June 11th writing prompt- describe your wedding.
We got married in Chris’s hometown in 2006. His family had ALL gotten married at the same church (his parents…both sisters), and since I didn’t really have a home church that I loved in my hometown it made sense to get married in his. Chris and I didn’t really care about getting married in a church, but it was very important to both of our parents…so we did. It was a pretty simple wedding as far as decorations go (some bows on the ends of the pews….flowers…candles), and we had a really good turnout….I’d say around 150? I’m a really bad judge of crowds, though, so it could have been closer to 200, lol.
We had two ring bearers (nephews)…two flower girls (nieces)….a Jr Bridesmaid (niece)…a candle-lighter (nephew)….4 ‘regular’ bridesmaids and 5 groomsmen. I liked having so many people involved and standing up there with us on our day!
The ceremony was short and sweet- about 15 minutes in total. I thought I’d hold it together….but the minute my dad started walking me down the aisle I knew I was in trouble. I cried and could hardly speak through my vows, but I got them out. =) Afterwards we had a short and informal reception (mainly to give hugs and see everyone) that had some appetizers and cake and what-not, and that was it. There was an after-party back in NW AR that evening, to celebrate how we like to celebrate- with alcohol. =) It was a good day.
Looking back, Chris and I have both said that we’d totally elope or do a destination wedding instead, with a huge party/reception back home afterwards. While we loved our wedding day, there was a lot of needless stress and a lot of money that went into it.
I wish I had some pictures on my work computer, but I don’t! All I have is this photo, which is right after the wedding reception (not in my wedding dress anymore) when we got into the car to leave…