Oh, yes. It’s true. I mean, who needs a fancy-pants limo when you can have a school bus?!
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The bus was actually such a last minute add-on…like, five-days-before-the-wedding last minute. We were planning on having two stops for photos before the ceremony—one by a lighthouse and pier for just the wedding party, then one by a lock house across town for both wedding party and family. I initially thought that everyone could just pile into a variety of cars and carpool to the different locations, but that just seemed like a lot of effort on everybody’s part; I didn’t want to have our friends and family worried about how they would get to each spot on the actual day of the wedding. I also saw how amazingly convenient it was to have one form of transportation for everyone in the wedding party at Brideslady M’s wedding a few weeks earlier. And so (and really, since we couldn’t afford anything else), we took a note from our fab DOC Chasi and booked a school bus from Sutton Bus Company!
As soon as Foxy and I were done with our first look, we quickly reconvened with the rest of the wedding party and made our way over to the bus. This also just so happened to be the first time I saw the guys in their “non-matching” suit combo, complete with the last-minute vests we purchased from Macy’s just days before.
Hive, I literally can’t tell you how freaking amazing they looked…I’m pretty sure that unless you knew they didn’t match, you wouldn’t really know. I personally thought they looked awesome—maybe even better with the slight color difference. We seriously lucked out on that one!
So after I raved and loved on the boys and their get-ups for a hot minute, we all piled into the bus en route to our first photo location!
At this point, both Laura and I were having the same thought: instead of just using the bus as a mode of transportation, why not turn it into its own photo locale? I mean, if you haven’t noticed by now, I’m pretty much game for turning any situation into a photo shoot. So that’s exactly what we did!
The best part in all this is that the last photo was the only one that was actually “posed.” And while it’s probably one of my favorites from the whole day, I still can’t get enough of some of the other, more candid photos. I may be biased, but I think we totally had one of the most awesome groups of fun, good-looking people to surround us on our wedding day!
Eventually, the school bus shenanigans came to an end as we arrived at our first “real” photo location—the Concord lighthouse and pier overlooking the junction point of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay. It was time for a few more formals…and a few without our (clearly much-loved) sunglasses!
Miss a recap? Catch yourself up!
It’s Wedding Week! – The week of the wedding started out pretty hectic, but we made it through (relatively) unscathed.
We’re Cool People (who had to deal with a slight change of plans) – On Friday, we made our way to the venue, had a relatable moment on the radio, and learned about some last-minute changes that we made an effort to take in stride.
Practice Makes Perfect…And Crabs Don’t Hurt, Either – After most everyone was settled in on Friday evening, we had our rehearsal followed by the best dinner ever—a Maryland crab feast!
Rise and Shine! – Wedding morning was soon upon us, and I woke up at the crack of dawn ready to get prettified.
Pretty Women – Over the course of the next several hours, the girls and I hung out, got our hair and makeup done, had a photo shoot, and drank champagne.
Dressing Up – Soon enough, it was time for me to slip into my dress!
Dapper Dudes – At the same time, Foxy and his guys were ironing and getting into their suites—and Foxy was opening his wedding-day gift!
The First of Many Looks – We had our first look, and both felt so much better after being able to see each other for the first time that day.