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Finally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too

Erin, on September 1, 2019 at 1:07 PM Posted in Married Life 3 61
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I know we all want to get to the best part (the pictures!) but here are some of my thoughts about the day.

The Good:

The pre wedding photo shoot! We had a pre wedding photo shoot that was included in our package and I was like "but we've already done an engagement shoot" Well, two days before the wedding the photographer took us up on this mountain to get shots so that they day of the wedding he would display the pictures on big canvases throughout the venue. I had no idea this was even a thing and it was a BIG hit.

The hora loca. I compromised with my dad and it was so awesome!

Cocktail hour was a huge success. We had a saxaphone player and a pianist and people didn't want to leave to go to the reception!

For those of you debating whether to do a choreographed first dance (if nerves are an issue and not money) do ittttttt. We did ours and brought the house down! No one knew and my husband was gettin' it y'all (and he is not a dancer). We did a 4 minute mashup of the waltz, salsa, and hip hop (La La Land, Shape of You Latin mix and Finesse). It was a great way to open up the reception and show people we're about to par-tay!

We also did a surprise family dance tacked on to the end of the father daughter dance to Men in Black haha. It was so great. All people young and old laughed hysterically. We had jackets and shades.

The people, and the atmosphere, the food, the security! Lol, we definitely had some people try to crash the wedding.

For me, the day didn't go by fast. I was present in every moment. I spoke to all 110 of my guests and we all had a great time and a great vacation.

Things that went sideways:

The wedding planner forgetting the broom (for the jumping of the broom) and finding a janitorial broom as a replacement. It was tacky and hilarious at the same time.

My veil! Smiley cry I reallllly wanted some epic veil shots and it was so windy that the damn thing flew out of my head. Repeatedly. Luckily my sister is like NBA height and caught it everytime lol.

We didn't have a water basin for the Thai handwashing ceremony so my husband had to get pool water, lol!

Not getting to do a first look because EVERYONE was around. Photographers, videographers, makeup people, parents. It was chaos the morning of lol. I wanted to have a private first look and that just wasn't feasible so... our first look at each other was coming down the aisle.

DJ playing the wrong entrance songs for the bridal party and bride and groom. But we rolled with it and no one noticed a thing.

Mini Budget Breakdown:

Dress: $1,750 (Alterations $700)

Tuxedo - $1,075

His Ring - $1,100

My Ring - $1,200

Cake - $1,300

Dance Lessons - $1,100

Dance Floor - $3,500

Clear Tent - $2,500

Ceremony Shoes - $300

Reception Shoes - Mr. and Mrs. Converse - $160

Khal and Khaleesi Champagne flutes - $100

Food, Alcohol, Decor and Invitations, etc... was paid for by my parents. The mini budget was the budget for my Husband and I.

Pre weddingFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 1

us againFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 2

Dancing on the bridgeFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 3

walking and talkingFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 4

walking down the aisleFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 5

veil shotFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 6

the kissFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 7

after the ceremonyFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 8

just meFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 9

Reception Finally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 10

Cake and cake set upFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 11

Cake topperFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 12

During the first danceFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 13

My favorite shotFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 14

I love this pic Finally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 15

Sweetheart tableFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 16

Men in Black DanceFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 17

Pretty much sums up everything lolFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 18

A great way to end the nightFinally pro bam! With some thoughts attached too 19


  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    You look like a princess! Congrats!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
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    Your pictures are stunning. What a gorgeous wedding. Congratulations!
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
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    Those are some of the best dancing shots I鈥檝e seen! Your wedding looked like a blast, what a fun and beautiful couple!!! 馃帀 馃拑
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  • Ivy ORP
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    These are gorgeous!!!! Congratulations.

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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
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    Your wedding looked so much fun! The dancing shots are amazing & you looked beautiful!
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  • VIP September 2019
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    Your wedding looked so beautiful and fun. I love all the dancing shots. Congratulations
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  • I
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    Your gorgeous 馃槏 your wedding looks like a dream. Happy you had a wonderful time
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    Expert April 2021
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    Your wedding was absolutely stunning! I love all the pictures and you looked beautiful. Congrats!
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  • Molly
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    Love your dress and the pictures.
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  • Soon2BSmith
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    This wedding looks like it was HIT!!! You look beautiful and it the wedding looks Amazing!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
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    Your wedding is wedding goals! I bet your guests had so much fun. Your dress is so gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your husband Smiley heart

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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
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    Wow. Everything looks so magical and amazing! It doesn't even look like a real wedding, it's all so put together!

    What a great day! I'm so glad you guys got your dream and had a blast!
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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
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    Your pictures are just stunning! Congratulations!
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  • Nikkeisha
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    Congrats! It looked like so such fun! Everything looked beautiful.

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  • Madeline
    Dedicated October 2019
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    Wow everything looks beautiful! Congratulations to the both of you!
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  • Laura
    Expert September 2019
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    Congratulations. Your dress is so beautiful and your wedding looks like it was a blast!

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  • Ingrid
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    Congratulations, it looks like you both had the time of your life!!
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  • Diana
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    So beautiful! Congratulations!!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
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    Congrats! The wedding looked amazing!

    My favorite shot is of you two dancing on the bridge. Absolutely stunning!

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  • Btbride
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    It looks like it was a BLAST!

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