…I married my best friend. =] I can’t believe it has been that long! I guess time flies when you are having fun, right? So today I wanted to share how blessed we both feel to have each other and even more, now.
I know I’ve been avoiding writing this post because I hate to say goodbye, but the time has come. Even though I knew it would be a “see you later,” because I love the hive way too much, it’s still sad to officially finish the Handmade Amor recaps. But don’t worry I will be showing my face every time I can. 🙂
Right now I am in Chile enjoying some beautiful spring weather while on vacation with my family, and it’s a little touching to be sitting in the exact same chair as when I wrote my very first post back in 2009, mostly because, since the wedding, I’ve only been here twice.
One of the thing all of our friends remember about our wedding is how much we all danced. The dance floor was busy until past midnight (the time Mr. Poodle and I left)! A huge thank you goes out to our friend Ricky (our DJ) that kept people dancing for hours!
We didn’t just dance though, there was a lot of singing involved. 🙂
One of the things I love the most about Weddingbee is the sense of community. Even though when we started planning our wedding I was still living in Chile, the power of the internet brought me here and got me hooked. I loved the interaction with brides who, just like me, had questions and were excited abut very similar things. I was lucky enough to actually *meet in person* a lot of the California bees when the time came for me to move from Chile.
A few of these lovely ladies also came before the wedding to help out with wedding crafts and have an afternoon at the ranch. They got an exclusive peek of our wedding chapel and a jeep ride with Mr. Poodle, hehe.
We were so lucky to have my talented MIL Betty bake our wedding cake. She asked us what flavors we liked and the look we were going for, and we could have not been happier because it was not only delicious, but it was also so cute! We loved it so much. 🙂
We use one of the 8 tree stumps my FIL worked on to be used as trays for the sweets as the cake stand. My MIL kept the cake on a tray so the cake would not directly touch the coated wood, just in case. … read more
Before the maid of honor and best man did their toasts, we wanted to thank everyone that was there at our wedding. Our guests were by our side each step of the way, helping us with every little task, so we wanted to make sure we thanked everyone. We were so thankful for our family and friends that took our wedding projects as their own, and many times, without even asking, we got more help than we could have imagined. 🙂 We are truly blessed!
I started thanking people, and when it was Mr. Poodle’s turn, without notice I stole the microphone again. I guess I was way too excited and I couldn’t even blame it on the alcohol because I didn’t even drink until very late that night! … read more
It’s funny that one of my favorite pictures from our wedding is not even a picture of us, but a picture of Mr. Poodle’s best friend’s grandma catching the bouquet. To me it was awesome that she was the one getting it, and even better, her reaction was priceless! 🙂
I made a paper and napkin flower bouquet to toss because I didn’t want anyone to get hurt by the clay flowers I made for all the rest of the bouquets. I also added some silk shamrock to add a pop of green.
After our ceremony, we drove the quads to the barn for our reception. In case you guys don’t remember, we had last minute changes for our reception due to the bad weather that all of a sudden brought rain and wind to our wedding weekend. Our friends and family helped us move everything that we had set up outside (tables, dance floor, lights, DJ tower, etc..) to the metal barn Mr. Poodle’s grandparents use as a shop and garage.
I have to say that even tho this was not what we had originally planned, I loved it and we had the time of our lives, dancing, and laughing. The best part was that we were old protected from the cold and rain! 🙂 For our first dance we selected a song very close to our hearts: Bendita tu luz by Mana
When we started planing our ceremony both of us thought about using a cool vintage car for our getaway, but as the planning continued we realized that we just had to stay true to the ranch. Therefore, we went with the typical ranch ride: quads!
In my last post I shared our vows and how much fun that part of our ceremony was! After that, our friend Paul recited one of the more touching prayers I’ve heard him say.
The air around us felt warm for a moment while we had our eyes closed, carefully listening to Paul’s sweet prayer. I don’t think I can describe how happy I felt while holding his hands. (I did feel my dress hitting me in the face a few times, though.)
Our long-distance relationship was finally facing an end and we were about to begin a full new life together, closer together than ever before. … read more