Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My big fat newfie wedding

So, I got married. I am now officially Ryanne McIsaac. I am a whole new person and we are now our own little family. The wedding went in such a blur that I often look at the pictures to verify it really happened. Apparently it did and I've attached a picture so you can see for yourself. When people ask me how the wedding went I have different answers depending on whos doing the asking. I've noticed that for the most part people don't want to hear about the bad stuff. No one wants to know that I spent more than a year planning every detail and when I sat down to dinner all I could see was that they left these old lanterns up from someone elses wedding. I was sad an disappointed that the speaker system was literally from 1975 and you couldn't hear a lot of the speeches. I was mad that the cake was hard as a rock and that the soft subtle bouquet I requested turned out bright and intrusive. But, I've noticed that no one wants to hear that. They glaze over and say oh I'm sure it was fine. So I won't tell you about any of that. I will just tell you about the magic parts.
The mass at our wedding was my most favorite part. Zane and I sat up at the front and just enjoyed the ceremony. There were a few tears and a few laughs and after an hour we were married. We walked out to a room of smiley happy friends and family.
As if that wasn't enough to warm your heart, we then went to the reception. The food was yummy and Zane's mom and Dad had the most wonderful things to say about me. My father and members of our bridal party gave beautiful speeches as well. But I have to say Zane stole the show with his heartfelt and sincere speech. I wanted to say so many things and break down in tears but I knew if I started I would never stop so I remained pretty stoic for the entire day and waited until most of the wine was gone before I started to cry (like any respectable bride would do.)
I spent the night dancing and chatting with friends and family overall it was a wonderful night.
When people talk about having a big wedding I often say Don't Have a Big Wedding!! No one needs the stress of seating charts, programs and decorating. With that being said there is no other time in your life where you will get to dance to blurred lines with your husband, your best childhood friend and your mother. There is no other chance you will get to have a picture of your grandmother with funny sunglasses and a cowboy hat. There is no other time in your life where you will be in a room filled with everyone you love just laughing and having a good time and honestly it doesn't get any better than that.