Hip, Hip… Hooray! – A Few Final Details

It’s hard to believe that I’m about to bid farewell to the hive. But before I go, there are some moments and photos from our wedding that didn’t make it into my recaps that I thought would still be fun to share. First, a few detail shots:

My beautiful bouquet from the folks at Mockingbird Florist

A ring shot on the carpet
The shoes of death… so pretty. So painful.
King Hippo’s shoes

I mentioned here that our guest list was not equally divided between me and King Hippo. With my side of the guest list much larger, we didn’t want people to sit on the bride’s side or the groom’s side for the ceremony, so instead directed guests with a little (OK… kinda big) sign.


My family lives all over the country, so our wedding was a mini-family reunion of sorts. It was made extra special by the arrival of my niece, and it was the first time many members of our family were able to meet her. For my grandfather, who is in his eighties, it was the first time he met his first great grandchild.

Personal photo


At some point during the reception, Mama Hippo showed King Hippo how he had been listed in her cell phone all these years. He was tickled to find out that she would be changing his listing in her contacts from “Son in Law Wannabee” to straight up “Son in Law.” Mama Hippo is a hoot!



I’m so happy to have these moments and details recorded forever. For something that’s “just one day,” our families have memories that will last a lifetime, and I couldn’t be more more ecstatic about it.

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Mrs. Hippo

New York City/Dallas, TX
Wedding Date:
March 2011
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  1. Member
    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:00 pm

    I love how seamless your family and his is, much like mine and hubs. I have loved your recaps, and very sad to see them end :(

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    njmeetsbx 1668 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:12 pm

    Great great memories! That pic of your grandfather and niece is priceless!!!

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    bRooklynRocks 4048 posts, Honey bee @ 6:13 pm

    No Hippo! I can’t believe it’s almost over. Dang, where did the time go? I love the photo of your grandfather and the little baby. How cute :)

  4. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:24 pm

    I love the sign, I want to do something similar…and how freakin’ adorable that your mom had King Hippo in her phone like that!!

  5. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:28 pm

    That picture of King Hippo and your mom with the phone cracks me up!

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    RedRoses2 72 posts, Worker bee @ 7:07 pm

    AWWWW, those pics of your niece are adorable, I think I did just say “aww” out loud at work 😀 .

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:14 pm

    That is a great reaction shot of King Hippo and your mom! That is easily one of my favorite pictures!

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    dolphindoll 287 posts, Helper bee @ 7:18 pm

    Oh! teared up at the sweetness of your grandfather and your niece! Your photographer really captured some extraordinary moments! So nice to have all this candid love in photo form!

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    cannon 513 posts, Busy bee @ 7:38 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE that last picture! Everyone is just cracking up!

  10. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:14 pm

    You can tell from the photos how happy everyone was at your wedding!

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    aznpenguin7 7 posts, Newbee @ 8:24 pm

    No, don’t leave!! =(
    i love your recaps!

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    teaspoon 768 posts, Busy bee @ 8:25 pm

    That photo of your Grandfather holding his great grandchild is beautiful. The photo of your hubby and your mum is Hilarious!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:33 pm

    These are great pictures! And please say you’ve got a couple more posts, I’m not ready for you to be done.

  14. ladyfingers Member
    ladyfingers 1257 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:34 pm

    Awww… thank you for sharing these! That last photo was hilarious! I’m so sad to see you go soon :(

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    ritsi_bitsi 932 posts, Busy bee @ 10:29 pm

    “son-in-law wannabe” – LOL, I love it!!

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    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:26 am

    The photos of your grandfather with his grandchild are so precious. :) Your photographer captured some great moments!

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    mzmannings2011 10 posts, Newbee @ 3:46 pm

    Awww Mrs Hippo!! I have been following you since day one and would hate to see you go! I have truly enjoyed your whole wedding planning experience and would hope to see more posts on whats going on in your life in the near furture!! Thank you sooo much for sharing!!! Good Luck and many blessings to you and your husband!! :o)

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    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 10:47 pm

    I can only hope our wedding is as memorable because we have a ton of family coming from Mr. Kettle’s side. And your shoes were gorgeous!

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    TamJam 211 posts, Helper bee @ 3:38 am

    I said this before but your pics are amazing and mama hippo is awesome!!

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