We did it! While others celebrated their independence, Chad (the Reverend) pointed out that Corey was ironically losing his. Chad is Marleah's husband of 3 weeks and they came all the way out to DC to marry us and for Marleah to be a bridesmaid. Paul and Krynn also came out for the wedding. They came early so we could have fun and see some sights. Amy was my other bridesmaid and her son, Bradley, was the ring bearer. Corey's niece, Alyssa, was the flower girl and she was perfect! She was so cute and kept Bradley in line and walking down the aisle.
Our pictures aren't ready yet but Corey's Aunt Pat took some really good ones and put them online. Click here. She took our engagement photos earlier this year. Everyone helped out so much and we appreciate it so much. Corey's Grandma and Mom made personal pies for our desserts and they were soooo good. I wish I could've eaten every kind they made but I was about to bust out of my dress from all the pig and baked beans :)
My whole family came out and made it so much fun. I got to see all 4 of my grandparents and my Mom, Dad and all my brothers and sister and their families. My mom made the flower girls dress, the ring bearer pillow and ties for all the boys. I always thought she'd make my dress but it was way easier to buy it :)
The fireworks weren't as close as promised so Corey, our photographer, his assistant and I all ran about 1/3 of a mile down a path to the Sheraton so we could get some good pictures so we'll see in another few weeks if the barefoot run was worth it.
As soon as we get more pictures I'll put them up too. It was so much fun and even though it was really hectic and Corey and I wanted to fight each other, we're so happy we did it and that...it's over. We got a lot of presents and money so while we will be sending out formal Thank You's we wanted to tell everyone 'thank you so much!'