I mentioned in my Weekender post earlier today that I had a wedding photo coming tonight, and while I was going to include it with the Weekender, I ended up writing a separate post. This this ended up being a lot longer than I planned (ha! apparently I loved our wedding). Plus, I didn’t want to distract from all the J.Crew Factory things I want. 😉
So…here you go! My photographer sent me this a couple days after our wedding and I still cannot stop looking at it. Hooman from Vesic Photography is SO incredibly talented and I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos from the day.
Why we only have one photo from our wedding
I’ve been asked repeatedly by friends, family and blog readers for photos and Tommy and I quickly realized the day after our wedding that there are basically no photos from our wedding other than what our photographer captured. So this is it for now! (Oh and this selfie!) The thought of people taking photos during the ceremony gave me a lot of anxiety (for various reasons, which I’ll go into at some point if you’re interested), so we asked people not to take photos during the ceremony. And then, it turns out that people never really took photos the entire night. At first, I was pretty rattled not having ANY photos…and then I realized just how magical that is. I don’t remember seeing a phone the ENTIRE NIGHT.
And that’s kind of amazing.
Instead, we watched our family and loved ones talk and get to know each other. Given that my family lives across the country, it’s very likely that our wedding is the only time everyone will be together and it was amazing to watch them interact — and just how easy and natural it seemed. One of my friends told me that he never even thought about his phone the entire night because he was having such a good time – and that’s the biggest gift and compliment I could imagine, that our guests were so present that they didn’t even think about their phones.
The night was truly magical, and I think a big part of that feeling was seeing people interacting with each other — and Tommy and I are SO grateful we got to watch that and soak it all in. We had a small table at the head of the dining room with just the two of us and we were brought to tears frequently (our family will attest to that!), just filled with gratitude by having so many people we love in one room and our worlds combining.
More photos are coming.
Once I get more photos, I’ll be sure to share. (It’s like when we had film cameras and we had to wait for photos. 😉 ) You can see previous wedding and wedding planning posts here.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Thank you all for your love and support as Tommy and I start our lives together. It means so much to us, especially since I feel like so many of you are long-time friends (even though I’ve never met of you!). <3