How Wonderful Life Is: One Last Thing

There was one last thing I had to do before heading to the venue—give my grandma her boutonnière. My grandma is a very special lady to me, and I’m so incredibly thankful that she was still around to see me get married, and in good enough health to make a 10-hour car trip to be there. I think seeing me as a bride, and getting a gift from me, really made everything hit home for her—her little granddaughter was getting married!



She managed to choke out, “You look beautiful,”  and gave me a big tear-filled hug, and I almost lost it with her. The thing is, I have this mortal fear of crying in front of people, so often times instead of letting the emotions flow, I hold them back, even though I always regret it later. This was one of those times, and the first of many times that day that I would hold the tears back.

Wizard Aunt pinned the boutonnière on her, and we composed ourselves enough to pose for a picture.

After one last lipstick check, it was time to go!

It was still raining, so I stayed dry under the parking overhang with MOH Lefty while my aunt drove her car around.

Photo by MOH Lefty

The anticipation was building now—I was unmistakably a bride to anyone looking at me (and I got quite a few stares and “congratulations!” as I walked through the hotel), and I knew that in just a few minutes I’d be seeing my groom for the first time. My stomach did somersaults as my cousins stuffed me into the car and we pulled out onto the road that would take us to the place where I was about to be married.



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All photos by MichaelWill Photography unless otherwise noted. Images market with a (*) are edited by me, with permission from Michael.


Mrs. Wizard

Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:04 am

    that is such a sweet and touching moment. thank you for sharing it with us

  2. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:07 am

    Your grandma is so cute, look at her face when she got the buttonniere!

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 10:09 am

    such a sweet moment!

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 10:19 am

    You look beautiful Wizard! you are so very lucky to be able to have your grandma with you on your special day. What a sweet moment!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 10:22 am

    Omg! If you held back your tears, I just cried them ALL out for you. That was a very touching moment and I can feel it all the way over here!!

    Where did you find your bracelet? :) I love it!!

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 10:54 am

    @krislynn_sd: The bracelet was my other grandma’s :) That grandma passed away a few years ago, but my wedding-day earrings and bracelet were both hers from the 1950s.

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:07 pm

    MY stomach just did somersaults imagining that feeling! EEEEEK!

  8. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 1:32 pm

    such sweet pictures – that’s really special. and I definitely had a
    mini stomach flip for you…this is it!

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    krislynn_sd 72 posts, Worker bee @ 6:17 pm

    @Mrs. Wizard:

    Aww your “something old” ? No wonder its so pretty! I’m an old soul type, I love jewelry with a vintage feel or from a different decade :) How sweet that you had a sentiment from your parted family members.

  10. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:52 pm

    Awww, your grandmother’s reaction is too sweet! :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:22 pm

    I love her facial expressions! What a truly beautiful moment you shared.

  12. coyote Member
    coyote 1933 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:31 pm

    That photo of your grandmother brought tears to my eyes! What a special moment!

  13. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:19 pm

    This series of photos are so sweet and heartwarming!

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