WHAT UP PART 4. That’s right it took four posts to break down the wedding.
And to be honest there’s still more- just want to make sure I squeeze everything in. Taking my time with the posts because I don’t want to overwhelm you. If you’re new to The Skinny Confidential be sure to check out the previous wedding posts ( Part I | Part II | Part III ) so you can get the full deets.
So where did we leave off?
Oh, that’s right- the outfit change.
I did an outfit change because the wedding dress needed to own its moment. And it didn’t need a whole night of dancing & getting ruined.
I wanted to leave the wedding dress as a moment in time- didn’t want to oversaturate it, you know?
So I worked closely with The Dress Theory Bridal Shop ( my shopping experience ) to design a two piece for the afterparty. Lace on top, skirt on the bottom. Bridal on top, kind of slutty on the bottom. You know just sticking with the contrast theme here.
Anyway Michael & I came in to the party after getting touched up & immediately danced to the song NOTHING ELSE MATTERS by Metallica. If you haven’t heard of it, I highly recommend you download it- it’s one of our favorite songs.
The lyrics are beautiful.
The whole song Michael was DRUNK. Grabbing my butt the entire dance- BAHAHAH. Sorry Daddy. After the song was over?
It was time to PARTYYYYYY.
EVERYONE was dancing- like everyone. Again it was a small wedding so there weren’t any Debbie Downers which was ideal for the energy. Fabulous energy all around. The playlist was a medley…& everyone was buzzed up.
My friend, Jeff, pulled me aside & asked if I cared if he told everyone to jump in the pool.
“UM NO, PLEASE DO IT,” I said.
So my entire wedding party ended up in the pool, Dad & all. In their clothes.
Michael was swimming around in his suit like a fucking tadpole.
I got a Snapchat of it, which I’m very happy about:
I mean!!! Do you see my stepmom walking into the pool at the end?
Could die happy after this display.
I WISH YOU COULD FRAME VIDEO.
It really was a moment in time that was magical…& so funny. I mean everyone was screaming & chanting & just being drunk. Michael being the star of the drunk parade. LOL.
Included below are a few more photos of us looking presentable.
After the drunken poolscapades we headed back to our hotel room & had a party until 5 AM because that’s what you do when you get married right?
Like we needed more tequila & champagne for sure.
People even ended up sleeping in our hotel room- I didn’t care because that’s what I wanted- FRIENDS, FAMILY, FUNNY, CHILL.
Besides we could pull out the coconut oil after everyone went home, HA.
Oh, & if you haven’t watched the wedding video, watch!:
You should also know that our wedding filters were so fun! I highly recommend doing flirty filters for weddings or events on Snapchat. I worked really closely with Kelcey Vossen who’s this incredible artist & totally got my vision. We literally had a specific filter for every day. She even drew my friends- like she looked at their Instagrams & drew my best friends for a filter. How fun is that?
You can’t go wrong with a filter- everyone LOVES them. Trust me.
Note: if you have an event filter designed make sure you submit them to Snapchat 5 days before ( NO hashtags are allowed on the designs too ).
Check out the exact filters we used & follow Kelcey on Instagram to see more of her designs- she rocks:
ANYWAY! So ya, that was our wedding.
We had such a ball bringing you guys along. I think I’m going to do a wedding Q & A to answer all your questions- maybe a video? Ask me anything below so I can shout out your username.
Again we also have to discuss The Hangover Brunch, wedding party PART 2, wedding website,…and THE WEDDING RESHOOT. HAHA, aware I’m psycho.
All in all besides my drunken bridezilla moment I was pretty chill?
Well kind of, Michael said I reminded him of Congo on the Friday before our wedding, so there’s that.
At least he knows I mean business.
OHHH ANDDD our wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes– I’ve been a huge fan of their wedding site forever ( they just get it, you know? ). They basically broke down the whole event AND included a pic from our wedding re-shoot that I forced my whole ( poor ) family to do. Be sure to check it out on their badass wedding site, Green Wedding Shoes…& if you’re planning a wedding right now- they’re kind of a one-stop shop!
With that, I really hope you’ve enjoyed the wedding recaps. It was fun to re-live it.
Cabo is highly recommended if you’re looking for a chill place to have a wedding. I am very happy with how it turned out.
( Michael: can we please go back to celebrate our wedding anniversary? AHEM. Cough, cough ).
You can listen to wedding podcast ( ep. 36 ) if you want more- we talk all about how we got together in the first place. It’s a long one.
Thank you again for all the support & kind words on our marriage- we’re excited to see what’s next.
I love you guys! XO