Let’s see if I can finish these recaps by the end of the summer…that will be my new goal :)
After the mini fiasco with the room and inn owners, I was finally able to relax in the suite for a few moments. I looked over to the dining table and saw the beautiful bouquets our florist created. They were exactly what I was looking for – simple but so beautiful. I’m a huge sucker for hydrangeas, so they were the main flower used in the bouquets.
That above picture of my bouquet brings me right back to our wedding day – I vividly remember our photographer delicately moving it to the coffee table for some close-ups. After checking out the flowers, I helped my bridesmaids with some finishing touches. I made the necklaces and earrings for the girls so they were careful with putting everything on.
Then our officiant stopped by to check in on me and also to do a quick run-through reading of the vows. Good thing he came over to practice, as a sudden wave of emotion came over me when I tried repeating the vows after him. I burst into tears and then immediately tried to stop so I wouldn’t ruin my make-up. Cue ugly cry face and shaking of my hands to dry my tears:
Luckily I made it through the rest of the vows, but I was successful in also making Bridesmaid A tear up :) I think it just finally hit me – holy crap I am walking down the aisle and getting married today!
After the vow run-through, it was time to start getting ready. My photographer took some more detail shots, including the jewelry I made that had tested out my skills a few months prior. I have no idea how people make jewelry for a living – it takes so much patience. Anyways, the close-ups of my necklace and bracelet:
And then she moved on to some of my “Something Blue, Something Borrowed, Something Old and Something New” details. I don’t have a picture from the wedding, but my something “old” was the diamond in my engagement ring, as it’s from my grandma’s engagement ring. My something “new” were the sapphire studs Hubby had given me for the past Valentine’s Day.
I decided to save the earrings and not wear them until the wedding day. Now I could have considered these my something “blue” as well, however, I had these pretty things to count for that instead:
They were the perfect height for me, as I do NOT do heels. I broke the shoes in by wearing them for a few days at work, so they were actually comfortable to wear for the majority of the day. Though, I ended up switching to flip flops halfway through the reception because I will just always be a flip-flop girl.
Next up…you will see my something “borrowed” detail as I finally put on the damn dress :)
(all photos courtesy of Clare Norton Photography except for the very first one)