Angell's Forever, Part I
Our wedding day was completely romantic, leaving me feeling more love than I ever thought possible, and not just for my sweet husband, Brian, but for everyone who was gathered under that August sun, laughing, and sharing in the most special day of our lives so far. Upfront, you should know, this was not your average wedding. From day one, Brian & I wanted the center of the day to be on the eternal promises we were making. Every piece of our wedding had a deep story behind it, personal, and raw. When I think back to my wedding day, it's one filled with sentiment, not stress, bliss not busy, romantic not rushed.
We were blessed to be married in the New York Palmyra Temple, for time & eternity. Brian had served his mission in the Rochester New York Mission, (I'll write more about that later) and that was the temple I had grown up with, a temple I love, and had the privilege serving in. Our temples dot the globe, and I believe them to be perhaps, the closest thing to heaven on earth. Whether you're religious or not, the amount peace felt there is undeniable, and anyone is welcome on the grounds of the temple.
My mom was fittingly my Maid of Honor, I couldn't have imagined anyone else standing by my side, fixing my bow, helping me relax. We did a girls retreat the night before, and had a bit of a sleepover, just the two of us. She is, and always will be the woman I look too for guidance, strength, grace, and peace.
We had so many loved ones with us that day. My nephew was visiting from Germany, Brian's best friend flew out from Washington, his dad & sister flew from California, and so many other special, and tender sacrifice & stories like that make up our wedding. We were, and still are, in such awe over the love we felt with our closest friends, and family.