I totally thought that I'd be able to keep up with non-wedding blog posts throughout the wedding planning process... turns out I didn't do so well on that front, lol. Anywho, I have returned to blogging... I may not be a frequent as I'd like (multiple posts per week) but I will actively write. Scout's honor ;-)
Since my ghost-mode was brought on by wedding planning stresses and whatnot, I figured that my "comeback" post should be the wedding story. I'm sure I'll post more photos later. So here goes.
He was fine. And soon arrived at the church.
|First look with my dad :)|
Lamar and I talked and laughed a lot during our ceremony. We held hands the whole time. These are the sweet little things I remember. Lamar's younger brother, Jason, sang 'I Want to Spend Tomorrow Here with You', my old roommate, Cherie, shared a reading called 'The Art of a Good Marriage', and our friend, Brianna, played violin while we lit the unity candle. I loved having them participate in our ceremony.
|This is probably one of my favorite kiss pictures because of Allan's epic fist pump!|
The reception was pretty standard, I think, well except for the appetizers and drinks during the cocktail hour. Those were all created by Lamar and put together by him & the groomsmen (which was the reason for his late ceremony arrival). They were delicious. We had toasts to our parents, toasts from the Best Man & Maid/Matron of Honor, mother son dance, father daughter dance, first dance, cake cutting... all the necessities.
|All the toasts were really awesome. We're so blessed to have such great friends and family.|
|I always have so much fun dancing with Lamar :)|
|Look how cute these two are!|
|I honestly thought my dad was going to have a tearful breakdown.|
|Yum! All the goodies!|
The rest of the night was spent dancing with friends and family and having a good time!
So that was our wedding day. To be completely honest, the first month after I had a hard time feeling like it was the "best day ever" because I could only see all the things that went wrong. The expected wedding day was SO different than the reality and that made it hard for me to be happy about it. One night I googled 'wedding day gone wrong' and read story after story of wedding fails. That helped me to see that ish happens... even on your wedding day. Everyone has some horror story in the files of their wedding, but you have to focus on the whole day and not the bad details in order to see that it was the best day ever. Now, four months later, I am consistently laughing at most of those bad details. But I see the day as I should: the day Lamar and I promised forever. :)