My Wedding Day 7/17/2010

Since this past week was my six month wedding anniversary I thought I would write a post about our wedding day. As mentioned before @inthemiddle and I married on July 17, 2010 at Grace Christian Church. The day was perfect, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. I went to have my hair done, in Hueytown and then I headed to Vestavia to have my makeup done my Merle Norman. Ross and I had not seen each other since the previous day and we had made a promise not to talk to each other until we were saying our vows. That way they were super special. We also were not going to see each other until the ceremony, in keeping with tradition, so he had no idea what my dress looked like either.

I had been working on a wedding day surprise for my groom for two years and on my wedding day the only thing I was worried about was him finding out before it was time.

The secret came during the ceremony, when it was time for me to walk down the aisle. My husband had done all of the music for the wedding and he knew what songs were to be played when. I was supposed to walk to Pachbel’s Canon in D. As I stepped up to go down the aisle, bagpipes began to play behind me. My husband’s expression was one of confusion. All of a sudden the bagpipe player steps in front of me and starts down the aisle. My husband’s expression of shock and surprise was PRICELESS! He is still talking about it to this day. He had no idea and was amazed that I could keep a secret from him for so long.

I have to say a huge Thank You to my wedding planner/coordinators at Southern Events and Rentals in Helena. These two ladies were amazing and made my day perfect in every way. The reception was more beautiful than I ever thought it could be, and they even managed to keep my surprise a secret.

The only thing I would have changed is as we were leaving for the ceremony, a huge thunderstorm came and it rained tremendously and y gown got wet, you should have seen me trying to gather up all of my gown and hold an umbrella at the same time, yeah it was hilarious! But they say it is good luck if it rains on your wedding day so I guess we are blessed.

I have to say an amazing Thank You to the manager, wait staff and live musician at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurante and Cantina in Birmingham. They made my reception an amazing success. The decorations were gorgeous and the wait staff made sure my guests did not want for a thing. The day was a huge success and I am now, and forevermore Mrs. @inthemiddle.


My  ring bearer and flower girl. Aren’t they cute??

My matron of honor and me.

Me being contemplative during the ceremony.

Our rings before being given to the ring bearer.

Beautiful picture of our gorgeous cakes!!

Our table settings complete with candles & menus.

Us at the reception before leaving for the hotel.

Our beatiful bed at the Tutwiler Hotel.


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