MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Oh so hard to pick! Dimitri's cousin officiated our wedding, and we asked him to incorporate into the ceremony a few moments for us to turn around and look out at all of our guests. It was the perfect way to pause for a second and "be in the moment." I've never felt more loved and supported than looking out over a sea of our closest friends' and family's faces with my soon-to-be husband by my side.
ANY OTHER DETAILS THAT HELP TELL THE STORY OF YOUR DAY? It had poured in Sonoma all week and the morning of the wedding, which was very uncharacteristic of the season. Naturally, I was pretty disappointed..While I was getting my makeup done, suddenly the clouds parted and made way fora beautiful, blue, sunny day. We got to have the outdoor ceremony we had dreamed of, and the clouds made the light absolutely spectacular.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE OR DO DIFFERENTLY? The day was so utterly perfect in every way, the only thing I would do differently is to maximise the time I spent enjoying it. I hated having to step away to bustle my dress or to disappear before being announced at the reception because I wanted to savour every moment with our guests.
Also, this is a funny memory in retrospect, but Dimitri, his groomsmen, and our fathers all went to get straight razor shaves the morning of the wedding. None of them had done it before, and they came back all bloodied and scabbed. It was a surprise I wasn't expecting at our first look :-). They had fun but I might have suggested they... not... do it.