Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Wedding

Words cannot begin to describe our Wedding Day, but I will try to formulate the feelings into language. As I waited for Jacquie (my personal attendant) in the lobby of the hotel I watched outside as twinkling snowflakes twirled around and danced and fell softly to the ground. I felt very body was so relaxed...not one hair stood erect..."This is my Wedding Day, I marry Matt today, I am so blessed" is what I was thinking. Jacquie met me and we headed to get my hair and makeup done...all my girls were there (Emmy, Amanda, Teri and Lynn). What an amazing feeling to be with my girlfriends, the ones who mean so much to me and who add so much to my life and who I will count on through all life's ups and downs. Jacquie, who is my cousin, is someone I really wanted to become closer to and I felt that my wedding would be a perfect opportunity. I am so happy I went with my feelings on that because she is such a kind and wonderful person! After getting my hair and makeup done, we stopped at the hotel and then we were off to Sacred Heart. I put on my dress and then it was time to see Matt. The photographer came to get me. As I walked to the small room where Matt was...the joy just came pouring out of me...I was so excited and proud of who I was marrying...I started to cry. As I went up behind Matt and tapped on his shoulders, he turned around and was beaming with happiness. We could not stop kissing and hugging and crying. I felt weightless. I felt God surrounding us. Just before the ceremony I stood in the stairway by myself...listening. I could hear guests enter...I could hear the beautiful piano music...I felt very serene. I looked up and saw the beautiful stain glass windows and then I closed my eyes and said " This is it!" I met my dad at the bottom of the stairs. As they opened the doors I saw all these wonderful people looking at us. They were there to support and love Matt and I. These people from different times of our lives, who have helped shape who we are and who have helped us be together. God is good! I did not make it very far before the joy overwhelmed me and I cried....hard. As I met Matt and he took my hand up to the altar...I felt very warm. We stood there holding hands as the judge spoke and I felt every word seeping in. We stood there looking at eachother...smiling...crying...with a little giggle here and there. We said our vows. We made our commitment. And it was more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We shared our first kiss as husband and wife and it was filled with passion and excitement!! We walked down the aisle with new energy! Amazing! Thanks to my brother Eric for taking these pictures! For our first dance we danced to Firehouse: Love of a Lifetime. Sorry no pics of our first dance...the professional got those! My dad and I danced to Rod Stewart: Forever Young Matt and his mom danced to Frank Sinatra: Fly me to the Moon My mom and I danced to Bette Midler: Wind Beneath my Wings

The Wedding Party dance was James Brown: I feel Good

Later on in the evening Matt and I danced to Harry Nilsson: Lime in the Coconut The first time we heard that song we were in Florida at the Shell World shop and we just thought it was a funny little song.

The next day, before going through the car wash we got some pics of the lovely paint job!


  1. Congrats! Love is a wonderful thing. We chose a song with the same name for our first dance as well, just by a different artist. It is a great feeling knowing that you're married to your love of a lifetime!

  2. What a beautiful story!! You need to write this in a book so that your grandkids can read it before bed! And they lived happily ever after!

  3. You look insanely happy in these! Both of you! What a wonderful day for you!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!