When I woke up on October 4th, 2014 at 5 o’clock in the morning, I was a Ms. By the next morning, I woke up a Mrs. It went by so quickly. Literally in a blink of an eye!
Everyone tells you to live in the moment on your wedding day. Take 5 minutes away from everything to just be with your spouse. I will be honest, we didn’t do that! We spent time with our families and friends. I danced my butt off! To us, it was perfect.
Here is the timeline of the greatest day ever:
5am-wake up. Even though I was up every hour that night checking the time…Start hair and make up. I am on my first cup of tea. I am exhausted.
7am-Hair and make up done. Photographer arrives with Starbucks. By this time, I have already had 3 cups of tea and she brings the fourth. I give it to my brother. The girls’ hair is looking fabulous. I am excited.
8am(ish)– Get dressed with the help of my mom and bridesmaids, The AC in the hotel must be broken because I am sweating like a pig. Chug a bottle of water from my MOH…one that will get me sick on the honeymoon. I am sweaty.
9am-Leave hotel with my MOH and my mom. She drives my car to the venue. We rock out to some country song about a wedding. I’m pumped. The guys hide Judd in a room so I won’t see him. I spot the groomsmen, my heart starts to race. I am excited!
9:30am– I go into house while Judd walks outside for our first look. Accidentally see my dad in hallway. We both get teary-eyed and laugh at the fact that it won’t be a surprise or a first look! I walk out to the brick path and see Judd’s back turned away from me. I am already tearing up. I tap in on his shoulder, excited like a kid on Christmas morning, as he turns around and we hug for a long time. I feel relieved.
(between the first look and the ceremony: various pictures of family and bridal party)
10:30am-I am hidden in a room with my mom, brother and bridal party. Matt plays Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and we dance and sing. I am relaxed.
11am– Ceremony starts. I cannot hear the music from inside the house. Once my dad and I step outside, I hear our song. it’s a string version of Rush’s “Closer To The Heart”. It sounds awesome! I am super excited. Like busting out with joy!
(My aunt goes through her ceremony, vows and a bunch of happy laughter ensues.)
11:30am-We are married! We kiss and it’s awesome! We dance down the aisle to Lindsey Buckingham’s “Holiday Road.” We are thrilled!
12pm-It’s time to party! We enter the reception to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck”. We are rocking out.
From noon to 3pm we danced, sang and laughed-it was by far the best day ever! I have to say that once I stopped worrying about how everything would turn out I had a lot more fun! *Brides: the biggest thing you can do for yourself is to let yourself have fun on your wedding day! Don’t let anything get you down. You are marrying the love of your life-it is the best feeling in the world!