The Perfect Wedding
I can hardly believe it. I have a husband. Alex has a wife. What is this world coming to???
Seriously, so far, married life is GREAT. Sure, it's only been two days...but it's been an amazing two days.
It has to be said that Alex and I had the perfect wedding. Everything went according to plan, thank God.
It all started with the rehearsal dinner on Friday night. Everyone was on time at the church and the rehearsal went smoothly. Then the dinner at La Locanda was delicious and heart warming. I hope to post pictures up on the website very soon!
Saturday came and I was cool as a cucumber. I really thought I would be a nervous wreck...but I wasn't. Why would I be? I was going to marry the love of my life. I was able to sleep late and take my time getting ready.
(Also, Alex sent over the greatest wedding present with his mom...a Yashica Mat EM TLR...I love it! I sent him a microkorg.)
Once the show got started it was all very exciting. From where I was waiting to walk down the aisle I could hear the strings and organ playing "And I Love Her" by the Beatles. It sounded beautiful! After our moms and the girls walked in...it was my turn. They began playing, "Something" by the Beatles and my dad and I made our way down the aisle.
Pastor Dave did such a great job officiating the ceremony. He was hilarious and sweet and he said all the right things. Our grandmothers read the most beautiful scriptures out of Genesis and Colossians. When Alex played the song he wrote for me, I almost cried. Almost. I had to hold back, didn't wanna ruin my make up. ;-)
The song was perfect. The perfect reflection of our relationship. Thank you for that wonderful gift, my love.
The ceremony went on...Alex read his vows off his iPhone, while I kept it old school (pulling the small piece of paper out of my bra). We exchanged rings, lit the unity candle, and before you knew it Pastor Dave uttered those magical words, "You may now kiss the bride."
And in came the strings and organ with "All You Need is Love" by the Beatles. Beautiful moment.
And I'm happy to say that the webcasting went flawlessly. We were able to read the chat later on and it was funny to see what you all were chatting about as the ceremony went on.
The rest of the night was a whirlwind! We shot photos with the BEST photographer in South Florida. We danced to great music. We ate delicious food. We enjoyed two amazing cakes. We laughed.
In case you're wondering, here are the special songs of the night...
Bridal Party Introduction: "Flathead" by The Fratellis
Husband/Wife Introduction: "You're My Best Friend" by Queen
Father/Daughter Dance: "Till There Was You" by Rod Stewart
Mother/Son Dance: "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor
First Dance: "Love Song for You" by Mike Coia
Cake Cutting: "Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard
Bouquet Toss: "Love Is A Battlefield" by Pat Benatar
Garter Removal: "I Belong To You" by Lenny Kravtiz
Garter Toss: "Nothing But A Good Time" by Poison
Putting the Garter on: "Do You Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart
Last Song: "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
(By the way, I know I'm not the only one who thought it was FANTASTIC when Francisco caught the garter...way to go Sisco!)
The band (Toolbox...Alex's former band from the Lighthouse) was amazing! Everyone loved them. They really got the party started. I was so happy they played for us. There really is nothing like live music...especially when they're as talented as this bunch.
The DJ played for the rest of the night...and I was thankful that there was no cheesiness! Just good music. I danced all night. That rarely happens...but hey, you only get married once...so you've gotta live it up.
We had the best wedding. It was great. Everything was perfect.
Thanks to everyone who came...everyone who helped...everyone who worked...everyone who danced...everyone who cried (I know who you are)...everyone that had a great time.
Alex's mom has posted some photos here.
And soon Maloman will post some here. [he already has two teaser photos!]
Anyone else have photos? Let me know!