On May 14th 2011 I married my prince charming… now even though it was 10months ago tomorrow, because I started my blog in July I have never really posted about the day itself… I have given a 6month update on ‘Being Mrs. George’ but never the wedding day itself, so I have decided it’s time…. so here it is….
I was going to try and write this page without being too mushy and soap opera like, but then I decided that I didn’t care… so feel free to tune out if you don’t have the stomach for it, but the reality is we are a fairytale and my dreams have come true… I got to be a real princess for the day and Dave was every bit my prince charming and still is… So here is my Wedding Day broken down into moments filled with love…
Moment One – The Night Before
So this one isn’t technically on the wedding day, but it is just as important. The night before we got married Dave and I had been down at the church setting up what we could for the big day to follow, once we were done we said goodnight and headed off in separate directions. Being the stress head of a person that I am, by this stage I was beginning to get really nervous. Getting married is a huge decision and I was worried I would back a bad choice (I know that i shouldn’t have been worried, because there is really no one quite like Dave, but I was), anyway as I drove home, I started getting sentimental about the fact that this was my last night at home, my last night under my parents roof and my last night as a Lewis, despite the fact that I had had over a year to get used to the idea… As I walked to the door I noticed a present on the door step. It was from Dave, the accompanying letter told me that he was so excited about getting married and that what we had was a once in a life time love and that I shouldn’t be worried, I should just go inside and go to sleep, but before I do I was to watch a particular song on the ‘Keith Urban’ DVD that was the present. I had to watch the song ‘Once in a life time’, which would feature in the wedding tomorrow, because the lyrics explained how he felt. The lyrics he was referring to were those of the first verse…
“I can see it in your eyes and feel it in your touch,
I know that your scared but you’ve never been this loved.”
It was exactly what I needed to hear and as I feel asleep listening, I remember feeling like I was ready to get married, that it would all be ok, because I really was loved more than I would ever understand.
Moment Two – Getting Ready
Nothing makes your feel more princess like than the way you get pampered on the morning of your wedding. We were up nice and early and ate breakfast while we watched it pour down with rain outside. Over night there had been huge storms, but it seemed that nothing could phase me, in fact it;s probably one of the few times that I have been completely unphased about the details of something. I had planned everything down to the minute so I knew what to do and when to do it, anything outside of this didn’t matter or was a bonus. In fact fact I was so care free that I forgot to go to my hair appointment… but it was all ok and at about 10:30 my little tiara went on and stayed on. As I had my hair and make up done, I just soaked it up, as I got dressed and started having photos done I was so aware of how happy and excited everyone was, how much my parents loved me, how much my girls loved me and how much fun we were about to have. It was so special to spend that time with them, busy getting ready, but relaxed enough to enjoy, to laugh, smile and have fun. As we arrived at the church Kirsten suggested that we prayed together before I started the process of becoming Mrs George. This moment was so overwhelming that I was crying before I even saw Dave, but I was just so conscious of being surrounded by people that loved me and wanted nothing but the best for me.
Moment Three – The Ceremony
Dave and I got married at the Church that I grew up in which is where we both attend… this meant that people I had grown up with and in front of were able to come and witness this next step for us. There were so many more people there than I ever thought there would be, all to cheer us one and be part of our special day. The ceremony was fun, light, and romantic… well I thought so anyway. I can’t even begin to explain how overwhelming it was to get to the church, all dressed up and to see the man of my dreams waiting for only me. During the ceremony we reflected on the 6 years we had already spent together through photos and publicly declared our love for each other. There were tears and laughter and music… perfect.
Moment Four – The Party
After the service we had a million pictures taken, and then headed to the Langham Hotel for our wedding reception which was even more magical then we could have ever hoped for… it was as Dave said when we chose it “where princesses should get married’. The room looked beautiful and the evening was so much fun. Everyone was so excited and happy for us, it was really special to have most of the people that had helped us get to where we were today, and become the people that we are in one room, celebrating with you. It was so much fun that I didn’t really want to leave, I had to be pushed out.
Everything on our wedding day went super smoothly and we loved every minute of it… The story itself doesn’t really even do it justice, but they say that a picture is worth a thousand words so here are some of my favourite pictures taken by our amazing photographer Kelly, from Alexroad Photography.
I think the best bit about the day though, and something that still makes me have a moment filled with love whenever I think about it, is the fact that Dave and I left the wedding day stuck together for life. Dave is more than I could have ever hoped for and I am very excited to be the most curious George, by name and nature. And while I think of it, I need to and want to say thanks to all of you who have helped us get to where we are now… it has been an incredible journey so far but I know this is a journey that which we are really just starting.