Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Wedding Story [[PIC HEAVY!]]


White, cream, gold/champage colour sceme

Centerpieces were orchids submerged in water with a floating candle on top

Hey Guys!
I got back from Santorini, Greece on Monday evening and I went straight back to work Tuesday morning so I've been quite busy/tired. I managed to gather several photos from family and friends over the past couple days to give you all a glimpse into my wedding day. In short, it was THE BEST day of my life. It may sound cliche, but in all honesty, nothing in my life has come close to this moment and the memories with family and friends from that day. I will cherish July 23, 2011 for a lifetime.

The night before we had our rehearsal dinner which was a fun time had by all. We kept it simple by going to the hall, running over the ceremony twice and then heading back to my parents house for pizza and drinks. My bridesmaids spent the night and we went to bed around midnight, but I wasn't able to fall asleep until 4:00 am and I had to wake up at 7:00 am. I never thought I would be such a nervous bride, but for some reason I could not shut my brain off which kept me up the majority of the night. I made the girls breakfast in the morning and at 8:30 am we were at the salon getting our hair done by my cousin, Hollie. I did not get a makeup artist. All my bridesmaids did their own makeup, including myself because everyone is self-sufficient at doing their own makeup, as good as a pro. I brought a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and OJ for mimosas. At this time, both of the photographers met up with us and one of them came back to my parents house for the girls pre-ceremony photoshoot and the other went to meet Charles and his groomsmen at the hotel. I gave the girls pearl Tiffany & Co. bracelets as a bridesmaid gift. They were all shocked. Included was a heartfelt card which made everyone cry. LOL Thank you waterproof mascara.

Bridesmaid gifts were Tiffany & Co. Pearl bracelets


We took a stretch SUV limo to the hall for the ceremony. I was EXTREMELY nervous waiting in the limo for our cue to come into the hall to start the ceremony.


I had a cellist and a violist playing. While my father and I waited to walk down the aisle, we were both very emotional. Once he handed me to Charles we both choked up. I chose traditional vows and was at the end saying "through sickness and in health" and I started to get emotional again, you could hear it in my voice, no tears though. The ceremony was beautiful and many people cried.



After the ceremony, we went to a local park and had our wedding photos taken. I can't wait to see how the professional ones turn out! Here a couple some family members snapped.


The reception was perfect as well. Dinner was amazing, the speeches were touching, our mothers made a slideshow of Charles and I growing up throughout the years which was very special. My dad was our MC and he was very funny. It couldn't have been more perfect. Everyone said how "Cheryl" the entire wedding was, from my gown to the choice of decor. I think my vision turned out stunning.

Bottom layer was vanilla and strawberry creme, delicious!

The most emotional part of the whole day was when I had my father daughter dance. I cried like a baby on my dads shoulder. I would not have changed anything about the day and it truly was perfect. Once I receive the photographers photos I will post some of my favourites!

Charles and my first dance!

Father/daughter dance

Bouquet toss!

Enjoying some fruit and cake at the midnight buffet. Sporting my hubbies tie!

More Champagne!!!

Shots with the wedding party

Hope you enjoyed a little piece of my special day!


46 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL WEDDING... I LOVE THE HAIR YOU LOOKED STUNNING. CANT WAIT TO SEE MORE XOXO

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  2. I read everything!
    Great post <3
    Loved your dress as well

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  3. Congrats, you looked amazing and your day didn't look like it could have been anymore perfect for you :) xxx

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  4. Your wedding pics are so beautiful!!!! I'm happy for you girl! Your dress is gorgeous and the bridesmaids look so stunning!

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  5. That was beautiful I even got a bit emotional !! Congrats !! Btw I love how you all had on sunglasses hehe so adorable !!

    Xoxo
    Jess

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  6. u look so different here, than your normal self - more glitz and glam and shines. did u do your own makeup or using a makeup artist?

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  7. everything looks really classy and fun, what a dress you have! congratulations!

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  8. Aw everything looks like it was so beautiful! Congratulations!!

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  9. You looked amazing! Everything looked so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special day =)

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  10. Congratulations :) You are one pretty bride

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  11. Thanks for sharing your photos. You look beautiful.
    May You and Charles have a long and happy marriage.

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Absolutely beautiful! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy! I wish you and your husband many blessings and happiness!

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  13. Beautiful wedding!! Congratulations on finding your Prince Charming!!

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  14. wow, love your dress and the cake. looks like you had a pretty amazing day. hope you and your husband have a blessed life together!

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  15. What a beautiful ceremony! Congratulations!

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  16. You looked gorgeous and so happy! Congratulations :)

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  17. Aaawww Congratulations!!! It looked like such a fairytale - Happy for you both =)

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  18. You looked beautiful, congrats on your marriage!

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  19. OOOo, it all came together WONDERFULLY! CONGRATS, all of your hard work planning paid off!

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  20. Congratulations! Glad that your day was so special. You look gorgeous!

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  21. Nice picture! Thank you for sharing :) Congrats on your wedding

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  22. congrats! everything looks beautiful! i'm glad that you had such a perfect day <3!

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  23. O-M-G Cheryl, you look STUNNING hun! I am so happy for you. I have been following your blog for a long time now, and I can only say that I truly am excited for you! I am glad that it was the most perfect day, as it should be, right? Congratulations!!! love from Montreal :)

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  24. You look so beautiful, Cheryl! I'm so happy to hear everything turned out amazing. Mwah!

    Lacy

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  25. You looked beautiful and I love how everything was decorated. Beautiful cake as well. Enjoy being married :) I love being married.

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  26. Awww...ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Cheryl! A perfect fairytale...beginning.=) I just got married in November, so I know EXACTLY what this moment feels like & I couldn't be happier for you! Enjoy EVERY moment! I wish you the absolute world! Love, Hugs, & a HUGE Congratulations to you, Sweetheart! XO
    Calling All Dolls!

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  27. Congratulations!!! You looked stunning and these are such awesome pics! <3<3

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  28. i hope you had a great day! it looks awesome and i looking forward to see the professional pictures :)

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  29. you are so beautiful, wish you a great life with your love!!!

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  30. Congratulations!!! Your wedding day looked spectacular :)

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  31. Oh Gosh, I started to cry when I saw your father/daughter dance picture :)

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  32. Your wedding pics are so beautiful :)
    Congratulations! :)

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  33. you look gorgeous and wish a happy married life:)

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  34. Congrats! :-) i love your dress and your bridesmaid dresses, beautiful choice!

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  35. omg omg omg. Amazing, Cheryl!! I'm so happy for you. Everything is perfect! It makes me so excited to get married :D

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  36. Aww you looked beautiful and so happy! Congrats! You're now part of the club!ha ha. Love your dress and decor and of course love the cake because it resembles the cake I had.lol. So happy for you :) xxx

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  37. congratulations and best wishes! you looked really happy =)

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  38. CONGRATS I am so happy for you. You looked so happy, fresh and glamorous. I would really love to see a post about your wedding make up, I just have to copy that!!!! And about how you tan. Do you selftan?

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  39. You look beautiful Cheryl! Congrats once again. Everything looks stunning and put together nicely, glad to hear your day went off without a hitch!

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  40. U totally look like Miranda Kerr in the one picture where u and your hubbie walk hand in hand. I love you dress!!!!

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  41. YAY! You're married! You and you friends all look so beautiful! These are the same colors my boyfriend wants....very classy :)

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  42. I'm late but CONGRATS!!!!! You look so stunning :)

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