Ray and I were married on Thursday May 6th at Batsto Village. Cliff Maunter was our photographer. My dress was from Wedding Belles. My flowers were from Betina’s Garden. My hair and makeup was done by Kristine from The Little Touches. Our reception was at Blue Heron Pines. Our DJ was Chris Garrow from Unforgettable DJs. You can check out our engagement pictures by Dinofa Photography here. And our honeymoon pictures by Tracey Buyce here.
I must have written this post in my head about a hundred times already, and it gets longer every time. I’d love to say that our wedding was better than I imagined, but that’s just not the truth. It was nothing like I imagined. It was a lot harder to plan then I thought it would be. I forgot things left and right. I changed my mind a hundred times over. I had no idea how stressful finding reliable vendors was. Or how crazy some vendors get when you don’t hire them. I had no idea how crazy families get. I mean I had seen some crazy things happen on weddings before, but I never saw the behind the scenes things that happened in the months leading up to a wedding. And even though I see all the emotions brides experience, I wasn’t prepared in the least for my own emotions. I must say I have a whole new understanding and respect for all of my clients.
All in all our wedding was wonderful. They had called for thunderstorms that day, but they never came. Ray was completely giddy, and so cute. Ray and I had a first look and I’m so glad we did. He was able to put all of my nerves at ease instantly. I spent a lot more on my wedding dress then I had planned and the first words out of Ray’s mouth were that he would have spent double on my dress. We only had 19 guests and we were worried no one would dance, but everyone did. Married life since has been wonderful. I will say that being married to Ray is better than I imagined. I know, I know, I’m terribly corny. He never ceases to amaze me in the ways that he gets and understands me and my ridiculous humor. I still haven’t gotten used to my new name but I’m sure I will eventually. =)