Three months and 1 day ago, Jay and I made things totes legit so that our dogs wouldn’t be embarrassed of us anymore. It was the best day, and since I know you’re not sick of hearing about it yet we’re going to look at some pictures together, ok?
Our photographers, Michelle and Chris, did a perfect job of capturing the day. They’re friends of ours, but even if we hadn’t known them before they’re the exact people I would have wanted to photograph our wedding. I’m super psyched to get divorced and engaged again so they can do my next round of engagement pictures!
My sisters had made a sweet-ass mix of super duper oldie but goodie girl music that we grew up to, and it was SO MUCH FUN to dance around the house and work on hair and makeup all together! The blast-from-the-past nonsensical music also kept me distracted from being totally ridiculously nervous, so I was only normal nervous instead. Awesome.
When Michelle and Chris arrived, they wanted to go ahead and photograph me getting into my dress, which made nerves skyrocket to 1 billion because it was wayyyyy earlier than I thought AND I didn’t have makeup on yet so AWESOME! This is my face realizing that I’m going to not be breathing for the better part of 10 hours instead of 7 like I had mentally prepared for. Oh well!
Once the dress was on, my sister/MOH decided I should start drinking wine. Because clearly a massive tight dress is an ideal vessel for behavior that yields lots of peeing. LUCKILY, I was so nervous that my insides turned off and I peed exactly once from 3pm until midnight. Seriously. Not ok, but kind of convenient in hindsight.
Meanwhile, Jay was calming his nerves by imbibing substances. We had a conversation that ended with “nothing illegal,” but other than that I was determined to not nag or make rules on his wedding day – he arrived to our first look photos sober and coherent, so I’d say it worked out well. Brides who make rules for their husbands-to-be make me uncomfortable sometimes, but that’s just me!
I wrapped them myself.
Noa, our flower girl, was a tiny bit nervous. I talked her through the rehearsal dinner, and then she and Jay discussed calming one’s nerves on the day of. She did GREAT!
Then….FIRST LOOK! That’s coming up next, but you should know that first look was my favorite part of the day, for two reasons. First, Jay had the most shocked expression ever – like he REALLY didn’t know that I was capable of wearing non-stretchy clothes and makeup all at the same time.