Real Bride #13~ Lily Perry
Photographer: MCG Photography
Where did you get married and when?
Kiawah Island, SC – July 25th, 2008
What was the best moment of the day?
The whole day was amazing. I would say the two moments that stand out are:
1 – seeing scott for the first time as I started to walk down the aisle
2- walking into the reception and seeing all of our closest friends and family cheering and having a wonderful time celebrating together
What was the most memorable moment of the day (different than the best- maybe something funny, someone fainting, bad toast, etc)?
Ok, this isn’t really the MOST memorable moment, but our friend Allan went crazy on the dance floor took off his shirt so he was just wearing a white tee, started to really break it down and dropped a glasss on the floor and the whole dance floor had to be cleared! Then of course, I step on the only shard of glass that was overlooked and get blood on the hem of my dress. I totally didn’t care though and kept right on dancing.
If you could do it over again, what would you do differently (if anything)?
I wouldn’t really change anything honestly!
What was the most stressful part of the planning?
My florist! She and I did not see eye to eye. Everything I wanted was “unavailable.” She almost quit on me a few weeks before the wedding and my planner had to take over communication with her. In the end the flowers were beautiful though so it all worked out.
What were you thinking while you were walking down the aisle?
Don’t trip! And smile, but don’t look awkward. Oh, and everyone is staring at me!!
Did you do anything special to get in tip top shape?
I hired a personal trainer. So, ummm… yeah. haha
What is your advice for choosing bridesmaids?
I don’t believe the numbers have to match with the groomsmen. I think that is silly. How likely is it that you have the same number of good friends as your husband? Ours didn’t match and it didn’t matter at all.
What was your first dance song?
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill It’s Your Love
What shoes did you wear and were they comfortable?
I wore silver Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals – and kind of…. they weren’t too high (3″ heel) but obviously, they came off on the dance floor (see above)!
Were you able to enjoy the reception or did you feel that you needed to “work the room?”
I totally enjoyed it bc we had such a big rehearsal dinner (nearly everyone came to it) so I was able to say hello to everyone then and didnt feel like I needed to speak with everyone as much at the wedding so could just relax and have fun!
What is your best “day of wedding” advice?
Relax! At least one thing will not go as planned but at this point it is so late so stop stressing and just enjoy all of your hard work.
Did your relationship feel different after the wedding?
Not really. We had lived together before so we were surprised by how little difference there was. Moving in together was a much bigger adjustment.