I woke up, relaxed, and got out for a run. Yes, a run. About 8 miles on trails all around my mom’s house. Trails where Mike and I spent many hours of each visit to my mom’s, and where we have a number of pictures. Some of the bends, where I could remember the pictures we took (like this one and this one) made me tear up. I was getting married in a couple hours!
I’d of course dreamed of a pretty wedding, a perfect wedding, when growing up. And mine was. Seriously, nothing could have been better. I never actually went up ahead of time and met any of the caterers, florist, cake people, etc. but I trust my mom and she helped us make great decisions.
The site for the wedding, which then also had the reception, and the photo shoots, was gorgeous — a wonderful beach park right on the San Francisco bay, and another place that Mike and I have ran when visiting my mom.
I had a beautiful dress (and my cousin’s son was sooo excited to get to “meet a princess”).
and the bridesmaids looked amazing
the flower/ring dudes were too cute
and the groom — took my breath away! (here he’s in the tree, and with his brother, the best man)
The flowers were exactly what I’d pictured.
The ceremony was perfect: our words, and read by my big brother.
And it was a wonderful kiss!
The food was delicious
And so many friends and family were there to share the day with us.
I danced in his arms
The cake was the perfect ice cream cake (with a layer of strawberry and angel food, a layer of mint chip and chocolate cake, and a saved top layer of cookies and cream and choc cake).
After a quick change in the park
we left in just the style we were hoping to have.
Some happy tears, and so many hugs. Definitely a day filled with love.
If you want to see more pictures, there are more 🙂