Scheana Marie married Mike Shay and it had all the drama a reality TV wedding should have – plus a crop-top wedding gown. Man – she could market that to beach brides, by making the top turn into a bikini top and having the bride wear a bikini bottom (that doubles as Spanx!) underneath the skirt. I am a genius.
“I have to say this was the absolute BEST day of my life–with a few hiccups! It wasn’t perfect. It was unrealistic to think everything would go exactly as planned. All of those minute details don’t even matter anymore, although at the time, they did! All that matters is that I married my best friend and the love of my life,” Scheana gushes. <Collective AWWWWWW>
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“Looking back now, I hate how upset and frustrated I got at several points throughout the day and night,” Scheana confesses. One moment Scheana wishes she would have forgone was asking Kristen to pick up Shay’s wedding present and bring it to the bridal suite.
“Everyone else who lives by me had already left or was already at the venue,” Scheana explains. “Kristen was my only option to pick it up for me–it was a ‘lifesaver’ moment for me.”
Scheana says Kristen had actually pre-arranged to get her makeup done that day, where the bridesmaids were getting ready, but after the wedding party had left, unfortunately timing was a mess.
Kristen “was friends with one of the makeup artists there and had already reached out to her to do her makeup once the bridesmaids were done. This was arranged to happen after all of us girls left the house as to not upset my best friend and bridesmaid Ariana. I didn’t want her uncomfortable that day at all, so I did my best, but Kristen showed up when we were still at the house,” Scheana writes. “Whatever. I couldn’t deal with the stress of trying to separate them. We left shortly after and everything was fine.”
Scheana then goes onto explain her “Bridezilla moments” starting with freaking out at her wedding coordinator, Danielle. “Leading up to the wedding, Danielle was amazing. She had everything down and was always available for me. The day of, however, she bit off more than she could chew, from not having my in-laws walk Shay down the aisle, so that he had to walk out solo, to not making sure Tina had the proper cue when to begin the song.”
“My ring bearers never even made it down the aisle. Very sad. This was when it started to get bad for me,” Scheana continues. “I’m ready for the most important day of my life and on time, yet no one else is. Three hundred guests sitting in smoldering heat without water, which my wedding coordinator also forgot to put out.”
In the cleaning closet, Scheana really started to fall apart. “Finally I made it out of the house, I’m regrouping, fixing the last details with my train and I hear my song start. Who gave Tina the cue to start singing? The ring bearers hadn’t even walked out yet! Right when I heard my song, I freaked out.”
“I wasn’t in place yet to walk out. There’s a certain part in the song when the lyrics say ‘take my hand,’ and at that point my dad has just given me away, and I take Shay’s hand. If the song had already started, I wouldn’t even make it there by the end,” Scheana describes. “I waited and let her sing it again. And honestly, she has such an insanely beautiful voice that hearing the song twice was calming to me and prepared me for the best moment of my entire life.”
Gosh – hearing what timing mess this was, no wonder Scheana was furious!
Of course like most brides, once Scheana saw her groom she realized trivial details didn’t matter and she is very happy with their beautiful ceremony. “Once I came out and saw Shay’s face, every moment of frustration just melted away. I was in the happiest place I’ve ever been in in my entire life. The ceremony was absolutely perfect in every way possible. The words I have dreamed of hearing my entire life…’You may now kiss your bride.'”
Congratulations, again, Scheana and Shay! Of course the insane drama is yet to come at the reception…
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