Walking in a Wedding Wonderland

I’m lying in bed right now, listening to Bridesmaid K sleep next to me. The sun is shining through the curtains (thank you, universe—I hated our rain plan!), I can hear the streetcar rattling down the avenue, even though I’ve only been awake for half an hour, tears are streaming down my face as I write this, and today is already the best day of my life.

This week has been an absolute whirlwind—from the time we landed here in NOLA on Wednesday, we’ve been running at top speed. To call it an emotional roller coaster is an understatement. Last-minute venue issues, a major suit crisis, and my general control and anxiety issues have made for some scary moments, not gonna lie. But all that ain’t no thing in comparison to the fullness of my heart. I’ve gotten to watch over 100 of our beloveds from all over the country trickle into our hometown, having made a weekend to celebrate our love a priority. And last night at our (delish) rehearsal dinner, as our friends and family toasted and roasted and blessed us, I laughed till it hurt and shed tears at the sweetness (a few groomsmen and our parents totally undid me). When it was our turn, I made it three words before the waterworks turned on, and just a few sentences before Mr. Archer had to take over. Suffice it to say, I have never in my life felt more humbled, blessed, or loved than I have this week. My cup runneth over.

Hive and my bee buddies—”Thank y’all” seems so insignificant, but that’s what I’ve got. For listening to my crazy babbles, talking me down when I needed it, for endless love, support, and encouragement. I am SO glad I screwed up the courage to apply to blog for Weddingbee, and have loved sharing the good and not-so-good of this journey with you. I hope you aren’t sick of me yet—I’m not going anywhere!

My love—FINALLY. Eight years in the making, I wasn’t always sure we’d see this day, and now that we are here, it is blowing my mind. A freshman-year flirtation, grown to the love of a lifetime. I cannot wait to spend every day of the rest of our lives together. You are my best friend, my other half, the hands-down best thing in my crazy life. Thank you for choosing me, for choosing us, every day. I cannot wait to call you my husband and spend the rest of our lives loving you.

Hair-and-makeup team is en route, so I should dry it up and hit the shower—my wedding day awaits! WOOHOO!

One last time, lots of love, kisses, and wonderful wedding wishes,

MISS Archer

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Mrs. Archer

Location:
Los Angeles/New Orleans
Wedding Date:
October 2012

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    mrscclaiborne 135 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:40 pm

    Awww that was so beautiful I wish you the best and a lifetime of love!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:50 pm

    Congratulations Archer, I can’t wait to see pictures!

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 4:12 pm

    Oh gosh, this is a fantastic blog entry… you SOOOOO have to keep this forever and share these thoughts with your Hubby (obviously) but also your Children & Grandchildren some day… it speaks volumes to this intensely special moment in your life and the LOVE that you have with Mr. Archer.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your Big Day, and may you be Blessed with Happiness (and sunshine*)
    Definitely got me looking forward to your Recaps now !!
    *PS – I write after 7 PM EDT, and have now looked up the weather for New Orleans, and am happy to report that it looks like Mother Nature “smiled” upon you on your Wedding Day

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:13 pm

    Congratulations! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 4:32 pm

    Such beautiful thoughts! I wish you the happiest and most wonderful wedding ever!

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    Merelymere 472 posts, Helper bee @ 5:03 pm

    Best of luck…I am in in New Orleans fit a wedding tonight as well. Hope it’s beautiful in whatever part of town you’re in!

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    beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 5:35 pm

    Congratulations MRS. Archer!!! Wishing you a beautiful day!!!

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    jaguar 6146 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:54 pm

    Have a wonderful wedding, Archers! :)

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    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 6:12 pm

    Congratulations, Mrs Archer!!!! Can’t wait to see some pics from your surely GORGEOUS day!

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 7:34 pm

    Amazing, amazing post…. I have no words. I hope you have the best wedding day ever!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:07 pm

    Awww, congratulations Mrs.-to-be! Hope the day exceeds your expectations! :D

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 8:12 pm

    Congratulations Archers! See you on the other side!

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    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:27 pm

    Hope your wedding day was amazing!!

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    Mrs. Hermit Crab 3901 posts, Honey bee @ 9:09 pm

    Mazel tov MRS!! I hope everything was as you dreamed!!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:29 pm

    Mazel tov! I hope your wedding was incredible.

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 6:32 am

    Yay! This is an absolutely beautiful post and I’m sure your day was equally beautiful. Can’t wait to hear all about how you and Mr. Archer were married.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 8:18 am

    well said! congrats!

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    shortbread 290 posts, Helper bee @ 6:21 pm

    Hope you’re wedding day was all you dreamed it would be. I can’t wait to read your recaps.

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:54 pm

    Congratulations girl! Can not wait to hear all about your amazing day!

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    Bridalinlove, Guest @ 2:42 am

    I hate rainy day too. Have a wonderful day!

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    rivendeler 1244 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:43 am

    Good luck!!!!!!! Have a beautiful, beautiful day !

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:06 am

    Yay, can’t wait to hear all about it!

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    royalpurplebride 511 posts, Busy bee @ 8:34 am

    Good luck!!
    Also looking forward to my NOLA wedding this month! It really is an amazing place!!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:08 am

    Congratulations!!

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    coyote 1562 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:17 pm

    Oh congratulations Archers!! This was such a beautiful post and I hope you had the happiest, most amazing wedding day!!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 5:33 pm

    Congrats! I hope your wedding day was wonderful, Archer!! Your post is so sweet, made me tear up!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:47 pm

    Congratulations!! I hope you had the most amazing wedding day ever!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:42 am

    Oh how exciting! Congrats on your big day!

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