Pls to be clicking on the thumbnails to see the full-sized versions of these photos.
I don’t remember much of the wedding. It was over very quickly. As far as I’m concerned, it was perfect.
Oleg was running late because of traffic, but he literally arrived JUST in time to get some preliminary shots and set up his flash kits.
We played “The Swan” (from Carnival of the Animals), then I came down the stairs of the house we were married in to the song, “You’re the One I Love” by The Carpenters. Because I’m sap. Our first dance, immediately following the short ceremony, was to “Zing! (Went the Strings of My Heart)” by Judy Garland.
Hubby broke out in hives. I lol’d, because I’m sensitive like that (and also, I had on enough makeup to be able to hide the fact that my face was likely really red, too).
We took a lot of photos, a good time was had by all.
The reception planning is coming along nicely. I expect it to be a much more low-key get-together, with lots more people. Oleg is coming to take photos of that event, as well, which is completely, amazingly awesome of him. He did such a great job, and he was so easy to work with – I felt like I’d known him forever, even though we didn’t even officially meet until after the wedding ceremony.
I still have not done anything to “officially” change my name. The offices where that sort of thing needs to take place are closed by the time I get back into town, so it’s going to be a while, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to send original copies of identification to the Social Security office. I don’t care if they’ll send them back…I need my IDs, kthx. As far as anyone who doesn’t have anything to do with my taxes or school records is concerned, I’ve got a new last name. It’s so weird. I never practiced writing my name before I got married, so I keep having to turn “B” into “O”. It’s awkward. As is the fact that my initials are now, “B.O.” Yeah. The things you don’t consider beforehand…
Anyway, enjoy these few photos.
I will be catching up a bit in the next couple of weeks with some photos I’ve been taking, but I know quite a few people have been very patiently waiting for these photos, so here you go. I’m not posting any more than these here, but if you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’ve already seen the whole set, anyway.