Dear Dan,OK - now because it's my blog, I get to re-live my wedding day. You are listening to our wedding music. "By Your Side" was our wedding song and "In Your Eyes" is our unofficial song. Corny huh? (the rest of the music is just some of my playlist I didn't want to erase)
3 years ago today was the happiest day of your life. You entered into the sacred bonds of marriage with me! I love you more today than yesterday....but not half as much as tomorrow. Hmmmmm, that sounds familiar. In all seriousness, there is no one I'd rather spend forever with. I love you!
Our wedding was, as the kids say now a days, off the chain! To this day, people still refer to it as the best party they've ever been to. Dan and I broke the halls record for biggest bar bill (as far as I know the record still stands). As career restaurant people, we had a reputation to uphold.
Somewhere in there, we managed to get married in full Catholic ceremony. The priest who has given me 5 out of the 6 sacraments I have recieved (for those Catholics out there who are counting, I almost died at birth and was given the anointing of the sick) married Dan and I on October 8th, 2005.
Let's take it from the top shall we?
My maid of honor & sister and I. This is exactly why people wear make-up to weddings. If I were famous, I would end up on the cover of Star magazine with the headline "Stars with out make-up: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly". You figure out where I would fall.
The phallic white tubes that people are holding were our wedding favors. They were thundersticks with our names & wedding date on them. When we were announced at the reception everyone beat them together while "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC played. It was awesome.
I loved my hair! I didn't want a tight, sprayed, updo. It was based off Emmy Rossum's Oscar hair in 2005. Luckily, I look exactly like her so it wasn't too hard to pull off! Haha!
I was really, really, really, nervous. It suddenly hit me that everyone was going to be looking at me. So I started drinking. Early. Pink champagne at 10:00am! After my dad walked me down the aisle, the first thing I said to Dan was "I'm kinda buzzed!" I hope the priest didn't hear me.
Dan, his dad and his brother Andy
My flower girls were my cousin Chloe, my nieces Alexis and Courtney.
My sis and I
Check out the smackaroo Dan laid on me. Check out the disapproving look from the priest!
After the ceremony was over, I immediately gained 5 lbs while recessing from the church.
Yay! No more leg shaving! Families merging
I seriously had the hottest bridesmaids! Friend Danille, sister-in-law Linda, Me, sister Anne, best friend Margo.
The guys weren't to shabby either
Our photog, managed to get some beautiful sunset shots. It's not a backdrop! At some point the DJ handed me a microphone. Big mistake. I rambled on about love and life and blah, blah, blah. Something to the effect of "I don't care who you love, just as long as you have love...". Totally embarrassing.
My wedding day was also my grandmothers 80th birthday. Instead of tossing the bouquet, I gave it to my grandmother. She and my granfather had been married for over 60 years. You could still tell how crazy they were about each other.
First dance to "By your side"
After an emotional daddy daughter dance. My dad, my sister and I shared a moment.
So there it is in a nutshell. It was a fun, emotional day. Regardless however of how wonderful the wedding is, it's the marriage that was the most important thing.