* When I turned the corner during my walk down the aisle and saw Mr Fix It
* At the very end of the letter I read to him during our ceremony
* And at one point during my speech/toast at the reception
But other than that, there was no time during our wedding day that I actually shed any tears (except for what I'm about to show you). And if you know me, you know that is *SO* unlike me! I am a bawler...anything that touches a heart string, scares me, saddens me, even makes me laugh hard will bring on the waterfall of tears. So I was anticipating lots of them on my wedding day. But nope...as you'll see in this video, this was the only time that I actually started crying.
Our videographer includes a little thing he calls the 'He Said, She Said' interview in his wedding interviews. He basically takes a few moments on the wedding day to pull the bride and groom each aside individually away from everyone else, and asks them some basic questions about how they met, how he proposed, what they love about each other and what they want to say to each other on their wedding day. Here's our little interview:
At first, when I saw samples of this on our videographer's web site, I thought it was cheesy. But now, I love this because it totally shows our different versions of the key moments of our lives together :) I love how Mr Fix It thinks he proposed on Christmas Eve (when we spent the whole night with my extended family) when it was actually Christmas morning with just my mom and daughter. I love that the thing he shares about me that he likes is my OCD behavior which he constantly kids me about and complains about.
As for the rest of the tears on our wedding day, I asked my mom if she cried and she said she didn't but only because she just felt so relaxed and 'present' in the moment. She said she was truly able to enjoy everything because she knew I had it all covered. I wish I could have said the same...I think if I had been 'present' myself, I probably would have actually been crying a lot more!
We did catch mom wiping a tear at this moment :)Photo by Robert Mullins Photography
I asked my sister if she cried and she said she 'almost' cried when I was walking down the aisle, but she felt like it was mostly because of the words to the song I had playing. That song was played on my ipod while I was driving for the entire year before our wedding and it made me cry every single time I'd listen to it before the wedding!
I did notice (and shared with you) that my sister-in-law and mother-in-law were crying when I walked down the aisle. So sweet! I expected that Mr Fix It might cry at some point during the day, but he held it together, too.
It was funny, because when we let all the girls back into the bridal cottage after the interview, they all walked in and saw me crying. My mom said to the videographer, Gary, "What did you do to her?!?" I laughed and my makeup artist quickly touched up my eyes. And that was it.
So did any of you ladies cry on your big day? Or if you are a bride-to-be, do you expect you will cry at some point?
Tomorrow is one of my favorite video recaps: our first look!
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: BLOT, don't wipe your tears if you cry. Just dab at the corners of your eyes :) And false eyelashes do wonders as well because if you do start crying, you can buy the black ones and don't even need to wear mascara!