Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Candids

How do you recap a wedding on a personal blog?  I really don't know the answer to that - for some reason, I can't find any on the blogs I read regularly!  (Help.  Please.  I know you're out there.)  You've heard so much over the past year about everything that went into our wedding, but what came out was a lot of colors and sounds and feelings - how do you put that into words?

It's also tricky because, as I've mentioned before, Jon isn't comfortable with me sharing intimate moments of the day here.  Add to that the fact that I don't remember many details from August 24 because it was such a whirlwind of joy and love... well, maybe I should mostly let pictures from the evening speak for themselves?

You've seen the sneak peek that Tarah published last week but, given that intro, it's probably for the best that I use today to share candids that our friends took, which will give me more time to gather my thoughts and to run a draft by Jon.  So let's save the formal SMP-style post for when we get our professional photos from Tarah, shall we, and just enjoy the wonderful chaos of the day I married the most handsome man in all of England!











There are tons more, many of them fantastic shots of our friends having a great time, but I'm not sure they want those up here so you mostly just get me and Jon for now.  I hope you don't mind!  Thank you to John and Lucy, Camilla, Lynsey, and Sara for letting me share your photos - you guys are the best.

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I've been waiting to see and hear more about this transatlantic wedding! I love how happy both you and Jon look and I can't wait to see more.

    I recapped our wedding on my blog around our first anniversary. I broke it up into a few different posts centred around main topics. (You can check it out here if you're interested... http://www.fromtheretoheretheblog.com/search/label/Wedding ) I, for one, really appreciated following along your process and I look forward to seeing how everything came together!

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  2. I had a hard time recapping our wedding too, there was so much to say and yet I couldn't find the words. (This is the month they were all posted in - http://andreaythomas.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html). Um, I love the pink on Jon, I didn't realize they work pink and I love it! And you guys look so fabulously happy and in love and it makes me smile to see the pictures. Yay!

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  3. Actually, some of the candids from our wedding were some of my favorites too :) Looks perfect!

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  4. I've been doing Wedding Wednesday posts regularly since our wedding (well, since I started blogging regularly again, back at the beginning of summer). It helps to just share pictures (and I usually divide them into specific posts like signature drink, flowers, etc), and then as you start looking at pictures some of those special memories come rushing back--just let me know if you'd like to check them out and I'll send you the link! Also, I'm loving these pictures here and the ones you've been posting on Instagram--your wedding day looked beautiful and I'm excited to hear more about it! (As long as Jon approves, of course :))

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  5. oh yes please! I'd love to see. thank you :) I don't know why I drew such a blank! maybe also though the words will come when I see the official photos?

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  6. they're great! my friends are all hired :)

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  7. I had nothing to do with the pink! I didn't get a say in choosing the boys' outfits - I wasn't even allowed in the store with them! they did good on their own :)


    and thank you!

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  8. Ahh so lovely to see! You both just look so happy! Great to see it all together after reading all the blog posts about it :)

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  9. thoroughlymodernblog.blogspot.com
    I think for some reason, it's also hard to remember things immediately after, because you're still kind of reeling from the big day. I tried to sit down and write a post of everything I remember about a week later, and nothing came to me! But when I see pictures and see certain emotions on our faces, that's when I start to remember certain little moments throughout the day.

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  10. I need a picture of the cheese cake. which I completely forgot about until I saw the real one above [which Jon is cutting with a sword...?]
    please and thank you.

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  11. You guys look so absolutely happy!!! And it looks like everything turned out beautifully. I love wedding candids and family pictures - they capture all the little details that the actual photographers sometimes miss!


    I come from a social media happy family so that was a pretty good guide to what was happening when and where, but I was also able to use the pictures to step back through my day. I divided up a lot of my planning posts the same way, so it was kind of fun to draw the line back through "this is what I planned" and "this is what we actually did." My last post in the recap was my favorite, actually: "I'm Glad I Did / I Wish I Had" for a couple reasons: 1) there wasn't a lot in the "I Wish I Had" category, and 2) it let me go back through all the things we did and really be happy about doing them! If you want to see any of them, I can shoot you the link!

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  12. haha yes, Jon is cutting the real cake with his grandfather's sword, which he was given in a diplomatic capacity. he is not taking me hostage, as one friend guessed after seeing that photo. nor is he protecting me from pirates, as another friend guessed.

    and BEHOLD THE CHEESE CAKE: http://instagram.com/p/dc5QApJOii/

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  13. The smiles on both of your faces say it all. ♥

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  14. These are adorable. The venue is gorgeous from what I can see and I LOVE everyone's bouquets so much. And you two look so happy! Love it all.

    Also, this is how I recapped our awesome wedding (it took a few posts): http://sweetandwildchild.blogspot.com/search/label/wedding%20day?max-results=20

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  15. So beautiful! I love everything!

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  16. Aw I love a good wedding candid!!! :) These are great, I love the one of speeches happening.

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  17. I love candid photos- especially from events like weddings! It helps make sure you remember the little things :) congratulations again and I love the dancing photo!

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  18. haha yes someone caught me crying - not hard to do!

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  19. Why does Jon have a sword?! You look so beautiful and happy! xx

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  20. it was his grandfather's ceremonial sword! how cool is that?

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  21. LOVE the sword. A friend of mine recently used a sword to cut her cake as well. bad ass. ;)

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  22. I LOVE THESE AND YOU'RE SO GORGEOUS AND


    okay, I'm tired of caps. But yay for all the happiness!! You two both look so, so, blissfully happy!

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  23. I looooove these... you look so so so so happy! :) What a wonderful day... I love that you can see that several people are crying during Jon's speech. So sweet! xxx

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  24. Love the sword picture and I ADORE your dress. That style is really elegant and lovely!! Wonderful candid photos. Sometimes pics friends take can be just as heartwarming and amazing as the professional ones.

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  25. Did you guys cut the cake with a sword? AWESOME.


    I love the bling in your hair by the way, and I cannot wait to see more of those gorgeous flowers and the venue! You look so happy!

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  26. Such terrific photos of a lovely day! The smiles on everyone's faces say everything. Congratulations and very best wishes.

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  27. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! You looked gorgeous!

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  28. YOUR DRESS!!! Betsy your dress is gorgeous! I bet the only thing prettier that day than your dress was you :)
    P.S. Love that the lads wore morning suits. x.

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  29. Okay... I'm dying to know: what did you decide as your first dance song?! Your dress turned out so pretty!!

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  30. I love the candids!!!

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  31. It looks like it was a wonderful day - so happy for you both! x

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