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Hi Ladies!!! So I finally have a few minutes to tell you about my day!! We got so lucky, the weather was great. It had been crazy hot, and predicting rain, but it was a beutiful day, and just as the ceremony got done, there were a few raindrops, I feel like that was my Dad saying hi, :)
We decorated the reception site the night before the wedding, after the rehearsal lunch. Our friends and family helped out sooo much! My little sister and I stayed at the hotel the reception was at, and our hairdresser came to us. As we checked out and left, to head to the ceremony site, I realized I didn't have my veil....eek!! So we mad rushed back and they got us back into the room. White veil on white sheets, disappears, lol.
We had to do a few decorations at the ceremony site, but nothing major. Philly and his best man had gone out early in the morning and set most of the stuff up with my Mom. Although, the photographer got there and I hadn't even done my make up!!!! So it was rushed again, lol. But it all worked out in the end, so all is well that ends well. :)
As you can see from the picture, I walked down stairs to get to the stage for the ceremony. One thing I was NOT prepared for was to see Philly crying. He NEVER cries. It was sooooo sweet, but I remember being in shock, and whispering to my brother "He's crying, what do I do?" LOL. Have no idea why I asked that. When the minister asked who is giving the bride in marriage, my brother responded with "In memory of her Father, I do." Literally, not a dry eye in the house!!! It was very sweet and unexpected, since during rehearsal, he said "I do, I'm tired of paying her chow bill." Lol, he's a goof.
The ceremony was beautiful, everything I imagined. The only thing that made me mad the entire day was we were supposed to have a black stretch limousine. We got a white stretch excursion. I specifically asked for black, I DO NOT like white limos. I'll be straightening that out tomorrow. Ugh!!! But, can't change it, so we made do.
The reception site was BEAUTIFUL all lit up. It really is an inspiring moment to see all your visions and hard work put together! My sisters speech made everyone cry, and best man speech made everyone laugh, so it equaled out!!!!
The photo booth was a HUGE hit, and it got funnier and funnier as the drinks continued to flow, lol. Everyone loved it and has talked about it since. We just had a backdrop with the Beth Loves Philly banner from my bridal shower, and a ton of props. Great times and great memories!!!
Of course there are things I would change, but they def didn't make or break the day! But I will share them in case they help any of you at all. Everyone had warned me about the candy bar going fast, so we kept it covered until after the dances and dinner. We have SO MUCH candy left over!!!!! I would open the candy buffet long before we did. Granted, it was HUGE, but still. I wouldn't change the size of it, I loved it!!
I also would have put the late night snack of popcorn out earlier. People loved it, but by the time we did, some people had already left, and they could have enjoyed it also.
Make sure you have someone to dismiss your guests at the ceremony! OOPS!!!! The groomsmen were supposed to go down and dismiss everyone and forgot!! We had planned a receiving line at the back, but still need someone to dismiss them!!!
We chose not to see each other before the wedding. It was very important to us, so we chose my sister in law to be the one in charge of that not happening, she did an amazing job! We did all the girls and all the guys pics before the ceremony to help on time. It really worked.
Speaking of pictures, make sure you have a list of MUST HAVE photos. I did, and gave them to my photographer, but things got so hectic after the ceremony that I feel like some of them got missed. Even assign someone to go down the list!
I am sure there are things I am forgetting, but most of all, it goes by so fast, ENJOY IT!!!! At first I ran through my head what I could have and should have done different, but at the end of the day, I married Philly and that's all I really wanted. And everyone had a blast. That's what matters!!!
Oh, the taco bar was a HUGE hit!!! Everyone loved it and I have gotten so many compliments about going outside of the norm. So many people told me they actually ate, when most weddings they don't, so I was happy about that!!!!
As you can tell from my previous pics, everything turned out wonderfully, and I couldn't be happier to finally be MRS. SOHN!!!
Thank you for all of your support, love you all!!
PS, I don't know why some pics won't load!!!