April, Policy Analyst (Environment and Natural Resources) & Scott, Test Developer (Music)
Photographer: Stacy Bauer
One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Casually elegant, a little silly, and a lot of fun
Soundtrack for reading: “Our Hearts” by Firehorse
Other Cool Stuff we should know about
We had about a five-hour break (the dreaded “Catholic gap”) between our midday church ceremony and our evening cocktail and dinner reception. It was the part of our wedding day I was most worried about. Wouldn’t our guests get bored? Wouldn’t everyone resent us for not entertaining them? But the period between the ceremony and reception wound up being one of my favorite parts of the day. We got the chance to linger with our guest in front of the church without having to worry about hurrying off to dinner. We got to chill in the hotel and drink some champagne with our wedding party. We were even able to go out to the reception site early to help set up and take some pictures before the guests arrived. I really appreciated having some down time between the ceremony and the reception, and—from what I heard—so did our guests!
Some other memorable details
My bridesmaids refusing to let me drive myself to the wedding (one of them drove instead); kissing Scott about ten minutes before I was supposed to during the ceremony; the awesome and ridiculous photos our guests took with the Fuji Instax camera we left out with our guest book; the invitations Scott’s brother designed for us, which we also used for our pie topper; the necklaces Scott’s mom made for my bridesmaids; the flowers my aunt and her friends arranged for us; and so so so many more.
Favorite Thing about the wedding
This is going to sound weird, but my favorite thing may have been the speeches. My cousin (maid of honor) gave a really sweet and moving speech, and Scott’s best man had me doubled over laughing during his.