When I heard the first notes of the song I chose to walk down the aisle to (Chantal Kreviazuk, Feels Like Home), I knew I wasn't going to be able to hold it together. The moment my dad and I turned the corner and started walking down the aisle I started crying. I kept taking deep breathes to try and stop myself, but I was just so completely overwhelmed with emotion that it didn't exactly work. I saw all of my wonderful family and friends looking at me with the sweetest looks on their faces, and then I saw my incredibly handsome groom there at the end of the aisle, smiling his beautiful, big smile at me. It was just what I had always hoped it would be.
Our ceremony was short and sweet. Of course we wanted to exchange vows and and make all of those lovely promises to one another, but to be honest the part of the wedding we were most looking forward to was the reception. We couldn't wait to celebrate with our friends and family, and it was truly the biggest, most wonderful celebration I could have hoped for.
The food (from what I remember of the the two bites I took) was wonderful. I honestly don't think I even tried everything, but everyone else said it was delicious. The venue was positively gorgeous. The drinks were great, the music was perfect, and everyone was in such a great mood. I really wouldn't have changed a single thing about it.
After doing all of the traditional reception business like cutting the cake, throwing the garter and bouquet, and our best man and maid of honor giving such sweet speeches, it was time for the real party. And oh my goodness was it fun. Everyone was dancing, from my grandmother, to our friends, all the way down to Arsen's nephews, who actually stole the show. Arsen has always been a great dancer (it's one of the things that first got my attention), and obviously it runs in the family. I have never laughed so hard as I did watching those crazy boys cut loose.
We probably danced for a solid three hours. Several drinks were spilled, glasses were broken, and people got a little crazy from time to time, but it was absolutely the most fun night I've ever had. One of the people at the venue said they had never seen anything like it....it seriously was a non-stop dance party. Just like we hoped it would be. We had a blast, our family had a blast, and our friends talked about the fact that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to for months after.
So all of the stress, all of the miserable planning, all of the arguments and trying to please everyone....it was all worth it. I can look back on that night as truly the best night of my life. I married my best friend in the world, and I got to celebrate that with everyone I love the most. It doesn't get any better than that.