A lot of things happened the week of our wedding. Things that MADE it our wedding week. We worked really hard the two months before the wedding to have as much done as possible so that when that wedding week came around we could roll with it and enjoy all of the people who were coming into town. I had the entire week off of work which I would highly suggest to the up and coming bride. I took this time off so I could pick people up from the airport, finish last minute things that came up, drink at my personal shower and not worry about work the next morning and run any errands.
Jerod switched jobs at this time which was a blessing from God because he was able to only work the Mon/Tues of our wedding week. He ended up doing a lot of our last minutes errands and this was also the week he moved into our rental house. I have to let it be known that buying a house while planning a wedding is not the best idea. We learned this the hard way. But, I married that most amazing man because when things started to get stressful in the beginning of February, Jerod completely took over the housing. I didn't have to worry about a smidge because he was orchestrating the whole thing. I love that man!
The really fun things we enjoyed during "Wedding Week" were-
- Meals with our whole families. This meant with all the family that had flown in from out of town. This meant loud, joking, the whole family around the kitchen meals. It was perfection.
- We met with our realtor and signed over power of attorney to her so she could close on our house while we were on our honeymoon.
- Jerod's mom and I each baked 80 cupcakes and I frosted all 160 of them. Correction: I made 80 cupcakes, Cheryl made about 400. There may have been a couple bad batches in there, some that were deemed the "albino batch". And no, she doesn't want to talk about it. Cheryl, we are forever in your cupcake debt.
Dang you vertical iphone photo!
My sissies and I.
Note to self- Less oil on the day of the wedding.
See that lady on the right, thats Phyllis. Phyllis is one of the behind the scenes ladies of our wedding. She took notes as we talked about what we wanted, the decorations we had made and threw back ideas. She served us in so many ways, including loading up cars and trucks full of old doors, fences and logs in the rain. This isn't the last you will read about her.
- Getting our nails did. The bridesmaids, my personal attendant, a dear friend and I all met at a nail salon that was owned by the most rambunctious asian woman we have ever met. We laughed till side cramps, exchanged side glances, sipped on coffee and left with the last primping completed. I would highly suggest the place for the entertainment alone. Its called "G Nail" because paying for the name "Great Nail" on the sign was too expensive.
*Coming soon- a picture at the salon*
Thats the Monday-Friday morning recap of the Arlich Wedding Week. I could have written a post for every day. Jerod and I were texting back and forth while I wrote this, recalling all the things that transpired. The word that we kept using over and over was AMAZING! I'm all warm and fuzzy now thinking about how stress free and loving that time was. We probably were stressed here and there but thats not what we remember at all!
We remember how we were absolutely, unconditionally, selflessly loved by all of our dear friends and family. God's presence was so evident during this time as we finished up the details for what He had confirmed as right- our marriage to each other.