I don't think I have ever enjoyed a day more in my life.
Bold statement, right? But I absolutely mean it. Our wedding day was exactly what we wanted--a day full of family, and laughter; it was a day to celebrate our love, and our life together. It was a great day.
I didn't have to worry about decor, or guests showing up with unaccounted plus ones. There was no concern about a bridesmaid being a diva, a photographer getting lost, or having my makeup resemble a Vaudeville act rather than my own style. True to form, I forgot the hand-lettered vows that I had made, and instead wrote them out on hotel stationary; even this didn't stress me out, which was a wonderful surprise.
Our ceremony was beautifully simple, and perfectly us. Our daughter walked me down the longest aisle in the world, which was such a beautiful and special moment for both of us to enjoy. On a peninsula surrounded by a lake we said our vows in front of our parents, half of our siblings, and all of our nieces; our daughter was included in the ring ceremony, with my emerald ring gifted to her as a symbol of our new family. After, we headed to a local winery, Liquidity, and shot our photos in their vineyard before enjoying a wonderful meal in their restaurant. We all sat at one table, family chatting with family, Taylor and I basking in the glow of our brand-new marriage.
It was everything that we dreamed of, and we couldn't be happier to be Mr and Mrs Fisher.
We didn't make speeches, but I wanted to share my gratitude for those that played a part in our day.
A million thanks to our wonderful friend Lyn who served as bridesmaid, witness, sounding board, driver, and photographer. You're the corkscrew to my wine, or something like that. Thank you for sharing your best friend with me.
To our parents--your support means more to us than we can possibly put into words. Thank you for everything that you do.
Sare: for twenty years you have been so many things to me, and not a day goes by that I don't thank all of the gods for having you in my life. On a less sappy note-- I'm sorry there was still green in my hair at the wedding, I really did try.
To the other Fishers: Thank you for sharing the day with us, and making my dress happen. Nitwick. Blubber. Oddment. Tweak.