Brides Blog: Day 4
I really don’t even know where to start. The day was gorgeous and most everything went according to plan. I was not even aware of one flaw until long after it had been taken care of. We have some of the best friends and family anyone could ask for! Oh, and I did get some flak for brining my wedding binder with me on Saturday – but I needed it twice. I may have a hard time parting with it now. It has been my constant companion for the past 9 months!
The day started at 8 a.m. with the girls at Eclips. Most of us had both our hair and makeup done. A little pampering to start the day is always fun. Everyone looked beautiful. And the crew at Eclips is superb. Thanks to Keri I have nice nails – no one needs to know it has taken me months to get there! I guess until now. Jody is my main girl when it comes to my hair. I don’t even get an opinion. I sit in her chair and she does what she feels is best. And she knows me well enough that she can successfully do that. I also had my knuckles waxed last week too – not painful at all and it cured my man hands!
Arriving at the church was a bit of reality. When I walked into the basement there were already a few people there waiting for me. As much as I love being the center of attention (sarcasm) it was the first time for me during the day that told me this is our day. I took a moment and looked around the church to check out the flowers which also gave me a moment alone to take it all in.
Thing One and Thing Two took on the challenge of getting me into my dress. It had a corset back which means a lot of standing still and being pulled and tugged on. But those girls know what they are doing. Somewhere in the midst of all the wardrobe changes Chad’s brothers delivered a gift to me from my groom. Chad sent me a beautiful set of diamond earrings which went nicely with the diamond necklace he had given me for my birthday. He loves to buy jewelry and of course I love to get it. Chad is a very generous and kind man and I hope that throughout our life together I can reciprocate that.
As I have mentioned my boys walked me down the isle. As I stood waiting for our turn my heart was just pounding. Even Mason mentioned he was a bit nervous. Of course we made it. When I reached Chad he was shaking and I am sure his heart was racing just as much as mine was. The ceremony went well. I found myself just trying to focus on what I was supposed to be doing and of course breathing that I was not even paying attention to the things we spent time on planning. Songs, readings, etc.
The reception was beautiful as well. The food was great and the beer was cold. What more could you ask for really? The band was fun and kept many people dancing all night. I still think of Slap and Tickle in their tights and 80’s hair and laugh. What a night.
There were so many people that I did not see and I apologize for that. It really means so much to us both that there were so many people there to celebrate with us. We love you all.
Sunday was exhausting but we got everything done. It has taken me a couple of days to get some sense of organization around our house but we are getting there.