Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It's a Love Story: Chapter 15 (Wedding Part I)

So, the day was finally here.  6-7-08.  I woke up around 7:00am, took a shower and gathered the rest of my things for the day and our honeymoon.  Then my dad took me to the salon to get my hair done.  Meanwhile my mom had a busy morning of finishing up details at the Church, which was so sweet.  My sisters, and rest of my bridesmaids met me at the salon at 8am.  We all gout our hair done at the same time and it went really well.

I had a dry run through with my stylist a few days before the wedding, to ensure it’d work out that special day!   So once the bridemaids’ hair was done they headed over to the Church to get ready for the professional pictures that were going to begin at 10am.  Once I had my hair done, my stylist also did my makeup so I didn’t have to worry about it.  Then my dad took me over to the Church to finish getting ready.

My mom and sisters helped me get dressed and we all said a quick prayer together.  I took a look in the mirror, and was quite surprised that I actually felt great.  And I looked like one of those brides in the magazines.  Ok, I wasn’t as thin or anything, but I felt almost as glamorous.  I loved my dress, my hair, my makeup, everything.  Before we knew it, it was time for pictures.

Since we wanted the pictures to be done before the ceremony, so we’d be able to move right on to the reception, we had them at 10am.  And since it we wanted the first time RS saw me on our Wedding day to be special, we set up a meeting.  RS was placed in the sanctuary and then I entered.  The look on his face was so sweet.  His eyes just lit up when he saw me.  You know, it was just like all those guys look in the movies.  Just like every groom I’ve seen waiting for his beautiful bride at the end of the aisle.  I felt like a million bucks.  I felt like I was the most beautiful, cherished and loved woman in the world at that moment.  I could hardly believe the say was finally here.  RS looked good.  No--Actually he looked great.  Our photographer did capture those first moments, and then we invited the wedding party in for pictures.

Most of the pictures were done by about 11:30am, and RS and I just had a few more to finish.  Then we grabbed a snack before the ceremony.  Before we knew it, it was time to get into our places for the ceremony.  The songs started and the men entered.  Then my bridesmaids made their way up, one by one.  Then the ring bearer pulled the flower girls in the wagon we’d fixed up with ruffles and all.  I was still in the hallway with my dad, but I could peek into the sanctuary and see all the people.  I could see all of the Azalea and Silver decorations. My bridesmaids, my groom, the groomsmen….everyone.

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