I thought I would do a quick wedding re-cap just in case any bee readers buzz over to my little blog. (Pictures below).
I spent the morning of the wedding getting ready with my mother and bridesmaids. While I was getting my hair and makeup fixed my girls were busy putting together martha stewart pom-poms that we would hang on the church pews. When everyone was finally ready to go my sister and I hopped into the ex-calibur J and I had rented for the day while the girls got into a taxi behind us. We made it to the church just in time...everyone was on the steps waiting for us! The ceremony went by very quickly and before we knew it everyone was waving goodbye as we jumped into the car and raced off to Place de la Concorde for some unique Parisian wedding photos. It was quite windy and the fountain kept blowing water onto us...freezing! We got back into the car and headed over to the reception in the Bois de Boulogne, a park that sits on the western edge of the 16th arrondisement in Paris. It was so neat to see all the wedding details together: the simple green and white flower arrangements, the chair covers with brown tulle ribbons, the wedding programs and favors that we had put together with our monogram, and even our polaroid picture guestbook station which everyone seemed to love. Everything looked gorgeous! J and I danced to Frank Sinatra's "I Love Paris," and then my father glided me across the dancefloor to Nat King Cole's "You are My Sunshine," a song he often sang to me during my childhood. The cake was cut, the toasts were made, and we ate, drank, and danced the night away until it sadly came to an end at nearly 2AM. J and I took a cab back to our hotel suite where we couldn't stop replaying the entire days events in our minds. My friends who had come all the way to Paris to share our special day still tell us how much fun they had! We wish we could go back and do it all over. Vow renewal anyone?
Veil and Flower Clip: My very talented mother :)
Shoes (I had dyed myself): My Glass Slipper
Hair and Makeup: Elisabeth Coiffure
Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew
Reception Location: Le Pré Catalan
Photography: Halard Photographie