Journey Of A Thousand Miles: Hugs, Kisses and Congratulations

Still on an amazing high, we stepped off the aisle into the main papala and were instantly surrounded with people wanting to give us hugs, kisses and congratulations. I love that Mama-In-Law Meerkat was the first.


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Followed by Sister-In-Law Meerkat.


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And Bridesmaid K.


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Then I heard Sol asking everyone to follow her. Being awesome like she is, she thought to grab everyone before they could separate out and lined us all up on the stairs of the main papala for a group photo.


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Then we all moved down to the lounge area, set up on the beach, for more hugs and some real Mexican margaritas.


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Father-In-Law Meerkat was sweet enough to pass me one right from the start. Isn’t he great? 😛


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Followed, of course, by a big hug for his new daughter-in-law.


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While we never planned to have a standard receiving line, in essence that is what happened. Mr. Meerkat and I stood in one place while everyone came over to congratulate us.


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The next few minutes went by in a big blur.


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I can remember vividly Sister Meerkat and Mama Meerkat giving us both huge hugs and telling us how happy they were,


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and Mr. Meerkat’s grandfather giving me a huge hug.


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Then whispered in my ear, as a joke, something about how there was no escaping now.


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And I remember Mr. Meerkat’s grandmother giving us both huge hugs.


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I look at these pictures of Nonni Meerkat and I can see how much love she has for both of us.


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I don’t think she could have made me feel anymore welcomed into my few family.


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Mrs. Meerkat

Kalamazoo, MI/Riviera Maya
Wedding Date:
December 2010
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Wedding Dresses Vera Wang, Guest @ 8:49 am

    Their happy faces make me so glad, marriage is trully most important part of every women’s life.

  2. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:56 am

    So much love at your wedding, it’s so touching and amazing!

  3. lox Member
    lox 1465 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:07 am

    Meerkat, these pictures totally made me cry! They’re so touching and full of love. :)

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    Farfromachildbride 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:50 am

    You chose the perfect colors for your wedding. They really pop in all of these pictures. Well done!

  5. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:39 am

    Soooooo much love. These are great pics. That one of the margs is gorgeous, too, btw :) Although not quite as touching.

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    stephbonthego 710 posts, Busy bee @ 11:17 am

    Family is amazing isn’t it? Your hair is so pretty.

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 12:27 pm

    Family is amazing! I love all the photos that document their sheer joy and happiness in your being married. I also am totally digging the mix of brights and neutrals in the attire, perfect beach wedding.

  8. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:59 pm

    Every time I see photos from your wedding I can’t help smiling :) Pure gorgeosness and love!

  9. gazelle Member
    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:14 pm

    These are some of my favourite pictures!

  10. snowcone Member
    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:28 pm

    I love these pictures – so happy! so bright! so warm!

  11. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:38 pm

    Every single person looks overjoyed to be there with you two. :) Love it!

  12. biscuit Member
    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 8:29 pm

    Wonderful pics! I can feel the joy (and the sun!) of the day :).

  13. barrettes Member
    barrettes 913 posts, Busy bee @ 8:54 pm

    Oh, MK, these photos are amazing. So much love. :)

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 11:24 am

    My wedding hair is awfully similar to yours… I had no idea until now. Love all the pics! I agree that your colors pop in these pictures and add great life to them.

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