didn't have the time to change. He played all the wrong songs (entrance, first dance, dance with my brother, cake cutting) I tried not to cry and DH kept telling me to come down. I am glad I listened because no one knew what went wrong. But they kept the party going once the formalities were out of the way
The bridesmaid decided to leave their bouquets in the room to go take the pictures and I felt like I was looking for them (the girls) throughout the whole day
One of the groomsmen passport expired (though I asked him over and over to check and he told me he did-liar!) and he couldn't come for the wedding and didn't bother to pick up the phone to let us know...
The coordinator at the hotel stole many of my stuffs. Enough said!
THE GOOD & ALMOST PERFECT:
I know it sounds like a lot of things went wrong and they did, but the things that went right outweighed by far those that went wrong.... almost EVERYTHING else went perfectly well
People had a fantastic time and I can't believe that everyone decided to party with us for 2 days straight
People felt like royalty and well catered to, which is exactly what I wanted. Besides sharing our love, the whole idea of the wedding was to tell our love ones in action how much we appreciate them!
DH was so happy and it made the whole head/heartaches of the planning worth it.
Thank you ladies for listening to all my rants, offering me advices, entertaining all my crazy thoughts and ideas, and just being yourselves. I love you all
Now unto the good stuffs: few teasers pics
I wish they were more pictures to share (and I promised to share as soon as I have them) I can't wait to see the pictures of all the crazy little details, or the girls, or the guests, or anything else! LOL
feel free to leave a comment on the photog blog if you want...