we are married! (+ we told a little fib…)

by Amy on 2 May 2011

we are officially married!

remember when i told you about our wedding weekend plan? how saturday was our big party, sunday was our family brunch, + monday was the actual ceremony? that was mostly true, except the part about monday…

this whole time, we planned to do a surprise wedding ceremony about an hour into our saturday night party. this included an outfit change from cocktail dress to bridal gown + bouquet for me, addition of a suit jacket, tie, pocket square + boutonniere for honey, our bluegrass quartet switching temporarily to the traditional canon in d, + an appearance of a minister under a beautiful gazebo on the property.

of the 80 guests at the party, only 6 were in on the secret – my parents, honey’s parents, the homeowners/hosts of the party + my wonderful friend tabitha. she, in an awesome coincidence, has a background in event/wedding planning, so she helped orchestrate the surprise, including getting me changed into my wedding gown in record time. other than that, none of our friends or families knew, nor did the photographer, caterers, etc. it was so hard keeping the secret from everyone, but we knew the surprise would be a great gift that we could give to them.

wonderfully, everything went off perfectly. the weather was glorious, in the high 70s, sunshine dappling through the trees as my father walked me through the gorgeous yard + gardens towards my husband-to-be under the gazebo, as our friends + families watched, gasps of awe + thrilled looks of surprise across their faces. lots of pictures will come soon, but for now, i’m off to the caribbean to celebrate with my husband!

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1 Leah (So, How's It Taste?) May 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

I love that, you sneaky duo! Congrats on being married and having such a gorgeous Saturday. Have a blast on the honeymoon and see ya when you get back!

2 Tabitha May 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon! Thanks for inviting me, I was happy to help. You guys are genius and your surprise was fantastic. Your guests were so thrilled!

3 Kelly May 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

Aw congrats to you both! I love the surprise wedding! What a wonderful surprise gift to your guests! Have a wonderful honeymoon!

4 Andrea May 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

Congrats and good luck! So happy for you. What a great story to tell for years to come.

5 erinsfoodfiles May 2, 2011 at 11:27 am

YAY for surprise weddings!!! How awesome that you did it that way!!! Hope yall have a wonderful time!

6 Kira May 2, 2011 at 11:48 am

What a wonderful surprise! I’m sure your guests loved it. Have a great time on your honeymoon!

7 Truthful Mommy May 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Awww!COngratulations, sweetie! I can’t wait to see the post with the photos! What a marvelous way to commemorate the occasion by surprising every one.Awesome. I absolutely love it.

8 The Waspy Redhead May 14, 2011 at 11:51 am

Congratulations! I’m loving your recap posts, you were such a beautiful bride.

9 amy May 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

aww, that is so sweet! its been awesome to write the recap posts, since it makes me really focus on the wonderful little details. we just got a first glimpse at our professional pics + they are amazing! some of those will be on the blog within a few weeks. =)

10 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 26, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Yay for weddings! Love the story… now I want to see pictures! 😛

11 amy July 26, 2011 at 9:25 pm

and you will, you will! hopefully this week, if i get my rear in gear + start writing the post rather than seeking out cool new blogs to read. =)

12 CJ at Food Stories May 4, 2012 at 10:59 am

WOW … what an exciting story and what gorgeous rings :-)

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