I used a random number generator to pick ten wedding photos, and these are the ones I got.
This first photo was taken sometime during our toasts. I remember feeling uncomfortable this whole time because 1.) We were up on a stage in front of all of our guests, which I had no idea was how we were going to do it, and 2.) I had to pee the whole time. I actually didn’t talk at all; public speaking complete petrifies me, and I did not want to feel that way on my wedding day, dammit!
I feel like this next one is quintessentially “our wedding.” It rained the whole damn day, and I just loved the way the impromptu umbrella shots turned out. They weren’t even posed; we were just kind of walking around after the ceremony, if I’m remembering correctly. See how the Dude has his arm around my waist and is kind of guiding me so I don’t slip? Normally, that type of behavior would NOT be tolerated on my part, haha. (I can do it myseeeelf!) But, what can I say—maybe I was feeling slightly more romantic than usual?
I love this next photo. The person wearing glasses is one of my college roomies, Lauren, who flew in with her boyfriend all the way from Los Angeles to come to our wedding. And the person in the killer polka dot dress is the Dude’s sister, J. Dawg. These two had literally never met before our wedding, and obviously they hit it off (on the dance floor). I remember Lauren saying to the Dude at one point, “Your sister is a fah-reak!” (Totally a compliment if you know Lauren.)
And here we have one of the infamous “pretend to laugh” shots. I think it’s pretty cute considering the amount of tension happening between me and one of my bridesmaids that day. (You probably can’t even tell which one. Or maybe you can?) I remember not really having to fake the laughter—it was just bubbling out of me. I think I was starting to feel pretty manic at this point, honestly!
A random dance-floor shot. Not too much exciting happening in this one, though you can see my flower girl Grace being adorable and barefoot. She was my number one dance buddy all night, which was super cute.
I love this shot of the Dude. He looks so happy and relaxed. Hearts in his eyes!
Another toast shot, very similar to the first one. Eh, at least it’s in black and white for a little variety. (I’m really not sure who we’re reacting to in these shots, but it appears that someone is talking out of frame.)
The next one is from our first look. I’m so glad we did this, BTW. My nerves were going cuh-razy until I got to see the Dude. It would have sucked to walk down the aisle without seeing him first! (Plus, the photos are pretty cute, too.)
I’m 100% sure I’ve never shared this next photo on the blog. It’s just the empty tables set up for dinner. Kinda boring. I guess I can mention at this point that I hated those green linens. They were super wrinkly in person! I didn’t really “choose” them—I think Barr Mansion let us pick between these and some other ones that didn’t come down all the way to the floor. But now I could honestly care less about what the linens looked like that day, so whatevs.
This is kind of the perfect shot to end on. Another photo from our first look. I love that we are both wearing GENUINE smiles in it. Incidentally, in almost all of the photos from the ceremony, I look like a deer in headlights, haha. I just remember being super nervous standing in front of all those people and just wanting it to be over! (What a loser.)
*All photos in this post by The Nichols