The Randomizer: Cardigan

Oh, hive. I miss you. So, so much.

Sorry—just had to get that one out of the way.

I am so excited to participate in this series—I love the idea of pulling completely random photos from our wedding, especially since I ended up with a couple that I probably didn’t share the first time around. It was so fun to go back and look at some totally random photos from our big day (almost a year ago!) and re-live the experience.

Let’s get to it, shall we?


Love this photo of Mr. Cardigan, Bridesmaid Audrey, and I doing the Cupid Shuffle in our Converse. Mr. Cardigan gifted me those yellow beauties on the morning of our wedding, and I still think about our wedding day every time I wear them. They definitely made dancing all night long much easier on my feet!


I love this shot of my bouquet hanging out in the room where I waited for the ceremony to start. I was so in love with my bouquet and I remember being so overwhelmed when I first saw it—it was so strange to me that these flowers were the very ones I was about to carry down the aisle to marry my husband! When I first came in the room to wait on the ceremony, I remember wildly running around dumping the water out of the vases for my bouquet and my bridesmaids’ bouquets, trying to do anything to keep myself busy and keep my mind off the fact that I was about to be getting married. I was such a nervous wreck!


I love how confused our nephews look about why they’re holding up their pants’ legs. I’m pretty sure they thought Mr. Cardy and his groomsmen had lost their minds—adorable!


Love this photo. It brings me back to the moments after our wedding, when I was still looking around the reception area wondering to myself if all of this was actually happening. Was this really OUR wedding? I love that this photo shows off Mr. Cardigan’s shiny new wedding ring, and I love remembering how nice it was to finally sit down and relax, knowing that the hard part was over and it was time to party!


I’m kind of getting hungry just looking at this photo of our cake. Yum! I loved that our bakery added the sparkly powder to our cake ”“ it added a really gorgeous sheen without looking overdone, and it gave our simple cake a bit of glamour. And I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore our cake topper. The little top hat and tie kill me every time!


Swoon. I absolutely loved Mr. Cardigan’s and my wedding ceremony, and just looking back at the photos of it make me a bit emotional. I remember being so incredibly excited and in such a fog at this moment—I felt like I was dreaming and it took every ounce of energy to focus on what was happening around me and remind myself to truly pay attention to each and every moment.


This photo of Mr. Cardigan and I headed to our limo after the wedding makes me smile every time I see it. We were so incredibly excited to be heading off to our honeymoon, but I remember thinking how quickly it had all gone by. I couldn’t believe that it was already all over—I kind of wanted to run back in there and keep dancing for a few more hours!


I giggle every time I look back on the photos of me putting my dress on. We had a tough time finding the hook and eye at the top of the zipper, and there were a good five minutes where we all thought I’d be tugging at my dress all night to keep it from falling off! Thankfully, Sister Cardy managed to find it at the last second and we were all able to breathe a sigh of relief.


I promise I didn’t cheat! My random numbers just happened to land on some of my favorite photos of the day—including this amazing one of our first kiss as husband and wife.


(All photos by She-N-He Photography)

I adored my all of the flowers from our wedding. I’ll admit I was a bit nervous about it before the wedding, because most of the samples we had seen from our florist were much more traditional than what I asked for, but she did a fabulous job and I still smile every time I look back at our flowers—particularly my bouquet and Mr. Cardigan’s boutonnière!

And those are my 10 random photos! I’m really surprised by how the numbers I got really seemed to hit all of the big moments of the day, and it was so much fun to go back and re-live our wedding day. It felt very appropriate, since Mr. Cardigan and I are getting ready to celebrate our one year anniversary (already? really?!).

Thanks for letting this old bee stop by and share a few photos from my day. If you’re not familiar with the Cardigan wedding, you can go here to see all of my recaps. I hope I can find an excuse to pop back in soon—my life is a little bit empty without you guys!

So, tell me, what’s new, hive? I feel so out of the loop with wedding things lately! Also, I have to ask, if you’ve already had your wedding, did it feel as surreal to you as it did to me?


Follow along with the #WBRandomizer series, and learn how to participate here!


Mrs. Cardigan

Wedding Date:
January 2011
Walk the Line: We Sign the Ketubah
"We're Lost But Holding Hands"
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  1. Member
    WinterWhite2012 263 posts, Helper bee @ 2:12 pm

    I love your photos. Your wedding was gorgeous. Where did you get your cake topper? I am thinking of having an elephant and donkey cake topper, since my FI and I both work in politics, for different parties. I absolutely love your cake topper – so cute!

  2. cardigan Bee
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:37 pm

    @WinterWhite2012: It’s from Etsy! The seller’s name is “mudcards”

  3. msfox Bee
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:33 pm

    I miss you so much, Cardy!! Love all your pictures.. and, well, your whole wedding for that matter. I adore the B&W one of you and Mr. C after the reception was over.. it just looks so classic!

  4. honey Bee
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:15 pm

    I loved your wedding, Cardy, so good to see some random shots 🙂

  5. turtle Bee
    turtle 776 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    Wow, you really had some random luck with your numbers! All 10 photos are perfect representations of your day… So beautiful, can’t believe it’s almost been a year for you guys! 🙂

  6. Member
    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 11:56 pm

    Your idea is so crazy.

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