The day of the wedding was also a big day for the Mizzou fans in the wedding party (Illinois fans too, but I'm not counting them). It was the opening football game for the Tigers, playing the Illini in the annual Arch Rivals showdown. Being that Springfield is in the heart of the U of I fan-base, we made the silly assumption that the 11 am kickoff would be available in the hotel suites. Alas, we were incorrect. The boys decided to take to to streets to get access to the game. Once the trolley arrived, they camped out, listening to the game and waiting for it to be time to head to the church.
Beers were had. Football was played. Antics were enacted. Somewhere in between all of that, the groomsmen completed their very important job of escorting Mr LikesIt to the church ... on time and everything. (And bee tee dubs, Mizzou won, in case you're curious. We consider it fortuitous.)
With half the wedding party on site and suited up, it was time to snap some quick portraits while the trolley circled back to the hotel for me and mine.
But first, bouts were acquired.
Matt, for obvious reasons, is a pro at pinning boutinnieres. He's also handy at fixing broken bridesmaid jewelry. Hire him immediately, y'all. Also, he's single. I have his number, ladies. *eyebrow waggle*
Anyway, thanks to Matt and Christy, wife of groomsman Justin, everyone was properly floraled for the day.
Some were more excited for the flowers than others.
Since we opted not to see each other until the 3:30 ceremony, time would be of the essence afterward. Up next, Mr LikesIt and the boys strut their stuff for the camera.
In case you missed it ...
I bought a dress and completely changed it.
We had a marathon final week of engagement.
I giggled my way through our rehearsal.
Mr LikesIt got grilled at our rehearsal dinner.
The groomsmen ran amok in downtown Springfield.
The girls got gorgeous.
We exchanged mushy wedding-day gifts.
The guys got fancy and then got dancy.
I became a Bride.
There was a first First Look.
I shared my Somethings.