Saturday, August 18, 2012

THE BIG DAY: The gents & ladies

The guys got ready for at the McPhee residence.  A few last minute touches (and Leifer needed some help getting ready with one hand out of commission -- what a trooper!)
Logan attaching Justin's boutonniere
Luke, Logan, Isaac, Levi, Leif, Justin

These guys are awesome!  We just keep saying it, but it's true: we are so blessed to have them in our lives!  They prayed over Isaac, gave him advice, and generally kept the waiting bearable and fun!

They had a great time down on the shore while the ladies got ready up at the church!

I just can't get enough of this guy! I love him so much! 

My cute nephew was, in fact, quite thrilled to be my ring bearer! Ava, my little professional, was a such a sweet little flower girl! She encouraged Noah and made my special day that much more special!

My beautiful ladies!  Thank you all for standing with me!!  

My sister, my cousin, my friend and her sweet babe! 

Two new friends I love so much! 

A wonderful prayer, and then it's TIME!!! 

Pre-wedding Pampering!

My biggest request the day before my wedding was to be RELAXED! My sister and mom had a great idea: pre-wedding mani/pedi's!  Of course Ava (the cutest, sweetest, best flower girl) had to come along to make girls' night complete!

We had a great time chatting with the girls at the Gene Juarez Academy, and being pampered!  This was my first time getting a french manicure and only my second professional pedicure. My first mani/pedi was for my sister's wedding, my second manicure was for my girl Jen's wedding, and my third was MY wedding.  Are you sensing a theme? I'm a low-maintenance girl, but I wanted to feel extra special and pretty for my big day!

Happy, pretty, pampered toes!

Then it was home to relax for one last night as a single lady! 

THE BIG DAY: the ceremony!!

A few last minute preparations...

Final suspender check, final smooch, final necklace fix (the clasp broke so I sewed her into her necklace!)
Almost ready...picture time...and the sweetest little flower girl ever! I cannot get enough of my sweet pookie!

Lonnie Sr's ready to do this!  Isaac's chillin, waiting for it to be time to go, and I'm feeling surreally happy!

You want me to go out there? Is it time? Don't worry, I got this, mom!  One last sister hug, a papa's arm, and I'm ready to go!
My handsome man! Judy being escorted by her son, Luke. Mom being escorted by nephew Justin.
It's really happening!!! 

Communion was our favorite, most intimate moment: quietly praying together and sharing in the body of Christ together, served by my husband. YES, PLEASE!
We did it!!!

We made it official in the eyes of the state...