we are back

by Lori and Michelle on May 1, 2012

hello friends!

thank you so much for the sweet words and congrats to Gary and me about our marriage this past weekend! it means the world to me to have such great friends that care and wish us all the best!

I have so many pictures and more how-to’s post of how I did my centerpieces and much more for the wedding. just have to get time to sit down and get everything ready to share with you all.

Michelle and I drove back yesterday so we are slowly getting caught up on everything like emails, cleaning, laundry, still moving Gary and me into our new house, and plus our bathroom remodeling is still going on. so currently we are somewhat living with Michelle till more work is done over at our new house.

Gary and I have opened most of our wedding gifts and now have to write all the thank you cards! we are excited about putting everything into our new house and starting this next chapter in our lives.

over the weekend Michelle and I did participate in relaxing and having an amazing time with our family and friends, from eating, drinking and staying up late. it truly was a few days of pure bliss. I am blessed with such an amazing group of friends and family. I really had the weekend of my life. I wish I could go back and do it all again!

my older sister Jen did take some pictures of the rehearsal and of rehearsal dinner, so I am going to start editing those photos and share them with you all soon. I am still waiting on seeing the pictures that the wedding photographer took at the wedding. not really sure when I will get to see those, hopefully soon. again I know you all want to see more pictures of my big day and the dress!!!! promise I will share once I get the photos :)

Gary and I at the rehearsal dinner

Michelle and I!

where I got married

Michelle and I also are excited to get back to work and get back into our fitness routine. we did not workout these past 4-5 days so are bodies are getting restless for some time of movement.  plus we need to get caught up on all our blogging friends lives! as we are sure we have missed some amazing things. can’t wait to get caught up with all of you. to be honest we are a little nervous to open up our google reader.

Twins Question: For those of you that already had your wedding, how long did it take for you to get your pictures back from the photographer?  Looking back did you ‘forget’ to take certain pictures? as this happened to me, I realized I did not get some shots that I wanted too. for those that are not married yet, do you know what you would like for your wedding? indoors, outdoors? traditional or non-traditional?

till next time,

xoxo

Lori

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Anna @ On Anna's Plate May 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

Ahhh, getting the wedding pictures was so fun! The only shot that our photographer missed (and it’s a big one) was the KISS shot!! I think it came earlier than she thought it would, so we don’t have any pictures of our first kiss as “husband and wife,” ha. Oh well :-)

SO glad everything went well– yay for weddings!!

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

Anna we shall see if our photographer got our first kiss as well, hopefully :)

Kate May 1, 2012 at 5:55 am

ahh sounds amazing and you both look gorgeous!

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:04 am

thanks Kate!

Katie May 1, 2012 at 6:01 am

I can not wait to see wedding pics!! I feel like I am waiting for the biggest christmas gift, haha! I am sure they look amazing! YAY!

I got my wedding pics back fairly fast, so I am sure you will too! I guess it depends how busy the photographer is ;)

I really wanted to get more shots of my sisters and I at the reception and also more shots with other special people but didn’t. the night was just crazy and went so fast!

Happy Tuesday!
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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

seriously Katie, it did go by so fast. Michelle and I never got a picture together, it was always group shots, so yes I wish I got more pics with her and my friends.

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

adorable pictures!!! can’t wait to read more :)
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Erica May 1, 2012 at 6:21 am

SO wonderful! Our photographer was amazingly fast. She had our slideshow up a day and a half later and our pictures up on the website for review within a couple weeks.

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

oh wow that is fast, I hope mine get here soon!

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile May 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

You are are seriously gorgeous! So glad you had a wonderful wedding! :)
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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

aww thanks Brittany you are so sweet!

char eats greens May 1, 2012 at 6:45 am

We got married in October and had the pictures back my December. It was the longest period of time I think I ever experienced!! She sent us some previews shortly after the wedding, but they just made me want ALL the pictures that much more! Worth the wait though ;)

There were totally little things that didn’t get photographed, that I should have expressed to the photographer that I wanted done. So I entirely blame myself, because how was she to know!! But overall, our photographer was amazing and captured the day perfectly, which I’m sure yours did, too! :)

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Gillian May 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

So happy for you busy bee bride! You look gorgeous in all photos and I can’t wait to see more!!

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Casie May 1, 2012 at 7:16 am

YES!!!!! There were totally pictures that I forgot to get. One that sticks out: I had added little gems on my shoe that spelled, “I Do” and I totally forgot to ask the photographer to take a picture of these with my bouquet. I was so crushed!!! So much so that I tell every bride now to make a list of the shots they want and give it to the photographer before the big day.

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

I was supposed to make a list shot of pictures but completely forgot about it, oh well my fault!

Casie May 1, 2012 at 7:16 am

PS. Congrats congrats!!!!!!!!

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Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed May 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

Not married yet, but attending 4 this summer/fall, 2 of which I’m in… so I will be doing a lot of “research” hehe. I think traditional weddings and big receptions are awesome, but thinking about the budget I’ll be looking at (in the future) I know that I’ll have to be creative and figure out how to do things on the cheap. I’m not super crafty so DIY kind of intimidates me, but I have a lot of crafty friends so hopefully they’ll help me make magic :)

Congrats again :D
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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 1, 2012 at 7:38 am

I am so happy for you! Congratulations! Good luck with everything (moving, etc), and have a wonderful time in your new home!Can’t wait to see pics :D

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katie @KatieDid May 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

you are SO gorgeous (both of you that is!). I can’t wait to see the dress and more pictures.
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Nicole May 1, 2012 at 8:32 am

I’m so glad to hear the day and weekend went well! I know getting back into your regular routine can be difficult after spending so much time focussing on the big day. When will you be moving into your new home?
I had two photographers for my wedding (one for my elopement in St. Lucia and one for the reception back home) and I think it took about two or three weeks to get my photos. And they were both just digital photos on CDs (no prints). It’s so hard to be patient! And yes, looking back there were certain photos that were missed.

