One week ago from today, I married my best friend and I must say, it was the happiest day of my life!!
Surrounded by friends and family who came from far and near, we can'tthank all of you enough for blessing our marriage with your mere presence.
The day couldn't have been more perfect for our outdoor/indoor ceremony and reception. Sunny, temperatures in the high 80's, clear blue skies and slight breeze...perhaps it was a sign of our future.
The moment I walked down the white silky stretch of aisle runner, arms around my dad's, I knew my life would never be the same. My dad, whether he was as nervous or as excited as I was, I will never know. All I could feel were his fragile little arms. When we had driven to the yatch club, my friend Teresa was the driver and he was in the back seat directly behind me. I asked him if he was ready and grabbed a hold of his thumb, just as I did as a little girl as a struggled to match his pace as I walked alongside him. Now we walk beside each other again as we approach the alter to meet the man I would forever call my "husband".
All was silent as I looked at the gathering of friends and relatives along the path which lead up to the wedding arch. Overwhelmed, the tears I tried so hard to fight back trickled down my face. I had told myself that I will not cry like so many brides I have seen do before me. My tears were streams of happiness as I finally understood it was the ultimate moment I had been waiting for--I was getting married!!
I can't describe what went through my head as I lifted my face to meet Johnny's, who was patiently waiting at the alter. All I knew was that it was ho--and God was he so handsome!!
From that moment, the world faded in the background and I was in a daze as I looked at him and then around us at all the faces of those who were present. The feeling I had was surreal as I realized we were surrounded by all these people love us and that's why they were there--to witness our marriage.
Thereafter, it was whirlwind from when we walked down the alter, through dinner, dancing, cutting the cake, bouquet throwing, and when we departed to our retreat at Mandalay Bay.
I wish I could've made our wedding day last forever... That day could have not been better if weren't for all the love and caring of friends and family who worked so hard to make our dreams a reality. THANK YOU (you know who you are and, you know what??...WE LOVE YOU TOO)!!
Photo contributors: Fabian and Oksana, John and Maggie, Nina, Peter and Money, Krista, Aunt Lisa, Sam and Chante...and more to come!