I remember the flowers made me cry: they were exactly what I had envisioned I would be carrying; the cake was perfect and delicious, and the food (a tropical buffet) was to die for. We had a saxophone player for our music, and it was also his anniversary: he stopped at our wedding and played for an hour before his wife and he celebrated THEIR wedding anniversary. The breeze on the beach kept making me trip over my dress and crinoline -- the dress kept blowing between my legs, and watching the video, you can see I'm laughing with my dad, struggling to keep my dress flat so I can walk down the carpeted aisle to CJ.
We of course, had our emotional moments, like when my kooky hair stylist/make up artist "Charles" had us all behind schedule and insisted on fixing me last, when I had zero time to spare; the tears I shed after blowing up at my brother's then girlfriend, who almost ruined the weekend for us; and the love we all felt - with both sets of parents and siblings, and cousins, and significant others, and relatives we rarely get to see - who flew in just to witness our vows. After our delicious dinner, and memorable toasts, we all headed to the lounge ("the Crow's Nest!") to interact in the "NasCrab" races, which is a comedy show/mini-crab race. Words cannot describe the fun that this activity can give - I just remember laughing until I cried! I can't wait to go back to that beach hopefully soon, and play my memories over in my head.
Here are some pictures from that day, 3 years ago: our ceremony, our family, the crab races, CJ and I on our honeymoon at Disney World, and the final picture: CJ and I on November 24, 2006, three years after our wedding, with Keifer Lynn in my belly.