Hi ladies!!! I missed you all so much!!! I have been so busy since we got back from the honeymoon...
We have finally gotten a batch of photos back from our photographer - well atleast up to right befor the ceremony - Praise God!
Anywho, May 27th was a wonderful day - and I'm so glad we decided to do a first look right before the ceremony began. I think it calmed both our nerves (mostly his) and helped keep the crying down (mostly him again) during the ceremony, I cried several times through out.
All I can remember while getting ready in the cottage, (photographed in the background) is that "we are going to be married at the end of the day no matter what happens." It seemed like I was in the middle of a wind tunnel and I was all calm. However, when I saw his face I instantly knew he was nervous, and that made me nervous.
We hadn't seen each other since the day before, around noon, so it had been over 24 hours since he'd seen me last. I cried when he left to spend the night with his parents. We did talk on the phone that morning, because he left his passport at home and had to stop off and pick it up before our early flight to Jamaica the next morning. Even on the brief phone call I could tell that he was a bit excited. And there I was setting up tables and centerpeices, running around like a crazy person, thinking to myself - I don't really have time to listen to you look for your passport. But I love him and I held on until he found it.
But when he turned around at the park, that was it. Nothing else mattered. I had been cool, calm and collected. But but his blue eyes got me.
When he saw me there was a HUGE grin on his face and we both laughed at eachother. There he was in a suit, the same man who wears old work clothes every day because he's a supervisor in a wearhouse. And there I was in my gown, make-up and hair done to perfection - a rarity in its own right. I don't ever think he's seen me with my hair professionally done and make-up on at the same time. It was almost like we were meeting two completely different people and a best friend all at the same time.
We complimented eachother and kissed. Everything as picturesque. We stood there and took in the moment, asking eachother if we were ready to get married. The church was 15 feet away, the kids were running around trying to get situated for the ceremony. It's like we were in our own little bubble. I don't even really remember our photographer being there. We were both caught up in the moment.
The sky was mostly clear (tropical storm Beryl loomed over us the whole day) the sun was shining - it was perfection.
Reality eventually set back in because the big moment had arrived. And since I was sans my wedding day event planner, who went home to change :-/ Everyone had to pull it together and get lined up.
Funny, everything worked out. We started exactly at 3PM. And for all those that I threatened with "If you are 15 minutes late to the ceremony, you will miss it" - too bad. This wedding started ON TIME! We actually had a few minutes where we just stood around and waited on everyone else to get into position. But our bridal party and guestlist was short and sweet. We all worked to make the day a success - 25 people total in our little chapel of love.
More to come... May go thru the getting ready shot tomorrow. Check back soon!
Photos courtesty Dial Photography