I cannot stress enough how much I loved our rehearsal dinner. We chose Belford’s as the location because it fit everything we wanted—an outdoor space for cocktail hour, a Savannah feel, great food, perfect location. We walked from the church to Belford’s and were greeted by an amazing setup. There were martini glasses on ice, filled with shrimp cocktail with a Bloody Mary cocktail sauce. There were mini bacon, egg, and cheese quiches. There was bruschetta. There was a fully stocked bar, with readily available cocktails, wine, beer, champagne, and anything else guests could want. It was perfection.
The evening was crisp, and guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside in the square.
Now that we have our wonderful photographer chosen, we’re ready to get our engagement pictures taken! These are not an essential wedding element, but we decided to get them anyway. Sure, they’re awkward, if you’re not used to being followed around for several hours and told to kiss, gaze lovingly, and smile less on demand, but they serve their purposes.
For us, we chose to have them taken because:
1.) Almost all the photos we take of ourselves are selfies—face shots, anyone? We really want a few gorgeous shots we can frame for our walls.
Mr. Rooster proposed on a lovely day in May, on our fourth dating anniversary. Or at least, that’s what we tell people.
The truth is, the day we actually decided to make our relationship official back in 2009? It was sometime in July. We decided we liked being each other’s someone in my studio apartment before heading out on a quasi-date to a Corey Smith concert; a concert after which I drunkenly said “I love you” for the first time. Yeah, I guess we moved fast.
This is us at the concert, two beers from “I love you.”
So why do we celebrate our anniversary in May? Because we’d rather not tell people that it’s not an anniversary…it’s a bonerversary. Real talk. We started counting from the first day that we…you know.
By now we were running really late. It was around 8:00pm and our guests would start arriving at 8:15, but we still needed to take some more family portraits. Mr. WV’s parents were already there, so we begun.
First, a couple more pics of Mr. WV and me.
Then, our families. Too bad both of Mr. WV’s siblings were stuck in traffic…luckily we were able to take some pics with his brother later on, and with his sister after the ceremony (which I will post later).
This is our first post-a-thon since we launched our site redesign, so let’s make it a good one!
If you’ve never participated in a post-a-thon before, they’re tons of fun! Bloggers bees, hive hostesses, and hive members all get together on the boards for lots of chatting, wedding related and otherwise. It’s a great way to get to know everyone better, and it goes down great with a glass of wine (or cranberry juice! or a cuppa tea!) and some light wedding crafting, if you’re a crafty DIY bride.
And waiting bees and married bees are always welcome to join in the fun as well!