And In January…We Got Married!


Last Sunday was a beautiful day in Philadelphia—highs in the 50’s (!!), sun shining all day long, unseasonably mild for January (my research paid off!). It was a perfect wedding day—and Mr. Ly and I had the best day ever. There were things that didn’t go as planned, sure, and there was an hour or so in the middle of the day where I wanted to absolutely saw my pinky toes off because I chose cute shoes over comfort (note to future brides: be kind to your feet, you will be on them for a LONG time. Consider this in your shoe choices.), but at the end of the day, all the food (and there was!) had been eaten, cakes cut, photos shot, and dances danced—we were blissfully tired and basking in the glow of being married. We mini-mooned in Jamaica, and now we’re back in a much colder Philadelphia than we left, ready to start this exciting chapter of our lives.

I am anxiously awaiting our professional pictures, and as with our engagement photos, but our photographer has given us just one picture to hold us over until the rest are ready:

Right after our first look. Photo via Mike Landis Photographer

(I don’t know who called us out in the comment section, but I love the WB shout out on our photographer’s blog—thanks!)

There is so much I want to share with you all. I obviously owe you a dress post (coming soon, I promise!), and there are some last minute details and some honeymoon shots I’d love to share, as well. I promise I won’t be a stranger between now and the recaps!

Thanks for all the loving wishes on our wedding day. It was great having the kindness of the ‘bee with me that day!


MRS. Lyre


Mrs. Lyre

Wedding Date:
January 2013
Gallery of the Day
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  1. Member
    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 8:24 am

    You look absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations!! 😀

  2. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:52 am

    Congrats!! Great photo!

  3. camel Member
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 8:52 am

    Wooo!!! A huge congratulations Mrs. Lyre!!

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    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:57 am

    Congratulations!! That first pic is stunning. :)

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    debeachgirl 543 posts, Busy bee @ 9:06 am

    That was our first dance song! You look beautiful. Glad you had a great day. I can’t tell you how many people asked if I was glad I got married 2 weekends ago as opposed to this weekend that just passed. And weather-wise I sure was! CONGRATS!

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    Kristin, Guest @ 9:09 am

    That was me commenting on the photog website! He did two of my friends’ weddings and we hired him for a family session. I’ll admit I sometimes skim weddingbee posts, and had either not realized or forgotten you were using Mike. He’s amazing. Love his work!! Can’t wait to see more pictures!

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    yuletide 58 posts, Worker bee @ 9:11 am

    A huge congratulations Mrs. Lyre!!Congratulations!!

  8. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:17 am

    ah i love this wedding already

  9. mswallaby Member
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:19 am

    Woohoo! Congrats! You look SO pretty and happy!!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:27 am

    Love the first photo already! I cannot wait to see more!! :) Congratulations again lady!

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    BookishBelle 1629 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:36 am

    Ahhh you look gorgeous, congrats!!! I’m super jealous that you already have even one pro photo back, I’m so anxiously awaiting mine :) I’m so happy that Jan 20 was a good weather day for everybody so far it seems, and wish you the best of luck with your new HUSBAND (ahhh!)

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 9:37 am

    Best wishes! You two look great. <3

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    LaughLines 346 posts, Helper bee @ 10:00 am

    Great pic – congrats!!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 10:24 am

    Gorgeous photo! Congratulations! :-)

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    Best Wedding Venues, Guest @ 10:36 am

    A wedding is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. start your new year with love resolutions, our wishes with you :)

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:49 am

    You look AMAZING, Mrs. Lyre. Can’t wait for more. :)

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    thimble 857 posts, Busy bee @ 11:11 am

    Beautiful!!! Congratulations!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:39 pm

    Congrats Mrs. Lyre, you look beautiful, I can’t wait to see more from your wedding!

  19. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:15 pm

    Congratulations! You look beautiful, can’t wait for more! And how I love that song…as a January bride it has such meaning :)

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    amyj1276 294 posts, Helper bee @ 1:41 pm

    You look amazing! Who did your hair and make-up? I’m still looking for that in Philly. :-)

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    xjamiem 26 posts, Newbee @ 11:54 pm

    That first pic is stunning!Beautiful!!!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 6:56 am

    Yay congrats!! Mr. Lemur have this conversation all the time… I’ll complain about my feet hurting and he’ll say “So change your shoes!” and I’ll say “But my shoes are cute!” haha :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:32 am

    Congratulations. Gorgeous picture.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    Congratulations, Mrs. Lyre! Cannot wait for your recaps to start!

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    tickledpnk 2 posts, Wannabee @ 7:21 pm

    You look stunning. Your groom looks handsome. And your BOUQUET is to DIE FOR!

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    dustywrath 95 posts, Worker bee @ 7:07 am

    That’s a wonderful teaser picture of you guys! Love it- you both look so happy! Side note: I LOVE the (relatively?) new glasses your husband is wearing. I had to flip back to your introduction post to confirm that I wasn’t imagining that little detail.

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