Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The BEST Day.

May 11, 2013

I'm going to try and let the pictures speak for themselves. There are a few traditional things that we did not do because they didn't work for us. I will have to say the absolute most important part of the day was the ceremony. I'm not going to lie, out of all of the planning I spent almost all of my time working on the ceremony. I kind of left our reception up to my mom. We have extremely similar styles so I knew it was in great hands! This post will be pictures pre-ceremony and of our actual ceremony.

 I wish I could play in that dress every day.
 My momma helping me out.
 Love these ladies with all of my heart.
 My Nana.
 Ma mere francaise.
 My honey.
 The dudes.
 Us again.
 Hello nerves.
 Pat didn't want to see me before. I think I get the desired effect I was looking for ;)
 We love Father Michael. He did our premarital counseling, and he is truly a gift. We looked FORWARD to our premarital counseling sessions every single time.

 Our kiss came in the middle of our ceremony. It was important to us that our first act as a married couple was taking communion. We want to live our lives with God at the center of our relationship and what better way than to acknowledge the greatest gift he ever gave us- His Son.
 Singing one of my absolute favorite hymns- Be Thou My Vision

Relief. I am an introvert through and through. Being in the center of attention was so difficult for me.

Photographers- Willett Photography

Monday, July 29, 2013

The day before forever.

Well, we finally got our wedding pictures back so here I am getting ready to document everything. I'm going to start with the day before the wedding at the Rehearsal dinner. 

This might sound weird to some, but I think our Rehearsal Dinner was my favorite part of the weekend. It was at one of our favorite restaurants, La Petite Maison. As an American-Frenchie, I am obsessed with French food. The food at this place is perfection. Not to mention, they don't skimp on the portions! We got to spend time eating just us two and got to spend time with our families. Here are some pictures from the night- 
So we took one whole picture at the rehearsal. Glad I actually managed to get one of us!

I will be forever grateful of this man, mon pere francaise. So thankful he was there and with my family. Where he belongs.

I will be forever grateful for this woman, ma mere francaise. Proud of her and the English she learned for the trip! :)

Love this! Frenchies plus my brother and us

Can you tell we've been sobbing crying here?? We've known each other for 23 years now (woah) and the weekend just wouldn't have been the same without her there. 

All of the Schirra cousins. We always have to get this picture because the eight of us are never in the same place, at the same time.

We had to get one last "engaged" picture. Sweet Em will be getting married in October in Memphis. I can't wait to celebrate you Labor Day weekend in NOLA! 

My Phi Mu LA-dies! LIOB :)

My family has a tradition at Rehearsal Dinners. We love to give speeches and tell embarrassing stories of the couple from through out their lives. My aunt's story had to be the most memorable. She told the story of how she never saw me without my "mommy shirt" when I was little. An old Mississippi State sweatshirt that my mom got in college and has somehow lasted the test of time. My aunt was shocked to hear that I still have it, AND that I still wear it. I guess I do get attached to some things? Here it is-

It's a good thing I ended up going to MSU for college, and it is probably the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I think it'll be awhile before I officially retire it. :)

I really wish I had been more conscience of taking more pictures that night. Oh well! We will always remember the great food (French food is the best!), great company and great stories!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Well, this is embarrassing.

I always knew there was a reason I didn't keep a journal growing up... apparently I forget all about them! 

So, it's been over a year since I posted on this sweet little space of the internet. Sorry about that! I don't remember much from the past year (it was a whirlwind to say the least!), but this happened- 

And I feel like that whole day needs a post dedicated to it. And then the honeymoon. Can I go back to the beach now? It's sunny there and only rains for about 10 minutes a day. Does anyone else in Atlanta feel like they moved to Seattle?? 

I promise to post again soon. We are waiting to get the CDs of our wedding pictures, and then I will be sure to share them with you all. I'm going to apologize in advance for the praises that I will be singing of our photographers. They were (and still are!) that fabulous! 

Get ready because here come the posts of pictures! Wedding, Honeymoon, everyday life, and we're moving! Hooray for DIY projects!