Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Wedding Ceremony

We got married at the 29 Palms Inn in Twentynine Palms, California on May 17th, 2014. I had heard so many say it would be the best day of my life, and well, they were right.

I absolutely love our venue and we are already talking about going back (it's also a hotel). It is a bit out in the middle of nothing, circling around an oasis, and there are so many unique quirks and details. It was like no venue we had ever seen before (being wedding videographers, we have seen our fair share) so we knew it would be the perfect place to celebrate our day. 
Jordan and I woke up together the day of our wedding. Since we were doing a first look before our ceremony we didn't see the need to "hide" from each other for the majority of the day. Plus, if I had spent the night alone in our two bedroom hut I probably would have gotten NO sleep whatsoever. So we woke up to each other with the thoughts of "omg it's our wedding day!!!"
As the girls were getting ready in our adobe hut, I felt relaxed. Which is crazy. I am unfortunately rather anxiety-ridden and I am so so thankful I felt at ease the entire day (except perhaps the few minutes leading up to the ceremony when I was like omgomg it's happening). Even my mom and friends took note of my chill attitude.
(I mean, is he the cutest or what?)
Our first look. (Tee hee) This moment is a blur, all I really remember is J saying "Let's do this already. I wanna do this!!"
Can we talk about how it was hot as hell? The weekend before we got married was 20 degrees cooler than our wedding weekend. Temperatures were pushing three digits for us. Just a couple days leading up to our wedding we rented a couple industrial misting fans and they did wonders for keeping our guests cool. We kept our bridal party photos limited since it was during the hottest part of the day, but everyone was good sports!
 The walk down the aisle.....the music, the way the light was shining down...I won't forget it. I met J's eyes and didn't look away. I remember my dad leaning in and saying "This is your moment." There were tears, of course.
More tears. I swear I probably kept it together for one little sentence and then it was all waterworks. I also remember all the waterworks giving me quite the runny nose but I wasn't about to straight up blow my nose during our wedding ceremony so I was repeatedly sniffling. Sexy bride, let me tell ya.
And we did it! So happy! So fun sharing a glimpse into our special day with you guys! Next up I will share our reception photos. It was quite the party if I do say so myself. *cough* snow machine *cough*

Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to see something I didn't share.

(Photography: Heather Saunders Photography, Makeup: Brie Does Makeup, Coordinator: Vanessa Noel Events, Signs + boutonnieres: Delovely Details, Dress: Grace Loves Lace, Belt: BHLD, Robe: Silkandmore, Suit: JCrew, Neckwear: Accents, Invitations: DIY) 

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful - everything and everybody :-) Congratulations!

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  2. YAY! I love that you shared your day with us! Everything looks so amazing! I love your floral crown!

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  3. These pics are beautiful!

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  4. You are so beautiful! What a gorgeous bride! :) Congrats to you both.

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  5. Awww! You look absolutely beautiful :-)

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  6. Nicki C7:05 PM

    Love it! So beautiful!

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  7. These pictures, you and J and just everything looks beautiful!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  8. You are the cutest couple! And you look so happy. Wishing you 100 years and more of mutual bliss. πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š

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  9. Looks magical! I'm also a newlywed (got hitched in the beginning of August), and it's so fun to see other peoples big day. You look so happy, and that's the most important thing :). Our wedding day was hot as well, and I could totally see why prides choose to change their dress for the reception (those sweaty thighs ain't no fun). Looking forward to more wedding posts!

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  10. ahhhhhhhhhhhh you were so stunning. I can't get over it. Love you two!!! <3

    I only wish Penny was there in the photos. hahaha

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  11. Congratulations!!!!! You are so gorgeous. I'm in love with your first look picture!

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