If you’ll indulge me for a second, I want to show you the cocktail hour we, um, didn’t actually have. So many people put hard work into details for this part of the reception, and it would have been really pretty, so….just pretend there’s people here. (They’re inside—it only rained for the cocktail hour and then the rest of the evening was very nice. Too late for me, though.)
The cocktail hour and dancing would have taken place on this patio. There were cafe tables and high boys, and even a beverage dispenser (a glass one, not a big orange Gatorade cooler like Shamrock pictured) if guests came early.
I woke up at 11:30 PM (grandma alert!) one night last week at what I think was a car accident. Not long after I woke up, my apartment started smelling like smoke. As I was lying in bed, beginning to smell smoke, I started going through what I would need to do just in case there WAS a fire. Step 1. Corral the cats into their carrier. (No easy task!) Step 2. Grab my cell phone from the charger (under my pillow). Step 3. Don’t forget to grab my purse on the way out of the door.
And I vividly remember thinking that I was SO HAPPY that my dress was at the alterations place and not at home. It was safe! Yes!
I have no good excuse for being MIA last week, except for the fact that I was on our annual family vacation. Vacations are sacred to me and I take the time to be as unplugged as I can possibly be—no laptops, emails, internet, etc. I scrolled through my Facebook feed a couple of times during the week, but only because I shared a video of Chunk’s first swim and wanted to see how many likes he got.
The boys checking out the bay. Yes, Chunk is wearing a life vest. Safety first!
Who doesn’t want gorgeous nails on their wedding day? There are so many ring/finger pics to be taken! I recently discovered two products that have made a world of difference with my nails that I wanted to share with you guys.
The first was an accidental discovery. It’s a Hair, Skin, and Nails vitamin that I heard about on Facebook.
I bought these vitamins for my hair, but holy smokes…the benefits to my nails have been amazing. I used to have really dry nails that peeled, were soft, and broke all the time. Here is my terrible before picture that I managed to scrounge up. Note the very short nails, and you can kind of see the peeling on the end of the pointer finger:
Fair warning: If you remember from my post on our engagement pictures, we are most definitely not models. So, we’re awkward. But we tried!
We left off outside the church, where we had just been announced. We headed right back inside to take extended family portraits. (I’ll spare you the family ones, since they look just like everyone else’s but with my family in my church.)