Well, we did it! We got married! Man, this whole weekend was a blur. I don't really remember much between Wednesday night at this morning to be honest. So much went "wrong" or happened, the weather was beautiful and then turned frigid and wet, we lost my wedding ring (still MIA), and so many little details were skipped, including photos that I wanted but forgot all about. But you know what? I'm okay. We're okay. We're married. And that's kind of the most fun thing to say.
I feel like I never really believed people when they said things would go wrong, but you'd realize they're not that important. (Hello! Micromanager here, and I've envisioned our wedding for years!) but really and truly, I don't care that we were super unorganized, super last minute, and all over the place. We exchanged vows that truly made the day perfect, and we danced (ohhhh we danced!) with friends. Everything else was so not important. Not to mention we're just glad the planning and stressing is over! We learned a lot about each other this weekend, too. We learned a lot about ourselves as a couple. One of those things being: We are so awkward in front of people! We are so very much not the PDA type of couple, even at our wedding. I was panicking so much in my head when I got to the altar that I didn't even hold his hands! Ahh, ridiculous. But wonderful. And I cried. And cried. And maybe cried some more while I inadvertently spit on Mike just a smidge while choking on my vows (so sorry! I could barely breathe!) Mike's vows were perfect in absolutely every single way. I'm so glad I took it upon myself to write our ceremony at 2am the morning of our wedding. It was so much more special and meaningful to us.
And our friends! Our friends. So many of them traveled from so far... D.C, Chicago, Iowa, and Kansas. I can't even begin to tell you how much it meant to have all of them here for our day. Even if it meant Casey catching a flight at the last minute when one thing after another went wrong. I wish I could keep them all here with us. How wonderful would that be?! Hands down, the best part of the day/night (aside from our vows) was when all of us just danced. And danced and danced and danced some more. The most ridiculous dancing of all, but so very very reflective of our silly relationship with everyone. We spent the day with so many people we love and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
Also - it's Facebook official, so that's like, the real deal yeah? Kaelah Flynn. Weird! Weird but wonderful.
Thanks for letting me flood you with wedding spam over the past little while. I'll have plenty more, I'm sure. I want to try and remember this experience the absolute best I can. Excuse me while I go do a silent scream + jig every time I think I'm married!