I just started crying. I don’t remember what I thought, but all this emotion just bubbled up and spilled out and I was laughing and crying all at once. I looked gross and she looked like royalty.
I don’t remember my exact thoughts, but I felt this HUGE sense of relief once she was in the room. I’d been going nuts navigating all this craziness without her all day and once she was there, I was like '
Ohhh f*ck' was my first thought. My second thought was realizing that my first thought was a serious red flag I couldn’t do anything about at the moment.
I totally remember thinking 'OH HELL YES!! LET’S DO THIS!!' and I legit wanted to yell 'Woo!!!' But instead, I restrained myself and just went for a high-five when she got to me out of my excitement.
"Apparently, I just went 'Oh wooooooooooow...' out loud, which you can see on the video, even though I don’t remember it. I just remember thinking she looked incredible."
My wife and I didn't think the 'seeing her in the dress for the first time' was going to be a big deal. We'd been to so many weddings where the reception was delayed forever while the wedding party.
"I first thought, 'Oh my god here she is. Okay. Not playing around anymore. Don’t f*ck this up. Don’t f*ck this up. Don't f*ck this up.' And then I kept thinking that for the next week."
I’d been really going through it in the weeks beforehand — cold feet, calling exes, drinking way too much at our pre-party events, really questioning the whole thing.
Yay! She went with that dress!' There was no grand, overwhelming emotion. We’d done all the prep work on the wedding together and had spent the morning tying up loose ends.