Dresses and Tuxes and Weddings, OH MY!

Posted on | December 11, 2015 | 7 Comments

I could tell you nothing went wrong.

I could sit here and spin a story of how everything went off without a hitch and the day and night of my wedding were absolutely how I imagined them. And it wouldn’t exactly be a lie. Of course, it wouldn’t exactly be the truth, either.

The truth is, almost nothing was the way I thought it would be.

But then… the truth, also, is that everything was just so much better.

Banks got emotional and recited his vows while staring down the minister. A button on the back of my dress kept popping open so even on the walk down the aisle, there was a little gap in the back of the gown. I never even noticed if the guitar player played the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to. The dance floor stayed covered with 2-10 year olds and I can’t remember if any of the rap songs we wanted were played.

And I danced. And laughed. And cried a few times. And everything, EVERYTHING, was so much better than I thought it would be. If you had whispered in my ear back in 2011 that in four short and long years, I would be right here… I never would have believed you. Because who could imagine that this was around the corner: this type of bliss; this type of love; this type of happiness.

J walked me down the aisle and danced the mother/son dance with me without any coaxing. Banks and I danced our first dance while belting out Tennessee Whiskey along with Chris Stapleton. Most of the wine and almost none of the beer was consumed. 12140944_10100271301841174_7739404018084454928_o-2

And at the end of the night, I was Mrs. Banks.

Mrs. Banks.

And everything was just absolutely perfect. 12356878_10100271584819084_9044375432190205214_o


7 Responses to “Dresses and Tuxes and Weddings, OH MY!”

  1. Brandy
    December 11th, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    Congratulations! I want to send you all the best of wishes for a wonderful and long life together. Jude looks so handsome- and oh so grown!

  2. Stephanie
    December 11th, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    How wonderful! Congratulations to all three of you.

  3. Jenn
    December 11th, 2015 @ 4:37 pm

    Yeah! I pray for your understanding of each other and for your friendship to grow every year!

  4. Molly
    December 11th, 2015 @ 4:39 pm

    Tears. I’m so so happy for you, friend. I knew this day would come.

  5. Andrea Tajak
    December 11th, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

    Congratulations!!! Happiness sent to you from Michigan! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful bride and beautiful family. Do we call your Mrs.Banks now? 😀

  6. Alecia
    December 13th, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    Congratulations, so very happy for you both!

  7. Mags
    December 17th, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

    Congratulations! How fabulous! So, so happy for you!

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