Chantal
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Non-pro Bam!!! 5.23.2020

Chantal, on June 18, 2020 at 7:09 PM Posted in Married Life 1 51
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Oh goodness, weddingwire. Where to begin? It's been a little while since I've been super active, was taking a break to recoup and get my mental health in check with all the virus stuff going around. But I wanted to come back and THANK all of you who were SO helpful with all your advice and share my favoritest day!!)


We postponed until August 1st, but had a small intimate ceremony on May 23rd, our original date. It's been almost a month since my life became a fairy tale and I married the man of my dreams!! We only have three professional pictures back, which I'll post, but I'll also include some of my favorite non-pro pictures.
Honestly guys? 10000% so glad we had a small ceremony first. Would do it this way again and again and again. There was so much less pressure and I just got to be in love with my guy and eat delicious food.

This might get a little long, if you're bored, feel free to scroll to see some pretty pictures Smiley smile

//The virus changed everything. This isn't even the dress I was supposed to wear! My original dress needs a lot of alterations and I had to find a new one on David's Bridal and have ZERO alterations done, which I figured out barely a week and a half before the wedding. There was telling all the guests they wouldn't be able to be there. There was completely changing the reception. There was only having some of the wedding party, and having to make the tough call on who would be there and who wouldn't (going down from 220 guests to 25... yikes). There were just so many things that had to get rearranged and replaced and re-thought of and lordy, it was a mess but I would do it all again.

The only real hiccup was... my darn slip! It started falling as I walked down the slope to the deck, and I had to kick as I walked to keep from falling on my face Smiley xd . Rest assured I made it down in one piece, and that's what matters, right?

I'll DEFINITELY be posting all the professional photos when I get them back. But I just got TOO EXCITED to share!!! So happy y'all!!!!


My favorite pro photo out of the three we got!

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Yes he's crying in this photo--he cried the entire ceremony and I still find it so incredibly endearing


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My guy forever


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I LOVE this photo my maid of honor took of me and my Momma

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I just love him so gosh darn much

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The deck where we got married, on his family's Christmas Tree Farm property Smiley love

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Latest activity by Stefanie, on June 27, 2020 at 2:18 AM
  • Lisa
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    Congratulations!! Beautiful pictures!
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  • Melle
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    Ah congratulations ! these photos are so pretty !

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  • Chantal
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    Thank you!! Smiley laugh Smiley catface

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  • Chantal
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    Thank you so much Melle!! Smiley shame

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  • Kimberly
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    Congratulations!!! You are so beautiful, and these photos are so cute! That view is stunning where you both got married. Wow 🤩
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  • Marissa
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    Beautiful view! Beautiful everything!!! CONGRATS!!! 😍

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  • Cyndy
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    Congratulations! Everything looks gorgeous!
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  • Jai
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    So beautiful. Congrats!
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  • Jessica
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    Congrats! Stunning pictures, the one of you and your mom is so sweet!
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  • Chantal
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    Thank you so much!!! I was so happy it didn't rain! The forecast was rain on every single day leading up to it and every single day after, but somehow we got lucky with some beautiful clouds and no rain!! Smiley shame

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  • Michelle
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    Congratulations. And you look so great in your dress that no one can tell it wasn't your original pick.

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  • Chantal
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    THANK YOU MARISSA!!! Smiley love

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  • Chantal
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    Thanks Cyndy! I was a very lucky bride to have everything turn out so perfect Smiley smile

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  • Chantal
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    Thank you Jai!

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  • Chantal
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    Thank you Jessica, I thought so as well!! She doesn't see the appeal but my dad literally ordered an 8x11 canvas to hang on his office wall because he loved it so much lol.

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  • Chantal
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    Awwww shucks, thanks Michelle!! Smiley smile You have no idea how stressed out I was without a wedding dress for a while there Smiley xd I got super lucky to find it while they were having their super crazy good discount online sales

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  • Michelle
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    A sale makes it even sweeter!

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  • Kirsten
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    Congrats! The venue is stunning! I hope my FH is that emotional... it IS very endearing. ❤
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  • Monica
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    Congratulations! For some of us Intimate weddings are taking us by surprise. Its not what we imagined yet so so lovely and so special. Glad we get to experience both.
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  • Miranda
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    Congratulation!!
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