Hi friends, welcome back to the final installment of our wedding! You can catch up on part one here, and part two here. After we took most of our pictures, we freshened up before it was finally time to get married! The bridal party headed downstairs and lined up for our walk down the aisle. As you can see, I was so ready for this moment I’d been dreaming of for so long!
The bridal party walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Tale as Old As Time” because it was the first movie that Jon and I saw together. Unfortunately, there weren’t any connected speakers inside so I couldn’t hear any of it while I waited for my turn.
I walked down the aisle to the Brooklyn Duo’s instrumental version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. As I walked down the aisle, I did my best to soak in the moment and notice everyone in the crowd. This was one of the few times during the day I got a little teary eyed.
My bridesmaid, Beth, and my Aunt Linda started the ceremony with our readings.
I was so excited to finally be getting married that I said “I do” a little too early, but I got a lot of laughs haha. After two and a half years, I definitely felt ready to get married. I’ll admit I hardly remember the ceremony because I was so worried about saying my parts wrong…good thing we have it all on video 🙂
After two and a half years, we were FINALLY married!! This moment was everything I’d dreamed of and more.
We signed our marriage license and then headed back out for family portraits and more pictures.
I saw this funny idea for a picture on Pinterest, which group were the better actors – bridesmaids or groomsmen or Jon?
Then a few with the newlyweds before we freshened up before the group entrances…
Afterwards Jon and I cut the cake and it tasted delicious! In honor of my love for dogs, my mom had the bakery add a little paw print, how cute! We had a smaller cake, and then giant dessert table that Jon and I were too busy to indulge in ha!
Then it was time for some hilarious and heartfelt speeches followed by dinner.
Followed by some sunset pictures
Jon and I finally had our first dance to the acoustic version of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. During our first dance I remembered June 6th and how the sadness of that day was all worth it to be here with our friends and family. This was another one of the few times I teared up during the day.
I danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland with my dad.
Jon danced to a medley of “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes with his mom.
Then we danced the night away! I absolutely LOVE dancing at weddings and was so happy dancing with our friends and family! I remember going upstairs at one point and checking my phone for the first time since noon and it was already 10:30! The day completely flew by as everyone warned us.
The worst thing that happened during the day was that I forgot the cake topper in my messy bedroom and the ceremony was about 90* in the sun, so highly successful day! I had so much fun at my wedding, it was the absolute perfect day and we were both on cloud nine! It felt like the first normal day in forever, and turned out better than anything we could’ve ever dreamed of. Jon and I couldn’t stop smiling and felt so loved and happy to be celebrating such a joyous occasion with our closest family and friends. The day was so worth the wait!! We felt so lucky to be able to safely have our wedding and take a honeymoon. Thank you all so much for reading and the kind words, it means so much to me!!
And they lived Happily Every After 🙂