Yes. I know. My name is Janna, and I am a HUGE dork. Oh well. I'm sitting here trying to decide about what I should blog about...
1) Our Private Vows.
2) Girls Getting Ready Pictures
3) Our Honeymoon. (We leave in a week and I've already got us mostly packed. Excited much?! Plus, lingerie galore! OMG! Nate got himself a hot wifey, if I do say so myself! ...Not that I'm perfect - there's cellulite back there, but I don't care. I know I'll hear at least one "Daaaayyyyyy-uuummmmm!" from him on the honeymoon!)
Would love to share our pics of all our wedding day details with you, but I'm still waiting for a lot of them. Soooooo.... patience! If you missed it, I did post a general day recap
, some non-professional pics
and our first look
, so if you're interested, go check them out!
Let's start with the vows we exchanged privately. Originally, we were going to do this right before the ceremony. Then, time got tight and we figured we'd do it after the ceremony. Again, time got tight. (This tends to happen on your wedding day!) So, we said "Let's do it tomorrow, when we get home from the gift opening. Something to look forward to!" But then we were so exhausted when we got home, we put it back one more night and did it right with a good dinner, wine, and candlelight. SUCH a wonderful evening! We were tearing up like crazy reading our vows to each other, hugging and kissing in between. I cried WAAAAAAAAAAAY more during these 10 minutes than our wedding day. Let's just say Nate did good. Nate did REAL good. He compared his life to an art canvas (fitting, as he's an artist), and all the "colors" i added to it when I came into the picture, like love, joy, and trust. I *HIGHLY* recommend sharing vows in private with each other. My favorite part of being married so far! Even if it's just telling one another what you love and appreciate in one another. And now they're typed out for eternity in our ceremony book, and trust me, i plan on going back to those often! :)
I have to say... it feels SO GOOD to be married, and not to have to focus on wedding stuff anymore. We can move on with day-to-day life. Ahhhhhhhh. I thought it would feel more different to be married, like the difference we felt when he proposed, but honestly, it feels about the same. We emotionally committed ourselves a long time ago, and proclaiming it publicly and making it legal doesn't make it seem any more official in our eyes. I think once I legally change my name, it may feel different? (Have to wait til we get back from the honeymoon, because my passport has my maiden name on it.) Newer brides, what are your thoughts/ experiences with this?? I'm sure it's different for everyone.
Will post getting ready pics next, unless the rest of our pics come in before that!