Monday, February 2, 2009
The Wedding - Part 1
The wedding was awesome. I can’t believe it turned out so well. So many of the things I decided upon where in a vacuum. I am not the type that has a vision of how things will or should look. Instead, I was more “I like this” and “ok that will be fine”.
My sisters and a couple friends spent the night with me at the hotel after the rehearsal dinner. The day of the wedding we just lounged around and didn’t even start to get ready until 12:00. My mom, aunt and two cousins came up and hung out while we all got ready.
Somehow I ended up with a Something old, new, borrowed and blue.
The something old was one of my Grandma Terrett's hankies
The something new and blue was a hankie Meg bought me in barcelona
The something borrowed was my mom's wedding band I wore on my right hand
Another something blue was the garter from my bachalorette party - I had to hold those hankies somewhere!
I LOVED getting dressed up and seeing my girls all dressed up. I personally think I had one of the best looking wedding parties ever, bias included.
The pictures (all 1000 of them) are now online at www.impactactionphotos.com.
The entire weekend was a crazy mix of emotions. I know people say that, but here’s what I mean. I was overcome with all the emotions that are natural uppers – anxiety, excitement, nervousness, anticipation and anything else that keeps you flying high. At one point I thought my heart was going to explode. I remember trying to mentally slow my heat beat down because I was fearing for my health!
When Kelli opened the doors to the church I was immediately intimidated. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t all the people. My dad must have read my mind because he said, “There are a lot of people”.
Once I got to the front, I was so happy to be there with Jonathan. He looked great and was a calming force. I just told myself to keep looking at him and ignore the hundred of people watching us!
My heart was still pounding at an uncontrollable pace but when I went to say my vows I was taken aback by how strong and clear my voice was “good” I thought, “no one has any clue the craziness going on inside”.
The ceremony was perfect, not too formal or impersonal. Carol Boyd, the minister did a beautiful job of capturing our dynamic and the sentiment of our marriage.
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