Flynn Fest 2k12 - First Peek


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! 

96 comments:

  1. Awe, congrats!!! ;D Being married rocks! Can't wait to see more photos of the big day! ;D

    Have a great day and marriage!

    Miki.

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  2. Ahhhhh! Loved reading and seeing all of this. You make a stunning bride! Congrats to both/(all three of you), I wish you nothing short of a lifetime of happiness.

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  3. It's been 5 months and I still can't believe I'm married either! You both looked beautiful. I hope married life is very good to you both and your family.

    Looking good Mr & Mrs Flynn x

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  4. Congrats! That's extremely exciting! I'm the same way about PDA, it was so awkward during our engagement photos ugh I can't even imagine the actual wedding lol. Minus the little things I hope the day was amazing! ♥

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  5. Congratulations! Your wedding looks stunning...can't wait to see the rest of your pics:) Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

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  6. I loved stalking you on Twitter this weekend. The little updates were fun. Congrats, lady! And happy honeymoon!

    -Lindsey

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  7. Congratulations!!! It looks like a fantastic wedding, can't wait to see more photos.
    x Lisa

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  8. I am so happy for you! And this post just calmed me down about my wedding in 11 days! I can't wait to see all of your photos!

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  9. Congratulations!! Lovely photos! Can't wait to see more of them! xxx

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  10. Yay congrats. From what I see via the picture it looked super cute. Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  11. I am very happy right now, just because you two had such a great time despite rain and forgetting things! I know exactly what you mean by "Everyone's telling you that you won't mind the little accidents on your wedding day" ..and you don't believe them until - BLAM! The whole day is awesome despite all the forgetting and mixing up and weather situation!

    Haha. So happy.

    What is kinda strange is saying goodbye to sites like offbeat bride, rocknroll bride, the loveliest day, 100 layer cake... You know, the usual suspects.

    Congratulations and God Bless!
    Megaphon from Germany

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  12. I'm seriously so happy for you guys!! I think you two are really meant for each other. I've never seen a couple so in love! I look forward to seeing the wedding pictures and I'm sure I can speak for everyone else including you!!!

    Congratulations!!!

    Marie Lynn

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  13. it ain't real till its on facebook ha. congrats! you look adorable. apparently rain on a wedding day is good luck!

    romantically challenged

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  14. I'm glad that it turned out so amazing for you! I hope that you can find your ring! At my wedding I was so unorganized as well, and then my dad ran over my brothers foot five mintues before I was walking down the isle. He had to be rushed to the emergency room and spent my reception sitting in a recliner on the side of the dance floor with a boot on. Haha things happen but it was still a pretty amazing (and unforgettable) day! :)

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  15. congratulations :)

    have a great honeymoon!

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  16. I'm so happy for you guys, congrats! xo Maureen

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  17. You look lovely! Can't wait to see/read more about it!

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  18. Congratulations! You two looked great! I'm over here doing a little jig with you! So happy for you Kaelah!

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  19. Hooooray!! Oh my gosh...lost the ring?! Wow!
    Awww I loved reading all of this!! So happy for you guys! :) You looked beautiful! And I love how you see it all! :)

    Congrats to you guys!! Thanks so much for sharing this special moment with us!

    xo

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  20. Congratulations on your special day. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos. I'm so happy for you both! xx

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  21. CONGRATS KF!!!!!!! I couldn't wait to say KF instead of KB for so long. sosososososososo soooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for the both of you and I wish you two all the happiness in the world!
    xoxox

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  22. Congratulations!!
    It looks like you had a fabulous time, everyone looked so beautiful, and you got to publicly dedicate the rest of your life to your man and Toby.
    Bask in it all before it just feels like everyday, enjoy the shiny new feeling of being a mrs!!

    --Erin
    predictionspast.blogspot.ca

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  23. YAY! I am so happy for you! I got so excited reading this, y'all make the cutest little family. Congratulations!!!

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  24. Congratulations. Isn't it great that even with things that went wrong, you still feel like its the most amazing day?

    I got grease on my wedding dress from the car door moments before I walked down the isle. Of course in the it didn't matter........nearly 14years later.

