Wow, I can’t believe that I am writing my post-wedding blog!! What a wonderful time it was. No matter how much planning went into the day, we both were not prepared for the amount of love shown us from our family and friends. I got some great advice from an old friend who said to take a moment and look around and take it all in. I can’t fully explain how that felt, but there was a sense that we were part of something beautiful. I vividly remember during dinner looking up and seeing everyone laughing and having a good time. It made us very proud to have created the space for that to happen. As I have mentioned both of our families have had a tough go of it this year, with sickness, loss, family drama, but for at least one day we were all able to gather in one place and take a collective exhale.
Over the next several blog posts I’ll walk you through the various parts of the wedding, and then some honeymoon pics.
I first want to note that getting ready while someone is snapping pictures is kind of a surreal experience. I felt like every time I went to do anything I had to check first with the photographer…thankfully we both watch Tyra enough to know how to catch the light!
I had gone back and forth about getting Dave a wedding gift, money was tight, but I wanted to do something, so after conversations with our wedding planner Kate, from Lovewell Celebration Design, I decided to get him cuff links that I found on Etsy…he loved them! And I loved watching him open the box…even if he did say in jest, “but it is not diamonds!”
Like I said previously a friend of mine who owns Every Day Bow Ties made my Bow Tie, seen above and in some pics below. I can’t tell you how many times I went to Jo-Anne Fabrics to find the right pattern…I spent more time there in the past couple months than the entirety of my whole life! But, I think I did pretty well. He also made a pocket square from the same fabric that Dave wore. Before the wedding we also took some pics with just us by Cazenovia Lake, and we love how they came out. Next blog will be the cermony blog!