Well, the wedding is now over. I told myself that I would blog the preparation of the wedding planning and never ended up doing it. So, I am now vowing to update my blog more frequently. The wedding was amazing and we had such great help and support from so many, many people! We are so thankful to have such wonderful friends and family.
We got married at my home church, William & Mary Presbyterian Hart Church and had our reception at Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Gene's house. Their house is known and "The Homeplace" to my family as it was built long ago on the family farm and my grandfather lived in it. It was such a special place to have such a special event. I know he was there with me.. smiling! He was also doing a little shagging in heaven I'm sure. Months ago while spreading PaPa's ashes over the farm, Shane and I made sure to spread some around the tree next to where our reception was going to be held. It was a very emotional day for everyone, especially myself, not having him there. Although we know he was there in spirit. In his honor, we had Madris' available at the bar. Anyone who knews my PaPa knows that a Madris was his all-time favorite drink! Also at the bar were a pair of his old work boots, filled with beautiful pink flowers. Such a special touch to our beautiful wedding. I now have the boots on my front porch and am reminded daily of how precious life is.
Its so hard to believe that it has already been 2 months since the wedding. Time sure gets away with you. I am still in the process of writing thank you notes. I dont know if I will EVER get them finished. Michael and Robbie Rogers www.michaelrogersphoto.com were our photographers and they did an amazing job!! I highly recommend them :) I am having trouble deciding which pictures I want. I want them all! Thankfully, Uncle Rob, Aunt Lellie, and Tucker handled the camcorder at the reception so we were able to watch all of the well wishes from friends and family. They were very sweet and got funnier as the night progressed and alcohol levels increased! May 22, 2010 was the greatest day of my life!
Shane and I went to Charleston, SC for our honeymoon and had a blast! We spend all of our money on food & alcohol..but it was WELL worth it. I honestly believe Charleston has the best food in the South. We both came home a few pounds heavier ;) We used our camcorder and recorded each morning of our trip with updates from the night before and plans for the coming day. We went to the aquarium, did lots of shopping, and sightseeing. We went on a dinner cruise that was given to us by my awesome co-workers! It was so cool seeing The Battery, including all the the enormous houses and yachts, from the water. Our waiter showed us a yacht that was for sale... for 10 MILLION DOLLARS!!!! I cannot even fathom the amount of money you must have to own a 10 million dollar yacht. Our honeymoon was absolutely perfect and such a nice break after a stressful few weeks prior to the wedding.
As I said before, May 22 was the absolute best day of my life. I married my best friend, my love!