Monday, July 16, 2007

Wedding Post 2: The morning of

I'd always heard that everyone has the hardest time sleeping the night before they get married. I, however, did not find that the case. After a long day of pulling everything together and a belly full of delicious bbq, I drifted off into a glorious slumberland. I spent the night sharing a room with one of my oldest and best friends, Kath, in a hotel very close to the Denver LDS temple.

We woke up at the crack of dawn to start the preparations. Kath just happens to be one of the best stylists I know, so she willingly did my hair and makeup. There aren't many pictures of this phase because Kathy and I were alone with her almost 2 year old daughter Olivia, and while Olivia is a very talent and smart girl, professional photographer she is not.

Just as we finished up my hair I was instructed to open the closet. Out came the most beautiful set of luggage. My sweetheart got me a gift for our trip! Inside the case was a really really pair of pearl drop earrings. They looked perfect with my dress and "look" so I put them on immediately. Included with the gift was a very touching card. It took every fiber of my being to not melt into a sappy blob of jell-o right there on the floor. My ear doctor is the sweetest, most thoughtful man alive.

The day was perfect. Really, really beautiful. One of those perfect breathtaking Colorado days.

We got all ready and my mom, dad and I rushed off to the temple. The ceremony was at 11, but we were instructed to be there at 9:30 to give us plenty of time. As we drove up into the temple parking lot my mom, dad, and I took a few moments just to be together. I realized how much I love them and how lucky I am to have such amazing examples in my life.

After a few minutes we were rushed into the temple to await the ear doctor's arrival.


Eddie said...

No way! Congratulations!

I check out of blogging for a few short months, and look what happens. That's awesome, congrats to both of you.

Leslie said...

yay! sounds like a perfect morning. can't wait to hear more!

and i was totally unaware that you have red hair! it looks different in your profile picture (plus we're complete strangers).

:) congrats!

ashlynn said...

that really IS sweet!

Courtney said...


A million billion congratulations!!!

Soooooo... how do you like married life?!?!?!?!? :D

TRS said...

Where did you go for your honeymoon. I have Alaskan cruise on the brain... but that's my redheaded friend Kat's honeymoon!

Josh and Betsie said...

CONGRATS Katie!!! I am so happy for you and I enjoy reading your blog. I can't wait to see wedding pictures.

kate said...

please please don't leave us hanging! your plans all sounded so carefully considered, and i'm fascinated by the different customs of different faiths, so please don't leave me waiting!

Elle said...

Sounds perfect!

Except this cliff hanger is killing me!!! I can't wait for the next post!!!

noelle f. said...

Congratulations! Everywhere I turn, I see WEDDING stuff! :)