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Just a couple of months ago, I got to marry a pretty handsome man.  I’m not much on mushy words, but I’ve got plenty of pictures to show you how the day went, our emotions, and our love for one another.  I had a hard time narrowing these pictures down!  My choices were to either include all 1,000 or cut it down to detail shots and intimate pictures of Blake and me and the wedding party. We could not have been happier with our photographer, Angela Groce of Unveiled Radiance. She captured the day beautifully. You can check out her website here. She’s AH-mazing.

Stay tuned for the end.  I put together a timeline of the day.  Blake’s day went much different than mine, as I’m sure the groom’s usually does.

P.S. We’re quickly approaching the anniversary of our engagement, February 16th.  I can not believe it.

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7:00 am – Wake up next to Whitney (MOH) and do a little happy, oh my gosh I can’t believe I’m getting married today dance.

-Before we left the house, I think I brushed my teeth three times, packed and repacked my wedding “day of” bag about four times to make sure I had everything and used a hand scrub to ensure that my hands were super soft.

-My wedding “day of” bag included: wedding shoes, veil, garters, fresh panties (TMI?), Blake’s ring, perfume, and jewelry, toothbrush and toothpaste, emergency items, and makeup.

-OH!  Can’t forget I had a little mini major freak-out when I logged onto to Delta Airlines to check Blake and I in for our flights and my seat was no where to be found.  No worries though, we both made it to the Bahamas. 🙂

8:00-10:00 am – Leave my parent’s house for the reception site to set up tables, chairs, chair covers, table clothes, etc.  My florist came after us to finish setting up (table decor, chair sashes, etc.)  The only other time I almost got emotional other than when dad gave me away was when I told my dog bye for the “last time”.  Don’t worry though, I still stay at my parent’s house almost every other week.

-P.S.- I go to my parent’s house when Blake goes out of town for work or on a hunting trip (not because we’re mad at each other).  I’m slightly scared to stay at our house by myself.

10:00-11:15 am – Run last minute errands with Whitney (MOH).  Doing this felt so weird on our wedding day.  It oddly felt like any other Saturday.  Up until right before the ceremony started, I felt like I was at someone else’s wedding.

11:30 am -3:45 pm – Hair and makeup.  SO MUCH FUN.  I really enjoyed this part of the day.  My bridesmaids, mother, grandmother, soon to be mother-in-law, and bridesmaids spent the afternoon primping.

4:00-5:00 pm – Go back to reception site for “getting ready” pictures and first look.  Blake would probably still disagree with me but I highly recommend a first look.  Though it goes against tradition, I really think it helped to calm our nerves plus we got to see each other and have a genuine reaction without all of the eyes.  Again, Blake would probably disagree.  He was convinced it was bad luck to see me before the ceremony started.  He was bribed with cookies.

5:00-5:55 pm – Head to the church to “chill” before the ceremony started.  Chill…aka…reapply lipstick, go to the bathroom about 5.5 times, and pray.

6:00 pm– GET MARRIED!!!!!!!

9:30-9:45ish pm – Leave reception and go to the cutest bed and breakfast you’ve ever seen.

So, funny story, you have to have a code to get into the bed and breakfast.  After we went up to our room,  I realized that I left my suitcase in the car.  Blake kindly went outside to get it for me.  As I was waiting on him to return, I started to think, “Gosh he’s taking a while”.  About that time, I hear a thud on the window.  We were on the second floor.  I really didn’t think anything of the thud.  Finally, after about 30 minutes, I go outside to find that Blake had been locked out in the freezing cold in his boxers.  That thud on the window was him throwing rocks.  I guess you had to be there.

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