Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wedding Wednesday: Before the Walk

The night before the wedding (after the amazing rehearsal and some casual drinks with  friends) I did not sleep a wink. I was so overwhelmed with anxiety, excitement, and any other emotion you can think of. Then as the morning rolled around I was so worried I would be exhausted all day. But after a nice long shower and some prayers, I was overcome with the most wonderful emotion! From the morning on, I was the least stressed I'd been in months; I have no idea how that happened.

Getting ready with my mama and bridesmaids, with visits into our hotel room from sweet friends and family was one of my highlights of our day. Then we hopped on the trolley and headed to the venue for our last "getting ready" moments before the walk!

Thanks to our wonderful photographer Eric Boneske, we have all these moments captured in photo:
Signs on the trolleys made by one of my beautiful best friend/bridesmaids!
One of my favorite photos! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Looking Forward.

"the year of our wedding" has come & gone.
As we close the books on 2014, the best year to date, I love looking back at the above photo from our honeymoon. It captures the endless beauty and serenity of Exuma, and reminds me of how relaxed A and I were as we kicked back after celebrating our wedding with our closest friends and dearest family. While there were definitely some overwhelming moments of the past year as we planned our wedding from circa 2,600 miles away, I have nothing but positive thoughts reflecting on the best day of our lives, followed by the most amazing trip-which is surely what I'll remember about "2014" years down the road.

It is definitely a weird transition coming off the highest of highs [wedding & honeymoon] and getting back into reality, nothing's changed much around you, you're just a wife now! As we venture into 2015 as mr. & mrs., we still have plenty to be excited about.

Hope everyone has a wonderful first "real" work week of 2015...lots and lots of coffee for this gal!