Volpes Tie The Knot: The Bloopers

Wedding Wednesday The Bloopers


Every wedding will have a mishap, whether it’s a slight one or a major one, it is bound to happen. This is something I had to realize early on, but I am so glad I did because we had some big ones. Looking back, some of these things really make me laugh, and having them as apart of our memories is actually quite nice. Dave and I aren’t a very traditional couple, and as I’ve mentioned we wanted a fun wedding, some of these bloopers sure did help with that.

Some people could probably say that our entire reception was a blooper, which could be the case if you’re afraid of some raindrops, but thankfully our friends and family are awesome. We enjoyed every minute of the 1.5ish hours we had on the dance floor that was outside, and then moved our dancing feet under the tent, in the mud, to keep the party going until well into the night. Here are some of my favorite bloopers/mishaps gone right from the day.


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  • After our ceremony, the bridal party, our immediate family and the two of us, went to the front of the property to take some formal photos. I made sure I had my shoes with me to change into out of my heels. In the mix of things, I forgot to put them on until after the family photos and the photos of the two of us. When we were finished I found the bridal party and asked for my shoes, somebody had taken them and we had no idea who. One of our groomsmen ran around the reception space looking for them and then finally located them and sprinted them back to us. He totaled saved the day because it felt like my feet were going to fall off.
  • One of our guests owns a water sports company, so he is very well versed when it comes to weather situations. All through the night he would update me on when the storm was coming. He even spread the news to somebody to wait a few minutes to start the ceremony because a sprinkle of rain was going to start. He was right! It rained for all of 5 minutes and then the ceremony began. I was so appreciative of him throughout the night, especially when it was about to storm and we were still on the outside dance floor. Word of advice: always invite a “weatherman” to your outdoor wedding
  • When the rain started, people started busting out their umbrellas. I think the bars being open before the ceremony may have been to blame for this one, but generally lighting and metal umbrellas don’t mix very well. The DJ had to announce it a few times that we should probably move the party into the tent. It took a bit of time for some of the guests to understand 😉

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  • One of my best friends, boyfriends, was one of the ones enjoying beverages in the sun before the ceremony. He passed out before the move into the tent, so when the tables and chairs were moved from all around him, and he was caught sleeping in his chair, we needed a photo. I will never let him live that down.
  • The biggest ‘blooper’ of the night had to be the shuttle getting stuck. Our wedding was at a private residence turned wedding venue, which meant that not all of the “driveway” was paved. We had mentioned to the shuttle driver that he could park at the front of the property by the house if the rain started, but he hadn’t been paying attention or something. About 3 hours into the reception, I somehow heard about the shuttle being stuck. I figured they would figure it out. Well come to find out, the tow truck that came to get it also got stuck, and then another tow truck broke trying to get it out. Most of our guests needed to be shuttled back to the hotel, so my wonderful in-laws shuttled people from after 11pm until almost 2am. If something like this would happen, I should have known it would be to us 😉 Thankfully, even though the shuttle was also our ride back home, we were able to have my grandparents car. The shuttle ended up remaining in the same location until TUESDAY!
  • I had paper umbrellas for photo props for the bridesmaids, we ended up not using them so I asked the bridesmaids to set them aside for us to take home. At some point during the evening, somebody got them out and the bridesmaids were using them as actual umbrellas. When they came back into the tent, the dye from the paper had dripped down their faces- at least they matched the theme 😉

While some of these may not make it to America’s Funniest Home Videos, I am happy to remember the things that may have not went 110% to plan. It’s a nice reminder that things can go wrong, but still turn into something to chuckle at every now and then.


Now it’s your turn! Join me and Nikki from Make.up.Her for the wedding Wednesday link-up! Share your wedding stories, tips and tricks, or anything in-between. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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  • http://www.leeleefindsherself.com/blog/ Leelee

    That is too funny about the paper umbrellas.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      They never realized they had dye running down their faces!

  • Megan

    Oh my word. I had no idea about the shuttle or the paper umbrellas. So funny to look back on and I’m so glad you had a great attitude on the day and just let those things go. Some folks wouldn’t be able to look past it but you embraced the flaws. I love that!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Oh girl, the shuttle was seriously a nightmare. I will have to tell you guys the whole story sometime. We were thisclose to suing the company. I was crazy stressed and nervous until I got to the venue at 8am on the day-of, at that point I just let everything go and it was what it was, and that was fun.

  • Ashley Stephenson

    Your bloopers are so funny!! My favorite is the guy passed out!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I had no idea this happened until we got our photos back, I couldn’t stop laughing.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    Oh how funnyyyyyy, love them! Friend’s boyfriend passed out takes the cake on this one! What great memories to look back on and laugh!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      He will NEVER live that down. He turns 30 next year and you bet I am going to have a cake made with that photo on it.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    How did I forget about the shuttle??? Lol what a mess, but you handled it so well :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      That was the craziest thing! Thankfully it all worked out.

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    That’s so funny! Every wedding totally has some bloopers and I love the umbrella story!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It took a bit for me to realize that things just go wrong, no matter what you do. Looking back now I am glad we had some things to laugh about.

  • http://www.wanderingweekenders.com/ Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    That’s so awesome that you can laugh about everything that happened on your wedding day now. I love your friend sleeping in the tent! It definitely looks like he pre partied hard!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It took me a year to get here, but now I am glad that I can look back and laugh about some of the crazier moments.

  • http://www.christineeveryday.com Christine Everyday

    I love that you were able to laugh about these things! That shows that you were a fun bride. :)

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      It took a bit for me to really laugh about some of these moments, like the shuttle getting stuck, but in the end everyone had a great time and we were married.

  • http://www.thelowcountrymama.com Jacquelyn @ Lowcountry Mama

    OMG I can’t believe he fell asleep!! And the shuttle story is crazy!!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Right! We couldn’t either! He then went to take the shuttle home, didn’t realize it was stuck, and slept there for hours.

  • http://dashofherbs.com Kristyn | Dash of Herbs

    I’m so glad that you were able to keep a level head through all these mishaps. And the shuttle is so funny. Goodness! Did they ever get it out?

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I really just had to realize that things needed to be let go and I needed to live in the moment. The shuttle got out on TUESDAY! It was ridiculous.

  • Jen

    Haha these are so fun! I love it.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.VeroSays.com/ Veronica Vargas

    All pretty funny and minor enough that you could look back and lol.. Maybe the shuttle one got you a little nervous, but it sounds like everything turned out ok..! ??

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      The shuttle got me super nervous and very annoyed haha, but it ended up being a crazy story to look back on and laugh.

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