Monday, April 28, 2014

Made of Honor Contest-Part 2

Made of Honor Contest-Part 2
The day of our wedding was a Monday.  Unusual for a wedding but typical for a Hollywood movie premiere.  It was also pouring down rain.  But we didn't care.  That's what all the Sony people were there make us forget about that!  The morning of our wedding, we woke up and headed to the St. Regis to meet Mary Hart.  She was going to marry us since it was being aired on Entertainment Tonight.  We went to her suite for a meet and greet.  She was so professional and kind to us and had flawless skin!  Then we went back to our hotel and met Denis Reggie who is a celebrity wedding photographer.  Again, he was super nice and professional and we truly felt like everyone was trying to make this day about our wedding and not just about the movie premiere.

Around lunchtime, they sent hair, makeup and nail people to my hotel suite-all while being videotaped still.  After getting primped by the best of New York, I was sent to a private room in the hotel to see Shaun.  Then it hit me.  Like a ton of bricks.  I started crying to my maid of honor Sarah and asked if this was really happening.  At times throughout the week it was hard to remember that we were actually getting married b/c there was SO much excitement with everything Sony was doing for us.  After pulling it together, I made it to that room and ran to my husband for our private moment (with the cameras of course).
Then our family and friends came to see us and wait for the movie premiere our wedding to start.

Soon it was time to go down the street to the Ziegfeld Theater for our wedding.  The premiere was obviously inside but our wedding was outside-under a canopy since it was raining.  My dad and I took a carriage down the street.
And then the most magical moment of my life.  With a full orchestra playing Canon in D, my dad walked me down the pink carpet (passing the press, paparazzi, all the Sony people who were with us all week, and our friends in the stands).
The wedding scene.  You would have never guessed it was a chilly, damp evening.  Sony did a fabulous job making everything beautiful.
 The paparazzi-obviously there for us and not the movie stars :)
 Patrick Dempsey (his wife behind him) and Sylvia Weinstock watching us get married-how crazy is that?!
The ceremony was short and sweet and before we knew it, we were pronounced Mr. & Mrs. Bollinger.  We had around 30 friends and family there but it was also live on the internet so everyone else could watch it back home.
And then the 2nd best moment of the night.....meeting Patrick Dempsey!!  Let me tell you, he is F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S in real life.  So McDreamy.
The embarrassing picture of me gawking at McDreamy (along with his co-star Michelle Monaghan and Mary Hart)
Still can't believe this is one of our wedding photos.
This post is super long so check back for the last one-our reception and after party!