Our pictures are in!

Today in sum: officially have a cold.  Ran three slow miles.  Shivered and shook in my office’s polar-ice level air conditioning.

But it’s all okay.  Because guess what we got today?

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1000+ professional pictures from our wedding.

I will do full recaps, probably starting next Monday, but here’s a taste of a few of my favorites thus far.  Just a few to wet your whistle!  They are faaaantastic.

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Eeeep!  I love them.


More pictures!

Hi guys.  I hate to do this, but I am still super busy and it doesn’t look to be getting any better the next few days.  Getting married is hard work!  Tim and I went out and got new phones tonight (mine was on its last legs; Tim’s is really, really old), and we’re still working on getting unpacked, cleaned up, and settled.

Also, the winner of my Cascadian Farms giveaway is Ali @ Redhead Reports.  Congrats!  Please email your address to thefitbride at gmail so we can get you your prize pack.

Here’s a few pictures stolen from my bridesmaids off Facebook of things that WEREN’T in the pro teasers!  (Speaking of which, our wonderful photographer is really excited about the images and is submitting them to some wedding blogs!  Exciting!)

Getting ready at the salon:


I underestimated how much I’d sweat.  Hence, attractive deodorant application picture.


The background on my iPhone is one of our engagement pictures (from our wedding photographer last year).  Tim texted me and I showed her the picture—she took a picture of the text.  Can’t wait to see it!


My sister, cousin, and adorable flower girl.  I was really happy with her dress!  Super cute.


The bottom of my shoes!


In the bride’s room at the church.


Flower girl and ring bearer going down the aisle together!  They both did great for their ages (she’s 3.5 and he isn’t even 2 yet!)


All the bridesmaids and Tim watching them:


Not the best picture, but this is me going down the aisle.  My face says it all.


My mom handing me over.


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Saying our vows. 27980_1396639108778_1016245043_31140624_834444_n

Our collection of old family wedding photos—this was a HUGE hit and conversation starter at the cocktail hour.


Cutting the cake.  We had some issues, but fed each other nicely. 

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…and Tim.


This sequence of photos was…near the end of the night.  Yes, that is a tambourine in my hand.  My dad was known for always stealing the tambourine from the band at weddings, getting drunk, and banging it against his leg so vigorously all night that he’d wind up with giant bruises and ruined suit pants the next day.  So, we obviously had to have a tambourine in his memory.


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We like to have a good time!

Regular blogging will resume in the next few days!  Bear with me!

Professional Picture Teasers

Hi guys!  I’m super busy—we just got back to Kansas City from Chicago and have a ton of unpacking to do.  But if you haven’t seen them, here are the pro pic teasers from our wonderful photographer, Danielle Aquiline.  If you would like to see them larger or read her commentary, check out her blog here!


Our first look.  Best idea ever.  We had a blast!


I love, love, love this look on Tim’s face when he first saw me.


My bridesmaids were all champs.  They rock.


And the dapper groomsmen.

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A few more after the ceremony shots:           


I love how the rain makes everything shine.



Before the reception, we hit up Barnes and Noble…


And Johnny Rocket’s for a shake.

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And our lovely cake.


Gotta run, but if you want to see more of our flowers, check out our awesome florist’s blog here!  They were incredible.

The Aftermath

Just a quick check-in while my HUSBAND (!!!!!) is in the shower!

Everything was fantabulous yesterday.  We are so, so happy and lucky and loved.  It rained off and on, mostly sprinkles, but the sun peeked through the clouds for our first look and it actually gave us some beautiful light and wind for the photographer to work with.  Everything was absolutely gorgeous—check out my peony/ranunculus/tulip bouquet:

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A few highlights that stick out in my mind:

  • Tim and I were so sure we were going to be crapping-our-pants nervous all week long.  Tim even went out and bought Pepto Bismol just in case.  But neither of us was nervous at all—I was a little jittery once I heard the music, and choked up walking down the aisle, but we were both totally happy the whole time.  Neither of us full-on cried.  It was so great to just be happy the entire day. 
  • Our ring bearer fell walking down the aisle.  Our flower girl hauled him up by one hand, dropped her petals, and stopped to pick them all up before proceeding down the aisle.  She had been promised an underwater Ariel if she made it down, and come hell or high water, she was getting that doll.  (Ring bearer was bribed with M&Ms.)
  • Our flower girl also gave us the cutest wedding card/gift ever.

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Her allowance.  How cute is that. 

  • After the ceremony, we got some gorgeous pictures outside the church, and went to Barnes & Noble and Johnny Rocket’s for some really fun pictures of the two of us.  They gave us free milkshakes at Johnny Rocket’s and someone told our photographer I was the most beautiful bride he’d ever seen.  I think we got some awesome shots sitting at the counter there!  And it was really fun to just spend some time talking to Tim.  Oh, and we almost got kicked out of B&N by a mean manager, even though we totally had permission and another very nice manager came to the rescue.
  • My uncle, the DJ, was drunk and played The Electric Slide three non-consecutive times.  We also led a very enthusiastic Locomotion train, and he also decided we needed a second first dance, so we danced to “Amazed” by Lonestar.  He was generally hilarious.  “This is a nice little song.  Everyone here has to dance.” 
  • We had three excellent toasts.
  • I smudged my manicure almost instantly.  (It got fixed, though.)  I loved my hair and makeup, too, and all the bridesmaids and my mom looked beautiful too.
  • I got so many compliments on the details.  People loved the little personal touches—the pets on the table numbers, the family wedding picture display, our photo card box, the out-of-town boxes.
  • Our flip flop basket never got put out.  It didn’t matter.
  • Tim got me beautiful aquamarine and diamond earrings for my wedding gift, and I got him an iPhone!  I think they were both well received.
  • Doing a first look was probably my favorite part of the day.  I would absolutely recommend it to any bride and groom—it was so much fun and we were just giddy. 

We’re off to lunch with my mom and some other relatives.  More pictures as I get them, I swear!