Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I'm Back and I'm Married!

Hello bloggers!

Last time I wrote a blog post I was a week away from one of the biggest days of my life – my wedding. Excited, anxious, tired, happy, occasionally freaked out, plus a whole lot of other emotions. At that point I hadn’t yet had my kitchen tea or bachelorette party (and was starting to wonder just how close to the wedding my sister had planned them!), we still had to set up EVERYTHING at the wedding venue (which happened during one of the hottest days last year) and, of course, the big day itself was yet to arrive. And you know what?

IT. WAS. AMAZING!

All of it. I got blindfolded, tied up, and driven an hour away for my surprise kitchen tea, where friends and family were super generous and there was INCREDIBLE food, all made by my amazing best friend. My bachelorette party took place at a pole dancing class (so much fun!). And the wedding itself … wow. Wow! I really can’t remember ever being so happy!

I'll post more photos once I get all the official ones.


And then the honeymoon ;-) My awesome husband (I still love saying that!) had planned it all, and I didn’t know anything except that I had to pack malaria tablets. Hulala Lakeside Lodge, Nkambeni Tented Lodge by the Kruger National Park, and Winterton Country Lodge at the Rose Cottage in the Drakensberg. I loved it all!

So, tell me about your Christmas and new year :-)

(And here's a fun photo for you...)



37 comments:

Clare said...

Congratulations, I hope you have a lifetime of happiness together.

Your wedding photo is gorgeous.

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Congrats! Gorgeous wedding pic!

Sheila Siler said...

Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!
And I assume that last photo is NOT from the wedding.

Juliana Haygert said...

Congratulations!!!

Charity Bradford said...

Congratulations and what fun! The wedding photo is gorgeous!

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!! You two look gorgeous! :D

Annalisa Crawford said...

Your wedding photo is stunning! Congratulations to both of you.

J. A. Bennett said...

Congrats! You look so beautiful! So happy for you!!

Mina Burrows said...

Beautiful photo! Congratulations!

Ink in the Book said...

Congratulations and welcome back! I cant wait to see your wedding pictures! I love looking at wedding pics and with my son getting married next year, I'll be looking for cool ideas!
Happy New Year!

Joshua said...

Gorgeous. The first photo, too. ;o)

Congrats!!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats on getting married. Happy to have you back. The wedding photo is beautiful and the pole photo hilarious!

Johanna Garth said...

You look beautiful, glowing and so very happy. Congratulations on your big day and all the happy days leading up to it and that will follow!

E.J. Wesley said...

Woohoo! :-D Beautiful pic of the 'handsome' couple. (That's for the hubby ... as a guy, I feel we have to inject a little masculinity into the wedding photos for each other. Don't worry, you'll get plenty of 'gorgeous' and 'precious' and 'cute' and so on.)

Congrats to you both, and here's to many, many great years together.

EJ

~Sia McKye~ said...

I giggled over the pole shot.

Congratulations ma'am! Glad you had a great time. All these special memories to hold on to.

Julie Maughon said...

Whoo, lady! You're one classically stunning bride. I mean it. Gorgeous. Congrats!

Mia Hayson said...

Congratulations! You look beautiful!

<3

Carole Anne Carr said...

Lovely to read such a happy post. Wishing you a happy and healthy life together. x

Livia Peterson said...

Congratulations! Love your wedding photo! :)

DL Hammons said...

CONGRATULATIONS. Such a beautiful picture! :)

Welcome back.

Kittie Howard said...

Congratulations! You're a beautiful couple. May life's every happiness be yours.

CS Severe said...

Congratulations!! Oh wow wow wow, the pole dancing picture is awesome! And you look so lovely and beautiful with your hubby. I spent my Christmas and new years with my family in Georgia and had a blast. Family is so great. :)

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations! I love the wedding picture - you looked so beautiful!

Damyanti said...

Congratulations! You look so gorgeous, and you guys make an awesome couple...may you have a long and fulfilled married life.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats! It looks like you had fun! I hope you will have a long and happy life together.

Raine Thomas said...

Many congratulations, Rachel! May you have many blessed years ahead. :)

Gwen Gardner said...

Wow, looks like the whole experience was amazing. What's Kitchen Tea?

I'm so happy for you, Rachel!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Rachel,

CONGRATS!!! ALL THE BEST in your new marriage AND for 2013! What an exciting time in your life.

What a LOVELY bride you were... SO classic, especially with that one perfect single strand of pearls... Audrey Hepburn, watch out .... LOL.

Christmas I went to Galena, IL... It was AMAZING SNOW everywhere and it has MOUNTAINS... CHICAGO is SOOO FLAT. It's amazing how only three hours driving and you get to another world...


Allison said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Lynda R Young said...

Congratulations, Rachel. You look beautiful on your wedding day!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations, Rachel. Wish you both lots of happiness.

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations! You guys look great and I wish you both the very best and a wonderful life together. (:

Abby Minard said...

Congrats Rachel, I just love the pictures!

Camille Picott said...

Congrats on your wedding! You look gorgeous! Isn't being married the best??

Katherine said...

Congratulations!

Emilyann Girdner said...

What a beautiful bride :) Big congratulations again and I'm glad everything went so well. You two are so cute!

Everything is going well here too. It has been a wild ride getting settled into a new town and two new jobs, but I'm finally feeling grounded again.

Looking forward to more updates on you and your lovely writing Rachel.

=)