One year and 10 days since D and I's cruise wedding on March 20, 2015! Time flies.... I thought I would take this opportunity to put together a little reminiscent wedding post, since, let's be honest, I've always wanted to blog about my wedding!
Fun fact about our anniversary - we actually have two of them! D and I got civilly married on October 12, 2013 in my hometown in Germany, in a beautiful little ceremony with just our families and 3 of our closest friends. We call it the "small wedding" :) . It was pretty magical, but we knew we wanted to celebrate again, both because we wanted a wedding in each of our home countries and because we wanted to have all of our friends and extended family join us for a big celebration.
I promise to do a blog post about the small wedding when the time comes (maybe for our third anniversary in October!).
For the "big wedding", we went on a Caribbean cruise from South Florida (since D is from Miami) to Cozumel in Mexico, and back. I packed white outfits for every day (of course) - starting with the sailaway cocktails on Day 1...
(By the way, all photo credits go to my super talented friend Mel, whose blog - Let them eat Cotton Candy - you should check out!)
For the big day itself, I picked navy blue and hot pink as our signature colors. Navy blue has always been my favorite, and hot pink just seemed like a fun, tropical addition to mix it up a bit.
We had so much fun getting ready together, drinking champagne and eating chocolate covered strawberries!
My grandma, who is a genius on all kinds of levels, did my hair, and D's sister did my make up. Teamwork!
Tada! All dolled up, ready to MARRY!
The boys were having a great time, too...
First look! He's so handsome ;)
I love the suits and sneakers look on the boys! Both the ties and the sneakers were our groomsmen gifts - the ties were from The Tie Bar and the sneakers are Van's, which we got from Urban Outfitters at the time.
Shoutout to our gorge wedding party!
And a couple of details - told you hot pink was one of our colors ;)
We had an interfaith ceremony with a few German Christian songs I picked out and Jewish elements, like the bride and groom circling each other (which signifies that we are now the center of each other's lives), the chuppah (which stands for the home we are building together, with open walls to let friends and family in), and of course, the breaking of the glass at the end, which has many meanings.