Today I’m excited/anxious/joyful/proud to be share with you a little bit about my personal life. Some of you may have noticed in Andrea & Bernee’s post that I mentioned I also got married on that warm and windy Saturday afternoon in November (4 months ago today, in fact).
I met my now husband, Will nearly 5 years when he was hired by my boss; he became my coworker and instant friend. We were both in other relationships at the time and the thoughts of dating never really crossed either of our minds. Eventually, we were both single and after months of working side by side in the hospitality industry (inlcuding working wedding ceremonies and receptions together) we went on a trip with friends to New York City and we both felt the spark of possibility. We started spending more time together outside of work and our relationship formed organically over time.
We had been together for nearly 3 years when Will proposed to me in December of 2011 in the same place where his sister had gotten engaged at his mother’s home in Weatherford. 10 1/2 months later, thanks to help from our families and Sarabeth Quattlebaum of Sarabeth Events, I was walking down the aisle towards the man I didn’t realize I had always been searching for. We were lucky enough to be married by his grandfather, Ben Long, former Parker County Judge at Canyon West Golf Course in Weatherford. His brother, Quinn, served as best man and his sister, Betsy was my Matron of Honor.The rest of our wedding party were the sweet children I nannied for during the majority of our time together; Big brother, Parker was our ring bearer and he proudly carried a ring box protruding from his pocket down the aisle, twins Will and Kate acted as “messenger” and flower girl, respectively. All of the flowers throughout our ceremony and reception were made of fabric and carefully crafted by mother, Kay, who made the all of the other decorations as well. It was a true family wedding and Will and I will always cherish the memories we have of that special day.
I have spent some of the time since trying to decide how best to put into words all of the things I saw, heard, noticed, remembered, felt and went through my head that day. I don’t know that I will ever be able to do that but I read something the other day by a favorite blogger of mine, Tyler Knott Gregson, and wanted to share it with you guys:
“You are the poem I never knew how to write and this life is the story I always wanted to tell.”
I think that the pictures captured by my sweet cousin and amazingly talented photographer, Tonda Thomas of Sweet Light Photography (see her Facebook here) does a lot better job of telling our story better than I ever could.