After taking bridal party/family photos on the pier we all headed back to get ready for the ceremony. Everyone went upstairs and I waited with my wedding attendant in the lobby of the Sea Olive restaurant. She told me that they would let her know via walkie talkie when they were ready for us and we would go up in the elevator.
Anxiously waiting to go upstairs!
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One of the WCs came down to ask me if it was ok if the bridesmaids wore sunglasses as they were facing the sun. I didn't care and said of course. My girls told me after that they were happy because it helped with conceal the tears
We got the call to go up and the whole day my wedding attendant was asking me if I was nervous and I kept saying no I felt pretty calm but the nerves him me in the elevator ride up. She had me wait in the elevator until the timing was right and she said if I wanted to look through the crack of the door I could see the bridal party walking in. Bad idea...I started tearing up immediately see everyone walking in and hearing the music. My wedding attendant said "don't cry yet! It's too early" haha!
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I love looking at these moments in my photos because I missed all of this while I was waiting by myself downstairs. So happy to have had amazing photographers to capture beautiful moments like these!
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My cousin and his son (our little ring bearer)
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One of my maids of honour and my nieces (our flower girl and Jr. flower girl...yes I made up that title but really she is just too cute not to have her "walk" down the aisle)
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So I walked down the aisle (the terrace is an L shape) along the long side and when I reached at back of the aisle runner Sean walked to me and we walked to the alter together. This was really important to us to symbolize entering into our marriage as equal partners.
I realized I never posted our vows...well mainly because we were still finalizing them in Mexico!
Mine: Sean, you came into my life when I no longer believed love like this existed. The kind that takes you by surprise, the kind you can't stop telling your friends about because you just can't get over how lucky you feel that you've found this person and by some crazy twist of fate...they feel the same way. I was nervous, a fish out of water, it felt completely foreign to me and you made it easy. Falling in love with you felt like finding my way home. For the longest time I didn’t think I even wanted to get married but then I met you...someone who always knows what to say to calm my nerves, someone who walks proudly beside me hand in hand, someone who will always dance with me when there isn’t even any music playing and then it hit me - I had the “When Harry Met Sally” moment. That moment when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone and you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible...You are my Sally. I can’t wait to continue to build a life together, travel the world and above all else always dream with you. You have this great ability to really savour epic moments like these and you always remind me to stop. breathe. and soak it all in. So here I am taking it all in, not wanting to forget one bit of it and I want to live in this memory forever. I love you. You make me stupidly happy!
Sean: Stephanie, the story goes that I swept you off your feet on the dance floor. The truth is you've been sweeping me off of mine ever since I met you.Your sheer force of will, your patience, your spirit and your ability to calm my chaos, keep me in awe. Everyday you are more beautiful to me. I will save the world for you and still take out the garbage. I will do the dishes cause you make the best grilled cheese in the world, and as much as I love coffee, I will respect your green tea. From sleeping in the sawdust with me to only swearing a little when I brought that wheel barrel full of tools into the kitchen, you help take my crazy dreams into the real. I was always afraid of the future, always a little lost, but then you said yes in that treehouse, and the only dream that matters came true. I can't wait to be your husband. I can't wait to wrap my arms around you and call you my wife. This Peter Pan has found his Stephanie and I will love you always and forever.
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and then we danced our way down the aisle to a strings version of "Uptown Funk"
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