Matt and Alexa's Wedding

8/15/2011


My darlings. It took forever for me to pick out photos of our wedding to share with you. But finally I have compiled them, if you'd like to take a peak. Matt and I got married on October 4, 2008 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California. We took a huge leap of faith in the venue because they were doing massive renovations. As it turns out they were not as close to their end date as they anticipated on the day of our wedding. But that turned out to be the least of our worries being that the storm of the century rolled in the day before we were supposed to tie the knot. The entire morning of the wedding it poured and everyone told me that it was good luck to get married in the rain. As it turns out it didn't rain when we said "I Do," the rain stopped just three hours before. So are we still lucky? I count it as a yes....anyway we are still married and have a baby and a dog, so that must count for something. Maybe bitingly cold is also good luck.

The things I loved most about my wedding day: 
My beautiful, wonderful bridesmaids - I think they all looked gorgeous in black cocktail dresses with pearls, don't you?
My sweet flower girl (and niece) Marina. One of my favorite photos is of her watching me get ready.
The dancing. I had blisters the next day and was perfectly happy about it.
My Dad singing "Dorme Firenze." He sang "O Sole Mio" at my brother's wedding and has carried on the tradition at many of my cousin's weddings since then. Hearing him at my own was especially touching.
The desserts. We opted for no cake, and instead my cousin Jon made an assortment of treats, like brownies, cannolis and fruit tarts.
Seeing Matt as I walked down the aisle. I will never forget that moment. My photographer caught his expression when he first saw me (see above). It still melts my heart.
Obviously the yellow corvette. Hello. Awesome.

What are your favorite memories of your wedding? Or what are you looking forward to most?

xo


{Photos are by the wonderful and talented Orbie Pullen}

22 comments:

Fran Fine said...

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Sarah said...

Ohhhh how lovely. I just love looking at wedding photos. Makes me want to get married all over again. Pretty colors =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

la petite coquine said...

Alexa, these photos are absolutely GORGEOUS-the gown is perfect on you, and I can't resist a wine country wedding! So glad you shared these!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

So beautiful! i love that last pic and the one of your flower girl looking at you...

Alexandria said...

Your wedding looks absolutely stunning. I adore the black cocktail dresses and your dress is to DIE for! So beautiful :)

amy grace said...

I don't even think I could look at my groom as I walked down the aisle, I was just smirking the WHOLE time. Plus my eyesight got bad, but not enough to get contacts, so I couldn't really make out his expressions!! HA! Our photographer got a great shot of him, all teary-eyed. I love it! Our wedding was great, everyone danced and had so much fun and we had plenty of time for tons of pictures, especially Josh with his groomsmen and me with my girls. It was awesome!! We celebrate one year this Saturday!! You looked beautiful! Your dress was gorgeous and so unique! It's great to see another non-strapless bride :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

This is so so lovely!! Just beautiful pictures!

Gelene said...

your wedding was soooo gorgeous!!

-Gelene
http://gellinjelly.blogspot.com

This Confetti Life said...

Beautiful!

And the yellow corvette? Totally awesome.

Deidre said...

You are seriously gorgeous and look so happy!

ceo said...

Lovely pictures.... You look gorgeous....... And very calm..... Love the last photo Alexa

Xxx
Ceo

Mandy Crandell said...

Beautiful!!!!!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh Alexa, you were truly the most beautiful bride! :)

J+S said...

OH.MY. You look absolutely beautiful in these pictures!
~Jenifer
Gordon Gossip

Amber Blue Bird said...

your wedding looks beautiful and that yellow corvette, i mean come on, that is wicked awesome.

Alexa said...

Awww thanks for all of the sweet comments! It was a pretty special day! :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful pictures! You are gorgeous!

Jessie said...

These pictures are so beautiful and you look so gorgeous! Adore the bridemaids' little black dresses, too!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kat said...

such gorgeous photos- and such an amazing day! steve and i had so much fun

and ps- i'm sure you already knew this, but steve is TOTALLY sticking out his tongue in that picture. Nerd

Alexa said...

Hahaha, Kat I did not know that. I had to go back and look...and sure enough! He and Matt are nerds together. He was an awesome Best Man!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Um WOW! Why am i just now seeing these. congratulations! Y'all are so sweet together and what a breathtaking bride you were. xo

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