One year ago today Michael and I were married. So much has happened since then, and I know that more is bound to come, but this weekend we had fun reliving some of the memories.
It was a crazy day. For me it started off early as I went to get my hair and make-up done with my bridesmaids. For Michael, it started out with a case of food poisoning from dinner the night before. So in-between hair and make-up I was making frantic phone calls to him and to his grooms men to make sure he was doing okay. He made it (of course) and once he got to the hotel and had some *coughcough* medicinal scotch, he was much better.
There was so many amazing moments about our wedding day, it’s hard to pick a favourite. Here are a few photos that I think capture everything the best.
Some quick notes about our day:
- My something old was my veil (my mom’s) and my flowered hair piece (my Oma’s), my something new was the dress and shoes, my something blue was a TARDIS pin (a BBC show Michael and I love), my something borrowed was the pin on my bouquet which was Michael’s Great-Grandmother’s from Germany.
- I walked up the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles and it was perfect.
- The drift wood used in our centre pieces was collected from Quadra Island where Michael’s family has gone camping every summer since he was 8.
- Because of the way the venue worked, the only place for the bridal party to be before the ceremony was also the place all the guests had to come through to get there. So it was a bit unorthodox in that the guests saw us all ahead of time, but it was actually one of my favourite parts. I loved being able to see everyone as they came in and see their faces individually as they saw us. I didn’t feel like it took any of the magic away from the ceremony, I felt it added so much warmth and joy.
- At one point Michael and I played badminton in-between the ceremony and the dinner. It’s not easy to play it in a wedding dress…
- My family cooked the whole meal. Seriously, it was pretty crazy and pretty awesome of them. I don’t think any of them will offer to do it again though, despite the fact that all the guests are STILL talking about how amazing the food was.
All of these photos were taken by Anna and Kasia of Gucio Photography. They were incredible and amazing to work with. I hope, despite the distance now, that we can work with them again sometime.
Well, one year down, a life time to go.
Ashley and Michael