I almost hate to say it but I am going to anyway—coming up with our seating arrangement was very easy for us! We started with some bare bones (which parents should be where, etc.) and then filled in the gaps based on who we thought would enjoy each other. You may recall that we decided to use the squares of Savannah as table names, which were designed by our day of coordinator, Adrianne. Adrianne also made the seating arrangement poster—a bigger version of the map we were using on the tables.
Our first dance song was pretty much a no-brainer for us. The first concert we ever went to as a couple was a group called Band of Horses. They toured through Providence, Rhode Island back in 2007, and Mr. Jet and I were both big fans. Their ballad, “No One’s Gonna Love You,” was a fast favorite and became “our song” soon thereafter.
Still gives me warm fuzzies:
We swayed awkwardly for the next three-and-a-half minutes and whispered to each other how amazing it felt to be in that moment with each other. It felt like no one else was in the room.
Since Shamrock and I were engaged for 14 months (this teacher wanted to get married in the summer!), we were lucky enough to attend three weddings as an engaged couple—and all of them were in May!
It was great to get to celebrate with our friends, and even more fun that each wedding was very different. Two of the three weddings were for friends we hang out with regularly, so there were five or so couples at all three weddings.
We opted for a pretty traditional plated meal, but we were actually the only ones—at the weddings we attended there was a buffet, family style, and stations (like Mrs. Camera had). One was on a boat, one was in a barn, and one was at a historic mansion on the lake (OK, that part was pretty similar to ours).
After the bridal party settled into the reception, it was our turn to make our (second) big entrance of the day…our official announcement as Mr. and Mrs.!
Mr. Jet and I wanted our entrance song to surprise everyone. Something fun. Something upbeat. Something…totally random.
The first 0:24 seconds of this song crack me up so hard, to this day. A huge laugh erupted from the crowd as we interpretive-danced and lip-synced our way through our friends and family as newlyweds. Any Yes fans out there? Does this song make you jam as hard as we did?
We had the second floor of Garibaldi reserved for our reception, and guests entered by the staircase that was right next to the main restaurant entrance. When it was our turn to enter the reception, we waited at the bottom of the stairs for our cue.
Hey there, everyone! Yesterday was our one month anniversary—and we’ve had quite the month! We went on an amazing honeymoon, bought a house, celebrated my birthday, and started the oh-so-fun moving process. It’s been a whirlwind.
Even better—the last night of our honeymoon (in the romantic airport hotel), we got an email from Caili. Guess who’s got pictures! We were so impressed by how quick she was, and I’m ready to get rolling on our recaps. I’ve got a few last projects to talk about too, so I’ll probably mix a few of those in with the recaps.