This is my favorite photo of the two of us for the day. :)
As much planning and time management you think you have while planning a wedding, there are always something that just happen. I was very worried as I was planning with our jam packed schedule of falling behind and running late. As we photographed and videotaped our day we ran a few minutes behind schedule. Blame it on the love of photography in me but at the end of the day I wanted a few more photos before the day was done. So we kept clicking away. We ended up heading back about 15 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to start. At our location, the ceremony was just outside the doors to go in for the reception. We had to "sneak" me by a window full of guests surrounded by my bridesmaids and half covered under a blanket while we all laughed. I had arranged for the girls to have champagne and some chocolate covered fruit before the ceremony began since we had budgeted about a half an hour for me to touch up, calm my nerves and relax with my girls. I was a little frazzled until our coordinator came in to nervously tell me we were running a little behind schedule because my grandma was late. :) Couldn't have been better timing. An extra 10 minutes later we were ready to go and get married!!!
I knew that my wedding day was going to be a special and happy day for both of us. However, I was not prepared for the emotions that took over me after we were married and we turned to walk back down the aisle. We stood there hand in hand... I was married to my soulmate and best friend, surrounded by all the people in our life who love us (and who we love dearly). It was by far the most amazing and overwhelming moment of my life. I was so full of happiness I thought my heart was going to explode. I remember looking over at Geoff and thinking how I could not be any luckier.
After we walked back down the aisle to U2's Beautiful Day, everyone headed inside for Cocktail hour while we took a few more photos of family. Excuse the photo dump again but this was the best day of my life and I love to remember everything about it. :)