Well, we are officially married!!! It was the perfect day! Although we had to go with plan b for our ceremony because of some heavy rain the days prior to May 10th, everything else went off without a hitch! And most importantly, I’m married to my best friend!!! I’ll post probably 100 more times about our wedding day but here are some sneak peeks from our photographer! She does GREAT work! You can check out her Website Here or her Facebook Here!
At some point she told me she has already taken 1000 pictures, I don’t think we had even started the ceremony yet…
I forgot probably the best part of my bridal shower. My Nana (grandmother) who just happens to be the best person alive.
Here is how the story goes:
One time my 86 (almost 87) year old grandma bought my lingerie for my bridal shower. The card read:
“You probably didn’t put this on your list of “needs.”
But I’m sure you can find a good use for it! Enjoy!”
Needless to say, my personality runs generations deep and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I hope Mark enjoys this special gift from grandma!
Rachel, Mom & Nana
The Most Appropriate Gift Ever
Last weekend marked my bridal shower! The seemingly last wedding related event before the actual wedding. I’ve now experienced the engagement, engagement pics, bachelorette party and each one brings me more and more excitement for 5.10.14!
The shower was thrown by some of my aunts and a cousin and my mom. They did a great job and I can’t imagine a more perfect day! It was held at a wine bar, so really, what more does someone need?
I was spoiled with gifts from family & friends and immediately came home and rearranged the kitchen.. twice, to make room for all my new kitchen toys! All I want to do now is throw dinner parties every night. Nothing makes you feel more special than having almost 50 people come spend a Sunday with you celebrating your upcoming marriage ❤
Some Of My Best Friends
My Lovely Mother!
I am a huge fan of quotes. I could post hundres of thousands of quotes, especially those creatively displayed (thanks Pinterest). This one speaks to both my wedding brain & my travel brain! I’m saying yes to new adventures as husband & wife and new adventures traveling the USA in a RV!
Say Yes To New Adventures
Other things I’ve said yes to (in no particular order): the groom, the venue, the cake, the photographer, the dress, the second dress, the shoes, the theme, the colors, the DJ, the videographer, the menu, the signature cocktails, the favors, the invitation style, the linens, the timeline, the rehearsal dinner, the decorations…
But perhaps the most important thing I’ve said yes to… the new adventures.
I know I have a page dedicated to the proposal, but I wanted to revisit the day with PICTURES this time!!
What a perfect day it was! The sun was shining, I was oblivious that my world was going to change (for the better) and I was head over heels in love.
Short version of the proposal: We were out on Lake Havasu, just the two of us and Mark starts playing music on his phone. The second song being “Faithfully” by Journey (our song). He comes over, gets down on one knee & asks me to be his wife!!!! I.am.in.complete.shock. I like to think of myself as pretty aware of my surroundings/able to pick up on things. I had no idea he was going to propose. I didn’t even know he had a ring.
For those of you who know me, you would think was reaction would be loud shrieks and screaming. WRONG. I was dead silent. My whole body was shaking and my throat was dry. I think I eeked out the words “are you serious??” Once I finally realized what was going on and was able to come to grips I was able to scream out yes and I couldn’t stop shrieking for the rest of the night!
I think my favorite part of the proposal was that it was our little secret for several hours. We were out on the boat all day and didn’t call/text anyone until a good 5 or 6 hours after the fact. How magical!
Here are some pics – enjoy!
A reenactment of the proposal!
Thumps Up & All Smiles
Our Celebration Dinner