Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Trying To Catch Up ... Our Wedding a Year and One Month Late

A whole lot has happened in the few years (!!!!!) that I have not blogged. I was torn between creating a new blog for the post-college life, or continuing with this one. After trying to think of a new blog name for about 5 minutes, I decided to stick with this one for simplicity. 

I would say that my biggest life event since last blogging has been my name change, and my marriage that went along with it.

A little over a year ago, on April 26, 2014 Geoffrey and I got married at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain. I would say it was one of the prettiest days that I can remember in all my life. Maybe I'm biased. But, the weather was very important, because we got married in a church that only fit about 120 people inside, and the remaining 100 people had to sit outside. And our reception was under a white tent in my parents front yard, so rain would have been a bummer. 

This is a picture of us sitting in the church after seeing each other.
Photos by Greg and Jeannie Forehand

As a side note, I really enjoyed the first look before the ceremony and I would recommend it to anyone on the fence about this. We both felt a lot calmer after that, and we both enjoyed talking for a few quiet minutes.

We were married by Geoffrey's youth pastor and the same guy that he worked under for a couple of years when he interned as summer youth intern at his church. He did a wonderful job, and that reminds me that I want to watch the video that we have of the service. 

Our reception was in my parents' front yard under a white tent. My parents had the yard looking incredible, and the weather was perfect for it. Thinking back to it, I really was never nervous that the weather wouldn't be perfect. 

Here are a few pictures from the day...

My sisters and maids-of-honor

I wore my grandmother's and my mother's wedding dress.
It was all the same as when they wore it,
except that we took off the lace sleeves because they were damaged.

We wouldn't have had the wedding without my mom's help!!

My Granddaddy has Alzheimer's, but he was so happy and good that day - such a blessing. 

My sweet flower girls

Right after we were married, and we were so happy!!! 

If we had actually tried to do a serious face, it would have never turned out like this. 

Next, I want to give an update on our house! Hopefully it won't be another four years before I post again!