Well a month ago, I was married to the wonderful man of my dreams. Our wedding day was my own personal fairy tale. I have spent my entire life watching princesses in movies, and like every girl, I have dreamed of having a fairy tale. I can now say, that October 20th was a fairytale, and the best part is that the fairytale has continued. Id love nothing more than for my friends that live far off to experience this day with me.
We arrived at the temple seperately prepared to be married to each other for all eternity at 10 am, and that morning we left the temple as one soul.
That night- my parents held a reception for me and my new husband in their backyard. It was magical. As guests entered, they were able to sign a guest quilt that my wonderful amazing aunt Tonya made for us and enter a backyard lit with hanging lights, a warm welcoming fire place, and a beautiful setting on a lake.
Caramel apples, Cotton Candy, and Chicken Pot pie filled the air with scents home, fun, and happiness. The night was filled with dancing, laughter, love, and joy.
My dad and I danced to "rope the moon" but the song was interrupted with Soulja Boy- and me and my dad broke out and did the Soulja Boy in front of everyone =) It was amazingly fun! I hope people enjoyed it.
Christopher and I danced to the timeless Elvis, I cant help falling in Love with you.
We danced the night away, hugged loved ones, smiled at distances, and basked in the fact that we were now husband and wife. What a tremendous feeling.
As we left, we ran down stone steps, as our family and friends lined them with sparklers. We ran down the stairs and entered a canoe and planned to paddle across the lake, this is what we thought our grand exit would be, pretty great right!? Well little did we know that my parents had something planned for us. My brother handed me a paper lantern that was lit with fire and ready to extend in to the sky. I felt so much love as I let go of that lantern and watched it fly into the sky as we sat in our canoe and watched as it drifted into the night sky. As we looked to the shore line, it seemed as if hundreds of lanterns were being lit as our family and friends lit lanterns and let them fly into the sky. I couldnt help but cry as the beauty of the lanterns filled the sky. I was filled with love with just one lantern, my heart exploded as i saw the what seemed to be millions of lanterns float away. What a surprise and act of love my family did for us. This was a fairy tale.
Love is Everything its cracked up to be.