I had a chance to post a bit of the preparations from our wedding earlier this Fall, but a few weeks ago we received our package from our photographer! It was such an amazing experience to sit down and relive the entire day, moment by moment. (We've been married four months, so now's as good a time as any to post wedding photos right? What's the statue of limitations on wedding sharing!? :) ) We are just so, so happy that Brittany was able spend the day with us. I will be grateful for these memories archived like this for the rest of my life. It's amazing how photos can at times capture as much as moving pictures - even though they're still shots. They truly are better than anything we could have hoped for!!
I'll share a really special moment - it poured rain on our wedding day. Like the degree of rain in which you are soaked the minute you leave your car to enter the church. Luckily, we were blessed that the rain didn't start until after our formal photos were done, posing problems only for getting into and out of the church and to the reception. Honestly. Do things not always work out exactly as they're meant to? Anyway, my best friend's father had the foresight to bring with him a pile of umbrellas (I really do love this man like family!!) and as we exited the church he started handing them out to the wedding party because we had planned to follow our bagpiper on a route through town to the wedding reception which was in my sister's backyard. After ringing the bell on our way out of the church, we paused to open the umbrella as the entire reception of people behind us became back logged because the umbrella of course, completely over extends itself in the wind. It was a pretty great moment because really, neither of us could have cared less what the weather was like, or if we were about to be soaked, or if our umbrella was malfunctioning; we were married and nothing was going to change that feeling of absolute crazy in-love giddiness. I'll remember so many moments from this day, but this one I know is going to stick out in my memory as a moment in time for all our time.