Saturday, March 24, 2012

Before the Ceremony: Wedding Week

Today {a day late} I am linking up with Valerie for Wedding Week!  

I have a confession to make before I start writing about our wedding day.  I was completely over the weekend before it even got started. 

I know that sounds really bad right?!  

Leading up to our wedding was beyond stressful in our personal lives...Marco moved to LA in July and would be unavailable {in person} for the next 3 months, I quit my job & started waiting tables again, 3 weeks prior to our wedding I flew out to LA for us to find an apartment, had to have my entire life packed because 2 days after the wedding we were driving across the country.  I told someone this story the other day and said I could only do this when I was 24.  I didn’t have a care if the world and as long as I had M by my side I knew life would be okay.  To me, regardless or how perfect or not perfect our wedding was, I wasn’t going to let this day define us as a couple or be the pinnacle of our relationship.  Needless to say, I checked out.

The day of our wedding I woke up at my parents house with one of my bridesmaids, Mel, my dad made us breakfast and we watched College Gameday.  This is so typical of us!  We reserved a suite for hair and make up at a hotel close by and then headed to the church.  I was the first to arrive and it was perfect.  I was just so excited to be getting married and having an awesome party afterwards.  I didn’t have a care in the world.
My sweet family 

M with his family

 My beautiful sisters

 My beyond amazing bridesmaids!

 Marco and his groomsmen

 My Godmother and my mom with their living paper dolls 
{Growing up my Aunt Donna would make gorgeous dresses for us and out moms would play dress up with us.}

 M and his brother getting ready.

 M and his film school friends.  The day wouldn't have been the same without them!

 Hanging out before the ceremony with my MIL and SIL

 One of my favorite photos from the day!

 Waiting to walk down the isle...



Bailey@Lost&Found said...

Ahhhh, such gorgeous pictures!!! I love your dress!


Jax said...

Beautiful! And girl, that was a LOT going on during that time! Yikes! You get major points for maintaining sanity! haha!

Elsha.Rae said...

ahhh sooo gorgeous! im head over heels in love with your dress!

Christine Korbesmeyer said...

i don't recall that last picture; love it!! And love your comment of how Donna and I would play dress up with our darling baby dolls; what fun we had!

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