“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
I have been married for three weeks now and I am in pure wedded bliss. I fall more in love with my husband every day. The honeymoon is over, and it’s time to tune in to our new life together. But before we do that, here is a recap of my wedding…
It was hands down the best day of my life. We got married at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. It was a lot cheaper to get married there than it would have been in the City, and everything was included! The service was great, and the food was AMAZING! Of course, we added our own personal touches to the décor, including white lanterns along the aisles, and 8×10 prints of 1 Corinthians 13 (made by our very talented and crafty family friend). We also had two wine barrels at the end of the aisles.
A friend of ours sang “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray, as our wedding party walked down the aisle. Then my baby brother walked me down the aisle to an acoustic guitar version of “Somebody to Love” by Queen, played by another friend of ours. I walked down to see my groom with eyes full of tears. I told myself that I wouldn’t cry, because I didn’t want to mess up my makeup, but I once we said our vows, the tears started to roll down my eyes.
I had waited so long for that moment. I would like to say that I waited patiently, but that wasn’t the case. Marriage had always been a desire of my heart; and I believed God would send my husband. But there were a few times when I tried (and failed) at finding him myself. When the time was right, there he was. It all started with a conversation initiated by us both admitting that we had never watched The Walking Dead (and still haven’t).
(Trying to get a glimpse of my groom while I wait.)
I wore a dress by Essence of Australia that I found on preownedweddingdresses.com. I actually followed the link to the bridal salon and ordered the dress, which was a sample, directly from the store. I had two pairs of shoes. The first was a bedazzled pair of Converse wedges from eshays.com; and the second was a gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutin pumps that I found on tradesy.com. The Louboutin pumps had only been worn once by another bride on her wedding day. I used them as my something old, and something “new to me.” My something blue was my Tiffany perfume… and my groom 😉. On my head I wore a head-chain and veil, both of which also found on tradesy.com.
I was a very easy-going bride. We were relaxed in all of the planning. So much so that I kind of thought the actual wedding would be a disaster (sssshhhhh), because we didn’t really have the time to plan. But it turned out to be a magical day full of love.
(Photos by Sydney Angel Photography)