    All the bet for many long and happy years together

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  25. I'm so, so happy for you guys! Congrats! Kaelah, I have reading your blogs for aaaages and that's the first time I'm commenting! Exciting times. Cathy

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  26. Congratulations! I've been waiting for this post haha :) It's probably really weird but I was and am so excited for you guys. I'm really looking forward to more pictures because to me, everything kind of looked perfect :) But so sad to hear about your wedding ring, I hope you find it. But nevertheless, you are married! haha :) Congratulations again! xo

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  27. congrats!!! i had so much fun looking through your pics... and what an awesome idea to have all of your bridesmaids in matching cardigans! looks like such a lovely, perfect day ;)

    xx, kara

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  28. Congrats!! Thanks for sharing this special experience with us! Wish you two (three) a wonderful life together!

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  29. Congrats!!

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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  30. Congrats! In the end nothing that "went wrong" every really matters because the day is so much more then the little details! Its a day to celebrate the love you two share and nothing can make that day any less amazing. I know I destroyed my wedding cake on our wedding day haha!

    <3 Holly

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  31. Congratulations on your wedding- there is nothing better than getting married, we are coming up to three years in December.

    I am a new reader to your blog...so hi!

    Katie
    www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk

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  32. Congratulations!! Loving the sneak preview can't wait to see more!

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

    You both look amazing and this is written so beautifully. I'm so, so happy for the two of you.

    Wishing you the very happiest life imaginable!

    Becky
    xx

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  34. i am just squealing with joy!
    yay and congrats!!! ;.;

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  35. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Flynn! This post was lovely, your happiness just radiates from the words. I'm wishing you guys all the best, if anyone deserves a happily ever after it's you guys xo

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  36. So so cute!! Congrats!! I'm so excited for you! Xo
    megthecoolgirl.blogspot.com

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  37. Congratulations! Your wedding was gorgeous and I'm so, SO happy for the two of you - and the three of you! You three make an adorable family and I'm so glad you put a little part of your life on the WWW for us all to see because I really do enjoy watching your little family go about life (and let's face it - Toby really is just the CUTEST little boy EVER).

    Congrats again on being married - you two are so adorable together! <3

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  38. Congratulations!!!
    It looks beautiful!!! I love your dress + your bridesmaids dresses(and their pretty cardigans!!)!!
    PS I hope that you find your ring!!
    xoox

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  39. So happy for you two! Congrats!

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  40. I could not be happier for you. I feel like I know you and your very likeable :) lol

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  41. aww. I hope you find your ring. that is terrible news! I had a lot of problems happen at my wedding to and we don't even have nice photos from it because of it being one of the problems (our hair was in our eyes for nearly every shot). I was nervous with the altar kiss in front of everyone, so I understand the PDA thing!!!!! HEHE. You are married, and that is the most important part of the whole thing! People probably have grand memories of the day in general.
    Congratulations to you both!
    +Victoria+

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  42. Yay finally!! Congrats pretty lady :D
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  43. Congrats! I'm celebrating my 9 year anniversary on Wednesday! Savor every day!

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  44. Congratulations on your big day! Has been so lovely sharing it all with you on your blog. You make such a beautiful bride ! So glad you enjoyed your special day.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  45. CONGRATULATIONS! so happy for you both :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  46. You were the most beautiful bride. Also, I cannot get Gangnam Style out of my head.

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  47. Ohmigosh, you were a GORGEOUS bride!!!! My heart is so happy for you and your new husband!! (Say that a lot- it takes some getting used to!) Can't wait to see and hear more of your perfect day :)
    xo

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  48. Congratulations and I love your wedding concept.

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  49. Congratulations, Kaelah! I have been following your blog for awhile now and I have been looking forward to your wedding! I can't wait to see all the pictures and hear more about it. It's not spam :) we love it! Very happy for you. I'm getting married this summer and living vicariously through you at the moment!

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  50. Congrats!! Everything looks beautiful and I can't wait to see more : )

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  51. So, So happy for you both, Kaelah. I'm getting married in April and this makes me feel so excited. I love how you look just like yourself AND a bride, and not like a carbon copy bride that looks nothing like your normal self. That is what I am aiming for for myself too! Can't wait to see more. xx

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  52. AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! Love those pics, you look beautiful and I'm glad things went well. A few small things going wrong is nothing.

    As for the ring, I feel your pain. A few years ago the diamond to my engagement ring somehow got loose and got lost. I was devastated until I remembered I didn't lose my husband or anyone else in my life that's important to me. It's just stuff and even if it doesn't get replaced, so what?

