I have been thinking about these next few “Wedding Recap” posts for so long now, yet it’s been a struggle to get any words written. I think it’s because any wedding recap posts before now came easily. They were amazing moments and days… but this recap is my wedding day. It’s hard to put that into words, and it’s nearly impossible to convey the feelings that July 15th brought. In case you missed my past recaps, you can catch up here:
I woke up the morning of our wedding at the crack of dawn. Even though I hadn’t fallen asleep until late the night before, my stomach was filled with butterflies and excitement that made it impossible to sleep!
Imagine that exciting feeling you got as a child on Christmas morning (if you celebrate Christmas, of course)… and then times it by millions.
I was the only person awake in the house, so I just laid there and thought about the day ahead. After a half hour or so, my mom knocked on the door and climbed in bed with me. Before I knew it, my two maids of honor had climbed in as well. Apparently we were all too excited to sleep in!
Apparently my mom didn’t get the memo to open her eyes.
After a little while of lying around and chatting, we decided to get up and get the day started! We had breakfast, showered, and headed out for our 9:30 hair and makeup appointments.
All of the rest of my bridesmaids met us at the salon to get dolled up as well! It was so much fun being surrounded by everyone, and I honestly felt no nerves at all… just pure excitement and happiness!
After everyone finished hair and makeup, we went back to my Nana’s house where I had planned a Bridesmaid’s Brunch as a thank you to all of my amazing bridesmaids for everything they had done for me. I had ordered a full spread of food from a delicious restaurant, which we enjoyed along with some mimosas!
As we were eating, I got a special delivery from my soon-to-be husband!
I was having such a blast hanging out with my family and friends that I almost (okay, not really) forgot that in a matter of hours I’d be walking down the aisle to Bobby.
From the moment we became engaged people were giving advice. I heard so many different tidbits that they all sort of seemed to blend into one… however, the one thing we heard the most was:
“Remember every second of your wedding day…. it goes so fast.”
I went into the day with that ingrained in my mind. I wanted this to be something that I savored, something that lasted forever. I paid attention to every detail throughout the day, trying to take mental pictures of all the amazing moments… and somehow, it still happened. It flew by.
Somehow, before I knew it, my makeup was on, my hair was done, the photographer had arrived, and my bridesmaids were telling me it was time to put on my dress. I remember hearing them say that to me, and feeling such a crazy shot of adrenaline shoot through my body.
It was time to put on my dress.
What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
Tell me about something that you’ve gotten really excited for!
What would your dream wedding dress look like (if you are married, tell me about what yours looked like!!!)?