Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I GOT HITCHED!

Wedding Day

It's true.  We did it!  Exactly 10 months after Robbie proposed, we officially tied the knot on Saturday.  It was - by far - the most amazing day of my life. The whole weekend was amazing actually.  I can't even put into words how incredible it was having so many friends and family members in one place, all laughing, crying, eating, drinking, dancing and celebrating love.

Melissa and Robbie's wedding

My bridesmaids, the groomsmen, our parents and our friends were truly our angels, working around the clock with us over the last week to finish everything up.  As I've mentioned before, our wedding was almost 100% D.I.Y., and we were literally wrapping up projects right until the last minute.  I was quite the train wreck frantically sewing the final buttons on my wedding dress minutes before we left for the venue!

wedding decor

Our wedding was a huge, beautiful group effort, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend.  It still doesn't seem real.

wedding photo booth

The last of our guests left yesterday, and Robbie and I spent the evening reading our cards, looking through the few photos we have so far, and trying to recreate everything in our heads.  People are not kidding when they say your wedding goes by quickly.  It was over in a flash.  Today, it's time to get back to work and reality - and somehow clean our house, which looks like it was hit by a wedding tornado.  I'll be sure to post more pictures as we get them from friends and our photographer.  And I can't wait to share my D.I.Y projects and wedding planning strategies with you over the next few weeks!

Huge thanks once again to the bloggers who filled Bubby and Bean with some seriously awesome guest posts during all the wedding madness of last week.  And thanks to all of you too, for your sweet wishes, and for being a part of this journey with me.  Stay tuned for more...




Photo credits: Ray Williams, Taylor Swope, Danielle Moses




32 comments:

  1. CONGRATS!!!!
    I love how almost everything was DIY. I put together my wedding in 2 months (yeh, im totally insane!) so I know all that stress you must have felt. BREATH! It's over and the best part has just begun. I wish you and your man a very happy life together.

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  2. Congratulations!
    You look beautiful, and I love the colours of everything. Looking forward to seeing more, but no rush! Enjoy your newlywedded bliss :)

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  3. So cute! Congrats!!! If you do not mind me asking how much did your whole wedding cost? (you can e-mail me at kelli.diane.ripley@gmail.com) Thanks! : )

    Kelli
    Dailypolkadots

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  4. Congratulations! Beautiful photos so far and I love your non-traditional dress!!

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  5. Congratulations! Love your dress and the little tiny details!

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  6. you look beautiful melissa! :) that dress is superb. congrats! it'll be fun to see the photos you show us later, when you have a chance in...
    http://honeybeelane.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congratulations, Melissa! You are shining! I wish you the best of luck and many many years of happiness and mutual understanding!

    Lots of love and hugs, Sonya

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  8. Congratulations!! This looks like such a fun wedding! :)

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  9. Congrats! You look so joyful and tranquil. Blessings!

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  10. So awesome! I love your bridal style.

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  11. so so happy for you all and I can't wait to hear more about it

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  12. you looked gorgeous!! i'm so happy for you :) i'm excited to hear more <3

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  13. Ahhh! What a lovely wedding--and you both looked so happy and GORGE! So glad that I got to be a part of your special day.

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  14. How wonderful! Congratulations, gorgeous! Everything looked so darling and you were an out of control adorable bride.

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  15. congrats, the few photos you posted look lovely! can't wait to hear more about all the DIY's. Yeah for being married!

    brittany

    prettylittlevintage

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  16. Congrats!! It looks so lovely!

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  17. Congratulations! Wishing you many years of happily ever aftering. Great dress, BTW!

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  18. GORGEOUS!!! I love love love what you did with your dress! And the decorations look soooo amazing, can't wait to see a ton more pics! Congratulations, looking forward to seeing and hearing more about the wedding and married life. :-)

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  19. Congrats, it looks like a wonderful day :)

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  20. Congratulations!!!! You both look fantastic!!!

    p.s.
    Everything look just gorgeous, I may try to DIY my wedding too:)

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  21. Congratulations! Everything looks spectacular, I absolutely love the 60's vibe of your dress and hair!

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  22. You looked so relaxed and happy, I am so glad that your day was as magical. I love the colour palette too. You looked amazing by the way- hope you are well sweet heart x Jo

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  23. Thank you so much everyone! You are all wonderful. :) It was SUCH an amazing day, and I have so much more to share. One thing I have to admit about DIY weddings (and all weddings, I'm sure), is that you end up being quite exhausted afterward! Or at least I am. :) I can't even imagine being on a honeymoon right now - I think I'd sleep the entire time. Stay tuned tomorrow for a tutorial on how we made our favors!

    xoxo,
    melissa

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  24. Congratulations Melissa... it looked perfect and you looked absolutely beautiful :)

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  25. EEeeeek! Congrats! Your little retro dress is SO ADORABLE. Youre like a dark haired bridget bardo! so cute.
    xo moorea

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  26. Yay congratulations! Your pictures are so beautiful!!

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  27. Congratulations! You looked BEAUTIFUL! I cannot wait to see more pictures.

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  28. Woohoo! Congratulations!! Love the purple!

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