Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Flashback: Our Christmas Wedding

BEWARE: Cheesy post ahead!

Tomorrow is our 5 year wedding anniversary, so I thought today's Flashback Friday post would be good as a WEDDING post! I love weddings. I wish I could have about 30 of them. Will and I actually had two wedding, two months apart from each other because immigration laws bunked up the legalities of our first ceremony... but our wedding on December 19th, 2004 will always be one of the absolute BEST days of my life (preceded by the night Will and I met at the airport in Ireland).

With Will and I, it was pretty much love at first sight. I know, I know.... total cliche and hopelessly romantic in a made-for-TV-movie kinda way... but its true. I was on the escalator when I saw him sitting in one of the waiting areas at the Dublin airport and I was like, "Whoooo! Lets go sit in the empty seat next to the cute guy!"

So I did and Will and I ended up talking for 10 hours straight (our flights were early the next morning and all the hotels and hostels were booked). He confessed later that he said to his mom as soon as he arrived back home, "I just met the one."

I know. Awwwwww, right? Totally made-for-TV movie. So anyway, here are few photos from our wedding.

I had to walk down these stairs in my dress and heels. How I didn't fall to my death, I have no idea. But isn't the staircase pretty?

My best friend from high school and maid of honor, Jenni, helping me get ready!

My wedding party!

Will with his brother Tom, and brand new brother-in-law, Dan

My adorable little flower girl!

This is my favorite of all my wedding photos... the moment just before my rugby-playing bridesmaid (and best roommate ever) Jean plowed into my tiny little flower girls, on a mission to catch the bouquet.

And then... um... I hesitate to post this... but this is our wedding video. The ONE AND ONLY wedding video. Our wedding is featured a grand total of 20 seconds of it.

Basically, this is what you get when your drunk Welsh friend offers to make you a wedding video. It features drunk Will in Wales before he flew out for the wedding, Will and his two friends, Keryn and Dean and their drunken day trip to San Francisco, and ... a lot of British drunkards being drunk. I don't know how to describe it any other way.

Just FYI, our wedding/getting ready for the wedding begins about 2 and a half minutes into it, when all the groomsmen are rapping. Yeah. I may just have the most unusual wedding video on the planet. I kind of love it, though. Thanks, Deano!



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Alyssa S. said...

Happy Anniversary Marisa and Will!!! I'm always the first to go on and on about how I don't like big fancy weddings...but yours looked amazing. Our wedding video is forever messed MIL's VHS camera filmed everything in fast forward. No one has been able to fix it. I'm sure someday, if we pay someone some good money, we might be able to recover it. Maybe we want to...and maybe it's the universe's way of saying, there wasn't much to see :P

Devon said...

Wow! Looks beautiful!!! Happy Anniversary! (love the story!)

Karen Faulkner said...

Beautiful story, beautiful pictures. Happy Anniversary!

Giggly said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!! Your wedding pics are beautiful!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary, and congratulations!!

What a beautiful/handsome couple you two are!

bunter said...

ooooowwwww! your husband is cute! What a great wedding music video. You are a lucky girl!

Unknown said...

Will.. ahem, I mean *bunter*... I think people are going to know that's you flattering yourself... :P

Will Hopkins said...

Lovely post my dear. You look smashing. What a strange comment by that silly Bunter chap! Well anyway jolly good blog old bean.

Kelly Warren said...

Happy Anniversary! I love your photos and the video is rather, um, entertaining. :-)

Carry Grace said...

Will's comments are hysterical.

Happy Anniversary you two!

April said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Wishing you many more happy years to come. I love those mushy love stories!

On a completely random note, I went completely nuts when we came to visit trying to figure out who Will reminded me of when he talked. I finally figured it out... Jason Statham. Told you, completely random

Tia Colleen said...

Awww, Happy Anniversary!!

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

Happy Anniversary!! You were a very beautiful bride!

that video...LMAO!!

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