Warning: This is a LONG post with lots of details and pictures, but I promise it's a good one. May 9, 2015, I got to marry the love of my life. But before we get there... let's back up.
Wedding week started Tuesday, May 6, 2015. I flew into Scottsdale and the week started with a bang. Mani/pedis with mom, errands, hair appointments, dress fittings and lots of champagne and celebrating. This whole experience was so wonderful because I got to plan so much of it with my mom. She's the one who did all the leg work with me, running around town like chickens with our heads cut off. It was so fun getting to do all these last minute details with her. Adam flew Wednesday night and we toasted with celebratory drinks with my parents. This was the last time it would just be the four of us!
Thursday is when wedding week got into full swing. Bridesmaids and groomsman were flying in from all over the county; Nebraska, California, New Orleans, Boston and from all over Phoenix. Thursday night we spray tanned together, drank champs together and prepared for the weekend. Friday morning was the rehearsal at our venue, bridesmaids brunch and the rehearsal dinner. Our rehearsal dinner was thrown my Adams parent's and it was absolutely stunning. It was such a great time to sit down with our close friends and family and prepare for the wedding day. Adam and I are so lucky to have such amazing friends and family. They toasted us, roasted us and celebrated with us. It was such a wonderful night, one I won't soon forget. That night ended with me heading home with my parents and Adam heading home with his. We said goodbye, knowing the next time we saw each other would be right before the wedding!
my sweet and gorgeous mama
our first look, I'll never forget seeing Adam
my handsome and generous dad
I mean, how beautiful are my bridesmaids.
the best wedding party ever.
my beautiful family
my beautiful new family
our first kiss, we're Mr. and Mrs!
After the ceremony was over, we took some more photos, signed our marriage license and were off to cocktail hour and reception. Cocktail hour was so fun. I loved getting to spend time with our guests, chatting, catching up and enjoying the day.
Me, Adam, Coti and Ryan cheersing to being official; the marriage license is signed!
The ceremony was so wonderful. Again, Adam and I are so lucky to have our friends and family. I had two Maids of Honor and their toasts brought both Adam and I to tears. They touched on our friendship, my relationship with Adam and the special memories that made this day so wonderful. I'm so lucky to have such wonderful friends who know me, know Adam and know us. They've been with "us" since our first date, and to have them there on our wedding day was more special to me than they will ever know. Adam's brother Ryan, was his best man, and gave a wonderful toast dedicated to the love we have and the love we've created and worked hard for. He touched on making our relationship work through law school and being an inspiration. It was so wonderful. Our first dance was sang by Adam's best friend J.P. He sang "Fools Rush In," and it was incredible. I've watched our video about 80 times and I cry every time. It was such a special moment.
our first dance
The reception flew by. All of a sudden it was over and we were being zipped away in a limo. Adam and I are so thankful for the friends and family that came to our wedding. Each and every one of our guests made our day perfect and they have helped create the relationship we have today. It is a day I will never forget. Here's to the next 100 years with my forever man.
Here's to dancing into our future together.
Look how handsome my groom is!
P.S. our photographer is Stephanie Fay, go check her out!