Hive, I’ve got to start this recap with advice that I heard over and over throughout planning but never really understood until it was our big day—your wedding day will fly by. It will be over before you know it, and you’ll wonder where the entire day went. I always thought this was a little bit of a myth; when you’re counting down to something so big, of course it will fly by. But I never realized that before I knew it, we would be sneaking away for the last time to take a few more photos.
(Photos by lovely Stacy Able Photography)
I know I’ve talked a ton about our venue—and there will be a full venue recap coming!—but I can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous it is. Seeing it all lit up was something out of a dream with all the twinkle lights and pretty flowers. Megan and Mark have done such an amazing job making Mustard Seed Gardens into this beautiful space—I couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else! (Oh and Indy bees, if you’re thinking about a Mustard Seed wedding, you better hurry! Rumor has it they’re almost booked for 2014 already!)
Stacy, being the genius that she is, planned so many wonderful photos for us throughout our day. When I said I had sparklers, she suggested this time-lapse photo. We were game, of course, but I have to tell you that it’s harder than it looks! You see, someone was running around us with a sparkler and our goal was to not laugh. That’s hard to do when someone is RUNNING AROUND YOU WITH A SPARKLER! The best man gave it a shot, and I’m pretty sure he tripped on something. Stacy’s assistant also tried it out before handing the sparkler over to Stacy. It was pretty funny listening to their comments (“Ouch, a branch!” “Don’t light the dress on fire!”) while they were running around us, and even harder to keep a straight face. It was obviously worth it, though, to get these gems!
(This is, by far, the fan-favorite photo of the wedding. It was the first one that Stacy shared and the one that everyone always asks to see!)
Up next: The end of the night was approaching, and it was time for the last songs…
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