The thing about a wonderful, busy wedding day is that the whole thing is a blur.
A beautiful, sparkly, perfect blur.
I'm extremely thankful that all the "detail" shots our photographers took came out perfectly and are even more beautiful than I remember in my mind's eye.
The dress - so perfectly fitted and lacy - is the Enzoani "Gwyneth" style. I still can't believe I borrowed my wedding dress. Talk about a budget saver!
Ohh the shoes. Custom-made shoes were worth every penny, and I'm 99% sure they're the most expensive shoes I will ever own unless my whole life changes for some reason. And I become famous. And rich.
And no, I wouldn't have had any custom made if I had found a similar color for anywhere close to the price I paid. I didn't!
Ohh, those sweet flower girl dresses. I'm SO glad our original dresses didn't pan out and we had to rush order these at the last minute. Those bows were just perfection. Flower Girl Dress For Less. Do NOT order a $200 dress through a bridal shop, do not do it!! (And they didn't pay me to say that, it's just common sense.)
My most prized possessions, pre-wedding. Engagement and college ring.
I love these bouquets so much I would marry them if I could. Red, red roses. Boring but classic.
Somewhere around 48-hours pre-wedding I determined that any guest book ideas I had were out. After a lot of pinterest-ing.... bam, Jenga guest book. Don't ask me what I was thinking.... I was tired. And Mr. RH and I have never (pre or post-wedding) played Jenga together.
The centerpieces were a total DIY job (which included, but was not limited to, drinking 50+ bottles of wine).. and of course, the "expensive" centerpieces with more flowers, the ones I paid more for - I do not have a single pic of any of those. And I can't recall seeing them, so I hope they actually made an appearance at the wedding or I wasted a few hundred bucks for sure. Haha.
I also don't have a pic of our signature cocktails.... "red and blue drink" as I affectionately called them. So - picture that in your mind.
Looks almost as good as it tasted. HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure I never got to taste the lemon-raspberry layer, which was the thing we were looking forward to the most. I forgot that I was even pissed about that! (I have the memory of a goldfish!)
You see, it had the gold inlay - that, beyond looking beautiful, reminds me of the gold in the other ring I wear every day. It was fate!
I'm sure my photographer thought I was crazy for requesting so many three-ring photos. No, not polygamists, just really obsessed with my class ring.
Roses and rings... does it get any better? No.
Folks.... the end of wedding pics is within sight!
As in - I think we'll be wrapped up by Friday! And then I will probably be a little bit sad. And have to figure out what it means to blog again. GULP.