A married woman

I’m back and I’m now officially a married woman!  Working on all the name change and benefits “stuff” that goes along with getting married, but that’s all just a matter of paperwork.

We were married on August 22, 2010 at the San Ramon Golf Club.  It was a beautiful day.  Not too warm with a few clouds in the sky and a light breeze.  I was up at 5am that day to eat and get my hair and makeup done before the mad dash to get married.  I was supposed to be at the golf club by 10am for “getting ready” and “first look” photos.  Unfortunately, I was a half hour late (ACK!) so we were only really able to do the getting ready pictures.  That meant that the first time DH saw me was when I started down the aisle towards him on my brother’s arm.

The flower girls and ring bearer were adorable and so well behaved!  The night before my niece called and said “Auntie guess what!  Tomorrow’s my big day!”  I said “Really?  It’s mine too!”  She went “Oh yeah.  OK bye.”  She sounded so disgusted that it wasn’t just her day.  She’s only 6.  I had to laugh.

DH and I were both teary eyed during the ceremony.  Surprisingly we both chose the same vows from the list our minister gave, but I added on to mine.  DH couldn’t hold his tears back when I said my add-on: “I place my heart in your hands for safekeeping.  I love you.”

My nephew (the ring bearer) cried too.  He was worried that I wouldn’t be his Auntie any more.  I calmed him down and explained that no matter what, I would always be his Auntie and he could come to me for anything because I love him so much.

DH and I danced to “I Do (Cherish You)” by Mark Wills, ate, drank, and partied.  Our cake turned out really well.  It ended up being 3 tiers, with a fake top layer, chocolate cake and coffee filling in the middle, and lemon cake with lemon filling on the bottom.  There was enough cake that each person could have a slice of each if they wanted and a chocolate covered strawberry too!

When it came time to throw the bouquet they told me to aim for the ceiling.  I guess a lot of brides aim too low…  but not me!  I aimed for the ceiling and hit it!  Everyone looked on in horror as the bouquet came crashing down.  My 6yo niece ran up and grabbed that bouquet.  Then she ran over to me and said “Look Auntie!  I got the flowers cuz I was faster than everyone!”  About then she looked up at the ceiling and said “OOOOhhhh…  Auntie!  You made a mess on the ceiling!”  Too funny!

Our honeymoon was a ton of fun.  We went to Disneyworld and stayed in the Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Our room overlooked the savannah.  Every morning we’d get up and go out on the balcony to watch the animals.  There were zebras, giraffes, cattle, pigs and pelicans.  I even saw a wild hare once!  We ate at 4-5 star restaurants every day and rode the rides.  We were genuinely sad to leave.

So, to finish this post, I’ll leave you with a link to some teasers from my wedding photographer.  Her name is Heather Prettyman, and she’s kind of awesome.  She did our engagement photos, wedding photos, and my boudoir shoot for DH.  I can’t wait to see the rest of our wedding pictures!

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