Thursday, March 25, 2010

Goin' to the Chapel: A Recap (Finally!)

Since it's a yucky, dreary day outside, I needed a little something to brighten my spirits this morning. And what could be better for that than a few photos from January 2, 2010 - also known as The Wedding Day! Yes, I realize it's almost April and the wedding was about three months ago, but it's just so hard to narrow down my favorites, because they all bring back such distinct memories of that day. Nevertheless, I shall try. I tried to keep them chronological so you could see how the day unfolded. It's so weird, as I was posting these pictures, it took me right back to that day, and the nervousness/excitement/anxiety/happiness I felt. It was like the weirdest but best combination of feelings you could ever have. But anyway, you don't want to hear about that - you want to see pictures, right? Well then, away we go!

One of my favorite photos from the hotel while we were getting ready - two of my lovely bridesmaids reading the note from my groom...

...pictured here. It was accompanied by the Zac Brown Band cd, so we could listen to some of my kind of music while we prepped in the hotel room. He knows me so well. :)

Miss Amy Lynn Larwig doing some final touches

I know this is going to sound crazy, but I love how my eye makeup turned out here. I'm super picky about other people doing my makeup, but this was exactly what I wanted. Does that make me a narcissist?

Checking to be sure my "something borrowed" diamond earrings that were loaned by our friends at Lindell Jewelers were in fact still attached to my earlobes. I was a nervous wreck that I might lose them - or the diamond necklace they were kind enough to throw in!

This photo of the chapel is pure perfection to me. I am SO glad we picked Scarritt Bennett, even if it was freezing inside! (We had to keep the temp inside below 70 degrees so the organ would play properly - it is a dinosaur but so worth it when you hear how beautiful the sound carries.)

Right before our "first look." I was oddly calm in this moment. And so ready to see my groom.

Our first of many kisses that day. :)

Probably one of the best decisions I made was to let the chapel's beauty speak for itself - this candlescape at the altar table were the only decorations I had, and I loved the simplicity of it.

Have you ever seen a more handsome groom? I think he looks pretty happy to be getting married in a couple of hours, don't you?

One of my best memories. At the last minute (and as a surprise), I lined up this men's a capella group to sing "Oh Happy Day" for our recessional. I'll never forget hearing them rehearse in the back of the chapel in the minutes before we walked down the aisle.

All the ladies looking proper in the parlor

Can you say mischievous? Our twin ringbearers, Logan and Lucas. They were a hoot.

Almost too much cuteness for one picture!

Walking to the chapel, right after someone said "it's time!"

The first of one of my most favorite photos. I was so proud to be on the arm of my dad.

The first time I zeroed in on my groom at the end of the aisle.

This photo gives me goosebumps - I'm right back in that moment, seeing all those people I love smile at me and my dad.

Right before he "gives me away" - words can't say how that tears on your heartstrings!

Love this lighting...

"You may kiss the bride" - right before Mr. T's fistpump to the crowd!

Hearing "Oh Happy Day" up in the balcony!

And being blissfully happy to be Mrs. T!

Oh yes, I cried like a baby. Love my man's expression here. And really love that the lace handkerchief was my great-grandmother's - my something old.

Rocking a wedding band for first time and kissing my new husband! Yippee!!!
Next up - the Reception Recap. Oh, I'm on a roll now!


  1. Oh yea! Pictures! Everything looks amazing...especially that church! Wowsers! You can definitely get a sense of your day from all these lovely photos. So glad you got around to sharing them :)

  2. Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to begin. These photos definitely were just what we all needed to brighten this dreary Nashville day! Can I make a little confession? Your gorgeous photos make me wish just a little bit that I had decided to have a big hometown wedding instead of a destination wedding! I think it goes without saying that everything was instead I will just say that everything was absolutely perfect!

  3. oh this post makes me VERY VERY happy... i can't wait to get married there--ahhh!!!! I love recaps so keep bringing them on any day sweetie!

  4. Awww SUCH adorable pictures!! So SO SO sweet!!

  5. beautiful BEAUTIFUL wedding and beautiful BEAUTIFUL bride!!! i love LOVE your veil especially and pretty much, every other picture you posted. LOVE!!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! It looked like such an amazing wedding. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love the first look picture of you starting down the isle. Priceless. I cannot wait to see the next installment :)

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous!! Wedding pics will brighten anybody's day!! :) Can't want to see more! :)

  8. What an absolutely gorgeous wedding! Just found your blog and I'm glad I did!


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