and a short debrief while I'm at it :) Wedding planning was massively stressful for me, more so than I thought it would be, not just because of logistics but rather the combination of the many personalities and emotions and histories that had to accompany the logistics. There were some ugly moments in there and by the time the wedding date arrived I was entirely ready to say I have no more f*cks to give and I am enjoying the fact that after this date - I don't have to worry about this wedding prep crap anymore!
It actually made for a really great day in a way... I worked hard for it and the reward was worth it. We had bluddmosas (a friend's secret cordial recipe + champagne) in the morning, yoga/stretching backstage, a wonderful ceremony and some of the biggest smiles on my *husband's* face I've seen. We had a good dinner (we fought for our right to eat!) we had some good drinks and talked with as many people as we could. Our dj kinda sucked - this will be the butt of the joke for a long time - and our friends gave loving toasts. There were some awesome outtake moments like when one unexpected friend gave a toast and the catering manager frantically took the mic and shut it off afterwards, a cousin did a strip tease, and one of the bride's ladies got drunk and made out with a groom's man in the back room. (she had to be poured into her apartment at the end of the night but everyone got home safe) And we had a mini after party at our neighborhood bar, walked home after midnight to sleep a few hours before being whisked away on our honeymoon at 5 am.
A little more than a month has passed and I'm just now starting to feel like I've reintegrated myself with life at large. and that wasn't a very short debrief, so: pictures!
Beauiful pictures and a great attitude about the unexpected oopsies. It's those things that you will remember fondly over the years, Remember, I'm the one whose priest forgot to show up 47 years ago. 2010 days ago
we have definitely enjoyed laughing and talking about those outtakes :) I'm glad they happened!
the wedding was held at the Arden Gild Hall, which is a 1910 historical barn in the (artsy commune) village of Arden, DE. I consider it an awesome bonus that we were married under a picture of William Shakespeare 2010 days ago