10. Waking up to “Going to the Chapel” playing in the background.
9. Having all my bridesmaids and family around me before going to our ceremony just comforted me knowing that everyone was behind us during this union.
8. Seeing my dad in his tuxedo. This was a first for my dad - wearing a tux – so I felt so overwhelmed seeing him all spiffed up.
7. No Rain – Rain was forecasted during our wedding weekend. The rain started early in the morning and stopped just in time for our ceremony and reception.
6. Walking down the aisle. Though we had close to 200 guests watching us, all I could see was Mr. Gardenia waiting for me at the end of the aisle. He’s like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
5. Father-Daughter Dance. As we danced, my dad asked me if I was happy and I said “Yes” and thanked him and my mom for everything that they have done for me and for our wedding. He said he’d do anything for me so he was glad that I was happy.
4. MOH Toast - She was really nervous since she’s not one for public speaking but did it so eloquently. She just talked about our unbreakable sisterhood and the friendship that we have between us.
3. Seeing the reception ballroom for the first time. It was then we realized that our entire vision of our wedding day had just been executed so beautifully.
2. Garter Toss – Our groomsmen concocted a plan to give Mr. Gardenia just what he deserves. One of our groomsmen filled me in on the plan prior to the garter toss. While I was sitting down for the garter toss, Mr. Gardenia was blindfolded by one of the guys. I switched with one of the groomsmen (I guess he was the chosen one since he had the least hair on his legs and would be more convincing) and had Mr. Gardenia start to feel him up for the garter. They really played it nicely since my gown was over the groomsman’s leg, so it seemed as if I was still sitting in the chair. Garter: $10 dollars. Mr. Gardenia’s reaction: PRICELESS
1. First Dance – During our first dance was when it all sank in that we were married – and I was now a Mrs.