It’s been two years since this blustery, cold, drizzly wonder of a day.
We celebrated with a weekend trip to San Antonio, where we stayed at Hotel Emma in the Pearl District and pretended we were fancy. The bathtub in our suite, ie the stuff that dreams are made of.
In honor of our anniversary, I put together a few of my favorite moments from our wedding day:
Getting ready with my people- I showed up at our venue at 9 am to start getting ready, and a few of my bridesmaids were already there with the music up and the champagne uncorked. It didn’t hurt that one of my close friends was our hair stylist and hung out with us all day! My sweet mom also brought a 3 x 5 card with notes on how best to get me into my tricky dress, which was super clutch given that it was being photographed!
I remember feeling so incredibly lucky on my wedding day to be surrounded by so many wonderful people- my family, my friend family, and my new family.
Our first look!
I know first looks aren’t for everyone, but they were a necessity for us given that the sun was going to set at 5:45 pm right after our ceremony and we wanted to capitalize on the daylight. I hadn’t given much thought to how special of a moment this would be until I was walking down the hill towards Will’s back. It really hit me that we were about to get married forever (forever-ever), and how grateful I was that God had provided me a patient, kind husband who loved Him (and me) so well.
For better or for worse, you guys.
Being so cold with all of my favorite people. It’s a weird favorite but it’s a favorite none the less. We planned on getting married outside. Yes, in January. But it’s Texas. We were betting on 70 degrees and sunny because that is what it was up until about 5 days before our wedding, when it started getting colder… and colder… and colder. In Austin, we are in no way prepared for cold weather. If it ices, the city shuts down. Our tires have no tread, and our gloves are made of a cotton blend. We’ll die if we go outside.
But go outside we did. We moved the ceremony indoors, but our amazing photographer managed to capture all of our photos outside in record time (bless her frozen fingers).
Can you feel it? We were all laughing because the wind was SO.INTENSE.
No but seriously, you know you’ve got good friends when they agree to an outdoor photo shoot wearing short dresses in freezing temps.
Huddling for warmth (and love).
Dancing in general… but especially the mother/son and father/daughter dances. Mine because I loved dancing with my Dad, and Will’s because he and his mom boogied down with a surprise choreographed dance complete with gangham style and harlem shake moves.
It was legit.
Our wedding coordinator suggested doing a ‘last dance’ while she lined everyone up outside for our exit. We danced to ‘I’ll Keep You Safe’ by Sleeping at Last, and it was the perfect way to end the reception.
Happy Two Year Anniversary, Will! You make my life so sweet.
*Photos by Dani Leigh Photography