Tying the knot

Something New

Well, that's it folks - I'm married.

It seems like such a simple phrase after 11 months of complicated, stress-ridden wedding planning and gallons of wine drinking, but in the end, that's what that one day was all about; getting married.

It wasn't an easy process, and even on my wedding day things went wrong and the weather didn't cooperate, but looking back over a week later, who cares about the hiccups and the late dinner or the DJ's battery pack dying halfway through the ceremony?

Really, those things didn't matter after all was said and done (although I was a high-strung bride at the time), and they certainly didn't ruin our wedding day. In fact they didn't really affect it at all.

From the reviews David and I are getting, the wedding was a complete success.

Our nautical-themed tables and decor were gorgeous and exactly what I've envisioned and planned for months. The cake was amazing (red velvet with cream cheese icing) and every last piece of the sheet cake was gobbled up. Friends and family are even saying that our food was the best wedding food they've ever eaten, and the DJ was great and kept people dancing all night. The speeches were hilarious and had all the guests laughing, and there were no alcohol-related injuries (always a bonus).

And maybe the best compliment of all is one I'm still hearing almost daily from some friends and family; that ours was the best wedding people have ever been to.

Now how about that?

I guess that means that all the hard work paid off; that all the stress and money and sleepless nights were worth it. And although it all went by so quickly on the actual day and then was suddenly over, I can relax now and look back at our big day and think, "Yeah, it was a pretty amazing wedding."

And now a question I get all the time: Do I feel any different now that I'm married?

No, not really, but maybe that's because it hasn't really sunk in yet; that I was so involved with the wedding for so long that it's hard to take my blinders off and see the big picture, even a week later, but eventually I will and it will be great.

One thing that's been hard to adjust to is my new last name (although not legally changed yet), and referring to David as my husband, but both will pass with time.

For now I'm on a short-term relaxation mission, as well as a more long-term one - to be a positive and supportive contributor to a happy marriage.

Thanks for following me on this crazy/stressful/funny journey.

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