Angela
Expert June 2019

Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics!

Angela, on June 22, 2019 at 3:46 PM Posted in Married Life 4 42
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After 14 months of planning, I'm a Mrs.! My biggest piece of advice to brides is to just enjoy your day and try not to put too much stress on yourself that everything has to be perfect. There is SO much pressure on the wedding day to be the best day of your life and to be absolutely perfect and guess what - it's OK if that is not the case!

My day was filled with highs & lows. Lows include:

-some people arrived super early to the ceremony. Things weren't fully decorated and I was afraid they (and my FH!) would see me before I was ready. This caused a lot of anxiety for me before the first look. I wanted to be in full planner mode to make sure people were comfortable/happy/etc, and I just had to hide away and not be seen.
-Ceremony was outside (& I wouldn't change that for the world b/c the location has a really special meaning to us) but even after providing bug spray, some people got bit. Including me! No one seemed too upset about it; as it's the summer in the south, but it was less than ideal, and even planning for it didn't change it.
-We left the ceremony in a vintage car, and when we got to the reception, were going to pull up and do a bubble entrance. I called when we were about 10-15 mins out and was told they were lining guests up, so when we arrived, we got out. Turns out, they didn't have all guests lined up yet, and we had to get back in the car and do the entrance all over again. That was annoying, but is what it is.
-By far, the worst part of the day: right before the ceremony was to begin (we're talking 2 minutes before, we're all our places ready to walk), one of our older guests had a medical emergency, in front of all the guests. It was really scary and shocking. He was adamant he wasn't leaving because he needed to be there at the ceremony for me, and it took 3 people to go along to the ER with him to make sure he was OK. Honestly, all of us were in a state of shock after that, it happened so quickly, that it was hard to switch into ceremony mode literally right after that - but we did. I've been in contact with him several times since then and I know he's fine now, but it was so, so scary. You really can't plan for/foresee something like that!

My highs:

-FH and I weren't traditional and spent the night before our wedding together. At 3am, we were up talking, too excited and giddy to sleep. It's one of my favorite memories now.
-I randomly asked my photographer to do a first look with my dad after we finished with my husband. I am SO glad I did. His reaction was absolutely priceless.
-I really feel like I was in the moment with my husband during the ceremony. We just locked eyes and it was like the whole world faded away and it was just us!-We had our dog as our flower girl, and she really couldn't have done a better job. She was absolutely perfect, people loved seeing her, and it was amazing how quickly it made me feel better and relaxed to know she was there at the ceremony.-Seeing the smile plastered on my husband's face all night. We really were both just so happy to finally be married.-The reception was just so much fun, from beginning to end. Food was amazing, everyone danced, it was so neat to see our family and friends mingling and talking. Just couldn't have gone better.-We lucked out and had amazingly beautiful weather the entire day. Literally this weekend and the weekend before the wedding were horrible thunderstorms and floods, but our wedding weekend was gorgeous.
I know this post is long, but I really did just want to share with you all that it's OK if things go wrong on your big day. At the end of the day, you're marrying the love of your life, and all your friends & family are there just to support and celebrate that love - and that's a pretty amazing thing!!Now on to the photos! These are my Pro - Sneak Peek's from my photographer.

Details shot, including record invites & my grandmother's perfume (my something old)Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 1

First look with my dad was priceless. I've got video of him going, "WOW!"Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 2

First look with FH!Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 3

Our beautiful flower dog. She did SO good!Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 4

Details...We got married at Johnny Cash's cabin & his songs were our theme.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 5

Praying with my BFF right before the ceremony. One of my fav parts of the day.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 6

Flower dog & MoH (sister)Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 7

Walk with my dadBam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 8

Just married!Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 9

We only had about 40 guests, which was perfect for me!Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 10

JC tattoo.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 11

Record guest bookBam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 12

Cake Table! And more JC lyrics. Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 13

Set up at the reception - a TN mansion in our neighborhood.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 14

Centerpieces included JC sheet music & guitar pick favors.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 15

Love this shot & glad we rented the vintage Bentley for the day!Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 16

I handmade flowers out of JC sheet music for my bouquet.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 17

The dip in front of the mansion/reception site.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 18

I love this shot b/c it looks like it's from the 50's. Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 19

We did a performance together of our song, "Forever & Ever, Amen." Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 20

Bridal portrait.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 21

outside of our reception venue at night.Bam! Pro Sneak Peek & My Take on the Day! lots of Pics! 22


42 Comments

  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica
    Everything looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing your story and so glad your guest is okay! I know I鈥檒l get wound up about the little things at some point, but we can鈥檛 plan everything. Congratulations! Love your flower dog 馃榿!
  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2019
    Michelle

    Everything was so beautiful!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica
    Wow! Everything looks absolutely wonderful. Beautiful wedding. Congratulations 鈾ワ笍鈾ワ笍
  • Toni
    Expert November 2019
    Toni
    Omg I love everything about your wedding!!! The whole theme is awesome.
  • Sexypoodle
    Super October 2020
    Sexypoodle
    Very cute! Congrats!
  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren
    Love these pictures! Your wedding looked beautiful! Your dog is SO pretty too!!
  • Nina
    Devoted June 2019
    Nina
    So beautiful and unique
  • Anna
    Rockstar June 2020
    Anna
    Wow! You look beautiful!
    I love weddings outside of the box!
    Great job
    Couldn't have gone better, so happy for you!
    Congratulations Mrs!
  • C
    Expert January 2020
    Cassie
    Everything looks amazing. Your hair is gorgeous!!
  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae
    This is all so gorgeous. Super happy that your guest is doing much better. Congratulations!!
  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra
    Congrats!!!
    Everything looks beautiful!!!
  • Stephanie
    Devoted November 2020
    Stephanie
    Everything looks beautiful! Congratulations!
  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula

    Wow, just stunning pictures! I love your theme, my FH is a big Johnny Cash fan! You were a beautiful bride and everything looked perfect!

  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride
    Wow. Just wow! I鈥檓 in awe of these. Love your bridal look too.
  • Alyrae
    Super February 2020
    Alyrae
    You wedding looked so beautiful..... the portrait shot of u looked like its from a magazine its so good .... all the other pictures look amazing too .... congrats on such a beautiful day
  • Emily
    Expert April 2020
    Emily
    You look absolutely stunning! You both are glowing and I absolutely love your theme!
  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha
    Congratulations! Things look lovely.
  • Ansley
    Dedicated February 2020
    Ansley

    Oh my gosh, beautiful! I love your Collie!!

  • Sarah
    Devoted June 2020
    Sarah
    Congratulations! Everything looked amazingly personable and gorgeous! Way to make it your own!
  • Kimberly
    Expert April 2020
    Kimberly
    Gorgeous!! Congrats! I thoroughly enjoyed the read and the fantastic pictures!

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