Hi ladies!!! I missed you all so much!!! I have been so busy since we got back from the honeymoon...
First of all, thank you sooooo much for your wishes, kind words and love. You all are such blessings to me!
Second, I really don't love pics of myself lol. I think I look better in person, but I love you all and you were soooo adorable in all your wishes and requests that I had to give you some pics!
Yesterday was beautiful, sweet and generally a dream come true. It would've been perfect if my dad was there, Mark's closest family and some of you LOL, but we had a wonderful day.
We spent the day together organizing the dinner, and then I went off to get my makeup done with my sis-in-law and that was a blast. She (MAC makeup artist) did a retro glam look with red lips that I thought was sooo pretty. Then I went to get my hair did (LOL), and I loved that too.
Then I came home and I got dressed separate from Mark. We stayed apart until the officiant got there and then we saw each other for the first time. He cried when I walked in, and at that moment, my heart just felt this immediate sense of calm and excitement all at once. Calm that I was definitely trusting my heart and life to the right man, and excitement that I was marrying the man of my dreams. It was really happening. He couldn't stop crying for a few minutes and I just held his hand and looked in his eyes, and literally saw my best friend and my future. It was sooo beautiful. I don't remember the rest of the ceremony, I was kinda lost in Mark's eyes but I do remember saying the vows and saying the poem when we exchanged friendship bracelets. That's when I totally lost it and started to cry. I was strong until then, but that poem got me. As did seeing his face and his smile.
That was by far the best day of my life. And he is by far, the best gift I have ever been given..
It was a beautiful and short ceremony and my Dad watched it on Skype which was cool, but I'm sure very hard for him as a father. I promised him to be as excited in August and I am sure I will be. :) I get to marry the love of my life again. :)
After that, we had a champagne toast, and then had dinner. We catered in Jamaican food which was delicious and my brother and Julie (SIL) set up a gorgeous table with lots of candles and fancy plates, etc. and it was amazing. It was a beautiful night and today I woke up and I have not stopped smiling.
Everytime I look at Mark, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I know we all feel like that about our honeys, as we should. For me, I have absolutely found the man of my dreams, and I can now call him my husband. :) :) :)