Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gooey Like Grilled Cheese


I am speechless. Not sure where to start with this one.

It was fabulous. It was gorgeous and intimate and so much more than I ever envisioned. When I started the planning process, I had nothing in my head. As I tried to figure it all out, it became slightly more clear. When I started blogging in April, the vision became a little less hazy, but I still couldn't see the final thing in my head. This was tough for me as it's how I work in my day job. I can see the final thing in my head and work towards that vision. My wedding was somehow different though.

Towards the end of the process, I had a clearer picture but the reality was so much more wonderful than anything I ever conjured up in my head. The flowers were stunning. The food was delicious. The friends and family who came to witness our love and commitment to each other was completely overwhelming. The support of our vendors and their commitment to our day was outstanding.

Did we have a few little hiccups? Why, yes we did. But they were small and managed with tack and speed by my wonderful day-of planner, Tabitha.

The most wonderful part of the whole thing is that The Candyman and I committed ourselves to each other in a way that was the most meaningful to us. It was so freakin' cool.

I'm trying to figure out where to start on the recaps. I can't do budget for a while because I need to get all that sorted out. And honestly, I do NOT want to look at that goddamn spreadsheet for a while. I need the honeymoon first (we leave on Thursday!). I don't have too many pictures yet, but I have a few from friends who posted on Facebook.

Me and The Candyman and our El Día de los Muertos Cake Toppers!

With Ginger - the keeper of these first photos!

Dancing with Dad!

Once I get some more photos and have some more time. I'll start sharing! I gotta get ready to go to Mexico!!!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came and helped us celebrate. It was so wonderful and meaningful to us, you have no idea. All the family and friends who worked so hard to get here - to travel from far and wide and take time away from their own lives and families to be with us - it means so much to us. Especially now, when everyone is feeling the pinch of the economy, that reality is not lost on us and that makes all the effort that much more wonderful, powerful and thick with ooey, gooey love. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, as well as The Candyman's!

18 comments:

  1. absolutely gorgeous! congratulations! :)

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  2. It's so beautiful! YOU'RE so beautiful! Sounds like you really focused on what was important - your union, your commitment, you family and celebration! GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see more photos and hear more about your WEDDING! Have an AMAZING honeymoon!

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  3. Your wedding, my love, was absolutely perfect. I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever seen a more gorgeous bride! I truly hope that your special day was everything you dreamed it would be...and more! Can't wait to chat it up after you return from your amazing honeymoon!!

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  4. Congratulations, you look beautiful. Glad to hear everyone was exactly as you wanted, have a fabulous honeymoon!

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  5. yes, you rocked everything about your day. I cant wait to send you some pics!!

    love you guys! (said in a non-hollywood way)

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  6. The most stunning bride I have seen. Ever. And that's saying something, my dear. So glad we got to share in your day - it was an honor. And I loved meeting the Candyman - finally!!!!

    Much Love,
    Wee

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  7. You looked stunning! So elegant! Congrats!

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  8. CONGRATS! You looked gorgeous and soooo happy! I really love the third pic of you and the Candyman with the cake topper... it almost looks like a professional pic. Oh and the shrug turned out great!

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  9. Congratulations!!! You look absolutely gorgeous. Love your hair and the dress and the shrug. It looks like a perfect day! Have a great honeymoon and can't wait to see more wedding pictures!

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  10. Your wedding was perfect! You were glowing and I could tell that you truly enjoyed the big day!

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  11. Louise my dear, you indeed looked absolutely stunning! I'm so happy everything turned out even better than you imagined.

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  12. You look beautiful...so amazing! How fun to have followed you through your planning process and then see the wedding pictures! We are both married ladies now...it is hard to believe! Enjoy Mexico!

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  13. Congratulations!! You look stunning!!! enjoy your HM :)

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  14. Louise you looked stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Great call on the necklace!

    Enjoy Mexico & can't wait to hear more when u return!

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  15. Boy I wish I knew you in real life! You looked stunning and happy and didn't forget to remember that the whole shebang was really about a beautifully serious commitment. Well, that and the gorgeous dress. :)

    Congratulations. May your lives be filled with more joy than you can dream.

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  16. You made one beautiful and sassy bride! I'm so happy that you everything turned out even better than you expected. Thanks for taking us along for the ride. Hope you're enjoying your honeymoom.

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  17. Where is your beautiful shawl from? It looks great with your gown.

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