Friday night the rehearsal (for the most part) and rehearsal dinner could not have been more perfect....let me say that when I talk about the dinner being more perfect than the rehearsal itself, it is only because my crazy wedding coordinator did not attend. WOW, talk about flipping a switch....she sure did. Anyways....I loved, loved LOVED hanging out with all of my family and closest friends while celebrating our upcoming marriage. Everyone was SO amazing and excited for us, I could not have left the rehearsal dinner feeling more blessed. To top off the night my MOH and bestie, Alicia, forfeited a night with her boyfriend, who does not live in the same town as her anymore, to stay with me before my wedding night. Seriously. Blessed.
Saturday morning, I woke up surprisingly calm, and Aimee, my MATRON of honor picked Alicia and I up and we started our morning at Starbucks....and up to no good. I am going to leave that as an inside joke to my bridesmaids and I, but just know....best wedding day EVER. So after checking out the work the Country Club, Gary's Floral and our linen lady had done on the reception venue....we headed up to the church to start getting ready! So with this being my
Anyways, they were all OVERLY amazing and helpful in keeping me calm and making my day so easy and flawless. Maybe I am biased, but my friends are. THE. best.
So, it's 3:00 and picture time....Jason did amazing as usual and made everything go smoothly (even though I do believe I snapped at him a couple of times....sorry Jason for letting bridezilla peek out once or twice). Then after pictures me and Gerad did what was called a "first viewing". We did this for a few reasons, the first being that we wanted to be able to take as many pictures as possible BEFORE the wedding and spend less time on it after. Secondly, although I had held myself (and my tears) together really well up until ceremony time, I knew once I saw Gerad I would probably lose all composure altogether. And boy was I right. Jason set it up to where I was walked down the aisle halfway by my dad and then walked the rest of the way on my own. Once I got to the alter I tapped Gerad and he turned around to meet and see me. The feelings I had standing behind Gerad, facing his back, were indescribable. I was overcome with SO many emotions including anxiety, nervousness (not about getting married though), joy and excitement. As soon as he turned around, the tears (of joy) started flowing....but because the man I married is SO amazing, he immediately calmed me down and reminded me I probably wanted that eye make-up to stay intact :)
After pictures, there was a little time to touch up make-up and hair....to rest...and then it was go time.
So here is where the comedy starts....
First things first, Aimee, my beautiful (and
Well the morning started with us realizing the candles we ordered would not fit in the candle holders....that was easily solved with a butter knife and a little whittling action by
After that we headed to the reception for such a GREAT night of family, friends and fun. I love that SO many people came to support us and our marriage, it truly means the world. However, I never dreamed that as a bride and groom you would be in SUCH high demand....but what do I know, I have never been a bride. I knew we would make our way around the room and visit with all of our guests...but never did I dream there would be people that I (or we) never even got to speak with. If that was you, or I barely acknowledged your attendance, I am terribly sorry and please do not think the guilt did not follow me straight to our honeymoon in Riviera Maya.
Well, that is about all I can give you for now....I have a BEAUTIFUL sleeping baby Maltese in my lap and I am jealous she is the only one getting some shut eye. Honeymoon and our new member to the Morris family to come soon....and TONS of pictures!
Also, one last things....PLEASE everyone go to this link and comment on my bridal blog (if you have anything you would like to say that is) Jason does WONDERFUL work and I try to market him whenever and wherever I can....I may or may not have given his website out in Mexico....I love him and his work, what can I say?