Thursday, June 30, 2011

wedding recap

I'm settling into this being married thing. People say that things feel different when you get married, even if you've been together (and living together) for several years. It seems silly that one piece of paper can make such a difference, but it really isn't just a piece of paper. Yes, I've heard people say it before but I wasn't quite sure what the difference would actually be. What it would feel like.

I mean first there's going from calling the mister my boyfriend for a few years, to calling him my fiance for almost exactly one year (truth be told I tried to avoid calling him that. There's something about the word fiance and the way it felt coming out of my mouth that just never quite sat right with me) to now calling him my husband. Husband feels better. Still takes some getting used to, but it feels good. My husband.

And then... the changing of the name. I started with the little things, like changing my email signature at work (sure my email address is still my maiden name, but that seems like more trouble than it's worth to change it). I started giving out my new name for things like dropping off film to be developed (more on this later). And yesterday, finally, I went to change my name at the DMV and SSA. It was time consuming and a little anti-climactic as I have to wait for both cards to arrive in the mail, but it's done! I have a new name! Now there's the arduous process of calling all of my banks (yes, all of them. It's times like this I wonder why I'm dealing with 4 different banks. Why.), credit cards, insurance, and I'm sure I'm forgetting some things.

Now, I've been holding out for quite some time and there are going to be several more of these to come, but it's time for some photos! I am beyond thrilled with what I have seen so far of our wedding pictures. I seriously cannot wait until they are all finished and ready to go. I'm dreaming about putting them together into a photo book and maybe even putting some on the walls. Oh goodness.

Our first look photo. So glad we did this. Like so very very glad. It took so much pressure out of the ceremony and just allowed us some time to relax, have fun, and be comfortable together on our wedding day. So instead of all of the anticipation building to one moment where I'm pretty sure I would have been a puddle of nerves and emotion, what we got was pure enjoyment of the day -together-

All of my favorite details: hand painted wedding directional signage, hand-made bouquets, cake toppers, ring pillow (not pictured), glass coke bottles and grey striped paper straws, engraved wedding bands, water color paper chains... These things were painstakingly planned, labored over, and loved and cherished by me. And I think the mister kind of liked them too.

And that last picture? So pretty! I can't believe how lucky we were with the weather and the lack of sirens. It was a lovely day. :)

Still to come: photobooth details, film photos, music recap, (is there anything I'm missing?)


  1. Love the photos, loved the wedding even more. Good job, you :)
    p.s. Black & white photo of you super cute!

  2. It was such a great wedding! The photos are amazing. So glad we were there. :)

  3. So glad it was a perfect day for you! I thought everything turned out super neat and it was wonderful that it wasn't unbearably hot, didn't rain and no sirens!! I am absolutely enjoying the pictures that I see. So cool!!! At first I couldn't imagine you doing a whole wedding by yourself but you did a great job. Guess it's because of my uncreativeness that I couldn't imagine it. You're wonderful!

    One thing on the above post, don't you mean "water color paper chains" instead of "water color paper straws"? :)

    Love you both!

  4. Yes! That is what I meant. Thanks for catching that!