One Treasured Day: The Aftermath

Mr. T and I left the reception venue separately. He had to bring the cooler from the trolley back to his parents’ room, and I had to get my clothes from my parents’ hotel. My best friend and bridesmaid walked with me back to the hotel. I was in my wedding dress, carrying my heels in my hand, walking through the middle of downtown Chicago on my wedding night without my brand-new husband. I could not stop laughing because it felt like something out of a movie.

Eventually, I made my way to our hotel room for the night. I took off my wedding gown and replaced it with the dress from our rehearsal dinner, and Mr. T and I headed over to the same bar where we’d had our rehearsal dinner the night before. We drank beer and ate nachos with our friends and family members from out of town. It was so nice to have that extra time with them. One thing I’m really happy about is that we got to spend a lot of quality time with all of our guests on our wedding day. I’m so glad that we weren’t liberal with the guest list.

A little after midnight, we headed back to the hotel and quickly fell asleep. The next morning, I awoke to the sun coming up over Lake Michigan, which illuminated the aftermath of our wedding day.

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It was the first time I noticed how filthy the underside of my bustle was. Check out those red stains from our surprise signature cocktail! Thank goodness for the modern miracle of dry cleaning.

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Once Mr. T woke up, we left the hotel to go to breakfast together. I highly recommend this to everyone. As we enjoyed our Irish breakfast, we played with our new rings and reminisced about our favorite moments from the previous day. It was a funny feeling walking through the same streets where, the day before, everyone yelled their congratulations to us, but this time we were in nondescript jeans and T-shirts. No one could tell that, just hours before, we were the bride and groom. It was nice to be husband and wife instead.

After breakfast, we went back to our hotel, packed up, and said good-bye to our families. Before long, we were in a cab to the airport to begin our honeymoon! Everything we’d spent 14 months planning was all over, but our life together was just beginning.

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Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
September 2012
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    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 am

    “No one could tell that, just hours before, we were the bride and groom. It was nice to be husband and wife instead.”

    This is such a sweet sentiment! What a lovely idea though. I’m looking forward to our first post-wedding breakfast. :)

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    ladymegbeth 227 posts, Helper bee @ 10:32 am

    What a beautifully written post! I love every bit of this and can only hope to have such a calm and even view of the beauty of the “aftermath”. Thanks for this post! (And I cannot think of anything I’d rather do directly after my wedding than have beer and nachos with my new hubby and friends! SO amazing!! ;)

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    msbicycle 718 posts, Busy bee @ 10:41 am

    This is so sweet! I can’t even imagine what my dress is going to look like the day after…

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:54 am

    I was happy to see that my dress came out of the wedding almost stain/dirt free. Just a little bit of darkening on the underskirt and inner hem – and dry cleaning got it all out! I did have to repair a tear in the lace and a torn eye hook, though. ;)

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    cosmo_gmr 946 posts, Busy bee @ 2:10 pm

    awww so sweet!
    The world looks different the day after you become husband and wife… such a great feeling!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:36 pm

    This makes me smile, what a sweet post :)

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    mkelove 666 posts, Busy bee @ 4:44 pm

    Aww!! Love this post! Glad you were able to enjoy your day.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:15 pm

    this post is so sweet. I can’t help but be a little sad. don’t say your recaps are coming to an end!

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 9:20 pm

    The entire wedding day is such a whirlwind. It is nice that you were able to fit in extra time with you guests.

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    mswallaby 2069 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:49 am

    I love the idea of having breakfast together :) We had brunch with our families, and it was more than a little overwhelming. We didn’t have any alone time all day Sunday until we were on a plane bound for New Zealand.

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