It’s been less than two months since our wedding, and yet it feels like a lifetime ago.
Oh, time. You fickle, beast, you. You move so slow when we’re waiting for nothing, but so quickly during the important times.
Admittedly, I took a solid month to myself to just sort of re-adjust. I felt like I was in hyper-active mode for months leading up to the wedding, and after our busted Honeymoon (more to come on that, I promise), I just needed time to myself.
I spent a month just relishing in the memories of the day. Remembering all the love, excitement, and fun moments during the day. I knew I would never be able to encapsulate everything in words, so instead, I attempted to bank everything for years from now.
Today, I went into my e-mail to find the name of a photographer for a client, when I was reminded of the woman who joined us the morning of the wedding. My cousin, Suzanne, who did our incredible make up, had invited her friend to come early to get some shots for both Suzanne’s website, and for Jen’s portfolio. Me being me, I was completely down for something like this, and while browsing my e-mail today, I stumbled upon her photos from before the ceremony. Let’s just say… I cried.
There were so many small details of the day that meant the world to me, and since I don’t want to create a facebook album until I have all my photos, and I definitely don’t want to be one of those people that uses instagram to share EVERY photo, I figured I share some moments here on this old blog of mine. (woooofff, what a sentence that was!) They’re in no particular order cuz, ain’t nobody got time for that.
(ps- if you want more photos, here’s another wedding post)
Each bridesmaid received a custom wine glass with their name on, these bags, a robe and earrings to match their dress.
I really was just the happiest bride.
Oh, this dress. Weighing in at a whopping 33 pounds, this dress was just my everything.
I used that sign for every event that weekend and have no shame about it. This was before hair and make up so I’m sure I’ll get some sort of text when they see this, but I don’t care. I love this photo.
One of my favorite memories from the day was early in the morning when Mark arrived. To calm his nerves, he played Adele “Make You Feel My Love” on the piano. Little did he know, I stood outside the bridal suite listening to him the entire time. This picture in particular means more than I could ever express because it’s my Grandpa who I miss everyday.
The Groomsmen in their little pub.
I was very lucky during the entire day to have a lot of people take the stress off of me. During this moment, I was receiving a “Weather Update” in an attempt to sway my decision to have the ceremony indoors. It didn’t work, but, you can tell I’m definitely judging the situation
I look horrendous in this picture but I really don’t care. Kelly flew all the way from New Orleans to be there. Since High School, this girl has always had my back.
Oh, Dan. He went up and down the stairs at least a hundred times that day as a messenger between me and the boys. I love him, dearly.
Our invites were a perfect merge of both Mark and I, but my favorite part of this picture is the blue ring. I took a stone my grandpa had given me when I was born and converted it into a ring for my something blue. It was like I had him there with me the whole time.
True life: I’ve worn these shoes since my wedding.
Look, I know most brides do “robes” and “silk”, but I’m not that girl. This two piece sweatsuit was EVERYTHING the morning of the wedding.
My mom and my brother.Oh, my brother. I didn’t need to stress the day of my wedding because I had him there, making sure EVERYTHING was perfect. Oh, and did I mention his card made me cry about 30 times? Because it did.