Monday, May 20, 2013

Our Wedding: The Rehearsal

Happy Monday! I posted a few wedding photos here already, but this is my first real wedding recap. My first real post as a wife :) I've got about 10 days to catch up on, so lets get to it.

Our wedding celebration officially began two Thursdays ago on the 9th. That afternoon my Mom and sisters came into town and surprised me at work! After work a few ladies in the family went out for mani pedis and food. I also got to show my Mom and sisters the new house, which they loved and cannot wait to visit and help decorate.

Friday morning we had our final home walk through, and about a million last minute wedding errands to run. Things we saved till the last minute include:

picking up the dress
picking up the wedding bands
dropping off the programs at the church
dropping off final set up items to the reception venue
get my engagement ring rodiumed
finalizing gift bags for wedding party

And a few other little odds and ends. I do NOT recommend this. While the day went pretty smoothly, it was pouring down rain and I would have felt much better relaxing than trying to rush all over town.

funny posts from my bridal party

There was a torrential downpour well into the evening, so a lot of our wedding party was late to the actual rehearsal. The priest was understanding though, and everyone was quickly caught up as soon as they arrived. After rehearsal we headed over to Maggiano's for dinner. It was phenomenal. The food was great, the wine was flowing, and it was so good to have everyone finally together. Atmosphere romantic and very family like. The staff was even wonderful. I didn't put much thought into this dinner and kind of let Will take the lead, and it worked out perfectly. Everyone from Grandparents to the little kiddies loved it. 

Will also gave a sweet speech and we handed out our gifts, which were also a hit. I sadly didn't take many pics (as usual) but I plan to post some as soon as one of my family members gets them up!

one of our gifts to the wedding party

After dinner we said our goodbyes and me and all my bridesmaids had a sleepover. We had to be up by 8am to get ready, and I was NOT taking any chances of them running late. And that about wraps up our rehearsal evening. I can't wait to see (and post) better pictures, and I can't wait to post about the rest of our week. I want to remember every little detail. This week I will hopefully get to:

Getting Ready
The Ceremony
The Reception

Here's to my last day of bliss before back to the real world!

Linking up with Molly, Sami, and Leeann.

Chloe said...

What a beautiful picture frame!!

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