Thursday, April 30, 2009

We're married!

The day finally came and now, Nate and I are husband and wife. Yay! We had a wonderful wedding week and a beautiful wedding that we both really enjoyed. It was amazing to have so many great family and friends together for the big day - what a blessing. After all of our planning, the day went very smoothly (I can't really think of anything big that went wrong) and I wasn't stressed at all the week of the wedding. I was SO thankful for this. The ceremony and reception were exactly what we had envisioned and they were both a reflection of who we are as a couple and what we value.

We both have agreed that the wedding was one of the most exhausting things we've ever been through. The combination of spending so much time with family and friends and not being able to sleep because of the sheer excitement meant that we were extremely over tired by the time we left the reception. Thankfully we had a wonderful and relaxing honeymoon in Los Cabos, Mexico planned for the following week!

Here are a few photo highlights from the wedding... (Photos from friends are just now trickling in.)

Listening to the message from our pastor, Thomas Gold

Watching the musicians. On the left is my sister and matron of honor, Crista.

Pouring the unity salt - two colors of salt meshing together to symbolize our lives being melded into one. It was poured on a foundation of white sand to represent God as our foundation.


Departing the church for the reception.

The bridal party!

Cute pic with my cousins' girls - Natalie and Amy.

Posing at the reception with my bridesmaid, Sarah, who flew from Moscow, Russia to be there!

Posing with my beautiful bouquet!

A special performance by the Veerman brothers... It garnered many laughs!

Our final dance before departing the reception...
lindy hop (8-count swing) to the song "The Best is Yet to Come".

Here are a few photo highlights from the honeymoon in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

Visiting a blown glass factory in Cabo San Lucas

America's Cup Sailing Adventure


Riding a dune buggy through the desert to a large canyon...


Then ziplining through the canyon!


Self portrait on the beach


The view from our balcony