I've mentioned a time or two before in these wedding recaps that we didn't want pulled from our reception and celebration much at all to take pictures, so we did almost everything we could during cocktail hour. When our photographer came to us moments before we cut the cake and asked us if there were any more shots we wanted, I said yes...sky pictures. He responded with "Well we better go quick because the sun is about to set."
We immediately walked outside to a grassy area close to our venue to enjoy the sky. When we got these pictures back from our photographer, they were the last ones in the 626 that we received and you know what they say...save the best for last. Pictures can almost always capture a sky perfectly like in these ones, but there's something about seeing it through your own eyes that is extra special. I will never forget spending these moments with Chuck looking at the sky that night. I know my Mom made the purple in that sky on our wedding day, it was her favorite color and another reminder that she was there with us.
This was the perfect moment for Chuck and I to take a few minutes away from the craziness inside and enjoy the company between just the two of us. We talked about how perfect everything was and couldn't believe that our wedding day was already almost over. Everything was such a dream come true.
Actually, it's my best piece of advice to any Bride on her wedding day. Take a few minutes to sneak away from the celebration and spend some time with your partner. Reflect on what this day means to you, and maybe take a picture or two to remember it all years later.
I want to thank each and every one of you- whether it's here, on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter...all of your sweet comments mean the world to me. I sit in front of my computer and get the biggest smile on my face reading what you have to say about our wedding day.
I didn't know how much of our wedding I would share when I started recapping it all, but your support kept me going and made me realize that it's wonderful to have it all here as another memory to look back on. I wanted to end near our anniversary and planned it out so that the final recap of pictures, details and moments from our big day was around our anniversary, September 26th. So here we are with the final post and I definitely have shed some tears writing this one. Just like our wedding day, I don't want it to end.
Chuck and I enjoy reading what you have to say and if I could give all of you a big hug through the screen I totally would. We've laughed, we've smiled and definitely loved sharing these pieces of the Best Day Ever. Thank you for making every Wedding Wednesday so fun for me, I love that you have enjoyed all the recaps and pictures so much. It's so special to me to share my dream day come true through my blog, one of my other big dreams.
I'll be back a time or two to share some more advice and tips I learned while doing my own planning. You know I can't just completely stop talking about weddings.
All my love...until another Wedding Wednesday comes along, thank you for reading!
Wedding Wednesday in week's past...in case you missed it:
Details & Vendors:
Photography: R. Frank Photography
Venue: The Retreat at Peek'n Peak
Ring: Dahlkemper's Jewelry
Cake & Cupcakes: Allie Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Panache Salon and Spa
The Dress: Bridal Elegance
Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka (similar)
Bride's Clutch: Rent The Runway
Groom & Best Man Shoes: Nike Lockwood
Flowers: Afloral (handmade bouquets by the Bride)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Bridesmaid Earrings: Frou Frou & Frill
Butterflies: Shallowtail Farms