Sunday, May 23, 2010

Married!

Well it's official...I'm MARRIED!!!! Yesterday was awesome, all the stress and anxiety and craziness of the past 15 months was totally worth it. I will be doing more in depth recaps after the honeymoon and once I have all the professional pictures back which should be in the next two week or so. Our photographers already said we're going on their website because we're such a good looking couple! haha.

I would love to say I was cool, calm and collected yesterday but that would be a lie. I was stressed and anxious up until the ceremony but ONLY because of the weather which was overcast all day. All the sites kept giving different times for when the rain would start. The girls arrived dressed at the venue at 4 so we got pictures outside as did the boys once they arrived at 4:30.

My main concern was starting the ceremony outside and then having it start raining in the middle of everything. So when it started raining about 30 minutes before the ceremony I actually relaxed because I then knew we would definitely be inside and I was fine with it. It's stressful not knowing where your wedding ceremony is going to be held or what things look like. My inner control freak was having a hard time.

I have to say though I'm actually GLAD it rained and that the ceremony was inside because it was BEAUTIFUL. My coordinators and everyone involved did an amazing job with the setup and it was better than I imagined. The room was full of flowers and candles and dimmed lights and with the rain outside it was very romantic and pretty. Much prettier than I think it would have been in the garden. And I ended up with the "church" like wedding that I actually always imagined when I was growing up.

The ceremony was beautiful, Kristian got very teary when I was walking down the aisle and throughout the ceremony. I actually kept giggling because the whole thing was just so surreal and cool. I loved every moment!

Afterwards the rain had died down a bit so we were able to take some really cool pictures outside which I think will turn out awesome.

The reception was fun, the food was great, everyone loved our signature drinks and the sparkler send off was a huge hit!!

Now I'm home and we're trying to pack and get everything ready before we leave tomorrow for St. Lucia. I can't wait to do full recaps and show a TON of pictures! Until the Pro pictures come in these will have to due courtesy of my bridesmaid Kelli. Enjoy!

At the rehersal

My AOII girls

Getting prettified

My "bride" robes

With 3 of my 4 bridesmaids


I LOVED my hair. The hairpiece I bought was awesome and gave me so much more length and volume and nobody knew it was fake until I told them.

My rings

Before the announcemets, Kristian actually bustled my dress for me!! He has many talents.


Our AMAZING cake!

I hope everyone has a great week and I'll catch up with everyone when I get back.

34 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Gorgeous!!

Congratulations! Enjoy your honeymoon :)

Melissa said...

You were such a beautiful as I knew you would be. I am so happy for you and Kristian. I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you. Can't wait to see the pro pics. Have a fun and safe honeymoon.

amber said...

Yay, congrats :) You look beautiful!

Marian said...

Congrats pretty lady. You looked beautiful and everything looked perfect!! So happy for you.

xoxoxo

Nicole-Lynn said...

Congratulations! You were such a beautiful bride :) I loved your dress (and rehearsal dress!). Enjoy your honeymoon!

Katerina @ GirlWithARing said...

Congrats! You looked gorgeous - I love your hair :)

Have an amazing time on the honeymoon!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went well :)

Christin said...

Congratulations! You looked stunning! Can't wait to read more recaps.

NYC Recessionista said...

Congratulations! Have a wonderful honeymoon!

Born to be Mrs. Beever said...

So, so, so exciting! You looked BEAUTIFUL! Your hair is amazing...so jealous :) And the cake is so pretty too. Your dress is gorgeous of course and I am so happy to hear about the inside romantic ceremony sans rain! Yea! There's always an element of anxiety I think - that's normal. Cannot WAIT to read and see all of the wonderful details. Have an amazing time on the trip and safe travels, Mrs!!!

Nicole said...

anxious for your recaps! have a wonderful honeymoon!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Congratulations! You look absolutely gorgeous, and I’m so glad the rain turned out to be a positive thing. Have a fabulous honeymoon, and we’ll be looking forward to more recaps soon! :)

qunjuliete said...

Shannon your wedding pictures are beautiful! I'm so happy your day turned out well. I hope mine does too next year! :)

Caro said...

Congrats!!! Cant wait to see more pictures.

Chocolate Lover said...

You look gorgeous! I love your hair!!! Congrats lady! So glad you posted some sneak peaks! Enjoy the honeymoon! Can't wait to hear about all of it when you get back!

jv726 said...

Looks like you had an awesome day!! Congratulations!! :) Have fun in St. Lucia!

bananas. said...

Yayayayayayayay!!!

By now you're on your way to st. Lucia (or shoot you might be already there!). You looked beautiful on your wedding day but i'm sure you already knew that ;)

Congratulations again to you and you mister!

Lacey Bean said...

You look gorgeous! Glad everything turned out! And I love that you styled your cake like we did! (with the tiers being off centered). <3

Have an AMAZING honeymoon!!

LauraLou said...

You looked GORGEOUS!! Have a great time on your honeymoon!!

Jenni said...

You look STUNNING!!!! SO excited for you!!!!!!! Cant wait to see more photos!
PS-I'm having a giveaway on my blog for a beautiful carafe!

Mrs T said...

Wow I LOVE your hair - you look stunning! Glad you guys had a great day. Have a fab honeymoon. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!

Alicia said...

YAAAYYYYYYY!!!!

congrats!!! you look absolutely amazing!!! i hope you guys have an amazing time on your honeymoon and i can't wait to see the rest of the pics!!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful - I can't wait to see the professional pictures!

brittany said...

congratulations!!! you look absolutely stunning!

carrie1 said...

Your hair piece is AHHH-MAZING! I was like ooooo.. her hair is so pretty!

Can't wait to see pictures. =)

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You looked gorgeous, and your hair come out perfectly.

Hope you're having the best time in St. Lucia and the sun is shining brightly for you. :-)

Children of the 90s said...

Congratulations! You look gorgeous!

Conversation Pieces said...

Congratulations! You look stunning :)

Meghan said...

Congrats! You are simply stunning. I am so glad I came across your blog - I cannot wait to hear all about it!

P.S. I think we had the same wedding colors too:)

Kristin said...

Congrats! You looked SO gorgeous. And that cake...WOW...You are so right. It's amazing!

Gaynor said...

Congrats, you look fabulous, looking forward to more pics.

Nikolett said...

Congratultions! So glad everything turned okay despite the rain! I've been a reader here for a little while and it's amazing seeing you 'finally' become a bride, you're stunning :)

Salt said...

Eeeeeee!!! You looked so beautiful, lady! Absolutely stunning in that dress. And yes that cake IS amazing! Congratulations!

Maria said...

so so beautiful! could you let me know where you got your "hair"?! :)