Paul and I had the most AMAZING day of our lives on June 26th, 2009. It had been raining on and off for two weeks in Massachusetts and the weather channel was calling for thunderstorms for my day. I knew that this was something I had to be prepared for! Fortunately the clouds cleared and our day was absolutely beautiful!
We rented our suite at the hotel for the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding. This was the BEST idea ever. We had a huge room to get ready in. I had breakfast and lunch delivered from Panera Bread. Hair and makeup came to us! It was awesome. I spent the day relaxing with the moms and my ladies. Mean while...my husband spent the night at another hotel and came to get ready at the hotel we were staying in later in the day.
Here are some pictures of us getting ready:
Paul and I decided to break tradition and see each other before the ceremony. We had a limited amount of time with the venue and did not want to spend the cocktail hour taking pictures. We had our photographers arrange for a very intimate first look with just my husband and myself and they captured it beautifully. I highly recommend doing a first look. All of our nerves were settled but the ceremony was still a very touching and emotional moment.
I worked so very hard on making the details of the wedding as special as possible and have them reflect us as a couple as much as possible. I was so glad to be able to have the time to DIY everything...from the flowers, to the decorations, to the invites. Everything had a little fingerprint from me on it! Not literally, but I put my heart and soul into everything.
Here are some of our formal pictures that we posed for immediately after the first look:
Paul and I met at the University of Massachusetts. I was an RA and he was my resident (scandelous I know). We met in 2004, I was in my senior year of school and he was in his Sophomore year. He was my first real relationship and I feel like really met my soul mate. We are completely different but still have so much in common. I am loud and outgoing, he is quiet and takes time to warm up to people. I jump into things head first and he takes the time to think things through.
We are tying the knot on June 26th, 2009!
Back in the day circa 2004
And NOOOOW on the Staten Island Ferry on our way to the City :) 2008 and in Baltimore February 2009!