We got married on Monday, December 19th 2016 at approximately 1:00pm CST. I had so much anxiety about the wedding leading up to it – not about marrying Edward but about all of the other details (would the photographer and officiant both make it? Would something go wrong? Would my flowers die before I needed them for my bouquet? Would my dress still fit? etc) but everything couldn’t have gone better. It was one of the happiest, most joy-filled days I’ve ever had. The wedding was exactly how we wanted it – beautiful, just us, intimate and special.
My family knew but we didn’t tell Edward’s family we’d gotten married until after we did it because his mother disapproved and we didn’t want to deal with that drama leading up to our wedding. Edward broke into a dance with me during our photoshoot.
Our rings – his is titanium, mine is rose gold.
The actual ceremony, which was so perfect and so much more moving than even I expected it to be, it was more than I ever dreamed of. All of the promises Edward and I made to each other just filled my heart to near bursting, I almost cried a little from happiness but managed to restrain myself so as not to ruin my make-up…
Edward got really excited during the vows and tried to lean down and kiss me right then but I told him we had to wait until the end – it was adorable.
We spent the rest of Monday after the wedding making a quick trip to the courthouse to turn in our marriage license and get our marriage certificate so we were totally legal(!), eating take out Chinese food because we had both been too nervous before the wedding to have anything but a bit of coffee, watching Moonrise Kingdom together, opening the cards and presents my family had sent and drinking champagne. It was a beautiful, glorious, amazing, wonderful and tiring day so we went to bed pretty early. We were both giddy about being married, and also a little bit in shock. It still doesn’t feel entirely real. But it is!