Monday, August 31, 2015

Ryan + Jackie's Wedding Day

This is the last post in Ryan + Jackie's Love Story, but I encourage you all to follow Jackie's blog as they are onto a new adventure in Boston! Which I'm so jealous of by the way. Their wedding day was just the start of their #ourbigadventure!

1} When + where did y'all get married?

We got married on December 29, 2012 at our home church of Berea Baptist Church in Augusta GA.

2} What venue(s) did you use?

We had our reception at this really neat old historical building called "The Old Government House" in Augusta.

3} Did either of you have any morning jitters?

Yes and No. I was nervous the day of our wedding mostly because of all of the details that had to come together. Everyone was wonderful about telling me that everything was taken care of and ready but I knew better. As a wedding event person myself, I know what it's like to set up for receptions and pull all of the last minute details together. So I was nervous for that but I wasn't nervous to marry my best friend.

4} What was the Best part about your wedding?

I would say the actual ceremony was my favorite part, but looking back it is all a blur. I loved walking down the aisle and holding hands with Ryan as we vowed our lives to each other. But honestly, my favorite part was our reception. It was so much fun to see all of our friends in one place together. We got to see long lost family and friends, dance together and then break it down with our friends! Also, we played the newly wed game which was so much fun. Everyone said the food was great, the music was fun and the night was a success in my eyes!

Let me say again, the Padillas & Cadles (Jackie's family) know how to throw a party! I went to her sister's wedding this past summer, and both were such a blast! Everyone always has a great time. 

Also, as Ryan + Jackie were leaving the reception, the best man had brought the car to the front, and the groomsmen had it all decorated {is this a southern thing?}. Then the best man had to leave to and took the keys with him! So when Ryan + Jackie ran through the crowd to the car, the door was locked! We were laughing so hard! I'm sure Ryan + Jackie were ready to leave, but thankfully the DJ was still there, so back to the dance floor we went :-) 

This is another one from their rehearsal dinner. 
Ryan + Jackie can get down!! 

 5} Where did y'all go on your honeymoon? What advice would you give about planning the honeymoon?

We went on a cruise to the Bahamas. It was wonderful to get away for a few days and just enjoy some rest and relaxation. Although, I came down with the flu on day 2 (I know, so ridiculous), we were able to really enjoy ourselves at the different ports of call and then eat nice meals every night. 
If I had to give some advice, I would say make sure you plan your honeymoon early on in the wedding process. You don't want to get to the end of planning and realize you don't have any money left to go somewhere. The wedding is so much fun but you will be EXHAUSTED after it's all over and a nice relaxing honeymoon is a great solution to that!

6} Any other advice you would give?

I would advise future brides not to plan your wedding 4 days after Christmas. Those few weeks leading up to our big day were incredibly busy and stressful! Also, Ryan was still in school so it was his Christmas break and we were forced to cram a whole lot into a very little time. I'm so grateful we were married and able to start 2013 together but if I had a do-over, I would probably give a little more thought to changing our wedding date. Also- it was so cold! I always said I didn't want to get married in the Georgia summer heat but somehow I managed to get married on the coldest day of the year. My poor bridesmaids…. :)

As with each story I tell, I love telling it! I hope you are all enjoying them as much as I am!


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