Last week marked 6 months since we got married.
Time is flying and while it's so cliche- it's been 6 of my favorite months ever. Not much has happened. It's been pretty much business as usual. But it's been my first 6 months of life as a wife and that in itself is disgustingly perfect.
I honestly replay the wedding day and really, the whole week, constantly when my thoughts stray. I love it. I know so many brides that talk about how their wedding day is such a blur and they hardly remember it.
I remember so much of that day.
So many feelings, and anxiety about the weather and literally refreshing my weather app nonstop, and feeling like a lot of the time I was just sitting and being extra quiet in an effort to take it all in. To remember the looks of my 2 brides-men bawling their eyes out all day long. The smell of lavender from when my sister plugged in her essential oil diffuser because we all needed to chill out. The plugged in iphones playing random songs and my favorite people dancing to them. So many teeny tiny moments.
Possibly one of my favorite memories of the entire day was when the guests decided to clink their glasses for the first time of the evening. Casey had taken the opportunity to go to the bathroom since there was a lull in activity and my new Father-in-law had come by the sweetheart "loveseat and coffee table" to say hi. I remember looking up at my guests and laughing because of course they chose the one moment that my guy was MIA. And then I saw him, RUNNING from the back of the tent, to get to me as fast as he could because he didn't want to miss that kiss. I'll never forget that image or the giggly "little girl in love" feeling that I was caught up in.
Thank goodness he had gotten black Pumas for all the guys to wear with their tuxes.
I think I remember so much because the 1st full day we were in Jamaica, I made it a point to sit with my coffee and write down, moment for moment, everything I could remember about that week. And Casey totally indulged me and let me. But getting to spend a little time, just really downloading the memories into pen and paper, helped solidify some of my favorite memories ever. They're so vivid and I want to just keep replaying them so I don't lose any of them. Like desperately holding on to those marbles from Inside Out.
For any of you lovely people out there getting ready to get married, I highly recommend you take the time to do this. Stop that day, take it all in, and take a little time in the days that follow to write it down to commit it to memory.
I'm so glad I did.
To many more magical months and years to come.