April 23rd 2016. The day I married my best friend, number one supporter and other half. Also, the day I officially became the mom to our furbaby Kobe. He was my husband’s pride and joy until I came into the mix about three years ago. Then I slowly became Kobe’s mama, and we officially became a family when we said I do.
Our wedding was a destination style wedding. Ever since we visited the city of San Francisco on our first vacation together, I said “wow I would love to get married here on day.” We were only dating a couple months at the time, and it was just a passing thought. We weren’t even engaged yet.
We got engaged two years prior to the date of our wedding. I’ll save the details for another post lol. But once we got the blessing of our families for the destination wedding we took a trip back out there across of the country (did I mention we live on the east coast?). We found this rustic looking place situated on a golf course just outside of the city. I fell in love immediately. We went home, showed our families pictures and booked it right away. I did not want a bridal shower, and we didn’t do the bachelorette and stag festivities. All we wanted was this destination wedding with our loved ones by our side.
Fast forward two years… Our wedding week was slightly tiring, but will always be remembered. We did a smaller wedding with close friends and family. We are still so shocked that 60 people flew across the country for us.But having that many fly out meant having to accomodate for that many. We had plans lined up for the week that included visiting Napa Valley, Alcatraz, rehearsal dinner and various dinner/drink outings. From renting buses for transportation, to giving directions and helping everyone with their travel plans…we were exhausted. Well should I say my hubby was exhausted. He did the most of the work with all of that. I did the hard stuff like picking out wedding flowers and colors. Haha..I’m joking.
On our wedding day, I chose to have both my step father and father walk me down the aisle. I was blessed to have two dads (in case I tripped on the walk, one would catch me.) I walked down the aisle to “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood. It felt like it was over in two seconds. The entire night flew by so fast. My mother surprised us with a wedding videographer. We couldn’t swing the cost of one because we wanted to celebrate with everyone for the week so we spent the money on transportation for everyone to and from all of the week’s festivities so we could make memories to last forever! It was an amazing surprise.
Seeing my husband cry when I reached him at the end of the aisle was insane. I have never even seen him shed a tear, and he looked at me with such love. I have never been a huge fan of big weddings and spending tons of money on them. I know a lot of people do it, and there is nothing wrong with it. It just was not my taste. Our wedding was small, but we got a chance to mingle with everyone. Everyone that was there truly wanted to be because they made the flight for us.
About a month and a half after our wedding, my step grandma passed away (step dad’s mom). It happened suddenly, and was a shock to everyone because she was really healthy. The last memories made with her are her at our wedding walking down the aisle with a smile. And that will be how we will remember her. Once again, thanks mom for the videography 🙂