Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3: Celebrating!

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Welcome to the 3rd and final part of the Our Christmas Wedding series! If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out Part 1 to find out about The 20% Club, a first date where everything went wrong, and a picturesque proposal; see Part 2 to read about our wedding day mishaps!

When we left off, we had just gotten into the limo to head to the reception, and I was feeling nauseous– really, really nauseous. I thought it was because it was hot in the limo or because my dress was heavy and was weighing down on me, but what I didn’t know at that point was that my dad had been sick all day with the flu and that the same thing was going to start affecting me in just a few hours. I don’t know if it was adrenaline or what, but somehow after we left the limo, I held off the sickness until later that night and was able to enjoy our reception.

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Probably the most photographed thing at our entire wedding was the food. I think everyone took a picture of their plates because they were so pretty! {And yummy too!}

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

The cake was pretty amazing as well…

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

The room was filled with red candles wrapped in ribbon and surrounded by greenery.

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

We did all of the typical reception things… Our first dance was to Rascal Flatts’ “The Day Before You.”

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

I danced with my dad, D danced with his mom…

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

{Double DJ photo bomb!}

He threw the garter, I tossed the bouquet… {Sidenote: One of my bridesmaids caught the bouquet and got engaged the next day. Am I good or what? 😉 }

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

And we seriously had the best wedding party ever.

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Eventually the night came to an end, and we headed off to our hotel. I spent the rest of the night and the following day (Christmas Eve) so, so sick. {I put that “in sickness and in health” clause to the test right away!} Thankfully, I was feeling better by Christmas day, the day we flew out to our honeymoon in Punta Cana. We had a wonderful week soaking up every bit of sun before heading back to real life in the snow and cold.

Our Christmas Wedding, Part 3 by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Seven years later, it feels like our wedding was so long ago and just yesterday all at the same time. I am so blessed to be married to the love of my life and best friend, and I can’t wait to see what the next seven years brings!

{Read Part 1 and Part 2}

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17 Comments

  1. Denise Ross says:

    Merry Christmas Abby
    Lovely to read about your wedding, shame about the flu, am wondering too how you went with your surgery that you mentioned some time ago, that we’re planning on having done this year. I’ve been thinking of you
    Love dee

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much for thinking of me, Denise! I’m planning on having the surgery in July when my son is out of school for the summer, so I still have a few months. I’m sure I’ll be posting updates when the time comes! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    Abby it was so fun to read all your wedding stories- you’re right, it was a nice break from Christmas craft projects! You guys look so young and beautiful and full of life and hope for the future:) Happy (belated) anniversary!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Krista! Have a wonderful New Year’s week!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Samantha @ Five Heart Home says:

    What a cute finale to your wedding story, Abby…but so sorry that you ended up getting sick! I’m glad it passed quickly and that you were able to enjoy your honeymoon. Wishing you many more years of wedded bliss! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Samantha! What timing, right?! Oh well! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

      ~Abby =)

  4. AH! I remember going to your reception! You had such a beautiful wedding. It was one of the reasons that I wanted to get married in December! I’ve enjoyed reading your 3 part wedding story 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Meredith! Happy belated anniversary to you guys! Hope you had a great Christmas!

      ~Abby =)

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  6. Jona@BohoWillow says:

    Abby – so sorry you got sick – and kudos to your pops for making it through! But, you sure made a GORGEOUS bride!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jona! You are so sweet! Have a very Happy New Year!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Oh Abby, I so enjoyed reading all three posts! Things may have had a rocky start with a few mishaps in between, but it looks like they ended picture perfect!! You guys are such a beautiful couple! We got married the day after Christmas. I love having a Christmas anniversary! Happy anniversary and happy new year too! XO

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Happy belated anniversary to you! Christmas weddings are so fun! Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday, my friend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home says:

    I saw this story in your sidebar and couldn’t resist. I just love a great love story – and especially a wedding. What a mess though with your photographer and you ending up sick later that night. Glad you made it through all the festivities before getting sick, though (praise God!)! You don’t mention it, so I assume Donnie never got the flu bug? And now for the part where they lived happily ever after!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      He never did, thank goodness! That would have made for a pretty miserable honeymoon! lol. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Carrie!

      ~Abby =)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      So sweet! Happy anniversary to the two of you! Enjoy!

      ~Abby =)

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