Once upon a time, a few days and three years ago, I married the love of my life: a talented hunk named Wil. I was giddy as can be without a care in the world (not kidding, day of people kept asking me questions like "where does this go?" and my answer was along the lines of "wherever your heart desires" and then proceeding to dance like a small child around what I was supposed to be doing). It's taken me so long to finally blog this day because there's just so much about it that I could say and show you. It without a doubt lit the love that burns deep within me for these days into a mighty fire.
The day itself was one that I will forever remember not just because of the perfect location that is The Wildflower Barn, the incredible flowers and decorations that I only thought could be a dream but Natasha made a reality, and the fact that it was the coldest March day I've ever experienced in Texas, but because of the most amazing friends and family that care together that day to celebrate me and Wil.
I just so happen to be related to the most talented bakers in all of existence. Wil's Aunt made the pineapple upside-down cakes above for his grooms cake and my cousin Katie of The Cakery made the masterpiece that was the wedding cake. I almost didn't want to eat it because it was art, but I couldn't help myself. If I could only have one type of dessert for the rest of my life that cake would be it.
Two of my favorite little details were the corner where pictures from both mine and Wil's parents' weddings were displayed and my mom's Bible that we used in lieu of a ring bearer's pillow.
Praying with our officiant before the ceremony I bawled my eyes out. Then I cried again when I saw the picture of the boys praying. I still tear up each time I look at it.
After reapplying my makeup the moment I'd been waiting on for almost 4 years happened. My dad walked me down the aisle and I said "I do." Way, way too early y'all. I was really excited, ok? Then after what could not have been a more perfect ceremony, Wil and I said the actual "I do."
Prepare yourself for what you're about to see friends. Are you ready?! You are now looking at what I think is the most incredible bouquet in the world. Natasha out did herself on this one. If there ever is a time to "can't even," this is it.
When Wil and I went out to our venue for a tour (5 minutes in and I was set on this being where we said "I do." There was no convincing me otherwise and no interest in looking anywhere else. I was beyond sold.) we saw a tree house and dreamed up this idea to get a big picture with everyone who was at our wedding. It is now one of my most cherished photos from our wedding.
Another of my dreams was instead of having a guestbook that we would have a giant chalkboard photobooth. Wil, being the genuis handyman that he is built the whole thing a few days before the wedding (and even made the chalkboard paint).
Eventually I'll be having all of the pictures from the photo booth put in a photo book.
Oh, the dreaded first dance... Wil and I are by no means dancers and most definitely not in front of people. And nope, I'm not singing, just talking way too much.
Just in case you didn't believe me and thought I was cool here I am to prove you wrong, ha!
The evening was ended with a run through sparklers as we said goodbye to those we love for the first time as husband and wife.
I don't think I can brag enough on the AMAZING people that helped make this day what it was. All of my love and thanks goes out to them and I cannot recommend them enough. Nobody else could have made this day better.
Venue: The Wildflower Barn
Photographers: Rasmi Spory and Khrista Runyen
Wedding Cake: The Cakery
Grooms cake: Natalie Harden
Decorations and Flowers: Natasha Madison of Natasha Madison Consultants and The Floral Engagement
Catering: Branch BBQ
Wedding dress: David's Bridal
Bridesmaids' rings: Silver Knots
Grooms's ring: James Avery
Tables: Hill Country Event Rentals
Officiant: Josh Campbell