The story and recap usually is written by me. My insight on the day, the couple, and the overall feelings I have after editing the photographs. This time it's different. I wanted Chelsey to write a few paragraphs on her thoughts, now that the ONE day she's been waiting for, is finally over.
So here are Chelsey's words, with their photographs to follow.
Our wedding day, the day I have been waiting for my whole life. At one point I thought I would never find mister right, and then when I least expected it, I get swept off my feet by the most amazing man, Tyson. Starting with our engagement 8 months prior in Washington DC, until the big day, so much planning, time, and help from family and friends was needed to make this day come together. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people behind the scenes. For that I am grateful.
The morning of the wedding I had anticipation that everything would fall into place. The morning of our wedding I woke with my bridesmaids, after one last night with the special women I hold dear to my heart. The alarm clock rings, and it all begins. Off to the salon for hair, breakfast, mimosas, and wonderful moments, before finally heading out to get dressed. Who would have thought that it would be so stressful? The unbelievable part was that everyone was there to celebrate you, and your soon-to-be husband!
All day I kept reminding myself not to cry. Emotional moment after moment, which started when my mom and sister helped me into my dress. Then to the first look. Being the emotional type I am, I was very happy we did this before the ceremony, and it was a moment that I will never forget. It still brings tears to my eyes to think about. It was incredible.... Indescribable!
At the church everything started to feel real. Family pictures were endless and priceless all at the same time. From screaming kids to teary-eyed moms, it was an unforgettable experience. And then the music played and the rest is a blur. Vows, prayers, bus rides, trains, dinner and dancing, family and friends. What a day. What a celebration.
The crazy thing about a wedding, when it's your own wedding - it's an out of body experience. Everything that happens seems surreal, until five minutes after it happens when it finally hits you: "I just put on my wedding dress. We just had our first look. I just walked down the aisle without crying. We just said our vows. We are actually married!"
It was an incredible day filled with amazing memories and extraordinary people. That beautifully chaotic day was one we will never forget, and I wouldn't have it any other way, because at the end I said "I do". He did, too.