Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'm back and I'm now Mrs. Amanda Solis!!

Our wedding ceremony arch. My florist did a fabulous job!
Hello to all my faithful followers and also the new followers I accumulated while I was gone! Our wedding day was absolutely FABULOUS! All of my intensive planning and organizing paid off and our wedding day was fairly smooth.

Flower petals aisle design. I didn't actually get to see this in person...=(
The night before the wedding, I went to bed at 9pm and took a sleep aid because I knew it would be a long wedding day. Let me tell you something, sleep aids DO NOT WORK when the next day is your wedding day...lol. I did not sleep a wink as much as I tried. I don't know what it is, maybe my mind just would not stop going over last minute details but I seriously could not sleep.

Our Best Man and Maid of Honor
My day started at 3:45am...yes you read that right...3:45 IN THE MORNING! My hairdresser wanted me to be in her salon at 4:30am showered and hair dry so she could jump right in to getting my hair done. I knew that girls take forever to get ready but I honestly didn't realize how long it would actually take. We ended up running almost an hour behind getting ready that morning with hair, makeup and getting everyone dressed.

The flowergirls and my puppy Gromit. He was so well behaved!
We opted to take all our formal pictures before the ceremony so we ended up being about 20 minutes late to our own wedding...good thing it can't start without the bride and groom. =) The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous...except for the fact that my nose would not stop running because it was windy and rather cold. Good thing my sister/maid of honor had a wad of tissues tucked in her dress!

The bridesmaids and flowergirls
The whole ceremony was very surreal. I couldn't quite believe that I was finally standing there in front of my best friend saying our vows. I almost could not make it through my vows because I couldn't stop crying! I was seriously a hot mess but that's the best part about being the bride...no one is ever going to say you're a hot mess on your wedding day...hahaha.

My walk to meet my prince!


We are now husband and wife!
 I'm not sure how we managed to do this but somewhere between the ceremony and the start of the reception we managed to catch up to our schedule and actually end up ahead of it! Our reception was pretty much smooth sailing all the way! I only wish I could have spent more time talking to some of our guests from out of state that had come all the way just for our wedding. I loved our special day and will always cherish the memories and moments!

Our gorgeous cake table!


Cake cutting. Right before we smashed the cake into our Best Man
and Maid of Honor's faces!!! It was priceless!











My hubby dancing with his Best Man!
The reception ended up wrapping early which was actually really nice because it left us with an extra hour of photography time which we took advantage of to get a lot more wedding photography of just us. I cannot wait until we get our professional pictures back! It'll probably be about 3-4 or maybe 5 months before we get all of them back (we had our photographer for 9 hours so that's a lot of pictures!) but I will definitely share them with you when we do!

Our farewell/thank you speech =)

9 comments:

mNg said...

Congratz Amanda! Everything looked gorgeous :) You're gorgeous too.

Amanda T. said...

@mNg Thank you!

Melissa said...

Aww super sweet, what a beautiful ceremony. Congratulations and God bless your marriage!

Kattatonic Fierceology said...

:D So Beautiful! Congrats!

rivercitylizzy said...

*squees* Ah, what a gorgeous ceremony and what a lovely bride you are, Amanda! Big hugs and congrats to you and your new hubby <3

Ki said...

Congrats! You two make such a gorgeous couple! :D

Reggie (R.M. Jackson) said...

Congratulations! You and your dress are gorgeous! :D

Did anyone get a picture of you two smashing the cake at the best man and maid of honor? I can only imagine how awesome a video of that would have been! ;)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Solis!

Everything looks beautiful! I love your dress :) Can't wait to see the rest of the pics

PS: the petal designs in the aisle - great idea!

Amanda S. said...

@Melissa Thanks so much!

@Katt Thank you!

@Liz as you would say, mahalo!

@Ki Thank you!

@Reggie YES! Our photographer were standing right in front of us so they got pictures! I'll share when I get them back!

@Cheryl Thank you! I can't take credit for the idea of the petal design..I got that from a wedding blog.

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