Corey and I are officially husband and wife! I wanted my wedding to be magical with a hint of romance and Boho glam — I have Pinterest to thank for the inspiration that slowly brought my vision to life! We were thrilled to bring both our families and friends together to celebrate our lifelong commitment in one of our favorite vacation spots… Hawaii!
The morning of the wedding was a little hectic… not going to lie. My nerves were all over the place, and it didn’t help that we had tons of people coming in and out, saying hello, and finalizing last-minute details. My two good friends Brianna Cisneros and Amy Clarke were lifesavers in getting me, my bridal party, and themselves ready for the wedding — Amy only had 30 minutes to do my makeup!!! I will do a separate post on my entire wedding look, but everything ended up working out (thankfully!). Amidst all of the chaos, I managed to steal a few moments to myself in the bathroom prior to the ceremony — I sat there in silence, took a few deep breaths, kissed Kirra, and said a prayer!
Once we left the hotel room, there was no turning back! It didn’t fully hit me until we got in the limo and started heading to the location, though. All I could think was, “Don’t cry. Don’t cry. You don’t want to ruin your makeup!”
I was lucky enough to have my hero (AKA my dad) walk me down the aisle. I love him so much! I was fighting back tears as we made our way closer to Corey, but as this was happening I could feel my train and veil catching on the wooden poles that lined the aisle, causing it to pull my head back. I kept moving forward with a smile on my face until it came off!!! I continued walking until some very generous friends ran up behind me to secure it back on my head. LOL — sometimes you have to roll with the punches!
Walking Down the Aisle: Halo (Cover) by Madilyn Bailey (The perfect song from me to Corey!)
Bridal Party Entrance: Daisy’s Song by Dominic Balli
First Dance: Stand By Me (Cover) by Lemmy Kilmister
Father/Daughter & Son/Mother Dance: My Wish by Rascal Flatts (Lyrics are so on point!)
I will never forget November 5th, 2016 — I had the best time of my life and can’t imagine it any other way. It truly takes a village to make a wedding vision come true, and I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to making this day as special as it was: Briana Cisneros and Amy Clarke for my beautiful hair and makeup, Tauni Dawson & Great Lengths for the extensions, Morgan of Moana events, Wedding Paper Divas for the beautiful invites & collateral, Steve Boyle Designs, and everyone who attended!
I loved every part of my wedding, and I can’t wait to share every detail with you all. Stay tuned for more blog posts about the wedding, my wonderful bridesmaids, and (of course!) my wedding dress!!!