Wednesday, August 26, 2009

An Easy Morning

My Wedding Day was almost entirely stress-free! I woke up early after getting a pretty good night's sleep. I was the last to get my hair and makeup done, so I had plenty of time to relax and take some pics of my favorite girls getting ready!My best friend Sara is an amazing hair stylist and did my hair for the wedding, as well as all my bridesmaids and her own. I sat back and had some tea and toast, watching everyone getting beautified.My mom, sisters and I had our make-up done by Shana Beals. She's an awesome makeup artist who has done many of my cousin's makeup for their wedding day and came highly recommended. She did not disappoint!My Dad stayed out of the way of the women and hardly noticed I was talking to him he was so sucked into the game!I lazily got into the shower and had my makeup done, then we were off to the Stockton Hilton to meet up with our photographers and finish getting ready in our room. I loved that the morning was completely stress-free. We were out of the house on time and didn't feel the least bit rushed.
A perfect start to our perfect day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

Like I said in my last post, there was so much going on during wedding time, there would be no way to fit it all into one blog post! So I'll blog little by little about all the fun details of the wedding....which we are still talking about! It was an amazing day, with incredible people.

First off, I'll tell you a little bit about our great rehearsal dinner.

The day started off a little shaky with a misunderstanding about time frames. I had my freak out for the weekend, but got it out of my system before the Big Day. We headed out for The Rivermill by 1pm to be there for our 2pm rehearsal.

I was excited that everyone was on time and ready to go. Jerry, is the planner at the Rivermill and she took care of everything. I had given her all the information ahead of time, concerning who was standing where and walking with whom. It was great! I didn't have to do anything!

We ran through the order of the ceremony once and we were done. I was thankful we finished so quickly gave us more time to practice our dance before we had to go to the dinner.

Ben and I had been taking dance lesson to learn a graceful waltz, which you may have read about in an earlier post, but what you didn't know was that I also choreographed the second half of our first dance to "Bust a Move" with our attendants, minister Mike, and our reader participating.

We gathered our attendants in the parking lot of The Rivermill and taught the boys their part (I'd already taught the girls the night before). We ran through the dance 5 or 6 times before we had to race to the dinner. Everyone seemed to be having fun, despite being nervous, although it could have all been to spare my feelings.

We had a fun dinner at Chevy's on the River with all our family and attendants. It was an excellent evening spent with our favorite people. It meant so much to us to have so many friends and family make long trips to be there for us!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back To Blogging!

It has been a crazy few weeks! I had the most amazing wedding ever, followed by a wonderfully relaxing honeymoon, and then we hit the ground running, when we came back to work after missing in service and the first two days of school.

I will be back to blogging regularly now. The wedding was an incredible event and I'll blog about it in pieces, as not to overwhelm you with everything at once! Honeymoon to follow after that!

Weddings are great! Just a couple more weeks to another Zehnder wedding, when cousin Tracy marries Tim! So happy for them!

Here's a pic from the wedding, and I'll add more as I blog about the special day!