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#1 Maura

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

***Glenda asked me to post this for her because she can't upload pics at work, so she sent me everything to upload and post.***
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Hi girls! First of all let me say that I am so thankful to all of you for your help, advice, well-wishes and most importantly your friendship. I don't know how I could have planned a last minute wedding w/o all of your help! Although I started out as a Cabo bride, in the end I ended up getting married in good old NYC. LOL. No beach but there was def lots of sunshine. (It was scorching hot with temperatures in the 90's and humidity through the roof). In typical NY fashion it would not be a NY wedding if there wasn't drama along every step of the way.

I had a lot of bumps along the way but in the end I married my best friend and I couldn't be any happier. My day started with a hairdresser who warned me that he has trouble getting up in the morning. Ummmm okay. LOL. Luckily though he woke up on time and I can't rave about him enough b/c he is absolutely excellent. He is so nice and he did my make-up and hair exactly the way I wanted. I did my hair half-up, half-down with soft curls. He did a light bronzer on my face, pale lips and a pinkish eyeshadow that he somehow made look smokey when blended in with black eyeliner. I had that whole Kim Kardashian smokey eye look (except it wasn't so dark). Here is a pic of my hair and make-up:
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My best friend Tiffany gave me this great white Juicy Coutoure sweat suit to wear while I got ready. Instead of the usual soon to be it just said "MRS V." which I absolutely loved. Not to mention it was so comfy. Here are some pics of the sweatsuit:
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Then there was the issue of the limo driver. He had a little bit of attitude but in the end he really came through for me when I was abandoned by everybody. LOL. In the morning we had him drop me off first to the hairdresser's house and Tiffany and my sister went to the local deli to get breakfast. Well it turns out it was my hairdresser's b-day so Tiffany wanted to pick him up some coffee and breakfast. Then they had the limo driver drive them back to the hairdresser's house. Well the limo driver proceeds to ask Tiffany "How long do you think your going to be b/c I TOO would like to eat some breakfast." LOL. I guess he was upset that Tiffany hadn't offered to buy him breakfast. Whatever, in the end everything worked out fine.

We then left the hairdresser's house and headed in the limo to the church. Here is a pic of me in the limo with the fabulous veil that was provided by our very own Maura. It was so pretty...simple yet elegant!

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So we arrive to the church only to realize that James is in the car right behind me! I freaked out b/c I didn't want him to see me but then I realized that the limo windows were tinted. CRISIS AVERTED. LOL. Then upon closer inspection I notice that there are a ton of black cars outside the church. I had no idea what was going on so Tiffany calls James and asks him what is going on. He tells Tiffany that there was a death and someone is having a funeral. I felt awful that a family was inside grieving for their loved one and here I was all chipper. Then I found out that b/c of the funeral my wedding would be pushed back. Which normally I wouldn't care but unfortunately the limo driver had to get me back by a certain hour b/c he had another wedding to go to and apparently the bride is a Bridezilla.

Tiffany told James to get lost and he decided to drive around for 20 minutes while I got settled inside the church. Well then more drama ensued. I didn't know where the bridal suit was b/c I didn't have a rehearsal. And I couldn't exactly ask the priest b/c he was clearly performing the funeral mass. So I ran to a religious office hoping someone was in there to tell me where the suite was. I don't know if this guy didn't know where it was or if this was actually the "bridal suite" but he took me to the confessional room. Which is creepy enough as it is, but the door was see through glass. So I had to change in a room where people confess their sins and the door is see through. LOL. I did my best to change as quickly as possible. And I'm happy to report that after all my many quick fix diets, the dress FIT! Thank goodness. I looked pregnant which is a whole other issue but at least it fit! Here is a pic of the dress:
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And the back of the train:
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Finally when the ceremony was ready to start I realized that I had no idea what was going on b/c we had never had a rehearsal. I am looking everywhere for my priest and I can't find him. Finally someone from the church comes up to me and informs me that my priest had a heart attack in the church during the funeral mass! I couldn't believe it. So they rushed to get some priest from another church to do my ceremony. Not only had I never met this priest before, but he wasn't a presiding priest at my church so he had no idea where anything was. LOL.

So I somehow finally make my way down the aisle (and this is where the limo driver saved the day and fluffed my gown for me and told me when to start walking) and my father who had recently had knee surgery starts whispering that I'm going too fast. So I try slowing down but when I glance at my dad I notice that his face is pale and his eyes start rolling in the back of his head. He was this close to fainting but somehow he made it through.

