Our “Just Married” sign may have been crooked, but our getaway in the little blue Austin was one of the highlights of the day, false starts and all. Earlier in the day, our photographer took some mock getaway shots of us in the car, but we were also lucky enough to have quite a few guests who documented the actual event.
The groomsmen decided they wanted in on the action too…
Our getaway driver was my brother. He was so, so excited to do this (how many other 19 years olds get to drive an 80 year old car?!), but also just a wee bit nervous. Mostly excited though
Our guests escorted us to the car…
…and we hopped in (well, Mr E hopped in. I flopped in while two people helped me wrestle my dress).
The car was the type that you have to crank by hand to get started, so that was the hard part, but luckily, after a few tries, the engine spluttered into life. And with that, we drove off into the sunset!
The drive to our hotel took 30 mins, and that little car coughed and spluttered the whole way, and even threatened to stall twice in the middle of intersections, but it was a blast. You have seen my favourite photos from our wedding day, well, whenever anyone asks me what my happiest/favourite memory of our wedding day is, it is this drive. I wasn’t prepared for how strangers’ faces would light up as we passed them on the sidewalk, and how other cars slowed and honked and waved at us. Mr E and I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. We had 30 minutes to just sit back and relax, wave at people we didn’t know, and savor the memories of our wedding day. At one point we passed a very packed pub and all the people waiting outside saw us and cheered with their drinks raised high. We felt on top of the world, as sappy as that sounds.
And then we were at our hotel, the wedding was over and we broke open the wine and put our feet up. At some point I started taking out the bazillion hair pins out of my hair, but not before we took this photo: there was so much hairspray in my hair that not even a ride in an open-top car could budge it! Proof:
(photo by Mr E)
And that is the last photo of our wedding day, which brings us to the end of my recaps…almost. I still want to share our budget with you, and maybe a few other posts here and there, so I’m not saying goodbye just yet
For all you who are married, what is your favourite memory from your wedding day?
*All photos by Jane Sanders, unless otherwise noted
So far in our midsummer dream…