You spend months — if not years — planning your big day. But which of those special moments will you truly remember long after the last song ends? Here, 20 real couples reveal their favorite big-day memories.
For Danielle and Kyle, having a first look was one of the best decisions made during the planning process. "For couples who think it will take away from the moment of seeing each other during the ceremony, it did not ruin anything! It made us able to enjoy the moment," said Danielle.
Photo Credit: Andy Marcus of Fred Marcus Photography
Peek-a-Boo Ring Bearer
Jaime's two sons served as ring bearers in her and Bryan's Fourth of July-inspired wedding. Jaime's favorite memory: "During the ceremony, my two-year-old popped his head through Bryan's legs, as if it were a game of peek-a-boo!" Bryan's most memorable moment: "When I held my step-son and watched Jaime walk down the aisle toward us."
Laura and Benjamin hosted an Up-themed wedding in Walt Disney World, and a highlight was sharing their personalized vows. Most memorable line: "Carl and Ellie may have had the greatest Disney love story of all time, but someone had to write it for them. Ours is even better, because it's real."
Photo Credit: Ty Boyce of Disney Fine Art Photography and Video
A Magical Disney Ride
During their Disneyland wedding, Jennifer and Peter arranged a private ride on one of the park's most popular attractions, Soarin' Over California. "It was amazing to be on the ride with all of our closest friends and family," said Jennifer. "It was a truly memorable moment."
"After the ceremony, Amir and I went back into the gazebo, where we'd just said our vows, and shared our first kiss alone as husband and wife. It was such a small moment but so special. Fortunately, our photographer captured it, and it's one of my favorite pictures," said Jessica.
Sally and Paul blended their shared Greek and Lebanese cultures throughout their wedding day. “The entertainment truly was the highlight of the wedding. I loved that my American friends belly danced and did the traditional dabke, a Lebanese line dance!” said Sally.