So, you’d probably have to be a little crazy to finish your wedding programs three and a half months in advance. Call me crazy! I started on these back in March, and when Mr. BC was in town earlier this month, I told him he had to finish them got to have a hand in making them. So, while he was in town he finished all the cutting and gluing of the petals. This weekend I finally assembled them. I think they turned out pretty nice!
It is a testament to how much I love weddings and how much I love my husband and how much I love Weddingbee that five whole years into my marriage, I still jump at the chance to write a post about my wedding here!
This post series is well timed, as our five year anniversary is coming up in just a couple of weeks, and I was planning on popping in to say “hi” from The Stars anyway.
As you can see, we are still in love and still very much enjoying our life together:
Photo from a friend’s wedding
Does anyone here even remember our wedding? Here’s a refresher, just in case you don’t!
The internet has, quite obviously, done a lot for shopping. It allows you to find anything that you could ever dream up at any time of the day or night. Often, you can find it for a killer price. But despite all of the obvious pluses of the internet, there’s still nothing quite like shopping in real life.
I’ve about driven myself crazy looking at bridesmaids’ dresses online. I’ve looked at mint dresses, ombre dresses, and floral Lilly Pulitzer dresses. I’ve looked at wedding stores, department stores, and China-based knock-off Etsy shops. And I haven’t made a decision. And I have just felt anxious and nervous about the whole thing.
And then I decided to just go, in real life, to a bridal store. I don’t know why this was such a concept for me. I guess I was nervous about gathering all my girls and so set on not inconveniencing anyone. It was so much easier just to look online at night or cruise Nordstrom.com on my lunch break.
I decided to focus my search on long chiffon gowns in shades of mint. Because of the variety of shades that I wanted, I knew that I would need to buy from a bridal store instead of a generic department store. Luckily, Charleston has tons of bridal boutiques.
Not only did Mr. Llama and I do a “first look,” but we also set aside about two hours of time for us to hop around to a couple other resorts to take additional pictures.
Our first stop was Wilderness Lodge. We had actually gotten the “OK” from Disney to go wherever we wanted—normally, they try and keep brides from seeing each other, so you are typically restricted to the hotel where your wedding is taking place. However, on this Monday in July, it sounded like we may have been the only ones getting married at Disney (at least at that time of day—there may have been some early-morning Epcot ones) that day, because my planner told us we could go wherever we wanted! Depending on the source, Disney supposedly throws around 1,500-3,000 weddings a year, so that’s pretty surprising.
Ahem…sorry for the absence. Potential excuses: a) I started school b) we sold my condo c) we finished moving (not to be confused with “are moved in”) d) I moved classrooms too, for good measure e) I’m apparently no longer an organized person. Or just, you know, sorry. Before I vanished, I shared our reception details.
Fresh from our little photo shoot, we pulled up to the reception in a downpour.