Tuesday, September 9, 2008

05.25.08 Celebration Time, C'mon!

Our first dance...

...followed by a series of heartfelt speeches...

I am so glad we hired a videographer, because to be 100% honest I cannot recall what anyone said (with the exception of the exceptionally memorable words of our best man)

This is me getting ROASTED by our best man! It was pretty bad!

He always has this effect on me <3

A few of my favorites :)

It all just flew by. If I could give any piece of advice to brides to be - make sure to take a step back to take it all in. When I think about our wedding I don't immediately think of the flowers, the favors, or our seating chart, but I do recall noticing my mom's hand slightly trembling as she came to hug me just before the ceremony. I remember smiling at my brother and him saying "oh my god" right as we began to walk down the aisle. I picture my sisters making faces at me during our first dance and I recall my nephew not leaving that dance floor all night. And then there was my husband... hugging me so tightly during the last dance, fighting off tears while whispering vow-like utterings in my ear. It is all so firmly engraved in my memories.

Thanks for letting me share the details and pictures with you guys! :)
XOXO, Vanessa

Photo Credits: Sarah K Chen & Jonilyn Photography


Andrea said...

Sweet memories and beautiful pictures. Thank YOU for sharing!

Jen and Bern said...

Vanessa, this one brought tears to my eyes. You are so right, taking a step back to soak it all up is so important. Your photos are incredible and you just shine in every one of them. Thanks!

Rachee said...

Your wedding was gorgeous. I was getting teary eyed too.

Thanks for sharing, I loved it all!

sheesh, one year later and I still luuuurve weddings

Therese said...

Oh, it sounds like it was wonderful! Oh man, this post got me tearing up.

Love your reasoning on hiring your videographer. I think it's the best reason I've heard to hire one.

Thanks for sharing your wedding!

.reese. said...

oops...i commented using my other email addy.

just want to say again it was beautiful! and your recollection of the day was superb!

Tiffany said...

Vanessa - you were the most beautiful bride. What a cute couple you guys are! Thank you for sharing all the pictures and details. I loved reading and seeing all of it.

Jessica @ Mason Jar Bride said...

hey! thanks so much for stopping by my blog... I'm so glad I get to see more of Sarah's pictures!!!! Your wedding was 100% gorgeous and Sarah did a wonderful job of capturing it :) can't wait till our e-session with her... so excited!!