Oh hey, I’m married now! What a crazy day!
It was a little weird waking and spending my morning home alone. I burned through my final NLE edit and tried to keep myself busy while I waited for brunch with the guys. I ended up driving to Bread Winners an hour before brunch and just put us on the list. Luckily the place was packed and our name came up just as Jon and David arrived. Nailed it! Our waiter was super weird and hilarious. “I’m very good at this,” he told us, before being OK at waiting tables.
Once I got to the venue I almost immediately got started putting the slow-mo booth together. Andy, Jon, David, and Cameron were all awesome at helping me get things ready and keeping a drink in my hand at all times. It was crazy seeing so many people helping to put this thing together for us. Emily was stuck in her little bride room getting ready all during the setup process. Meanwhile I got to wander around and visit with people as they showed up. HA!
After managing to get myself put together into a suit, I finally got to see Emily for the first time. WHAT A HOTTIE! We got to wander around and get our pictures taken for awhile before they hustled Emily back into hiding.
We had planned on doing the ceremony at our rain location, but at nearly the last minute we decided to go for it at the outside location. Luckily the ceremony was only about 15 minutes long–it probably would’ve been shorter if our parents weren’t so terrible at spreading peanut butter and jelly–because the rain started drizzling down right as the ceremony ended.
My favorite gag of the ceremony–except MAYBE for the PB&J–was at the very end, when Mark would normally say, “Brad, you may now kiss the bride.” Instead, he said, “Brad, you may now take your 365,” and I got to bust out my camera and snap this beauty of a shot! THEN I kissed her. Priorities, people! :P
At the reception we got to eat, dance awkwardly, and wander around saying hello to all our favorite people. People seemed to have a pretty good time I think. Having an open bar totally helps. The food was great, the drinks were great, and the dessert was great! Andy, Amanda, and Wright, Jr. pulled some serious heart strings during the toasts, too.
It’s around that time of the night where I stop remembering things clearly. All I know is that it was an amazing night, I got to see some of the best people in my life, and my wife and I are super exhausted. THANK YOU everybody who came out, and especially to those of you who worked so hard to make the night as magical as it was. I love you people!