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The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) May 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

it took us 3 months after the wedding to get our pics back but i wasn’t in a hurry :) everything was such a blur so i’m thankful i had the photos i did! will you be doing a honeymoon or post-poning it to a more convenient time? xo! cannot wait to see more photos of that beautiful dress!

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:09 am

our honeymoon will be at the end of this month, we had to post-pone it some. but we are looking forward to it already haha

Victoria May 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

In our photog contract, it stated 6-10 weeks. So we are still waiting, we are at week 7 :) But she put up some sneak peeks that we constantly swoon over!

Congratulations and enjoy newlywed life, it’s the best! Oh and our wedding was supposed to be outside, but there were tornadoes (rare for our area), so we were forced inside. But beautiful still and a picture perfect day in Savannah!

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Christine (The Raw Project) May 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

Sounds like an amazing weekend, so glad! We got our pictures the next day on CD because we had an all-inclusive package at a Vegas chapel.
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Kris | iheartwellness.com May 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

I am SOOOOO happy for you and Gary, Lori!!! I need to see pics of your dress…swoon! Was it magical or what??

Glad you’re back and keeping us all inspired!!

love you ladies!

xxoo

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 9:56 am

yes Kris it was so magical a true fairytale kind of day! want to do it over and over and over again haha

Elisabeth May 1, 2012 at 10:09 am

You and your hubby look so cute together!

It took about a month to get our pictures back from our wedding.
Looking back I wish I would have taken a picture with just me and my mom and with my brothers. We took family pictures but no individual shots.

Random tidbit!
I am a Corso as well! Do you have any family that lives in California? Did you have relatives that came from northern Italy?

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

We got married so long ago and our friend took the pictures. They were more snapshots than anything else. I can’t wait to see your pictures! I’m so happy that you had such an incredible day to remember!
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Heathy May 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

Sounds like it was a wonderful time. Congrats Mr and Mrs Morris! You girls look gorgeous! Where are you going for your honeymoon Lori? xo
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Lisa May 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

Just wanted to say congratulations again! You both look absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see more photos of the wedding and new home coming along! :D
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Ela May 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Congrats again and welcome back!

Love the new pic of the two of you–and I especially love that green dress! It makes me think of mint ;)

My husband’s brother is a professional photographer, and our wedding was supersupersuper low key, so we got the pics pretty much right away, but that’s pretty untypical…
Excited to see more of yours, and good luck with the move!
love
Ela

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Lori and Michelle May 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

thanks Ela!!! xoxo mint – too cute!

lindsay May 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

welcome home!! you guys look so happy! and love the green, it’s a great color.

xxoo
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Jessica Nazarali (@JessicaNazarali) May 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

What photographs did you forget to take? I’m getting married in September and it would be helpful to know this!! Congrats you both look gorgeous!! xxx
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janetha May 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

You are both so, so gorgeous! Congrats to you and Gary, Lori!

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Jennifer Leonard (big sis) May 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

WOW! Your teeth are so white! I’ll get you more of the pictures from the big day soon as I can catch a break this week, I am running 2 marathons in 2 different cities! I’m multitasking.

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Liz @ iheartvegetables May 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

You ladies are SO amazingly beautiful! I can’t wait to hear all the details of the wedding! Congrats, Lori and Gary!!! :)

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Taylor May 2, 2012 at 5:08 am

Congratulations! I can’t wait to see the pictures. I’m getting married next winter (maybe) I haven’t picked a date yet or a location but I do want an outside wedding. I’m looking forward to getting some ideas from your pictures :)

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Heather @ For the Love of Kale May 2, 2012 at 5:55 am

You are both GLOWING and absolutely GORGEOUS!` I can’t wait to hear more about the wedding and see more pics!
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Marsha May 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

You both look so happy and glowing in the pictures. Your skin looks great!

I got married in August and it took about 3 months to get our pictures. Usually it’s 2 months but our guy was in the process of moving, plus he was a family friend, so we didn’t put too much pressure on him. He sent us a sneak peak a few weeks later which gave us a preview to hold us over.

I forgot to take pictures with certain family members who traveled far to attend! Totally my fault, not his. He told me to make a list of shots I really wanted. TIP: Ask guests for their personal camera shots, we did, you’d be surprised what they captured!

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Heather @ Fit Mama Real Food May 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

Welcome back pretty ladies! Lori, huge congrats to you and Gary. It’s crazy that you wedding already has come and gone! I’m so excited for your new chapter. It’s going to be exciting times :)

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Brittany May 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I can’t wait to see all the wedding photos. You both looked gorgeous at the rehearsal dinner. I love the ivory dress Michelle was wearing!
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Christy May 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm

omigosh, congratulations and you look amazing! actually we got married last labor day and we haven’t ordered pictures yet….. guilty as charged! looking back, I realized i was so busy making sure everyone (all our extended families) was in the picture that actually there wasnt that many of my husband and I! i wish i had more pictures of just the 2 of us… but you know, the first look at my husband walking down the aisle will forever be etched in my mind! i won’t forget that! hehe…. congrats again Mrs. Morris!

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Lori and Michelle May 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Thank you Christy!!

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