Where did I leave off? Oh yeah, the night before... well I slept in my sister's room since I was not allowed to sleep with Eric. In the morning, a bunch of us went to our favorite place for breakfast and had a relaxing morning. After eating WAY too much, we made our way back to the hotel, changed into our suits, and went down to pool to hang out until it was time for the ceremony. It was so fun! I think at one point there were about 45 people just sitting around, talking, drinking and having a great time. Laura even painted my toe nails while we were sitting there.Plus, we were able to watch them set up for the wedding! But, alas, the fun needed to come to an end. There was a wedding that needed to happen! The girls and I went up to the room and got ready. I remember some of the hotel employees brought me the bouquets and we were able to breathe a sigh of relief. We ordered all of these 'things' without really seeing them since we were in a different country. The flowers were beautiful. Everything was beautiful.
Our wedding beer steins. Mine says Chunky-monkey and his says PMFB (Paul Mother f******* Bunyon). The shot glass in the middle was our wedding favor. It says: I drove all the way to Rocky Point and all I got was this lousy shot glass. Nothing but class here folks...
The cake (which we could so make now)
This is where the reception took place
This is our wedding crew before the ceremony, hitting up the hotel bar:)
Mary, Eric and Lynn
My dad and bro listening to the info
I remember being irritated at this point- odd i know.
When the ceremony was about to begin, I remember just standing there with my dad, looking at all these people that came to Mexico to be with us on our special day and was overwhelmed. And then, my dad tried to take my arm, THE CORRECT WAY, and I was not having it- I couldn't hold my flowers the way I wanted if I did it the right way- so yes, as we are walking down the aisle, I was arguing with my dad. Being the great father that he is, he just went along with what I wanted. All the girls were barefoot, the guys had on sunglasses, shirts were untucked. I walked down the aisle to "I'll Be" and met Eric at the end with a huge smile.
Mimi and Nanny with Josh
Melinda with Josh- he just kept running back and forth. What a good brother!
Mom and Josh
Daylen and Kaylie. Poor Daylen- he was so tired and sun burned from being on the beach all day!
Ronny and Court
Kevin and Danielle
My handsome daddy and me
My family with my new husband
Laura, me and Courtney- been friends since high school and still are super close
Ami, Sarah, Me, Anabelle, Mary- my teacher friends. (btw girls, I think we need a picture like this now with all of our kids:)
Our first dance- Kenney Chesney's "Anything but Mine"
The Father/Daughter dance- "I Loved Her First"
I can't listen to that song without crying.
Hot for Teacher.... there we go....
Gotta love him
We rocked it!
Daddy breaking it down
His hips don't lie
Melinda and Daddy....
I will forever be thankful to those who were there to celebrate with us. I will forever be thankful to my parents. And I will forever be thankful for Eric.
I am amazed how fast time goes and different things are. Here are some then and nows to look at:
Kaylie and Eric
Me and Eric