Exactly three years ago, I was waking up for the most important day of my life so far. I had hardly slept with a stomach full of butterflies, but that morning, I woke up with the most amazing peaceful feeling. As I had my hair nails done, I sat in calm and marveled at how serene I felt. Regardless of what could go wrong, I knew I was making the best decision of my life.
A few hours later, I was married to the love of my life for all eternity. I never cry out of happiness, but as we were being married, I was filled with the most overwhelming joy and the tears started flowing. Again, I knew this was the right choice.
After three years and explaining our love so many times, these expressions have started to sound cliche. There simply are not words to express the way I feel about this amazing man and the life we have built together is better than I ever imagined.
We were married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. Because of the promises we made to each other, we will be able to spend forever together, even after death and the journeys beyond that. I may be biased, but I think it is the most beautiful wedding venue in the entire world.
Our wedding fell on the hottest day of the summer. Pictures for two hours in 103 degree weather and a big dress and tux should have been miserable. I only remember feeling elated and like I was in a dream.
Because I love event planning and am always watching for the newest cool ideas and trends, I often think, "if I were getting married now, I would definitely do THAT," or, "I wish I had incorporated that element into my wedding."
But then I remember how special our day was, and that all goes away. I look at our photos and realized they are timeless. We had a quick three month engagement, so I didn't have the time to excruciate over every little detail, like I always do. However, everything fell together perfectly and the event was so fitting for us. Of course, my tastes have changed a lot over the last three years, but I am still deeply in love with our wedding day and all it represented.
Our day was full of friends of family who mean so much to us. Many have helped our marriage grow, and many new friends have entered our lives. We are so grateful for everyone who has helped us along this journey and made our life together brighter.
And most of all, I am eternally thankful that God put this man in my path so early in my life. Again, a cliche, but I was lost before him but I didn't yet know it. He has improved the person I have become and I can't wait to see what the future will hold for us.
Happy three years Seth, here's to the rest of forever. I love you!