Thursday, April 17, 2008

And the wedding was...

Ah, the wedding.... I wanted to wait until I had a little more time to
blog about this EXTREMELY special event. The last 2 days before the
wedding we were all so busy trying to get everything ready for the
wedding, that it hadn't really set in that I was getting married. Even the
morning of the wedding, we were all running around town and around my
in-laws house decorating and getting last minute things done. The wind
kept blowing table linens and tulle around. DANG WIND!! As I was showering
and getting packed, I was hounding Rob to finish editing the song I
was walking down the aisle to. Of course he had to wait until this last
minute to finish it! I was ready to leave to his parents to finish
getting ready, and I needed the song on my ipod. Sharise and Kriss were
waiting patiently for me, and he finally gets it done and I dash out the
door. As my mom did my hair I wrote down the list of songs and when to
play them, so that I could make Sharise's husband, Chris, be my own
personal D.J. (Which he did VERY well, and I appreciate him SOO MUCH).
Sharise and Kriss (my bestest buds since high school) helped me get into my
dress and finish getting ready.
I had seen some amazing photography that my cousin, Jason, had done. So
we roped him into coming to take pictures. I haven't seen this guy in
like 16 years, and he just walks in and starts getting ready to take
pictures. I'm like "HELLO!! Give me a hug, geek!!" I was SOOOO happy that
he drove down from Provo with his sister Shawna to take pictures. (And
Shawna was an amazing help to calm me down when I started getting
nervous!) I got to see these pictures last night. OH MY GOSH!! Can I say
AMAZING?! He has a talent for unique shots. I'd love to post every single
one, but I'll post my FAVORITE one of me that BLEW ME AWAY!
And my favorite of Rob and I.

Rob and I both were a lot more nervous than we thought we'd be. Then my
mom and sister came to hug me before the ceremony, and both started
crying, so I had to try not to. They told me it was safe to come
downstairs to get ready to go down the aisle. It was still I said
a prayer. The wind stopped for the entire ceremony! I couldn't believe
it. I tried not to cry as I walked down the aisle. And I could tell Rob
was trying not to cry. The ceremony was wonderful, and went smooth.
And I'm so grateful that my SUPER friend, Jared, was there to videotape
the whole event! (He's leaving soon for an internship for camera
operation with the NFL! So I'm glad he was still here for the wedding). So
many people came to the reception, so that made me happy! Even two of
Rob's high school buddies made it out! YAY! Friends I hadn't seen in a
while, and friends that I wish I could see more often were there. Some of
my old posse from Wells Fargo was there. The candy table was a hit. I
wasn't extremely happy with my cake, it didn't turn out how I wanted,
but people still said they liked hey, what can I could
have been worse! The wind still blew a little, we had to change our
d├ęcor a little, but other than that, it was amazing. My best friend from
middle school, Robyn, lives in Montana and couldn't make it, so her
wonderful mother came and kept shooting pictures with her phone and
texting them to her. Poor Robyn was just sitting home crying cause she
couldn't make it! She's so cute!
Everyone that helped get this put together was so wonderful. My
adorable sister and neice made the most beautiful flower girls EVER!! My
brother and nephews were amazingly handsome and well-behaved ring-bearers!
My wonderful brother, Josh, and Rob's brother, Danny, were the
groomsmen. My sister April, sister-in-law, Jalee, and Rob's sister, Michelle,
were my gorgeous bridesmaids! They put together such a cute bridal shower
for me and helped out in SO many other ways, I am eternally grateful
for. I was so happy that my dad actually made it down to walk me down
the aisle and sing for me. Both my parents and Rob's parents sacrificed
so much time and energy to put everything all together, and I can never
repay them for making our wedding such an amazing day for us. My mom
and dad both picked the perfect songs to sing for us.
We were playing music at the end of the reception and I was jamming out
with my friends, I didn't want to leave, I didn't want this to end!
But everyone kept saying "Hello! The bride and groom are supposed to be
GONE!!" so I reluctantly changed into my post-wedding-gear,

and we left in my adorably decorated car (Thanks, girls!).

As Rob and I drove to Vegas we reflected on how amazing everything had
turned out. The next day we left on our cruise ship to Mexico. That was
such a fun trip! It was a first cruise for both of us, and we loved
every minute of it. It was an awesome way to start out our life as
husband and wife.

Thanks to EVERYONE involved in helping make it such a wonderful
memory!!! I love you all!


DebraCJacobson said...

I was in town that day and had planned to head over to your reception after my nephew's but I was so sunburned and sick from being out in the sun at his thing that I just wanted to die. I'm glad it was so wonderful!!!!!

Teachinfourth said...

I'm glad you liked the photos. It was also great to be able to reconnect with you, Josh, and Kris again!

The Scotts said...

Yay! Rob is SO my brother-in-law now!!

Chris & Stephanie said...

I love your pictures and I am so happy your wedding was a success. Congrats.... You so deserve to be happy and with Rob you look like you are.

Rachel Doyle said...

Hey - congrats -- I found you on my sister Stephanie's blog. You look beautiful and I was so excited to see what you have been up to. Anyhow send me an email sometime ( Rachel Cornwell-Doyle