So the day finally came and went (WAY too fast). Despite my changing the entire ceremony 2 days before, it couldn't have been more perfect. The week leading up to the wedding was rainy and windy, so the option of having the wedding at the ranch was not looking good. As we were trying to get everything organized for the ranch I became super stressed. Sach was great during it all and helped me realize I didn't need to be as upset as I was and I really needed to make it easier on me. Well, that's just what I did. We ended up getting married at the same spot as the reception and used the chairs from the table for seating (as opposed to having to get hay bales and put together benches for the ranch). We also used some of the plants from my dad's back yard (didn't have to put together some type of decoration for the ranch). And people could park in the parking lot and walk up the sidewalk (unlike having to shuttle them from parking to ceremony site via rented golfcarts). It was WAY simpler and so much fun!
The wind gave us the worst time when trying to put table cloths on the tables. I have the most incredible family! All my cousins (boys included) helped decorate as well as their parents! Even Sach's mom was out in the heat and wind with her pretty hair! I tied some table cloths down until I had to start getting dressed. God answered our prayers and just before the wedding, the wind totally stopped and it cooled down so that it was incredibly beautiful for the outdoor ceremony and reception I wanted! Of course I was a total cry baby for the ceremony, which I knew I would be (hence the small "family" ceremony). Sach did his best to hold it together despite my mother "snorting" because she was crying so hard. :) haha! It was pretty funny! The more my mom cried the more my dad cried, thank goodness I couldn't see them! Sach did his best not to look at my dad or he would have not been able to control his emotions like he "sort of" did. I tried not to look at anybody but Sach. From what I hear it was an all out cry fest for the family! :) Sorry guys! Even one of the groomsmen was crying! GEEZ!!
The reception was so much fun! It went by so fast! Sach and I have been opening presents and I keep coming across people I didn't even know were there! I wish I could go back and slow it down! I would have LOVED to visit with some of the peeps that came from out of town who I don't get to see very often at all! We had lots of fun and the wedding could not have been better! I'm so glad I changed the plans and made it easier on me and everyone else. Sach and I have the greatest family and friends! :) I'll post pics as soon as I get them on the computer!
We went to the Riviera Maya, Mexico for our honeymoon. Talk about beautiful! The wind and rain didn't allow us to do any fun excursions, but we didn't really want to leave the resort anyway. We had lots of sun, beach and pool time and actually got a little tan! Pictures to come from that as well :)
All in all everything was fantastic! If I had it to do over again, I wouldn't change a thing (other than slowing down the time) :)