The wedding seems like 200 years ago and also like it just happened. It was so much fun and flew by (just like everyone says it does). Everything went perfectly, as far as I know - and if anything did go wrong, thank you, guests / staff / family / friends for not telling me :)
I don't have many pictures yet aside from the few I've stolen from friends' facebook and instagram feeds, but here's a quick peek:
At the very last minute, we switched the ceremony from outside on a terrace to just inside, in a glass atrium area - which was NOT any of the originally planned backup locations, but my awesome, awesome coordinator mentioned at like 2pm that it was an option (for my 5:30 wedding!!!) since she could see I wasn't psyched about having it in an indoor location that I didn't love, and made it happen. Magically. Three hours before the wedding.
I also got two very weird, personal things into the wedding that I'd wanted: I walked down the aisle to Rhapsody in Blue, despite it being not exactly traditional aisle-walking music (thank you, DJ, for convincing me to go for it!) and my best friend from highschool - who flew in from GERMANY for the wedding!! - gave a very serious, solemn, spot-on reading from The Impressive Clergyman in The Princess Bride.
Amanda doing the
I pretty much loved how everything turned out. I loved our ceremony - which was officiated by one of Chris's best friends since childhood - and I loved that we did nearly all the pictures BEFORE the ceremony, so we could see our friends during the cocktail hour before things got even busier. I LOVED my dress, and I loved my flowers too - seen here with my adorable college roommate, and her soon-to-be-baby!
At my insistence, we did a mildly complicated, choreographed first dance.... which I proceeded to COMPLETELY screw up in every way possible, but we pretended it was supposed to happen that way and still even fooled some people into thinking we knew what we were doing. (To be clear, Chris DID know what he was doing.)
The party was awesome.. at least for me! Hopefully everyone else had fun too :) Our DJ rocked hard. We had everything from Mauritian dancing to Ke$ha and I loved it all. My feet were really sore the next day.
We even got iced. AT OUR OWN WEDDING.
I can't wait to get our pictures back from our (also incredibly awesome) photographer - and if any friends who attended are reading this, pleeeease post / share your pics with me!