Monday, May 27, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wedding Wednesday - The Perfect Day

May 11, 2013 was the perfect day. The best day!

I don't have many pictures yet, but I do have so many memories. It was beyond anything I could ever have dreamed.

Here are the few pictures I do have.

At some point, once I have the pictures, I will do a big post.

Standing- God Sister then Godmother
Sitting - Me, Mom and my mother in law
This was taken at my Bridal brunch that my GodMother and GodSister hosted. It was beyond gorgeous!

My mom and I at the Bridal Brunch

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Mom, Brother and Grandfather

My cake. IT WAS SO GOOD!!! White almond cake.

Groom's Cake.   All edible and the beer is real. The cake was Burnt Orange Velvet Cake (dyed burnt orange instead of Red)

Us. Husband and Wife. I cannot believe it. I will post more pictures when I get them!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Wedding day!

I love that I can schedule posts!

So as of this very moment, I will be enjoying my reception.

Here are a few of the bridal portraits I took last month:

I cannot believe the day has come!
I'm a WIFE.
Not just any wife.
I am B's WIFE! :)

Getting married today

I am getting married today.

30 years, 4 months and 19 days old. 

I could never say that I dreamed of getting married when I was younger. I wasn't one that dreamed about those things. I dreamed about traveling, meeting people and doing things.

I also can say that all of my dreams have come true. I cannot believe the life I have. I am so incredibly blessed.

As I turn from a "single" girl to a "married" one, I do have a lot of things going through my head.

To my immediate family:
This is the last moment we are a family of 4. What an incredible family we are. I have loved growing up in our home. I have loved the moments of laughter. I know these will not end. I know life changes. Please know that I am who I am because of the 3 of you. I love you all.

To my brother:
This is the last day we have the same last name. You will still be my only brother. You will still be our only sibling. I am grateful for our friendship. I love who you have grown up to be. I wish we lived closer, but what I have learned through the years is that it doesn't matter how far in distance we are, we always connect and we always know about each others lives. I hope this does not change. Thank you for being the best sibling. You are always my little brother.

To my mom:
Thank you for being such a strong individual person. You taught me to be an intelligent woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. You taught me to live. TO REALLY LIVE. When people say that they are turning into their moms, I know it isn't supposed to be a "good" thing, but for me, whenever I hear myself say something you would say or do something you would do, I smile. I smile because you are the best person I have ever known and if I am anything like you, that makes me happy. The best lesson I have learned as we have become friends throughout my life is, I will always be your little girl. Thank you for the loving home you raised me in and thank you for such an incredible life. I am so lucky to have you as my mom.

To my dad:
As a daddy's girl, I know when we start the walk that will start the next chapter in my life, my eyes will be filled with tears. Tears because I am so happy. You were and still are the greatest example of love to our family. You loved us so much that you traveled instead of moving us from our home. Growing up I often wondered who would be my husband and if they would be as wonderful as you are to us. You set the bar so incredibly high. But this, this is why my brother is such an amazing young man and this is why it took me to the age of 30 to find someone who could meet the bar that you set so high. Thank you for loving me and being such a great example of what a father's love for his children is. I look forward to our walk down the aisle. I will always be your pumpkin.

To B:
Can you believe it? The day is here. Who knew that sitting in the Far West Starbucks all those years ago, just talking and becoming friends would lead to this? To our wonderful life together. I truly am in awe that this day has come and I am ready. I'm ready to be your wife, your partner in life and I am ready to be our own "family" together. Life has so many twists and turns and I am ready to be on the rollercoaster of life with you.  I cannot wait to see you at the end of the aisle. I love you.

To myself:
RELAX. Enjoy the day. Be in every moment.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wedding Activities start TODAY

Guests start to arrive today.

In fact B is on his way to the airport to pick up our friends coming all the way from Brazil for our wedding.

We are so blessed that so many people are coming from all over to watch our love become one.

I cannot believe the time has come for Wedding Activities to start NOW!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

B comes home today!

So B travels ALL the time.

Ok not all the time - but usually 1 week a month sometimes 2.

It is this travel that will allow for us to be in Thailand for 2 weeks so I have NO complaints.

Except he has been gone for the last 9 days. Now it is 8 days to the wedding and he is on his way home.

Thank goodness. Someone needs to hear about these random wedding thoughts going through my mind!

I am ready for Cinco de Mayo.

I need a margarita.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

10 days

The real countdown has begun.

There is so much still left to do, yet really nothing at all!

Life is hectic - hectic at work and running to every vendor appointment known to man after work everyday this week.

But all that matters is that in 10 days....

I will be married to this man.