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When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
- William Shakespeare.
Just before the wedding, Ryan and I decided to do a Pre-Wedding Q&A. Not only did we think this might be insightful for anyone who is going through the wedding planning process too, but in years to come, we can look back on our answers and remember just how we were thinking on the lead up to the Big Day.
Now that we have been married for just over a month, we wanted to do a Post-Wedding Q&A to take some time and reflect on our thoughts about the wedding day, how it went, and if there is anything we would change.
What were you most nervous about before the ceremony?
J: Saying my vows. Ryan really wanted us to write our own and I was terrified. I was so scared that I was just going to burst in to tears, start blubbering, nobody was going to hear me, and that I'd look a total mess!
R: I didn't think I was nervous until it came to putting the rings on and my hand was shaking like a sh*tting dog. After that it was only just my speech. I felt really nervous as both the MOB's (Mother of the Bride) and MOH's (Maid of Honour) speeches were excellent and I hadn't even written one!
What was the best part of the day?
J: The ceremony was fantastic. Marrying Ryan was such an amazing feeling. Throughout the day it was really emotive catching each other's eye and knowing that this was going to be such a beautiful adventure.
R: Marrying Jackie of course.
Did any hiccups happen?
J: If they did I didn't know about them.
R: I forgot to write my speech, but luckily enough I am good at ad-libbing. Also some of the tables didn't have the right number of settings but I was there early enough to get them sorted.
Was there anything you would change?
J: Not a thing. Everything was so beautiful, and just so magical.
R: Maybe spending less time doing the more posed photos and more time enjoying the party. All our photos are fantastic but the best ones are the more candid.
What's one piece of advice you would give to a couple on their Big Day?
J: Enjoy every minute. The day goes so quickly that no sooner are you in the ceremony, the day is coming to an end. And don't sweat the small stuff. It really isn't worth the stress when there is so much excitement in the air.
R: Enjoy the day and make sure you take time to make special memories with just you and your partner.