Right! I am sitting in my pjs, eating a piece of wedding cake and I am going to recount the amazing-ness that has been our last few days. This blog is going to be big – super big. SUPER BLOG.
Yesterday we started the day with our amazing bridal party. Coffee, talking rubbish, group bonding and silliness all occurred before we went to a local spa for Mani/Pedi’s and massages – our spa was amazing, we had bubbles and took over the whole store and at the end of our time they gave us a bouquet of roses to say congratulations, it was really wonderful.
Following that we had a good meal then missioned to our wedding location for a chat about how the day was going to work. We love our bridal party so much. They are all a bit crazy, but our kind of crazy and we are so glad we were able to spend the day with them!
So after our quick rehearsal we were whipped away on the subway to…
Broadway Show #9: Book of Mormon
Where: Eugene O’Neil Theatre
Seats: Centre Mezzanine
Favourite number: Turn it Off
Tickets purchased with contributions from: Ruth, Matt & Luca, JP & Bridget, Clodagh & Shannon, Jamie & Tim, Paige Kermeen, Sharon & Michael Wray, Aunty Mary & Tony
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! This show was BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have listened to the soundtrack for this show for THREE YEARS and it was everything we wanted it to be. It was fast, witty and so clever and it was so great making sense of the storyline. Only knowing the songs there were a few plot points we didn’t know and it was like piecing together a puzzle. A hilarious puzzle. Our Elder Price was Nic Rouleau who played the role on the Tony’s last year and our Elder Cunningham was Ben Platt from Pitch Perfect and they were brilliant. They made the roles their own instead of recreating what Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad do on the soundtrack and I really appreciated that.
We also finally got to see some tap! A week seeing Broadway shows and we finally get a tap number. ‘Turn it Off’ not only featured brilliant tap but an incredible full company quick change in the dark, while they were still tapping. Blew my mind. It was absolutely the best decision to see it on our Wedding Eve and if it wasn’t sold out completely I would want to watch it again and again.
We returned home to find a couple of bridesmaids with some whiskey to be enjoyed before we all went to bed for the horrendously early start of 5.45am.
I’m not going to go into painstaking detail about our day because we could be here for years.. but we had a wonderful and magical day. A big part of that was our fabulous vendors: Michelle, Kelly, Annie, Kaipo, Frank, Sachiko, Laura, Sydney & Mariane. Everyone was amazing! They made us feel so special and were a fabulous team together, more than we could ever hope for. The other big part was our guests, who travelled across the world to share our day with us. They were so wonderful and we felt very humbled and grateful for those in our lives.
I think we will discuss more detail when our professional pictures come through and we have some breathing time! In the meantime, here are a few sneak peeks from our incredible photographer Kelly Prizel. I can’t wait for the rest of them!
Our bridal party were incredible superstars, completely looking after us the entire day, filling our time with love, laughter and silliness and it was perfect. I am so glad we were able to spend our time with our best friends – and look at them! Aren’t they stunning!
Following our picnic reception we had a few more photos with Kelly before we whisked off to our wedding night show!
Broadway Show #10: Wicked
Where: Gershwin Theatre
Seats: Centre Mezzanine
Favourite number: Defying Gravity
Tickets purchased with contributions from: Aunty Mary & Tony, Anne-Marie Ravlich, Elaine & Oliver Rosser
We have discussed before about the musicals we know really well, feel like meeting old friends when we see them. This one felt like meeting an old friend that had been given a face lift. Everything was HUGE and big and awesome. We had flying monkeys over the audience, surprise trap doors, double the company size and it was all brilliant. Our Elphaba (Christine Dwyer) was incredible but I was blown away by our G(a)linda (Jenni Barber) who was brilliantly quirky and for the first time (we have seen) she played the role in her own voice instead of trying to replicate Kristen Chenowith’s very distinctive Glinda voice. We loved it.
We had quite a bit of attention being in our wedding outfits and wound up with a programme signed by the cast and a full private backstage tour with a photo on the stage… of the Gershwin theatre! THE GERSHWIN. We look exhausted, but it was worth it! Magical. It was the perfect way to draw our day to a close. We worked out that between us we have now seen the show 11 times in 4 countries and this one was by far the most special.
Post-show and tour we jumped in a cab, went home and changed into jandals (discovered our amazing bridal party had CLEANED our house – I loved them SO much at that point), then missioned down to the local irish pub to find the Bell/Webster family and Kirsty and Elaine, who had been there (with others along the way) drinking since our picnic reception ended 6 or so hours earlier. The night ended with us all standing in a circle belting ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (opera & guitar solos included) and crying with laughter. I couldn’t think of a better way to end our night.
Today we are taking it easy. I am pretty sure we have some dinosaurs to visit later on and of course another show to see! Huge thank you to everyone who called, txted, messaged, emailed and dontated to our honeyfund. We are blown away by all the love we are getting and can’t wait to see you all again in person.
SO MUCH LOVE,
Mrs & Mrs Chelsea & Theresa Adams