Thursday, March 16, 2016
The wedding day, what is there not to love? Some of my personal favorite memories; is the entire day an option? My all time favorite moment is the first time I saw Rhiley waiting at the end of the aisle for me. But the entire day pulled itself together after having a not so promising rehearsal dinner the day prior. Friday was a disaster; we were planning on having the ceremony in the middle of the tenth fairway at the local golf course. The forecast had other plans; forecasting rain and more rain throughout all of Friday and Saturday. So Saturday morning arriving at the salon with all of my girls, the sun was shining bright, not one rain cloud in the sky. We finished hair and makeup which only meant it was time to get dressed and have our photo-op. Then it was the guys turn and next up meant it was go time! As guests started to arrive; my heart was racing, my Dad kept giving me updates of how many guests had arrived. Standing room only now! The girls hopped onto golf carts and were taken to the ceremony site. Next up, me! Here we go! Another touching moment was the walk down the aisle with one of the most important men in my life, my Dad. He reminded me of how proud he was of me and just how beautiful I looked, and how amazing this day had turned out to be every last detail was perfect. The sun started to shine again on that brisk October afternoon just as we started to say our vows. Our loved ones that were not able to make it were saying from above that they were there. On to the rehearsal, another moment was the first dance. See Rhiley loves to dance, well I do too but I am not the best dancer. But he always makes me feel like I am dancing as if no one is watching, just as he did that night. On our first date we were dancing to “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton as we danced he dipped me, just as we did on our wedding day. This time dancing to that song it was the most magical dance followed by a dip to finish the song off. We danced the night away with our closest family and friends. It was a day to always remember and cherish; but we could not have done it without our bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, family, and friends.
Anne was amazing! She kept reassuring me of the fact that I looked beautiful and to have fun trying on dresses. I don’t like to be the center of attention but she made me feel so comfortable.
Visiting Bridal and Formal was amazing. The morning of getting ready to go wedding dress shopping came with a rush of emotions; anxious, nervous, happy, loved, and oh so ready. We traveled two and a half hours to visit Bridal and Formal; once arriving we were greeted with open arms. My personal consultant was fabulous she made me feel comfortable in my own skin, knowing I was skeptical of finding “the” dress. The first dress was on, I walked out to show my older sister, soon-to-be mother in-law and sister-in-law, and fiances grandmother. They fell in love with dress number one; as did I. Dress after dress we came back to our love for the first dress; sheath lace with a low cut back, and the perfect amount of sparkle. After twenty-some dresses we narrowed it to three dresses. The whole room of people I knew and some I did not were in awe when I came back out with the very first dress I had on… It was “THE” dress. After saying yes to the dress, I was whisked away to have an in-store hair stylist pin my hair up and try on some jewelry to see the whole look. The whole day could not have been more perfect for my skeptical little self. It was everything any girl could ask for. Bridal and Formal was amazing and so helpful with choosing “THE” dress.