Hello loves!

I am back as promised with more wedding fun!

I still can’t believe I am actually married! Everyone asks what feels different and my response is always “everything and nothing!” I mean, Matt and I had been together for almost 10 years before we got married, so nothing really has changed, but honestly, everything has changed! I mean, we’re married!

I’m not going to lie though, I love calling him my husband.

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So I left you with my bachelorette party. After all those shenanigans went down it was time for the final countdown.

Before all the wedding excitement was going to happen and Matt and I wouldn’t have time to breathe, there was one thing we had to get accomplished.

Our marriage license!

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It was a little surreal doing the whole raise your hand and swear thing and we we’re probably a little too over giddy as we left, but we were excited.

And it wouldn’t be right of us to not take a silly picture as well…

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It’s a wonder why we’re getting married. 😉

Then it was time for the crazy-ness of wedding to begin.

My one bridesmaid came in on Thursday with her family, so I met up with them that night for dinner. We ended up going to an outdoor mall we have and had dinner at one of Matt and I’s favorite spots.  Unfortunately the service was less than impressive, but we still managed to have a nice dinner and caught up a bit. One thing I love about my friends is even if I haven’t seen them in years, when we do see each other it’s like we didn’t even miss a beat.

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And I can’t say enough for how much she did for me leading up and during the wedding.  Her mom also was beyond words helpful. From making little crafts for the reception, to running errands before and during the wedding. Honestly, I was so blessed to have them be a part of my wedding and my life. Kimmie has truly been my best friend since high school and I never see that changing!

The next day my family flew in! I not only was excited to see them, but also getting to see my nieces again! They grow so quickly and I really wish I could see them more often, so I really cherish the time I can get with them!

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I mean seriously, how cute are these two!!

The day before the wedding Kimmie and my sister came over so we could practice make up.

I had to laugh because I had bought new make up specifically for the wedding, but I ended up using most of Kimmie’s.

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My sister never wears make up, so it was real fun to do her’s and see her reaction.  You could honestly just tell she felt “pretty”. Don’t get me wrong, she is beautiful without make up, but to see someone feel pretty is amazing. Kimmie had this amazing eye lash extender mascara that I was pretty much obsessed with.

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I mean just look at those lashes!

(and those duck lips)

After we were done playing with make up, I treated the girls to a mani and pedi. It was so nice to just chat, have fun and get pampered together!

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After our mani and pedi’s we decided to do a quick lunch before we had to get ready for the rehearsal.  I took them to one of my favorite brunch spots The Breakfast Club where we sat outside on the patio and just chatted some more.

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I wish we could have sat there afternoon, it was such a beautiful day and I loved just being with my girls.

But as with it seems most of the days leading up to the wedding, time flew and it was soon time for us to get ready for the rehearsal.

Things went pretty quickly and smoothly at the rehearsal and I was pretty confident the ceremony would be just fine.  Our officiant was one of Matt’s dodge ball friends who basically has the same humor we do, so I knew he would keep the crowd entertained. He also made me a side secret promise to have my favorite vodka in a flask for me for before the ceremony. (he did not disappoint)

A quick wardrobe change and we were off to the rehearsal dinner which was at BJ’s Brewhouse. We thought a brewery for the rehearsal dinner was fitting to our craft beer themed wedding.

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(funny side story: matt kept gushing about how pretty i looked that night and complimented the dress i bought and told me if i looked half as good in my wedding dress as i did in this dress i was going to look amazing. my response “well considering this dress was $15 from walmart i better look 1000 times better. we both had a good laugh)

Again, it was so amazing to sit, relax, and chat with the whole family and friends. It is so rare that everyone is ever in the same place at the same time, so if it takes getting married to get everyone is one place, I wish I could get married all the time.

Matt and I did the whole traditional not staying together the night before the wedding, so he was a gentleman and walked me to my room and kissed me good night. I think we both knew we wouldn’t be sleeping much that night…

We would only be thinking about what was happening the next day.

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We were getting married.