Friday, July 11, 2014

June 28, 2014

It's hard to believe that this time two weeks ago I was loading up my car with all of our decor and booze to drop off at our wedding venue. June 28 was such a spectacular day and I can't wait to share all of the details with you! There will be much more to share as I start to collect my thoughts on the day, and as we get our pictures and video back from our vendors.

But for now, I'll indulge you...

Photo by Sean DeWitt Photography
To kick off the weekend we had absolutely perfect weather for being crazy enough to do an all outdoor wedding the last weekend in June in Virginia. I mean, killer weather! We had highs in the high 80s with good breeze and just enough sunshine to be pretty but not melt you. We also had amazing friends and family come into town from around the country and world to be with us. It would be fun now to map out where everyone did come in from--we couldn't have felt more blessed. I had the absolute best group of gals, and my favorite guy besides Mr. Young, to spend my wedding day with and I couldn't have picked a better bridal party.

Photo by Sean DeWitt Photography
In addition to actually getting married it was so overwhelming to have all of our favorite people in one place. We had a welcome gathering on Friday night after our rehearsal dinner and it may have been one of the highlights of the weekend to see a new friend coming in every five minutes. Sometimes the hard part of having so many great chapters in your life is having good friends spread across the country and not being able to see them regularly. I couldn't have been luckier to have them all there: my best friends growing up, my sorority sisters and college friends, the gals I worked and traveled with at Tri Sigma, my grad school friends, and now our friends that we have made here in Richmond.

To top that off, I couldn't have been more lucky than getting to say "I do" to this stud. Man he cleans up well!

Photo by Sean DeWitt Photography
Mr. Young gave me the most thoughtful and sweet wedding gifts and wrote me words that were unimaginable. We opted to write our own vows (more on crafting our own ceremony later), and funny enough said pretty much all of the exact same things to each other.

It was all absolutely magical and a blur at the same time. As much as people tell you it will go fast, I really couldn't believe it. It almost felt like we left the hotel for the ceremony and then I woke up Sunday morning and it was all over. However, we were able to truly enjoy our wedding and hope that all of our guests did as well. We couldn't have loved our wedding site, Historic Tredegar, anymore--it was the perfect spot for us. It also made some pretty amazing pictures possible!

Photo by Sean DeWitt Photography
This is just the beginning of wedding recaps, I can't wait to share the whole weekend and all of our details. After working on something for so long there's now plenty of time back on my calendar to get back to blogging. More to come, and now one week until our honeymoon on the Mediterranean!


Caitlin said...

You look gorgeous!!! I can't wait to hear and see more! Sounds and looks absolutely stunning!

Lindsay @ Typically Late said...

So happy for you! Congrats on such an exciting occasion; hope you are enjoying being newlyweds :) you look gorgeous - hope to see more pics soon!!

Lisa C said...

You look amazing! Can't wait to see all of the photos.

Jessica Lawlor said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! I love these photos. Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon!

Megan C. Stroup said...

Wow, this is just too much gorgeous for one post! Congrats!! :)

Liz @ iheartvegetables said...

Congrats!!! I know exactly what you mean about it being overwhelming having all your favorite people in one place! I felt like that was the craziest part. I just wanted to SEE everyone!