Valentine Column: Sealin' the Deal
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I want to share with you my three favorite memories of my wedding.
I slept at my parents house the night before I got married. I woke up, got myself a delicious caramel latte & began the process of getting ready for MY wedding. (Freaking out just a little!) My maid of honor came over to help with the preparations and also my good friend Alex, who did my hair. At around noon we headed over the venue where we were getting married.
One of my biggest worries the day of was that my husband was going to be late. As I pulled into the parking lot of the church, strangely so was my husband and his best man Elton. At that moment, I knew this really was going to be the best day of my life. It's funny how that one action got rid of all my other worries. After avoiding eye contact for a moment, our eyes met for the first time on our wedding day. I was overwhelmed with the "butterflies". It was almost like we were meeting for the first time again. We gave each other a small hug & nervously made our way inside. He helped me carry in some of my girl stuff. What a sweetheart! Then I rushed into the brides room & only saw glances of him before the ceremony. (Favorite memory ONE!)
I decided on an old fashioned 1940's style wedding. We held the ceremony and reception indoors (because it was the peak of a Salt Lake City winter) at a beautiful redone church. It had wood floors, chandeliers, big windows, pillars, a fabulous brides room & many other amazing features. It was absolutely perfect. The florist we hired did exactly what I wanted. The flowers were stunning. The cake was perfect. The tables look the way I pictured. We were able to hire a four piece jazz band at an amazing price. Everything was falling into place!
The wedding host came and grabbed all my family & friend who were hanging out with me in the brides room. It was show time! I heard the pianist start to play the wedding parties song. I was so nervous! Not because I was worried about the wedding details, or that my dress looked funny, or my hair was going to fall out or that my husband was going to say no, but simply because it was my wedding day! I knew I was marrying the love of my life and this moment would NEVER happen again. I was overcome with emotions.
Finally after what felt like an hour, the door opened. It was my cute Dad coming to escort me down the aisle. We began our descent down the aisle. The pianist began playing OUR song, which I must admit made me a little emotional. At first I only saw family & friends faces. As we turned the corner I saw Drew. Not only did he look so amazing, but he was the only thing I saw. I saw the joy in his face. I saw how much he loved me! I don't know if you have ever felt that much from just a look, but let me tell you, it is amazing. Pretty soon I was holding hands with him, marrying him! (Favorite memory TWO!)
After the ceremony, we took some pictures & greeted family & friends. Then we finally had some time to rock out to the amazing jazz band we hired. By this point in the night, only our very close friends and family were left. It was amazing. We all hit the dance floor! I loved ending the night in complete happiness & fun. Seeing everyone who truly matters to us, celebrating our marriage was priceless. (Favorite memory THREE!)
I hope you enjoyed these snippets of our wedding. As I mentioned yesterday, I want to share a few more stories about Drew & I before Valentines. I hope you enjoy getting a small piece of our love story!
Posted by Morlee at 8:00 AM