Our amazing wedding photographer, Tarah Coonan, sent us our official photos last week - I can't tell you how happy I was to get that email! Jon and I got married on August 24 and I was back in the States less than a week later and, just like that, we slipped back into the now-normal routine of being in a long-distance relationship. Nothing much has changed from a day-to-day standpoint, so it's easy to forget that we really did celebrate our wedding! It's almost a shock to remember. Sometimes I'll see a flash of gold as Jon gestures with his left hand on Skype or I'll refer to "my husband" in conversation with someone and it will hit me, but otherwise I have often felt like our marriage won't start until we're together again for good.
Happily, these photos put that silly idea in its place! I looked through all 626 photos in the online album and, by the end, I had a pile of tissues next to me and my face hurt from smiling. The pictures brought me right back to that wonderful day and I haven't left it since.
We've shared more than a year of Wedding Wednesday posts so I won't elaborate too much further on our choices for the day, but here are a few details that I'd left out before:
readings: Reprise (Ogden Nash), an excerpt from Emma (Jane Austen)
music: O Lovely Peace (Handel) sung by two of my best friends and accompanied by the Gainsborough Quartet, who provided all of the music for the ceremony
first dance: Somewhere Beyond the Sea (Bobby Darin), DJed by Giaco Bridgett
Of course, you're certainly welcome to ask any questions in the comments, dear readers, and I'll be happy to answer them! Our wedding was so much more than I could have possibly imagined - it's been such a joy reliving all the memories with these photos. I hope you enjoy this small selection as much as Jon and I do!
photographer: Tarah Coonan
venue: Bruisyard Hall
flowers: Love Blooms
caterers: The Movable Feast
cake: Vanilla Patisserie
bride's dress: Velma Lee (email me for contact info)
veil: Ciao Sposa
hair: John Olivers
bridesmaids gowns: J.Crew
suits for the groom, groomsmen, and fathers: Moss Bros