One year ago today, Kevin and I got married in the gorgeous colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Trying to think of what to write in this post has been harder than I thought it would be, because no matter how hard I try, the words I put down won’t be able to do it justice.
It’s impossible for me to describe just how powerful and emotional of an experience it was.
Or how my heart was so full of happiness I thought it might burst.
And that there was so much love in the air that it was almost tangible.
I’ll never be able to adequately describe what it felt like to have over 80 people come together from all over the world, just to celebrate with us.
Or how incredible it was to officially become a family.
People often ask me if married life is all that different than pre-married life, and I always tell them that no, it’s really not.
But thinking about it now, a year later, that’s not really the truth.
Because just as much as nothing really changed, everything changed too.
Kevin and I were official.
We were married!
Anyone that’s ever planned a wedding knows that weddings can be STRESSFUL.
Oh, are they expensive!
Prior to the wedding I was so worried that it wasn’t going to be as great as we hoped it would be. I was worried that people would regret traveling to a place in Mexico that didn’t have a beach and that we would feel terrible for having asked so much of them.
I feared that it couldn’t possibly live up to our expectations, and that we would regret spending so much money on what so many people referred to as “just one day.”
In fact, the first few days I was so worried about everyone else having a good time that I could have cared less if I did.
Fortunately, none of that happened.
To say I loved our wedding is an understatement.
The time we spent in San Miguel de Allende was honestly, truly, 100% one of the best weeks of my life.
(and it was so much more than just one day. To call it that devalues the experience.)
As I mentioned earlier, I’m never going to be able to articulate the sheer enormity of emotions that came from having my most favorite people in the world come together in a small town in Mexico to be part of our wedding.
It was honestly the most incredibly powerful, overwhelming, and happy feeling I have ever experienced.
And also? Our wedding was a blast!
People danced their asses off.
And sang their hearts out.
We even had someone surprise us with a fat suit!
(because what’s a wedding without a surprise fat suit, really?)
Today, one year later, when I think about our wedding and all the amazing memories I have because of it, it literally makes me heart swell with happiness and gratitude.
Kevin is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me, and marrying him is the best decision I could have ever made.
Fancy wedding or not, nothing would have changed that.
But getting to share that experience with my most favorite people in the world, in one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever been in, well, it was just unreal.
So so so so much fun.
Happy anniversary, Kevin!
I love you more than this blog is capable of describing.
and I can’t wait to see where the years ahead take us!
*All photos taken by the amazingly talented and wonderful Sheri Whitko