Needless to say the ceremony was a disastrous mess. I don't think the priest had ever married anyone before. When iI was saying hello to people during the receiving line the priest grabbed me and dragged me to the side. He had forgotten to ask me to sign the marriage certificate! Ahhh! I almost left the church w/o being legally married! But again somehow we made it through. Here are some pics of the flower set ups.



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I had lots of bows and candelabras and they were absolutely beautiful. The funny thing is that I never saw any of my flowers before the day of the wedding. I made an appointment with the florist but he forget and stood me up and we had to do it by the phone. I had no pics with me, I just figured I would walk in there and he would show me stuff and I would pick what I liked. But since he didn't show up I just made up a vision of what I wanted. I honestly had no idea what I wanted beforehand. So everything turned out beautiful w/o me even ever seeing the flowers. LOL. Here is a pic of my sister's bouquet which I thought was gorgeous:
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#2 Maura

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

Here is a pic of my bouquet which I also loved. I had one of those memory frames with a pic of James' grandfather in it. I also wrapped my communion pearl beads on the bouquet and I placed the starfish pin which our very own Alyssa was kind enough to lend me. I will update with a close up of the bouquet later. In the end I gave the bouquet to James' grandmother who was really touched by the gesture.
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My friend Tiffany got bubbles for all the guests so they blew those when we left the church:
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Now I get to the good part. I didn't hire a photographer b/c I just didn't have enough time. I tried contacting our very own Leigh Miller but she was booked for that date already. But I was able to get a last minute photog...Drum roll please....our very own JASON! Yes BDW's Jason was kind enough to offer to take some pics of my wedding. He came down with Karen and I couldn't be happier to have met one of the greatest couples! They truly are so sweet and you can tell they are so in love. Btw Jason my parents are OBSESSED with you. LOL. Here are some pics of Karen and I:
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Here is a pic of Jason and me:
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I should also mention that I wore red shoes to my wedding. I absolutley loved them! Here is a pic: (Please don't mind my nasty feet I got bit like crazy by insects the day before)
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Here is a pic of James and I in the limo as we left the church. (Please don't mind my boobs practically coming out of my dress)
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After the church we headed over to James' parents house for a backyard reception. Everyone kept saying it felt very "Father of the Bride" b/c we had lots of white tents and round tables. Here is a pic of the cake which was chocolate w/raspberry filling: Click the image to open in full size.
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I also had cupcakes which were made by my best friend Tiffany. I absolutely heart these! They tasted amazing! They were funfetti and they were gone in like 5 minutes. She made over 300 of them and everyone devoured them.
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#3 Maura

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:13 PM

I changed into a second dress once I got to his parents' house. It was turqoise blue silk dress. Unfortunately as soon as I got there the bartender gave me a glass of water and he spilled an entire blender full of liquor onto my dress. This is me not happy about the situation at all:
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The food was delicious and once I get more pics of some other stuff I will be sure to post. I also have some other pics I need to upload. All in all it was a good time and I'm sooooooo glad it is over!

Also I will post pics of all my stuff. I would be more than happy to share shoes, jewelery, dresses, whatever anyone needs.

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***Ok that's everything G sent me***

#4 nikkianddean

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    Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

    Those are great. Glenda - you looked so beautiful!!!! and I loved your reception dress!! it felt like you were at a far off place :)

    congratulations!!!
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    #5 happyone

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      Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

      Oh my goodness, you looked so amazing!!! Not pregnant at all, the gown is beautiful on you. I love your wedding. It sounds like a chaotic, hilarious event. Poor priest, though. What are the chances? I love that you had your friend make the cupcakes and the reception was at you DH's parents house. How special!

      #6 Yari

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        Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

        Glenda you looked amazing!

        I can't believe all the drama that occurred, but in the end you are now Mrs. V.

        #7 shannon

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          Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

          Okay- your dress was amazing and your cake was amazing!! Sounds like you had a little excitment! :)- but everything in the pictures looks beautiful! Congrats!!!

          #8 Spazz

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            Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

            Glenda, you looked absolutely beautiful and I'm glad it all worked out for you! I cannot believe that there was a funeral and then that the priest had a heart attack...craziness!
            I'm so happy that the Lamberts were there and that Jason was able to be your photographer.
            Once again, Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            I forgot to say...I love love love your red shoes and your cupcakes!

            #9 MelanieS

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              Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:26 PM

              Glenda, bless your heart; what a day to remember! You looked so beautiful. Love the cake (and the fun cupcakes)! Congratulations!

              #10 nikkianddean

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                Posted 02 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

                wait - i also forgot to ask you:

                did you make any last minute confessions as you got dressed
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