It’s time for another wedding weekend recap! When we last left off, our rehearsal dinner had just wrapped up, and I thought our evening was mostly over. Little did I know my amazing bridesmaids had an awesome surprise up their sleeves!
After dinner, presents, and photos by the river, I was brought inside where I saw a big projection screen and a projector set up. Everyone gathered around, and my bridesmaids announced that they’d been putting together a slideshow of photos for Fabio and me.
Unbeknownst to me, my 10 amazing bridesmaids had reached out to our family and friends to collect photos of us from years past.
Fabio and I seated ourselves front and center, and the rest of our friends and family gathered around to watch the slideshow!
When the slideshow began, I heard the first strains of Red Dirt Road by Brooks and Dunn, which was one of my favorite songs growing up. Pictures began flashing on the screen from when I was a baby all the way up until early college, which was when Fabio and I met. There were so many pictures in the slideshow, many of which I had somehow never seen before.
Some of them were definitely awkward/embarrassing, but that was part of the fun!If you look carefully, you’ll spot my friends Bianca and Hana in this one!
If you look carefully in this next one, you’ll spot my friends/bridesmaids, Bianca and Hana!
It was really fun having our family and friends surrounding us for the show – there was lots of cheering and laughing when certain photos came on the screen.
I love this picture of my grandma – my dad’s mom – reaching across my grandpa to hold my mom’s hand. 🙂
Seeing all of our family and friends blend together made everything even more special!
Before long, Red Dirt Road ended and Empire State of Mind came on. Since Fabio grew up in New York, this was one of his favorite songs! Then came all of his adorable baby photos – what a cutie!
Again, there was a lot of cheering and laughter when a new photo would come onto the screen!
It was also so nice having our photographer there to capture the joy we felt during these moments!
This was such an amazing surprise, and I can’t thank my maid of honor, Bianca, enough for spearheading this and doing something so special for us. It meant the world!
Of course it also made me appreciate my soon-to-be husband! 🙂
When the slideshow was over, we lingered in the main house for a little bit longer before walking over to an after party we had planned earlier. This was our chance to relax, let loose, and really catch up with all of our friends. My dad had brought a stereo and light system with him from home, so we enjoyed lots of good music and dancing. It was so much fun!! Take me back!
Best maid of honor ever!
And that night I went to bed for the last time as an unmarried woman, and I remember having the biggest smile on my face when I laid down. What a perfect day!
Question of the day: Tell me about something special you’ve seen at a rehearsal dinner or wedding.