It’s official!! Barring a few dozen places where I have to change my name; I will, from this day on, be known as a Mrs.!!! Jesse and I got married last Sunday at St. Luke’s Chapel with the reception following at The Wickliffe house. It was an absolutely beautiful day and I can’t believe my Mom pulled it all together in just over a month!! She is a true testament to the power of Southern women and I hope I’ll be half the mother she is. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to share with our friends and family. With a little less than a month’s notice (and so close to Christmas) I’m so glad how many people from out of town were able to come, and we of course missed the one’s who couldn’t make it.
The day itself was completely perfect! The week before…an absolute nightmare! Everything that could have gone wrong did…including one of my (two) bridesmaid’s eight month old daughter being so sick they couldn’t leave Atlanta, our rings not arriving until a day before, and several other things that would just stress me out again if I mentioned them here. But, I attempted to handle them all with grace and in the long run everything worked out. My hero of the day was my friend Julie who, having been asked to be a bridesmaid at 9:30 Friday night, stepped into the role like she was born to do it!! One thing I realized through the wedding experience, besides how much I love my amazing rock of a husband, is just how thankful I am to have such wonderful girlfriends. They really are an indispensable part of my life and I don’t know how I would have gotten through things without being surrounded by such strong and amazing women reminding me to breathe every fifteen minutes!
I do wish someone would have told me just how quickly the actual day flies by. To me it seemed like from the start of the ceremony to the end of the reception lasted about an hour. After many agonizing hours trying to decide how the flowers and centerpieces should look I couldn’t tell you what they ended up being! Nor could I tell you how the food tasted, or if everyone liked the music. It all seems like a big blur. The one thing I do remember, I didn’t stop smiling the entire day. I’m so happy to be married to my best friend, the father of my unborn child, and hands down the most amazing man I’ve ever met. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. No matter how fast our wedding day went by we have the rest of our lives to spend together and I can’t wait to see what adventures life holds for us.