When we got home and everyone was inside, it was chaotic, yes. But waking up the next day to see the mess in the house…I couldn’t help but cry tears of joy. Our home was filled with so much love that day.
The cake ladies were putting the final touches on to make sure it was beautiful, my mom’s boyfriend and Talon’s mom’s boyfriend were working hard to prep food for everyone to come back to, my maid of honor, my mom, and Talon’s mom were running around like a chickens with their heads cut off to get everyone ready for the ceremony, my mom even ran to the store to get my stomach pills because I felt so sick.
So. Much. Love.
Everyone was here to help. Everyone was here for our special day.
My tips for future brides and grooms:
-Don’t forget, this is YOUR day. Forget the time schedule. Don’t stress about it. Regardless of what time it is, everyone is there to see you get married. So whether it’s 3pm or midnight, at the end of the day, you’ve married your soul mate and your friends and family were there to witness it.
-Don’t sweat the small stuff. Sure, we all want a fairy tale wedding where everything goes smoothly, but I can almost guarantee there will be hiccups. And that’s ok! Remember the reason for this day…you get to marry your best friend, and that’s all that should matter. Not the photos, or the weather, or the flowers, or the cake…it’s about you and your soon to be hubs.
-Don’t let the opinions of other people get to you. You can’t please everyone. Your dress may look like a night gown to one person, but remember how you felt when you put that dress on for the first time and you felt beautiful. Opinions are like ass holes…everyone’s got one. I’ll say it again…this is YOUR day, not theirs.
-If you’ve got the money, hire a wedding planner. Thankfully, I had a badass maid of honor that was able to be in a thousand places at one time and take the lead on things. Had it been just me, I’m pretty sure the whole wedding would have been called off. Between my OCD and having a hard time letting go of control, the day would have been a hot ass mess if it weren’t for Amanda. However, I would have loved to spend more time with a less stressed out version of Amanda on our wedding day. But she didn’t lose her shit too bad, and we still had an amazing time together :)
In the end, as crazy as things were, I married the love of my life and we were surrounded by our closest family and friends. Our home is still buzzing with all that love, and my heart is so full.
I’m so thankful for all the love and support we got on that day! Thank you to all of you who made it so special <3
Here's some behind the scenes photos that Talon's cousin Kris got, some my mom got of the back yard, and one from our photographer Ben Jacobsen from their phones! I'll post the ones Ben got as soon as I have them!