The rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and New Year's Eve party were all fantastic. But I was rather focused on what was happening the next day...
The day of the wedding, I woke up with three of my wedding party who'd stayed over with me. Jen and I giggled in bed after we woke up, Dana went for a job, and Michael ate leftover cheesecake from the New Year's Eve party. I wasn't all that tired, and I was ready to head on over to the hotel. I was getting married!
Here's me calling someone - Cassondra, maybe - to mention something to Dave for me. I hadn't talked to him all day, so I kept making up excuses to have someone talk to him for me. Heh.
Dave also getting ready with his brother. You can see his black Lego cufflinks in this pic.
After we had taken some pictures of just the two of us, our wedding party joined in on the chilly (40-degree weather) fun.
The girls. Dana and Jennifer were my bridesmaids, while Tammy and Cassondra on the right were Dave's groomswomen. I love this pic.
The entire wedding party. Yeah, we're full of attitude.
After being outside, we went back in a took a few more around the hotel. By that point I was starting to feel truly exhausted. All of the attention and being on my feet for hours made me want to just run back to my parents' room and sit down for a while... which I did. No one was around for over an hour, and I did feel a little abandoned.
In the end, though, I was glad I had that alone time with my parents. They kept me calm and focused - Mom helped me in and out of my shoes again. They were super-cute the entire day.