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  53. Congratulations!!! I love that you "get" what's most important about a wedding day!- getting married and being with loved ones to share it with!!! It looks like it was a beautiful day!!!!
    Congrats again!!
    Leah from Cheer Up. Old Bean!

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  54. Yay, congratulations on tying the knot! It looks like a lovely affair and the photos are super fun. :) (And, holy cow, I totally know what you mean about feeling awkward! My husband and I got married recently and started out our ceremony feeling reeeal shy.)

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  55. Congratulations Mr & Mrs :) I can't wait to see more photos - I'm getting married in just under 12 months so I'm loving wedding blogs at the moment.

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  56. I'm so happy for you two! You looked beautiful and it's amazing how you can feel the joy from your words :)xx

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  57. Congratulations! It looks like you had a wonderful day! Can't wait to see you in your dress- that lil peek photo is a tease. I love how you stayed true to yourself and your style whilst still being beautifully bridely! xx

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  58. Ahh Congrats!!!! U looked lovely!!! Now go and enjoy the rest of your life together!!!!!

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  59. Congratulations for both, hope marriage is everything and anything you hoped it would be ♥ xx

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  60. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm glad your day was so special for the both of you. Can't wait to see more wedding posts! xx

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  61. Many, MANY congrats to you both. I love all the pictures. You looked stunningly gorgeous! Can't wait to see more.

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  62. Many, MANY congrats. I love all the pictures. You looked stunningly gorgeous! Can't wait to see more. xo

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  63. Congratulations you gorgeous people! So so so happy for you both :). I've loved every second of your wedding planning on the blog, and I can't wait to hear more about the day and see lots of pictures! Glad you had a fabulous day, when are you off on your honeymoon? We booked our wedding photographer this morning eek! So exciting!
    lots of love xxx

    http://little-beast.blogspot.co.uk/

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  64. Congrats to you both! Welcome to married life!

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  65. Congratulations! you loook so beautiful

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  66. Aaaah man! I can't wait to see some more photos of this beautiful day! Congratulations!

    xoxo Mama Wolf.

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  67. Congratulations, sweetie. I'm so happy for you! And the thing is, I think that life always teaches us the lessons that are hardest for us at the most meaningful times so that we remember them. As a fellow Aries, and woman and human, I completely understand wanting everything to be perfect and orderly, and everything on your lists checked off. But life rarely (if ever) goes according to plan, and that's what makes it so exciting and special. And you are so very blessed to have the friends and family that you do. :) I hope you have a wonderful time on your honeymoon (even though, as said on Twitter, you guys can't sit together). You will have the rest of your lives together, and I know you'll cherish every moment! Can't wait to see the photos!!

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  68. Congratulations :) :) Best wishes to you both for the future!!

    Sal x

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  69. Congratulations Mrs. Flynn! ♥
    The pictures look so lovely! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

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  70. Congratulations Kaelah!! These sneak peeks are great! I am sorry that not everything turned out perfectly (I'm a micromanger too). I truly hope you are able to find your wedding ring soon! Enjoy your life as a married woman!

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  71. Congrats to the two of you! :)
    PS You looked super adorable!

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  72. Being married is just the awesomest! Congrats on your big day - it looked wonderful!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  73. Ahhh! I read this and actually audibly squee'd. My dog gave me such a funny look. Congratulations, it sounds so wonderful :D xx

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  74. OMG congratulations!!!!!! you look so happy in these pictures :-)

    I love your hair veeeeery much!!!!


    Baci, Ylenia di Longuette

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  75. i *love* that first picture. congratulations!! xoxox

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  76. congrats! and I loved reading your story because it is so similar to mine... losing stuff, forgetting about stuff, many things not going to plan (and I'm a planning nazi lol) but in the end it really ends up being the most wonderful/ memorable day of your life... while also being the most overwhelming. :)
    Oh, My

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  77. Congratulations! I love that you did everything last min. Mostly because that's how my wedding went down. You two are so great together. I wish you many happy and meaningful years. Also, I love the photo of the girl taking a photo of you!

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  78. Congratulations, lady! So happy for you.

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  79. Congrats beautiful! This makes my heart so happy. <3

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  80. Gratulation as we say in german - Congratulation to you both.

    Best wishes, **P**

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  81. Awww! Braw! Congratulations sweetheart! Zoë xx

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  82. Oh Kaelah! The pictures are just lovely. I can't wait to see them all :) You looked stunning my friend! Congratulations! So happy for you and Mike!

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB