Well, it’s official…I’m a Mrs. instead of a Ms.
It was absolutely beautiful and perfect, everything I hoped for. The weather was gorgeous, everyone helped pull each detail together, my family didn’t get too drunk, and the DJ dutifully stayed away from country music. Truly, I could not have asked for anything better.
When the music I chose to walk in to, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, started playing and I realized that it was all really happening, the tears started flowing. I cried the whole way down to Mike. I saw many of my family members crying too and that was touching. Mike told me it would be okay and I said “I know, that’s why I’m crying!”. Standing there, of my own free will, committing to my love just made me so happy. The look on his face told me everything I’d ever need to know.
The actual ceremony took probably less than twenty minutes; we like to keep things short and sweet! He loved my vows and I was incredibly touched by his, especially when he spoke to the children. I don’t know if they understood the significance of that, but I hope they will someday.
What a magical day! As “hippy-dippy” as it sounds, the energy was what really brought it. Every single person there had a connection to one or both of us, an investment (of sorts) in our mutual happiness, and that feeling was palpable. You could almost see the love. Now that’s my kind of event!
For those of you who have been waiting with bated breath, here are the first few photos that the talented photographers have shared. There will be many, many more but I wanted to give you a sneak peek. Enjoy!