Thursday, November 1, 2012

the best day ever

The best day ever was our wedding day on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Most of our friends and family who were coming into town just for the occasion had already arrived the Thursday or Friday before. On Friday night we went out for the Groom's dinner at Texas Land & Cattle. It was absolutely delicious! I was worried I ate way too much and was going to have a massive food baby in my dress, but luckily, it went away.

Our wedding day- 

I woke up around 5:00 in the morning after not really sleeping at all the night before. I went to Tru Salon at 8:00am to get my hair and makeup done. My mom came to the salon as soon as I was done and David was on his way over from his hotel to pick me up. He had woken up just as early and was already dressed and ready when I called him to tell him I was done. I knew I was wearing way more makeup than I ever do in real life, but I didn't think it was that noticeable.  Fiance noticed. He wouldn't even kiss me because he didn't want to mess it up or get lipstick on his face... Lame.

We went over to my house to get all of our last minute necessities and our overnight bags and then we checked into our hotel. We got our keys and went up to our room, well we thought it was our room... Turns out that someone else's stuff was all over the room so we shut the door and went down to get a new room. This time it was on the top floor.

After we were all checked in we started heading over to the temple. There was a ton of traffic that day and we were supposed to be at the temple before noon. I was freaking out thinking that we would be late to our own wedding. It's a good thing I wasn't the one driving! I was navigating though because the way to the temple was completely tore up with construction!

But alas, we made it, and on time too! When we got to the temple David's friends, Eric, Steph, Jesse, and Jeremy were already there waiting for us. I saw my old roommate Corinne and her whole wedding party taking pictures on the temple grounds an I congratulated her and her new husband and posed for a few pictures. Then David's parents and Andy drove up and we all decided it was probably a good idea to go inside before all of my makeup started sweating off... 
Oh wait, did I forget to mention that it was HOT on the best day ever? Yeah it was at least 104 degrees {and I think it was about 114 degrees under my wedding dress.}

Once we got inside I was a little concerned as to where my mom was. I hadn't heard anything from her since our hair appointment and it was time for us to get ready for the ceremony and she wasn't there. She needed to be there. I called her and she answered the phone with "I am so sorry!" She said was late because she had gotten pulled over {luckily the cop took pity on her}, and then rear-ended {lucky for that guy, she took pity on him}, and now she was stuck in the crazy-construction mess of traffic.

The morning of the best day ever was a little bit hectic and hot, but none of that mattered once we were all in the temple together. It was amazing! I have never been so happy and at peace as I was on that day.
The only thing I had wanted for a long time was to finally be David's wife, and at the end of the day, that's exactly what I was. I was a happy girl. I don't think I stopped smiling ever.

Our reception was so perfect. We were just like a lot of other Mormon couples and went with the cultural-hall reception, but unlike all the other couples, ours was gorgeous! My mom did a superstar job. Seriously, I am still getting compliments from people on how beautiful everything was and how they had never seen a basketball court look so pretty. I barely did anything. I literally just showed her pictures of things I liked and she delivered the goods. My mom is magical.

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