I’m sure you’ve heard a million times over that a girl’s best day in her life is her wedding day. But I think that would almost be an understatement to how I feel about the day I finally said I do. Surprisingly, I didn’t feel nervous when the day came. I felt ecstatic and my dad and I were laughing down the aisle because he admitted to me he was more nervous than I was. Though I was feeling super anxious a few days prior with all of the things that could possibly go wrong, I accepted that I couldn’t control anything further I was still going to marry the love of my life if something didn’t go as planned. (Plus any last minute problems were now assigned to the help I hired, and she made sure my day was perfect). What might have shocked me more than anything is that at the end of the night, every single thing I planned went as expected. I can’t thank every single person involved in our wedding enough to have made our dream wedding a reality.
That being said, I REALLY struggled to pick a few things only that seemed extra special to me about my wedding day, and since I’m on my honeymoon in Thailand right at this moment, (which I can’t wait to write a post on!) I’ll make this brief. After our ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Bren and I planned a surprise for all our guests with a traditional Mariachi band to start up as soon as we exited through the front doors. As the mariachi started up playing my favourite song “Son de La Negra”, Jimmy (Bren’s brother and one of his best men) placed the glass for Bren to break and everyone shouted Mazel Tov, mixing our heritages together in a beautiful way I would have never thought possible.
Moving forward to the reception, the rooftop garden of our venue 620 Loft and Garden was also a little gem that I was beyond excited for. Cocktail hour was held on the roof and you could see the entirety of the Cathedral and all of 5th ave. It felt like a secret garden to me, high above the city. Bren snuck away with me for a few kisses amongst all the greenery just like we did after getting engaged in the gardens of Versailles.
After cocktail hour, we moved inside to begin the real party. (Music anyone?) The bridal & grooms party were introduced in a flash and before I knew it, it was our turn to break through the curtains as the new Mr. & Mrs. Bakst. My first dance with Bren was “La Vie en Rose” by Louis Armstrong and was the one time during the whole day I cried. It was so surreal, nothing could have prepared me for how it actually felt to be in his arms like that. Now you’re probably looking at the pictures and wondering how on earth I could dance in a dress like mine. Despite the fact that my dress was about fifty pounds, dancing in it was surprisingly easy and fun. It almost as if the dress was another part of the party, as guests would grab a corner and pull me towards the dance floor.
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