Monday, August 04, 2008

A Writer... And A Wife!

It's finally happened: I'm a lawfully wedded wife!

This past Saturday, The Fiance became The Husband during a beautiful wedding in my parents' backyard. Our ceremony--lasting a mere 11 minutes, hurray!--was full of laughter and fun. Afterwards, my grandmother came up to me and joked, "It's a pity you didn't look very happy." Yeah, I think my face muscles are still twitching from all the smiling!

Of course, I could agonize about a million tiny details or questions. What about the typo on one of the chocolate wrappers? Did I say "um" too many times during our thank-you toast?

But I guess the only valid worry is about whether or not our guests had as much fun as we did. I truly hope that everyone who came (especially everyone who helped out!) knows how much we love and appreciate them! We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful people sharing such an important moment of our lives.

In the days before the wedding, my (adorable) father agonized over every detail, because he wanted me to have "my perfect fairytale wedding." And I told him not to sweat the details: I was going to have a perfect day because I was marrying the right guy. I was going to have a perfect day because I'd be surrounded by the family and friends who've supported us all our lives, who've taught us how to love with respect, compassion, and patience.

Well, I was right about the wedding. It was an absolute fairytale--one of the best days of my life. But you know what? The next day was even better, because I got to wake up in bed next to my favorite person in the world. I got to hear him say, "Good morning, wife!" and I got to say "Good morning, husband!" right back to him. Somehow, I don't think that will ever get old. Even when we're wrinkled and toothless, I'll still be tickled that I had the good sense to marry this wonderful man!


Holly said...

CONGRATS KATE!!! I'm so happy for you. Isn't it wonderful knowing you'll be spending your life with your best friend?

You look gorgeous, too.

BIG HUGS! And all the best in the future.

ames said...

Congrats Kate!!!

Beautiful picture. :P

Theresa said...

It was awesome attending - even more fun than I expected.

And speaking from a whole year's experience, the husband/wife thing does not get old at all!

Pam said...


Sam said...

I, for one, had an amazing time! I'm so honored and thrilled to have been part of your lovely celebration. I couldn't be happier for you both.

The fact that even though I've been trying to get home for the last 16 1/2 hours and am still in Chicago, I'm still happy I came, should tell you something. :) (Pretend that sentence makes sense. I haven't slept in a Very Long Time.)

Anneliese Kelly said...

I'm sooo glad everything was lovely and perfect, just as I knew it would be, and can only wish I could have been there. Things just keep getting better for toasty and me, and I'm sure they will for you two, as well.

shelli stevens said...

Ah now that is just too romantic! I'm all watery eyed for you! Congrats, Kate! You both look wonderfully happy!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful dress and a lovely picture! Best of luck!

Dorothy said...

Just popping over from Rachel's blog to say congratulations! Just for the record, I've woken up beside the love of my life for the last 36 years and it never, ever gets old!

Riley said...

An honest woman. I'll be. Congrats!

I remember it took a couple of days for the face muscles to stop hurting. And, oh yeah, it doesn't matter if your guests had a good time. It wasn't their wedding.