The night before our wedding, I stayed in the hotel with my Maid of Honor and Sean suprised me with a whole bag of pampering treats from Lush. I actually slept pretty well, and woke up to find that it was snowing. SNOWING! Luckily, it stopped pretty early and didn't infringe on the day's plans.
I started the day by sneaking off to see Sean. Yeah yeah, bad luck I know, but I just couldn't not see him all day. At least I was in a sweatshirt with no makeup on and not in my dress. I was so anxious in the morning and he has this ability to calm me down instantly and so for my sanity, I had to see him. I knocked on his hotel room, and we just hugged and talked about how excited we were for the day. It was one of my favorite moments of the day and I'm so glad I didn't listen to the superstition.
The morning was lovely and relaxing: hair and makeup and getting dressed. My parents were there the whole time with me in addition to my bridesmaids and it was great to share such special moments with the people I love the most.
|Sean opening my gift to him|
|My MOH, Julie, is daughter #2|
The one job I gave Sean in all of this (besides helping me DIY a TON of stuff...scroll down to see the list) was to book the limo. I had taken care of everything else. Unfortunately, that was the one thing that went horribly wrong. Apparently, when the guys went down to head to the church it was there. When I went down it was not. So rather than flipping out, I just asked my makeup artist if she would mind dropping my parents and I off at the church. My bridesmaids were already there, and my photographer took my Maid of Honor. So, we just shoved my dress in the car and went. Same story to get to the reception. Hilarious yes, and I still get to bring that up when Sean and I argue. GOLD!
Our wedding day was everything I ever could have wanted and more. I got to marry the man of my dreams, and had all my closest friends and family with me including my father who held my hand as he gave me away.
|Both of us trying not to cry...FAIL|
|We couldn't be serious ALL day|
|Boring we are not.|
|Yes, the guys totally went down the slide|
|The whole crew|
|Traditional, no. Delicious, yes.|
|Enjoying some cotton candy--best idea EVER!|
|DIY cardobx & Poloroid Guest Book|
|We even took a dance class so Sean could spin and dip me|
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
|Knowing our dance is next|
|Unforgetable sung by Natalie Cole and her father Nat King Cole|
|Did my mom look beautiful or what?|
|Think we had a fun party?|
|Soldier Field, baby!|
|Sweet Home, Chicago|
|More BAMF shots.|
My mom made my veil--12 feet long.