Gavin and I are getting married one month from today. I have been excited about many things in my life but nothing more than this day.
Here are some pics from 2009, at Gavin’s friend’s (Deichmiller’s) wedding. This is the first time I saw him all decked out in his official wedding garb.
I definitely knew I wanted to marry him when I saw how good he looked in a suit. I mean, how could you not want to marry this guy?
There he is with his mom.
And with me. I think that’s my favorite photo ever.
Yup, this is the guy for me. One more month and we’ll be walking down the aisle together. I’m really excited. Like, REALLY excited.
Awhile back, Karin (Gavin’s sister-in-law) was talking to her kids about the wedding; explaining to Mikalya that she would be a flower girl and to Andrew that he would be a ring bearer. (That’s before Gavin and I realized that we could have two ring bearers.)
Andrew might have misunderstood the statement because he was immediately concerned that he would be required to wear an actual BEAR costume. Branden announced that he would be “the bad guy.” (Still unclear as to what that means.)
I found out that Mikalya was into the color hot pink/magenta. So, instead of asking her to wear a white dress to match the bride, Karin and I picked out a color that was closer to the color of the bridesmaid dresses (same color family.)
And lastly, after a few conversations with my mom on baskets (and a lot of me vetoing all things white and frilly), my mom found a brown wicker basket that was about the right size. She and Gavin’s mom picked out the lace last time Gavin’s family was in town and voilà- we now have a beautiful flower girl basket!
(Continued from Part I)
The moms wore matching corsages.
Momma and I had corsages, too.
Momma helped me open the presents. Jessica organized them. Amy documented each and every one in a master list entitled,” Yay Presents!!”
Janice made an amazing hat out of all the bows from the presents.
(Second hat of the day.) I have a similar photo from when I was about two years old and sitting in a box with ribbons on my head. Nearly three decades later, apparently not that much has changed.
Almost all of my bridesmaids were there, which made it exceptionally fabulous.
And last but certainly not least… Gavin!! I was really glad that the guys didn’t get kicked out. I think it was fun to have them at the bridal shower.
Here are a couple of “behind the scenes” photos I got a hold of:
The Balloon Storage Room
And the Prep Team
For more behind-the-scenes stuff, check out my mom’s blog: Big Secret’s Out!