29 October 2010

Wedding post . . . picture heavy

So . . . since you all have been tolerant of the numerous wedding posts I've posted in the last 13 months (has it only been 13 months, LOL), I am posting some of the photos I have from my wedding day. Left-brain is only in one of them, because, as he put it, it was MY day.

Seriously, it was truly a beautiful day. Weather was perfect for October, breezy and beautiful. We ate cupcakes for lunch. Our DJ was fantastic. The only thing I would change was our wedding cake. It was the ugliest cake I've ever seen, but it tasted good, and who cares what it looked like, in the end. We provided a candy bar for our guests, of all sorts of goodies, that was a huge hit, and a novelty in our circle, so much so that my little nephew and I decided the party was over when it was put away.

So here are some of the fun photos

Goofing off with the timer in the hotel the night before. With me are my friends, Shar'n, Brea, and Samantha. I set the timer and leaped onto the bed, LOL

Lord knows what was going on, but I liked this picture. My hair was freshly dyed and stick-straight. I love it. I am trying to figure out just how much I have to work to afford to have this done more often.

Shar'n is one of the biggest Kentucky fans I know, and, now that she's almost pulled Left-brain into our fold, she gave us wedding gifts to seal the deal. I love them!

Before the wedding. My two new SILs are on the left back, Best friend B is in front of them, with Samantha on my right. Niece and nephews are in front. I gave them gifts before we went. Little nephew got small boats and it was some decision whether to take a boat or a diver down the aisle. We let him put both of them in his tux pocket and told him to play with them only when he sat down."

My father walking me down the aisle. My train apparently swung sideways and into a pew and my friend Joan's husband stepped on it. I got jerked backwards and it took a minute before he realized why I was standing still. Of course my dad was trying to go forward. And it didn't help that he ended up yookering my veil when he lifted it, so it was hanging there til a bridesmaid fixed it.

Getting the blessing from the priest.

By this point, I was in utter pain. I wear high heels, I love high heels. These high heels, although gorgeous, were instruments of the Devil. 4 1/2" stilletos, strappy, with a 2010 penny and a sixpence (I think) taped under my instep. I thought it would work because I have high arches. Yeah, still money under my foot for 45 minutes. Left-brain was complaining at one point . . . til I informed him of my footwear choices. I did keep them on, though, til it was time to do the Electric Slide, and then, y'all, they came off. Because nothing hampers me from that! I'm pretty sure I broke some beads on my dress. It was worth it!

My bridal photo. A yookered veil, a dirty train, sore feet, but I faked it! This is posterity!

And with my girls in their gorgeous dresses. We opted, and I highly recommend this, to allow them to pick their own dress as long as it was the color. That way, everyone got a dress they liked that fit their bodies. Two of them said they would wear the dress again, somewhere else. Score!

We're starting to settle into married life. So far, it's like it was before, only I get to answer the phone and tell the telemarketers I am, in fact, Mrs. Harper. I'm back at work today for the first time. I think I'd prefer being a homemaker . . . but the pay is better at my job . . .LOL.


Annie said...

You were such a beautiful bride! Thanks for posting the photos. I've been looking forward to them. Glad everything went so well (ignoring all minor mishaps of course).

Best wishes for a long and happy life together!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Wonderful pictures of your special day. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations.
Be always in stitches.

natalyK said...

Thanks for sharing! Congrats on a beautiful wedding. Looks like you had a wonderful memorable day.

Daffycat said...

What a wonderful day! Congratulations!

Do we get honeymoon photos next???

Patti said...

Such beautiful pictures! Congratulations! May you have many years of happiness!


riona said...

Great photos ... the whole bridal party looked lovely ... quite in keeping with the beautiful bride. Best wishes for a long and joyous married life.

I can't believe that in all the hustle and bustles of recent days you took the time to point me toward a Quaker angel chart in your comment on my blog ... talk about a generous nature!!! Thanks ever so much ... I'll be sure to look at it before turning in for the night.

Andrea said...

You were a gorgeous bride! Congratultions to you both, I hope you have many happy years together!


Carol said...

Oh, what a lovely bride you are, Rachel. I'm so glad you shared your photos with us... Congratulations to you both :)

lynda said...

What a wonderful surprise top see your wedding pictures when I finally logged back onto my computer. I have followed your blog for quite some time, and although I hardly ever comment I have enjoyed sharing your journey. What a beautiful bride you are! And you all look so very happy! I wish you many many more years of happiness and joy. Congratulations!

Meari said...

Beautiful photos. Congratulations on tying the knot. I've followed your journey and am very happy for you!

Pumpkin said...

CONGRATULATIONS RACHEL!!!! Or should I say...Mrs Harper ;o) I'm SO happy for you and your wedding pictures are beautiful! What a spectacular day you must have had.

As you can see I'm behind in my Blog reading :oS I wish you and your new DH a life full of happiness and love!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls