Thursday, November 8, 2012
It has been so long since I have posted anything! How could you blame me though...I mean, getting married, settling in to our new life, planning/hosting our wedding reception -- you know, no big :-)
Well, for those of you who are following our blog -- and not our facebooks -- I think its time to post our wedding pictures!!!
The wedding was absolutely magical It truly felt like we were in a fairytale woodland forest! The best part was that it wasn't a fairytale - it was our real life!
Our actual wedding!
Of course, there was no shortage of possible breakdown moments with family and other general stressors...I succumbed to some (okay, maybe all) of the stress on the day before the wedding but I was so thankful for David's advice to me before he dropped me off at the hotel the night before our wedding. He told me to not let anything ruin our day, to not stress about any of the little details and to just be happy to be getting married -- because, that's the point, right? Because of his words -- that night and the entire day of our wedding, I didn't stress about a single thing and was in a lovely state of bliss -- just enjoying the amazing moments of the day.
So, without further ado -- here are our beautiful wedding photos (and yes, the day felt exactly like it looks...)
David and I decided to see each other before our wedding ceremony in a private, quiet setting so that we could soak up the moment in our own time...away from the hectic-ness of the day. It was the best decision we made -- it was such a special moment that neither of us will forget!
David hand-crafted this sign -- which proudly hung from our arch on our wedding day (and now hangs in our home). It is made of re-claimed lumber and modeled after a craftsman style sign that we saw down the street from our (now) home.
The wedding cake was lemon with lemon-curd filling and cream cheese frosting. The rustic texture mirrored our outdoorsy-casual wedding theme perfectly! I had the cake topper custom made from an Etsy shop (see my post about it!!!) And yes, the cake next to it was David's birthday cake (because our wedding day was on his birthday -- it may or may not have been a tactic for David to never forget our wedding anniversary ;-) ...just kidding!)
David so skillfully designed and built our wedding arch, which was the most beautiful centerpiece of the entire wedding. We became husband and wife underneath this beautifully-crafted arch that David built for us -- the most perfect symbol of our relationship.
This was our grand-entrance as "Mr. and Mrs. Miller!" I love this picture so much because the look on David's face is so perfect -- he is just so proud to be married!
After our grand entrance, we had our first dance as husband and wife. We danced to Always and Forever by Heatwave. It is our favorite song which perfectly summarizes us and our loyal relationship.
Two words -- TACO BAR. :-)
Our officiant, Hank signing our legal marriage license!
My sister Elizabeth gave such a beautiful speech that brought be to tears the whole time.
Paul, David's brother gave a toast with an unforgettable catch line, "To the hottest new couple in town!"
David and I shared a sweet moment feeding each other wedding cake :-)
"Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear David, happy birthday to you!" David had no idea that we had a birthday cake waiting for him! It was perfect -- a total surprise...especially that we had his favorite kind of cake...white cake with chocolate frosting :-)
Well folks, I hope you thoroughly enjoyed these pictures and I hope they made you feel part of our story!
Until next time...which I promise won't be too long from now (because holidays are coming up!!!)
Lots of love,
David + Kate Miller