The Wedding Story

Hello and Good Day!

First, I want to apologize for not keeping up with the Wedding Countdown Video Blog. The last three weeks before the wedding were pretty hectic and I was unable to continue. *hides face* Things you missed during that period: We had meetings, we ordered a bunch of tissue paper online because we couldn’t get the amount that we needed in stores here in Trinidad, we made paper pom-poms out of the tissue paper for decorations, we had to get a couple items that we still hadn’t found, we were trying to prepare the apartment in time because that’s where my bridesmaids and I got ready on the wedding day, we had family and friends flying in, I did my hair trial, went shopping with the girls for their shoes, etc, etc, etc. Lol.

Now for a very short version of The Wedding Story!

The day before the wedding, I had a hair, waxing, manicure and pedicure appointment. I got to the hair appointment late and that really changed the timing for everything else. Thankfully, the nail technician stayed back for a couple of hours to accommodate me. I didn’t get  to the apartment to sleep till after 11pm that night. Rob was pretty tired too because he was running up and down doing errands that day. He also had to transport me to and from my appointments. That evening, some of our friends and family were also helping out with decorations at the reception site. They did an excellent job. Thanks much guys!

The next morning, I was awaken at 5am by thunder. By 5:30am it was pouring. I was awake again at 6:30am because I had an appointment for 7am that was rescheduled because I missed it the day before. The rain was drizzling then and the sky was all grey. The day looked gloomy. When I got back home it was 8am. Friends and family were calling and texting saying that everything would be ok and we would have a good time despite the rain.

Everything seemed to run smoothly then. The girls all came and their hair and make up artist started working on them. Soon I was getting my hair styled, make up done and pictures taken. I remember feeling anxious and I couldn’t wait for 2:30pm to arrive. I just wanted to be at the church standing next to Rob and looking into his eyes as we said our vows and exchanged our rings.

Soon enough, the sky cleared up and the rain was gone. I was at the church kissing Rob and the audience was clapping and cheering. The day went by so fast and it felt very surreal and perfect. I still don’t believe there is a perfect wedding day…but… trusting in God to stop the rain in time, not worrying about the little things and truly enjoying the day made it seem perfect enough for me.

Everything was great. Many of our friends and family share how wonderful the event was and said, “It was the best wedding I’ve ever attended!” I really am thankful to our parents, families, friends and Nikki, our wedding planner, for all their hard work and support in making our day a very special one. Special thanks to my uncle for doing our videography for free! He did an awesome job and captured the most special moments of the day 🙂 I also want to thank my darling husband for being patient, loving and supportive through the planning and entire journey.

Below are some photos that I stole from my friends Thaddeus and Cornelius, off Facebook, lol. Enjoy!

{Just finished doing my hair. Up next…}

{…make up!}

{My colourful bouquet}

{The prefect shoes that were so hard to find – Lol}

{My beautiful sister (my MOH) walking up the isle}

{Walking up the isle with dad}

{Being handed over to Rob}

{The Ceremony}

{Post Ceremony Shots. Check out our awesome photographer working hard}

{The girls and I. This photo was taken by our photographer: Ilysium Photography}

{Rob and the Fellas.Photo by Ilysium Photography}

{Photo by Ilysium Photography}

{The First Dance}

{The End}

Countdown::dayTwentysix

Hello folks.

I know, I know… its been over a week and I have not posted a single video on the countdown. I could make up some elaborate story for you but I’m just too tired. Things got really hectic at the office lately.

Lemme explain. I work at a church, so during the summer we host a lot of activities for children and teens. From July 16th – 27th we host a camp called YAM – Youth Awareness Marketplace. Youths come out for the two weeks and we have instructors who teach them 2 skills and a talent each. They learn skills such as baking, cooking, sewing, plumbing, painting, basic computing, first aid & beauty care… I don’t think I’m forgetting anything. Talent wise, they can learn to play an instrument, join a singing group, a drama group, do mime, poetry, flowetry (something similar to poetry) and that’s about it I think. I maybe forgetting some things and I blame the tiredness.

Anywho, we have about 35 youth people and 7 children (little brothers and sisters who tag along because no one is at home to watch them). I’ve been quite busy helping out with leading group sessions, taking photo and video and I also had my share of babysitting the youngins. It has been a fun two weeks but most tiring as well. As I sit here and type this to you my eyes want to close but I need to post a video so that you guys won’t think I’m a slacker 😛

I have most of my footage ready and its just to compile my videos and post them. A lot easier said than done. Why not do it after work you say? Well for one thing, when I get home, I am beat and all I want to do is crash on my bed. Sadly I can’t even get that luxury. We started dance practice, so we’ve been meeting with our instructors twice a week. Plus we have to put in our own practice when we get a chance. We have meetings. We have to help our families. We have to get things done for the wedding. For the apartment. For this, for that. Does anyone want to come take over while I take a 15 minute nap?

*falls over in exhaustion*

Please enjoy last Monday’s video. I will try to catch up as soon as possible. Hope you are having a great week!

Countdown::dayThirty

Today my 30 day countdown until I say, “I do.” begins! I’ve been thinking a lot about how I wanted to present this challenge. Pictures or video or both? I really can’t make up my mind so I think it would have to be a mix up of everything. Some days I am sure I will be able to do video and other days I may only  be able to do photos… so… I decided to mix it all up and hopefully keep it fun, ha!

Today I present you with photo AND video! You may chime in with your “Ooows”… “Aaahs”… Yes people. Today is a good day. Haha.

Picture Imperfect?

Even though its not the best photo, this is one of my favourite photos of Rob & I. I love his smirk, that he’s not paying attention to the camera person and how sexy he looks in his suit 😛 I don’t remember exactly what caught his attention but from my expression one can tell that I was trying really hard to catch it as well. Haha.

Do enjoy today’s video.