Ohhh look how far we’ve come. I bet when you asked to hear about our wedding you didn’t know you were in for a seven part series, but aren’t you glad you were?? There were the invites, the rehearsal dinner, welcome party, getting ready, the ceremony, our friends hillarious commentary, the reception…and now…the epic conclusion.
When we were planning our wedding we knew that we wanted the reception to feel like an enchanted forrest, I even called it “mid-summers night dreamy” before Brides Who Mean Business taught me better. But we also wanted to plan some sort of surprise for our guests, and after tossing around some ridiculous and offensive ideas (at one point Pete and I wrote a rap to Rihanna/JayZ/Kanye “Run This Town” that we were going to recreate a music video to…think me in unitard draped in bullets…”We are yes I said it we are, we are the McCarthy’s, pledge your allegiance”…like I said weddings make you crazy) we decided some sort of secret after-party tent would be the best bet.
And it was. It really was.
As usual, Lisa took what was in my head and just exploded it with awesomeness.
The fact that I happened to find the “Through The Rabbit Hole” version of my dress 10 days before the wedding just made it all the more perfect.(I don’t think you can tell here, but the tops are exactly the same, ruched sweetheart…ridic)
So after the cake cutting, Pete and I snuck off with Lisa so that I could change dresses and she brought us around back to the after-party tent, which was attached to the main tent behind a secret panel. Lisa coordinated the band that was playing in the main tent to play the same song as the DJ that was in the after-party tent, as Pete and I stepped out through the secret panel which had been pulled back……and I called out to everyone over the microphone to follow us through the Rabbit Hole.
So first…details on the tent…Each of the four corners of the tent had color-blocked lounge areas in pink, orange, green, and yellow.On both ends of the tent there was a wall of candy…With color sorted bowls of bonbons, and macaroons, and lollies……And then there were round tables scattered about with more color blocked candy craziness.
It was all just. So. Beautiful.
Which might seem like bizarre behavior for a wedding, But for us just seemed about right.Because, afterall, these kids right here……These are my people.Then just like that it was time to go…Not for everyone else, who stayed until 3 am…But definitely for the two of us, who had a flight out at 6 am the next day.
It took 6 years of dating, nearly 2 years of engagement, and a 3 day wedding to become Mrs. McCarthy.
I can honestly say the first moment I met Pete I knew he was all I wanted and needed and life, and the reality is even more than I could have imagined. We both feel so blessed that we could celebrate our marriage in this ridiculous fun way, with the most incredible and hilarious and loving friends and family ever, but now we are just excited to start our lives together as husband and wife. I know life can’t always be dancing and glitter balls, but I know that with Mr. Pete by my side life will be way way better than without, and if you can start your marriage in a gold lame dress, why wouldn’t you…really? Thank you for reading and commenting as I shared our wedding with all of you! I promise on Monday this blog will cease functioning as Bailey and Pete TV, but I hope you enjoyed the recaps while it lasted!
Have a wonderful weekend!