The Botto Family Begins (5 Things to Expect at Your Wedding)

Well world, we are officially hitched. Nick and I are now our own little “Botto Family” unit. We’ve been married just over a month! Woohoo! So far, so good.



Check out the sneak peek of our wedding pics right now from our awesome photographers, Boro Photography. Our wedding day went by in a blur, but there are a few things we’ve learned about getting married:

1. It is way more stressful to be the bride and groom at a wedding than to attend one (this might seem like a no-brainer but Nick and I were definitely not expecting it). Stressful might not be the word to describe how we felt. We were just very aware of the time. We only had the venue until 10pm and we were worried we wouldn’t have enough time to get everything in. It ultimately worked out beautifully; we were just very aware of the time the entire evening.

2. You might have put a whole lot of effort into all the decorations and such but you won’t see it at all during your wedding day. I can honestly say that our wedding was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. The venue was gorgeous and all of the strange little things Nick and I added ended up making for an absolutely awesome event. Not to mention our totally amazing florist, Harrington Flowers (the flowers made the evening; they were my favorite part). Thank goodness we asked the photographer to take pictures of everything so we can see how it all turned out. Here is a peek at what our favors looked like:


3. When they tell you that the bride and groom never get time to eat at a wedding, they’re right. Unless you’re Nick. Nick always finds time to eat. There was always plenty to drink, though! Ed. This is very true. I finished my whole plate. Because I’m a champion. It’s what champions do.

4. Writing your own vows is totally worth it. I was a little worried about us writing our own vows and it took a couple tries in order to get it right (thanks to my amazing twin for making me rewrite them) but it ended up being perfect.


5. You won’t make it to every table. We tried. We were probably the only bride in groom in history who visited tables separately (not on purpose, Nick was just way faster at visiting than I was). The tables we didn’t make it to we tried to hit up on the dance floor.

And so we’re married now. A lot of people told us that after the wedding we would feel like we are missing something (post-wedding depression) because there’s nothing to plan for anymore. We haven’t felt the post-wedding blues at all. We’ve had a lot going on in our lives during the month after our wedding. We’ve been keeping busy and will hopefully have some news to share soon (no, this is not baby news at all, so get that out of your heads*).  But we don’t want to jinx anything so we’ll just leave you hanging.


P.S. I gave Nick this super cute “Botto Family” portrait as a wedding present. It’s from the etsy shop HenryJamesPaperGoods. Isn’t it adorable? Check out the shop!


Ed. Phew


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