5 years ago today (Saturday) I married the love of my life.
I woke that morning in a hotel suit with my closest friends and family. We had breakfast delivered and the champaign was popped. It was my wedding day! & I was the most relaxed I had ever been. It's true what they say, about the calmness that rushes over you. I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this man and I knew the day was going to go off with out a hitch. My hair dresser arrived to do our hair all 10 of my bridesmaids, my mother, my future mother in law, and my 3 flower girls oh and of course me. I went last! The whole day was spent with laughter and excitement! When the limo arrived to take us to the church the nerves spiked but a few calming words from my mom had me ready to do what I had waited a whole year to do, walk down the isle and say I do to the love of my life!
|My Mom added these crystals to my shoes by hand!|
|Mom made all of the bouquets!|
|Mom added this to the bottom of my shoes "I Do" & "12-01-07"|
|Mom added this special snowflake to my garter :)|
|It took an army to put on my 500lb dress|
|My beautiful bouquet made by.. you guessed it my amazingly talented mother!|
|My adorable flower girls! Mom made thier head pieces wings and harps of gold|
|My inlaws and my handsome groom!|
|My gift to him, pretty much the coolest watch ever! The top says forever my love and our wedding date the bottom is our engagement picture!|
|Pew bows made by the one and only Mom :)|
|My flower girls wore wreaths of roses, wings of feathers and carried harps of gold|
|What's going on you ask? well.. my 20 foot veil was lined in swarovski crystals which just happened to get stuck in the track of the floor pulling my head backwards and almost pulling me to the ground!|
|lol..this is my favorite...this is Jillian my MOH tying up my dress before the limo ride to the reception!|
|this kid was staying at the hotel when I walked in he started playing cannon D my wedding song!|
|Menu covers and cards made by mom!|
|we had to cover up the ugly ceiling :)|
|each table held tiny pictures of past weddings of mine and scott's grandparents and parents|
|our ice sculpture! bad news was the guy didnt cover the base! he left it sitting in that ugly plastic tub the whole time!|
|Centerpieces made of sparkly silver tree branches with snowflakes and mini flash lights in the bottom to light them up!|
|before it was filled with 350+ guests!|
|each table held big and small diamonds (which everyone took at the end! :-/|
|our rings :) I think I've taken better pictures.. this is the crappy photographers shot.|
|So the real reason I was crying...the band leader had just announced me to 350 people as Mrs. Alex Warrick|
|My parents giving the welcoming speech, the 17 piece orchestra behind them is the same one that played in their wedding 29 years ago!|
|Our bridal party!|
|Our cake! It was supposed to be 3 tiers higher but the said it was "leaning" so they removed the 3 layers..|
|this cake held 60lbs of gum paste roses flown in from japan!|
|at the last second I whispered to scott I changed my mind I'm going to smash it in your face! lol.there was quite a crowed and I wanted to make sure and give them a good show!|
|our first dance was to A whole new world the song from Aladdin|
|We took dance lessons a month before the wedding! Dad and I stole the show with our big band dance to "The Way You Look Tonight" which by the way is the longest song in the world!|
|the flower girls loved my veil!|
It was the best night of my life and I would marry him 1000 times over
below is the article my mom wrote up for the local news paper
Thanks for talking a walk down memory lane with me!
Have a lovely week!
Chicago post is coming soon!!