On May 1st, 2010 I married by best friend, my confidant, my partner-in-crime, my lover.
It was, by far, the best and most perfect day of my life.
Yes, things went wrong. The color of our dads’ vests was not what we had selected (What formal wear company sends BROWN vests to go with a black tux when you ordered silver??!) and the bustle on my dress broke (after the photos, thankfully!) but those things didn’t matter. What mattered is that we were celebrating our love with our family and friends.
Since it was such a special day and I could go on for hours describing it, I’ve decided to share it with you through a photo story. Today I will be be posting photos of us getting ready and of our wedding ceremony and tomorrow I’ll share photos of our dinner and reception!
I hope you enjoy looking through these photos as much as I enjoyed sorting through the hundreds of photos to decide which ones to share here on ONW! Seriously, I know there are a TON but I had a difficult time narrowing down my favorites :)
Kyle sent flowers to me at the church :) I love the expression on my mom’s face in the mirror in this photo, she looks so happy!
The “getting ready” process for men is so difficult and stressful… and apparently involves Goldfish poker ;)
My mom and Jana were rockstars when it came to tying me into my dress!
Kyle, all ready to go. Looking only slightly nervous ;)
Isn’t my grandpa adorable? My grandma passed away 3 weeks before my wedding so this photo shoot with him was emotional and the only time I cried during the entire wedding. Right after this photo, I also fell, face first down the stairs in front of me. Thankfully I didn’t break my flowers or my dress!
Kyle and I chose to have only a Maid of Honor and a Best Man so Kyle’s sisters (on the left above) and my BFF’s, Heidi and Jana (to the right) were my personal attendants.
My gorgeous sister, posin’ for the camera.
My dad, on flower duty.
Kyle, his best man and grandpa and my dad peeking into the church.
We didn’t do a “first look” so this was the first time that Kyle saw me the day of our wedding. He was very emotional.
Our church, Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis was stunning.
I tried to put Kyle’s ring on the wrong finger during our vows – oops! Good thing we could all laugh about it :)
This is one of my favorite photos of the entire day. My face is just beaming with happiness :)
Kyle likes to wave like he’s the President.
Check back tomorrow for photos of our dinner and reception!
**A HUGE thanks to Mike from 1012 Photo for taking our photos! He was the easiest photographer to work with and I highly recommend him if you live in or around Minneapolis!**
If you’re married, did you do a first look? Why or why not?