I've been putting off this post just because you've all been waiting for it. But here we are.
I don't have more pictures yet. If anyone has some, I want them! I can't wait to see all the detail shots of our reception and the candids of everyone there. It was the PERFECT day. I have to tell you all, in case you didn't know, I did NOT want a wedding. I wanted to elope and then send out announcements to you all saying WE DID IT! But alas, I met the one guy in the world that had an aversion to eloping. Seriously?? So we put together a reception and invited all sorts of guests and it was a headache and for the first 2 months of our engagement we couldn't agree on anything and so would have nights where we swore off any wedding talk just so we could remember how much we really did like the other person. But when the day came it was perfect and beautiful and absolutely the best day of my life.
It was forecasted to be rainy and cloudy all day. But it wasn't! It was GORGEOUS! And I have the best friends and family who took care of everything for me and made all of it beautiful.
Splash of memories:
tutus on rocks
my dashing husband. oh I just loved to look at him that day.
100 + lanterns
wonderful hilarious friends
temple workers trying to give me a different mother-in-law
seeing my real mother-in-law before the ceremony
spending the morning with the girls getting ready
swing dancing with my dad. who knew?
That's what I've got for now. It's not everything. But when I think of the day I am so happy and just smile because it was so full of happiness. That is exactly what a wedding should feel like. My mom was great the whole day and handled everything with her characteristic calm and laughter. I finally got to meet Jamey's family. One of my favorite memories is hugging each of them in the temple after we were sealed and knowing that they are my family now and the strong bond and love I immediately felt for them. There is a real power to love that I am just beginning to understand.
Since the wedding I am more convinced everyday that I married the best man in the world for me. I've never been a subscriber to the one-and-only philosophy but if there were a person to convince me otherwise it would be Jamey. I'll save that for another post.