Friday, September 26, 2008

Off to Tie the Knot

I sit here at my computer in the wee hours of Friday morning writing my last post as a bride-to-be. I never thought this day would ever get here....I never thought I would actually be writing this post. And to be honest, this is the hardest post I have ever had to write.

No words could ever express how thankful I am that fate brought Chris and I to that concert three years ago. No words could really ever tell Chris how much he means to me. No words could ever thank my family and his family and all of our friends for continually supporting us in our relationship over the years. No words could accurately describe nervous anticipation that comes with knowing that your wedding is TOMORROW. No words could ever express how much I wish that my Daddy could physically walk me down the aisle tomorrow. No words could ever thank all of you for commenting or sharing advice and inspiration. No words could simply just properly thank you for reading my little blog.

I know that I always put a pretty picture with each post, but tonight I leave you with something else. Hopefully something just as pretty and beautiful. An excerpt from our program:
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Jessica.
An only child, she was certainly the apple of her parents’ eyes.
She spent her summers at the lake and attended various summer camps.
In high school, she was quite the cross-country runner.
When it came time for her to spread her wings and fly,
she went to ____ University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It was there that she joined Delta Gamma
and gained the sisters she never had.

There once was a little boy named Chris, the youngest of four.
He soon found his dimple could get him out of any trouble he caused.
His childhood was spent playing sports and travelling with his family.

At ____ High School he became a stand out golfer.
A short time later his golf skills took him
to the University of ______ on a golf scholarship.

On a hot summer night on the ninth of September in 2005,
the boy and the girl both happened to attend the same
Rascal Flatts concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.
After the concert the girl and her friend
needed directions to the local bar.
They approached the boy and his friends,
only to find out they just so happened to need a ride to that same bar.
They introduced themselves, and the boy flashed his dimple to the girl.
From that moment on, as fate would have it, they were inseparable

Halloween, 2005, was the day that they officially started dating,
even though they knew way before then that they were together.
On Halloween, 2007, the boy got down on one knee
and asked the girl, the apple of his eye, to marry him.
She said yes.

That concert is the reason that the boy and the girl
are standing before each other today,
just waiting to finally become husband and wife.

Today they will recite their vows.

Today is the first day of the rest of their lives together.

Signing off for the last time as a bride-to be.... xoxo jessica lynn


Anyta said...

oh wow. congratulations jessica. that is beautiful.. this time next year, i'l be in yr shoes. =) ~ anita, frm singapore.

Guilty Secret said...

Oh wow, serious goosebumps here. I'd be crying as soon as I opened the program if I were at your wedding!

Congratulations and have an amazing time! Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Jennifer said...

jess I'm going to be a blubbering mess tomorrow. Just an FYI. Love ya. BM JT.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

how beautiful! everything will be perfect!!!

Adrienne said...

That is the sweetest thing it makes me want to cry! You wedding will be nothing short of amazing! I wish you and Chris all the happiness this life will allow!

Miss G said...

Jessica! Sooooo exciting!!! ahhhh!!! I'm tearing up just writing this being so excited for you. May the God of all hope bless your day tomorrow and even more so your marriage beyond! Kelly

Molly said...

I just cried! Jessica, I am so happy for you. I have been waiting for your wedding almost an anxiously as for my own and I know tomorrow is going to be the best day of your life.

Congratulations, you're going to be a beautiful bride. I cannot wait to see your pictures and talk to you as a Mrs.!


An Atlanta Bride said...

It's finally here!! Yay!! Your dad WILL be with you. Enjoy every moment of your special day.

ladymay507 said...

aww i am very excited for you! you will have a beautiful wedding! congratulations!

*Michelle said...

Many many congratulations.
I can't wait til I'm writing a similar post next April. =)

Abbie said...

Congratulations! Have an amazing wedding weekend!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! I hope your day and weekend are perfect :)

Ms. Bliss said...

Wishing you a beautiful day!! Your program sounds amazing!

heather said...

beautiful! congratulations!

Bellissima Vita said...

Made me cry. Remember to breathe and soak each special moment in as it flies by. I can't wait to see pictures! Congrats to the both of you.

Linda said...

That's an awesome poem and it brought tears to my eyes. I hope you and Chris have a beautiful day. Congrats!

Stephanie Ann said...

Wow. Crying in a coffeshop. How cool of me. I am so excited to see you be such a radiant bride!

KLC said...

can't wait to see pictures! I have enjoyed reading your wedding planning journey. I hope you enjoy every single second of this wonderful day you worked so hard to plan. Congrats!!

Tiffany said...

so very sweet.

Congrats! I can't wait to read about your wedding and see the fabulous pictures!

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

jessica! i sent you an email too but i wanted to tell you that bekah and i are wishing you NOTHING but perfection tomorrow!!! i'll be thinking of you all day.

nicole green said...

i caaaaaaan't wait! i just got all my camera equipment ready. i'm sure it's going to be a GREAT day! :)

Jenny.Lee said...

so beautiful! enjoy every minute!

Jessica said...

I wish you and your husband lots of happiness in your marriage.I hope you two had an unforgettable day. I can't wait to see pictures from your perfect day. CONGRATULATIONS!

bekapaige said...

I hope yesterday was as beautiful and wonderful as you've hoped and planned and dreamed. I am sure it was!

Tiffany said...

What a fun story and how lovely to share it with your guests in the program! The 27th was beautiful in the Pacific Northwest and my wedding turned out better than I could have imagined! I hope the same is true for you! Enjoy your honeymoon!!!