Tuesday, June 29, 2010
how recaps will roll
Soooo...obviously I want to get these snippets of our magical wedding moments out! Except, it's harder to do than I ever imagined. It almost feels like divulging these intimate details exposes some kind of vulnerability. Those moments were so sacred, so special, it feels slightly uncomfortable to dissect them, explain them and justify them. Does that make sense? However, I will do my best :-)
My "recaps" will be more like a walk down memory lane...a stream of consciousness if you will. Yes, it will be a tad unorganized...it will skip around...I'll probably tell the same tale a couple of times, and might forget to include others (though I hope I don't!). It will be more like my real life - scattered and a tad random.
Today I just want to share with you the crazy happiness that engulfed my soul that day. I was on cloud nine...all day...all night...every moment. It was our perfect wedding! Quite literally, the BEST day of my life. I wasn't even shooting for perfection, OR for the best day of my life....it just happened that way. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't exactly how we planned, or even how we imagined it would be. It was better... (but I feel obnoxious admitting that...except it's true...sooooo....)
Thankfully, to us, it was totally joyful in every sense of the word.
I've never smiled so hard in one day in my life. I couldn't help it! It was a high that lasted that entire weekend. It was surreal to see all of our friends in one place, mingling together like they've known each other for years...and to witness our families intertwined to a degree that his family and my family appeared as one. My goodness....love poured and oozed towards us from every crevice in that mountaintop lodge. I never expected to feel that. I knew people would be happy for us, and that people would have fun, but the support and love graciously given to us on that day was unbelievable and entirely precious. I'm so glad that we experienced that network of community...I'm so glad that we ended up inviting a couple dozen more people than we initially intended...I'm so glad that everybody came...I'm so glad we didn't take on any more DIY elements....I'm so glad that the women of our family graciously helped in so many way...I'm so glad we ended up having lots of bridesmaids and groomsmen... I'm so glad our close friend officiated... I'm so glad we composed our own ceremony... and I'm so glad we didn't elope!!
Our wedding was so incredibly special. To us. And to to our family.