That morning we had a 5k race at the trails where Ty proposed. As the day approached I received surprises to wear during the race. First my mom got me a "bride" tank top to wear, then Ang made me a veil, then a friend of the family made me a tutu. I sure was decked out for the race! I ran with Ty and it was the most time we had alone together all day. It was so nice to be able to talk.
|We stopped to take a picture during the 5k and Ty put the tutu on.|
Before my hair appointment I was tired and wished I had time to take a nap. I was at the hotel room with my friend, Kelley. She told me to lay on the bed with my hair hanging off and blow dried it for me so I'd be ready for my appointment. It was so sweet of her and I will always remember that!
Getting ready went by so quickly and the next thing I knew it was time for the first look. We had decided to take pictures before the wedding so Ty and I got to see each other and have that moment photographed. I was so excited to see Ty I couldn't walk fast enough and I felt like running down the aisle toward him. He said as he stood there he could hear me and could tell how quickly I was walking.
I was shocked as I walked up to Ty and he turned around because he instantly looked at my face and into my eyes. For some reason in my head he would want to look at my dress. When he looked into my eyes instead I felt so connected with him and so in love. We hugged and I will never forget how I felt in that moment. It was just us, just Ty and me. I was in his arms and everything was perfect. I never wanted to let go.
Then it was time to head to the waiting room for the ceremony to start. Those minutes spent waiting seemed like an eternity. I was so ready. It was time. I wanted to get out of that room and marry my love. We had decided instead of getting each other presents, we would write letters to each other. I sat and read Ty's letter and held in the tears.
Finally it was time for the wedding to start. I was standing with my dad in my heels which I had unwisely been wearing all day. My right leg started shaking. It was like my calf muscle had decided it had enough of those heels and was revolting. We started walking down the aisle and all I could think about was my leg shaking and I hoped I wouldn't fall down.
One of my favorite moments of the entire day was our first dance. We chose "Whatever It Is" by Zac Brown Band. It was the first song we ever danced to together and anytime it was on the radio or playing somewhere Ty would sing it to me. The best was one night when he sang the line "she's gonna be my wife" and he told me, you know I mean it when I sing that part right? Still gives me butterflies to think about! Anyway, during our first dance he sang parts of the song to me. I can't think of many moments where I felt as happy as I did in his arms dancing to that song for the first time as his wife.
|Notice the spilled drink on the table.|
The bouquet toss was the funniest moment of the night. Steph views the bouquet toss as a competition and is in it to win it. I've seen her pull some pretty impressive stunts to catch the bouquet at other weddings. It ended up going more toward Ang and she got it. Steph almost had it, running from farther away. Ang was joking around and got in Steph's face about it because she knows how competitive Steph is. I cracked up when I saw their reactions.
|This shows Steph's impressive attempt.|
|Ang getting in Steph's face about the catch.|