What a simple two-syllable word that already holds such a heavy, happy weight in my heart.
I don’t have any professional pictures or the video back yet, so I am going to only post a few pictures to give a brief overview.
This day was heavy and thick with emotion and in the future, I’ll blog about moments in-depth (such as opening my wedding gift from Mr. Speedy or finding out my little brother was wearing my veil and taking selfies).
The 1920’s theme turned out amazing! It was blast to see how everything came together.
I will say, my absolute most favorite part of that entire day, was saying my vows.
I really thought it was going to be when I first saw and locked eyes with Mr. Speedy while walking down the aisle… but saying my vows was the most surreal moment I have ever had in my short life. I’ll never forget the look of pure happiness and committment and love on his face.
From there, the rest was a blur but a lot of fun and LET ME JUST SAY-
Having a big wedding is worth it for the fact that you are surrounded by a group of people who would probably never be together in the same room and there is such an overwhelming feeling of support and happiness, it makes it worth every single penny. After the vows, the best part was spending time and seeing people from near and far!
My wedding gift from Mr. Speedy was a beautiful pearl and crystal back drape necklace.
It matched perfectly and was simply stunning. If you really want one, you can get order one from BHLDN from here. And then we can be twins.
So when did I find out where I was going???
While signing our marriage license with the Priest, best man, and maid of honor someone let the secret out.
Of all people, he simply says to me, “So, I heard you are going to Paris. That’ll be quite a trip.”
Mr. Speedy’s face was shocked. I think he felt somewhat betrayed by the man that just married us.
So the next morning, straight from the hotel, we flew to Paris. PARIS.
This is probably the most selfless trip Mr. Speedy could have planned. My undergraduate degree was in Art History and impressionism is my favorite, but I have never been to Paris. Mr. Speedy planned this entire honeymoon around my love of art.
Each morning, I’d ask him – “What do you want to do today?”
“I want to see you smile and happy.”
And then I usually would have an internal debate on exploring Paris or staying locked away in our honeymoon nest of hotel room and come up for air hours, days later.
What is a girl to do with a response like that?
I made an amazing discovery on this trip. Mr. Speedy is completely capable of looking at art for hours, but only if you feed him a beer or two every other hour or so. This kept him sustained to see and observe art in an enjoyable matter.
When I missed my opportunity to get him a beer or food, this is what resulted:
Sleeping in Notre Dame.
On the other hand, I could have given up food and all drinks and showers for weeks and would have still had this smile-
We spent the first half of the week in Paris, then took a train to Nice for the remainder of our honeymoon.
And somewhere between getting married, being in Europe, and seeing so many new things – I decieded t oget my hair cut by a man that did not speak any English and smelled strongly of espresso and chocolate.
It truly was a wonderful trip.
I am wearing the dress he bought me for the honeymoon in this picture. I felt extremely posh prancing around in this with my new haircut.
More to come this week….. XoXo
Mr. Speedy’s WIFE