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,