Cliche but true…

Well, the wedding has come and gone and we’re officially married 🙂 I feel like I haven’t stopped smiling! The day was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. It sounds so terribly cliche to say that it was the best night of my life, but it absolutely was. I don’t remember the last time I had so much fun. It was such an incredible feeling to be surrounded by all of our closest friends and family, celebrating our new relationship.

And let me tell you, I was NERVOUS. It pretty much rained every day up until Friday –when does it rain in Temecula in October?! I knew that worst-case-scenario we could put up a tent, but that seemed to defeat the whole purpose in choosing the outdoor venue that we did. Well, the stars aligned, my prayers were answered and we got a beautiful, sunny day  (80 degrees at the hottest point in the day).

I was trying to decide what my favorite memory of the day was and one of them was definitely the hour that Brandon and I got to spend together before the ceremony. We did the “First Look” which gave us a chance to soak up the moment and really take it all in — just the two of us (and our photographers) with no distractions. This made me so much less nervous to walk down the aisle!

We had one minor issue…as we were waiting to take Bridal Party pictures (also before the ceremony) I realized my bridesmaids were taking a really long time. We had already finished family pictures, and pictures with all of the groomsman and were waiting on the girls. A few minutes later, Kandi lets me know that Kelly’s zipper broke and she was currently being sewn INTO her dress. I had a tiny, internal moment of panic but it ended up fine. (Although, she had to be cut out of it at the end of the night and will certainly be returning it to Anthropologie!) We took our girly pics and then I was able to go back to the room with my closest friends and relax for about 45 minutes before the ceremony.

Once the shuttle picked us up, we quickly entered the Stone House (which is where we started before making the walk over the bridge and down the aisle). Our bridal party left, two by two, and soon it was just me and my dad. I got to really take in all of the flowers/arrangements in the stone house, and the dessert table, and peek out of the window at everyone sitting. Before long, I heard our song start and took my dad’s arm — we were both pretty nervous I think 🙂

The ceremony was slightly a blur, I do remember seeing a few faces in the seats (Chelsea and Sarah especially stand out for some reason) and then I just focused on Brandon 🙂

A few minutes later, Signed, Sealed, Delivered!!! We got to walk back down the aisle as husband and wife! I think this is when the huge weight lifted from my shoulders and from that moment forward, I was on a “high” the rest of the night 🙂 I loved the food (we had Italian) and our DJ kept us dancing all night long. I kept catching glimpses of the ring on Brandon’s finger and smiling. It’s something that I hope will always make me smile 🙂

UPDATE: Pictures! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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