the {actual, really, truly} most memorable day of my life.

Well, folks, here we go.

The one I’ve been promising.

The one I’ve alluded to.

The one I tricked you into thinking I already wrote (muahahaha)

The one you’ve been dying to read. (Maybe? Hopefully? Kind of?)

This is…dun-da-da-dahhhhhhhh!

The one about our wedding.

 

Side note/question: Does it make something more or less anticlimactic if I preface this post by saying this might be anticlimactic after all the building up I’ve done?

Either way: This post might be anticlimactic after all the building up I’ve done for it. Sorry in advance? And again for downplaying it? And again for blubbering on continuously?

 

OKAY FINE HERE WE GO. STOP YELLING AT ME.

 

I feel like so many women always start a wedding recap with some kind of “I’d been dreaming of this exact day my entire life!” statement, but I can honestly say that’s not exactly true for me. Had I thought about my wedding day prior to engagement? Yes, but in abstracts. More like “oh it’d be cool if we did [insert trend here] and [insert other idea here] and maybe [this other thing]…but I can’t really remember ever having an idea in my head that THIS is what would make the day perfect or the opposite of, that THIS would make it but THAT would break it.

What we (now-Husband and I) did have were can’t haves/didn’t wants. Top of our list? Stress, especially over insignificant details that no one would notice and/or we wouldn’t remember a few days after the wedding. Didn’t want an overly formal ceremony or order of events, didn’t want to be a bride- or groomzilla. Didn’t want to overly stress about flowers (we had some, they were pretty) or centerpieces (we had some, they were pretty) or the cake (we had some, it was tasty) or that all the bridesmaids had the same hair (they didn’t and they were pretty) or how the napkins were folded (don’t remember what they looked like) or if I made a few minor mistakes on the escort cards (I did and don’t care).

As a result, what we ended up with was a pretty freaking fantastic party (in my own humble opinion) with a lot of stellar people and a lot of beautiful memories. And I have to say, that’s better than any picture-perfect wedding could ever be.

Although our pictures are pretty perfect, if you ask me.

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Photo credits: Courtney Burns of Fleeting Fox Photography.

 

And finally, our wedding video. My one most important piece of advice to soon-to-be brides & grooms (besides the whole “stop stressing” thing)? Hire a videographer, one (or two, in our case) who can capture amazing footage and condense it down into a four or five-minute video. You won’t be sorry.

Video credit: Two Gents Weddings.

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