Our guests were just starting to arrive as I rushed into the venue, ran through the kitchen (some people were already seated in the ceremony room, and I didn’t want to walk through it and be seen!) and dove into the bridal room.
My nerves were running high, but thankfully there was champagne in the room to help calm me down. The time I spent in this room is a bit of a blur to me, because I was so incredibly nervous and excited. I just remember pacing around the room and trying not to throw up. I’ve never in my life been so excited for anything.
Our florist had placed all of our bouquets in this room—we hadn’t seen them yet—so I quickly made myself busy emptying the water out of the vases they were in. We wouldn’t want any water dripping off the flowers as we were coming down the aisle. We were admiring what a great job she did on them!
All of our flowers, ready to go.
I had forgotten to give my bee charms (as seen in a few bee weddings so far, and hopefully many more to come!) to the florist beforehand, so I quickly added them on.
And I figured we were good to go!
We’d been in there for about 10 minutes (and it was moments away from the ceremony start time) when we realized that we were not, in fact, good to go. We had left something very important in the bridal suite. MY VEIL!
Daddy Cardigan came to the rescue and ran back to the hotel to grab it. He got back just in time for us to get ready to walk down the aisle!
I hastily threw the veil on, not really caring how well it was attached (note the foreshadowing!), grabbed my bouquet, and stood around nervously waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Our families were all lined up outside of the door”¦
And it was (FINALLY) time to start the ceremony!
Sister Cardy, waiting for her cue!
How were you feeling moments before your ceremony?
(All photos by She-N-He Photography)
Need to catch up?
- The Week Before
- The Day Before
- The Rehearsal
- The Morning of the Wedding
- The Gift Exchange
- The Makeup
- The Dress
- The Somethings
- The Bridal Portraits
- The Family Photos
- The Bridal Party
- The Ceremony Details