It seems so long ago that I used to have to multi-task while watching TV in the evenings: sticking doilies here, trimming paper there, stuffing envelopes until I wanted to tell the envelopes to go stuff themselves, if you know what I mean. Since we've been back from the honeymoon, the most I've done while watching TV---and oh, you'd better believe we've watched show after show after show since we've been back, stretched out like sloths who no longer have to wield scissors or glue guns while keeping half an eye on the plot---is run the Furminator over the cats, and even then only half-heartedly.
We worked hard on this wedding, I'm not going to pretend like we didn't, like it all just fell into place without any effort. For eleven months, we planned and plotted and stuck and stitched and cut and hung and rolled and wrapped, and it wasn't just me and Sean, but my whole family who pitched in and helped; I hardly know where I'd be without them.
And today we finally got to see the fruits of our labor, when our amazing photographers, Erin Hearts Court---whom I really, really, really cannot recommend highly enough if you're in the market for a wedding photographer; not only do they do outstanding work but they're a blast to sit down and have a beer with---sent us the link to the blog post in which they'd posted a huge collection of our wedding photos.
I apologize if you're all weddinged out by now---or at least all weddinged out by my wedding---but it's just so crazy to see everything come together at once, to be able to piece the blur of the day back together into something cohesive and coherent. The day after, Sean and I could hardly even believe what had just happened; the whole thing seemed so weird and surreal, and it had all gone by so quickly that we half imagined we'd dreamed the whole thing up. When the photos from our kind and generous camera-wielding friends started pouring in, we realized, of course, that we hadn't, but there's still something that doesn't seem real about the day until a few weeks afterwards.
Here are a few of our favorites that Erin and Court took:
But if you'd like to see the full set---uh, might want to clear your calendar for the afternoon, there are a quite a few---you'll find them here on their blog.
And speaking of totally surreal experiences, our wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty today, which was extra-extra-strange for me, since it's the one wedding blog I read obsessively while planning, and it gave me an awful lot of inspiration.
It also gave me an awful lot of panic attacks---"oh god, these weddings are so beautiful, these people are so clever, might as well just have mine in a McDonalds parking lot, get it officiated by Carrot Top, and call it a day"----and I guess I can only say that I hope that our wedding (which you can see featured here, here, here, and here, in four different posts) isn't right this second causing some other girl to clutch at her collar, grip her monitor, and shout FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER CUTE DIY PROJECT, STOP TEMPTING ME, CRUEL TEMPTRESS. And then add it to her Google Docs spreadsheet anyway.