My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 17)

October 21, 2011

Thankfully, I had had about 15 glasses of champagne at this point in the wedding, because as you can see from my expression in the following photo, I was more than a bit nervous when Julie announced that it was time for the garter toss.

Being the extraordinary wedding planner/Matron of Honor that she was, Julie quickly filled up my champagne glass before forcing me to sit in a chair in the middle of the dance floor and showing more skin than I was comfortable revealing (especially in front of my Dad).

Most of the men at our wedding were not single and the ones that were definitely had had their fair share of alcohol (ie: my brother).

Which is why he did not think twice before he jumped for the garter.

How priceless is his face when he realized what he had just caught?

Then it was time for the bouquet toss.  I love how competitive women get during this moment and my wedding was no exception.

In Argentina, most weddings do not end until sunrise, so even though it was pushing 2AM the music started up again.

It is nearly impossible to find the right words upon which to end this post.  Thus, I think I will simply say: fairytales do come true.

End note: My wedding posts have sadly come to an end.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your love-filled comments over the last 17 posts — they will remain in my thoughts forever.  I cannot even begin to describe how much joy I had reliving this special day in my life and I hope in the future to show these posts to my children.  I will be taking a short break over the coming weeks from this series to blog about “Romantic Southern Getaways,” and once I have finished I will return to this series to finish blogging about our 2 week honeymoon throughout Brasil.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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54 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 17)

  1. Michelle

    Very touching, Andi. Even though I’m recently single, your story gives me the inspiration that my own prince charming is still out there. And yes, your brother’s expression when he caught the bouquet is priceless. 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m so sorry for your recent breakup, been there done that several times and it’s NOT fun, but but but please remain open to love! I promise it’s out there and it’s going to be AMAZING when you find it again!!! I love that our story gives you inspiration! 🙂

  2. Patricia GW

    Alex’s expression when he caught your garter is too funny! I can’t believe your wedding photos have come to an end!! Each was more beautiful and touching than the last 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you darling! I’m so sad that they’ve come to an end as well. But, I’m really excited about blogging about the honeymoon, as I LOVE talking about Brasil. Alex is just too cute for words!!!

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  4. Alex

    I don’t want it to end! Love the black and white picture while the garter is coming off… Your expression says “not happening!”

    Can’t WAIT for the honeymoon!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m SO sad to end the wedding posts, but beyond excited to share the honeymoon posts!!! We had the BEST time in Brasil. That pic is worth a thousands words I tell ya!

  5. Kyle

    Ummm, how priceless is Nathan’s face next to your brother right before he catches the bouquet! I didn’t even notice that until now!

  6. Roxanne

    Andi, I am so sad to see this series come to an end. I cannot wait to hear about your honeymoon… but mostly, I delight in knowing that the wedding posts may be over, but the story of your marriage is unfolding and being written every day. Thank you for inspiring smiles of love — what greater impact could one’s writing, one’s photos and one’s stories have on the lives of others?

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you sooo much!!! I love hearing from men, as I’ve stopped getting a lot of comments from them once I started doing the wedding posts! That beautiful woman is my high school friend who just so happens to be a model! 😉

      1. I Hart Travel

        Really? Less men are commenting? I get good advice and ideas from your wedding posts. Especially when it comes to photography and what people like to see. I haven’t commented on all of them,but I have enjoyed them.
        Well tell your friend that she is very beautiful!

        1. Andi Perullo Post author

          Oh gosh yes, it used to be almost 50/50, now it’s like 90/10…if that! Well, thank you so much for your kind words! Maybe the men are still reading, just not commenting? I will let Brit know what you said, I’m sure she’ll be touched!!!

  7. Wendy

    Indeed a nice post! You have beautifully explained the importance of your special day. Keep up the nice posting as I have subscribed to your blog.


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