It was incredible. I woke up feeling refreshed and happy and ready. And glad that I had planned so much to make the day a little easier. I made a cognisant effort to not worry about anything that day, and It made it all a lot easier. I was just calm and ready.
It’s an amazing day because it’s never going to happen ever again, and I just wanted to let myself experience it without overanalyzing or anything. When my dad came in I practically bawled my eyes out. He raised me and cared for me and he walked me down the aisle to my husband, the next man to care for me and love me. We didn’t say much to each other, but our eyes said a lot. I held my dad’s hand down the aisle and it felt so much more natural than being arm-in-arm.
The doors opened and it was the first time I got to see the space all put together. I couldn’t stop smiling. My husband and I didn’t see each other before I walked down the aisle, and it was full of so many emotions. I was walking towards the man I love and my future with him, towards a life changing moment, and I was surrounded by everyone that I loved. It was so, so beautiful. I wasn’t nervous, just beyond elated to be in that moment with everyone.
It’s a little awkward to stand there in front of our pastor while he just talks to us about marriage in front of everyone, not going to lie. But his words soaked in and were so true and beautiful. It was special because he is a huge part of our lives (his mentor, my youth pastor who baptized me). I think I almost passed out during our vows I was so excited and emotional. It was surreal. The moment I planned for 1.5 years actually happened, and it was amazing. And I was super excited for my wedding band! He didn’t know to put it on slowly so he basically put it on and held my hand lol. And when they announced us as husband and wife, it was the loudest cheer I’ve ever heard at any wedding! It was so great to hear how many people were so supportive and loving in our lives.
We did a faux get away in a 1920s Packard convertable, and that was probably my favorite moment of the day. After the ceremony, getting to go out tool around town and spend time after the ceremony with just my husband was so worth it. I loved every second of that. We just drove around the block, but we got to talk and hear people honk their horns at us and smile and wave and it was awesome!
The reception was a huge party and I loved seeing everyone’s smiling faces. I love entertaining people, so it was great to see that our reception was so much fun. The food was great, the cake was beautiful, and we danced the night away. I’ve never seen a wedding dance floor that full, our DJ did a great job! When the time came we changed into our getaway clothes and left. It was hard to leave that moment and that space, but I was so excited for our honeymoon! It was literally all I thought about. If you need something to get you through the day, just think – after this, a vacation with my husband!