The night before our wedding, we had the rehearsal in my parents backyard on their pond. It was a great time because we had so many family and friends around that we hadn't seen in a very long time. We then went to a local restaurant and had dinner. It was surreal, and I remember thinking that I couldnt' believe the day had finally come.
I got ready that morning at my parents house with the girls. I remember getting into my dress and I suddenly felt so excited to be getting married. I couldn't wait to get there.
We had our wedding on the beautiful beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. I remember driving up in our limo and seeing the beach, the arch, the flowers, and people and it was breathtaking.
As we got ready to make our way down the aisle I couldn't contain my excitement.
As I took those steps with my dad, barefoot in the sand, toward my groom, I saw his eyes well up and a tear go down his cheek. I will never forget that moment.
Looking into my grooms eyes we said our vows, I meant them with every fiber of my being, and I still do. There is something powerful about saying those vows in front of your family and friends.
When Pastor John asked for the rings, We turned to the best man who dropped the ring box in the sand, they all pulled out colorful shovels and started digging in the sand for it.
I started laughing hysterically, it was quite a site.
Well when we finally got the rings, and said the vows we were husband and wife. You know its funny I knew he was the one, before we even started dating, and finally it had become official.
We then took tons of pictures which was actually so much fun! That whole day was a party with our best friends, it was so fun.
Then we headed to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. If you have never been there, it is absolutely stunning 5 star hotel. I absolutely felt like a princess in every way. The food was outstanding, and we got to visit with our closets friends and family. We spent the night dancing away and it was wonderful.
That day truly was the happiest day of my life.
We have spent 3 wonderful years together, and I couldn't be happier. Its amazing how God can put two people together, and they can become one. Families merge, and somehow you can't imagine it any other way. I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband. We had a fairytale wedding and I felt like a princess. He has treated me like a princess every day for 3 years and counting =)
Happy Anniversary my Music Mann!
( photos by Modern Photographics)