Ahhhhh <3 <3 <3 Just titling that post made me swoon.
SO IN LOVE
Aren’t these photos amazing?
The whole day was just so beautiful. The dresses. The weather. The people. The flowers. Everything was beautiful.
Leading up to the day the weather forecast was so unpredictable. One moment- sun. The next- rain. The next- thunderstorm. 10% chance of rain. 100% chance of rain. 70 degrees outside, 90 degrees outside… nearly any spring weather condition you could imagine they were calling for in the week leading up to our wedding.
As of the Wednesday before (our wedding was a Friday btw), it was pretty unanimously saying rain and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon. I remember thinking, “great… thunderstorms are the worst weather we could possibly get at this time of the year”. So I stopped checking the weather on Wednesday, went to Target and begrudgingly bought 5 clear umbrellas in case we needed them.
But sure enough, Friday got here and we didn’t have one trace of rain. It apparently poured south of us in DC, but the entire day we never saw a drop of rain. I guess that’s what they call Murphy’s Law- just when you prepare and expect something to happen it doesn’t. Nevertheless I was so happy and felt so lucky that it held off.
And apparently before the ceremony it rained on the other side of the river from where our venue was, so at the beginning of our ceremony there was a rainbow in the sky.
Because of course.
And was Matt an emotional groom?
Check. He had everyone crying.
He cried pretty much throughout the entire ceremony. When he saw me? Check. When our officiant was talking? Check. When he said his vows? Double check. The only time he didn’t is when he was told to kiss the bride. That was just pure happiness.
Me on the other hand, I cried pretty much the entire day. But only randomly and for short-ish periods of time. Except when we were getting close to the venue. Then I balled my eyes out, started hyperventilating, and dry heaving. So that was fun. Oh, and 3 minutes before I was supposed to walk down the aisle I discovered I had a cut on my right hand which had, unbeknownst to me, been bleeding and leaving red spots all over the right side of my dress. Thank God for Tide-To-Go.
But you know what, even with something that sounds bad, it is what made our day special. It was something unique to us and something fun that I can remember back on. Moments like our cake cutting- which- as a food blogger you think I would be good at, but instead turned into a mess where we were trying to scoop pieces of cake out from where we cut it. Doing my father daughter dance to the Tequila song. Or our two dogs (who were at the ceremony) barking right after Matt and I had our first kiss as husband and wife.
But my favorite part of the whole day was seeing Matt standing there waiting for me at the end of the aisle. We hadn’t seen each other the whole day of, and to see him in that moment, standing there, in his suit, so handsome and so emotional, I felt nothing but pure happiness. Suddenly the world faded out and all I could see was him there waiting for me. And I couldn’t wait to begin our lives as husband and wife. To finally live in the same place and to create a whole new life together. That was the best part, and a moment I will never forget.
PS Photos courtesy of Dave McIntosh Photographics. He is amazing!