1. Because I spent 6 months of my life planning for this one day.
2. Because I had an awesome photographer who took about a million pictures and gave them all to me.
3. Because this day was the day that my life truly began.
Joshua and I were married on June 26, 2010 in Bakersfield, California. The day started out super early for me. I know most brides spend the morning of their wedding day getting pampered and beautified for the ceremony and yes, I did some of that too. But at about 5:30am I headed out to the reception site with my mom and sisters to finish last minute details for the evening. Our reception was held at Josh's grandparents farm therefore, everything was set up by us. There was no event coordinator on site to put out the chairs, tables, dance floor, decorations, etc. Lots of last minute things had to be done the morning of, and I couldn't stand not being out there to make sure that those details met my every expectation.
By 8 or so, I realized I needed to get home to get ready for my big day. My good friend Chelsea (who was like 8 months pregant at the time), came to my house to do my hair along with some of my bridesmaids. It was a fun morning of relaxing and drinking mamosas. I was surprisingly calm most of the morning. I know people talk about getting cold feet, but I never really got nervous at all. I was just excited to become Mrs. Stephanie Scurlock and I couldn't wait to marry the best guy I've ever known. I had a lot of trust in God that I was marrying the man meant for me and so a wave of calmness had swept over me.
I found my beautiful wedding dress and veil at a store in Bakersfield called The Little White Dress. This was only the second store I had looked at, but it took about 30 dresses to find "the one." Prior to trying on dresses, I had thought I wanted mostly lace, with sleeves or straps, empire waist, A-line but what I ended up buying (or I guess I should say what Mom ended up buying) was the exact opposite but I feel in love with it the moment I put it on. It was a dress I feel I was meant to wear and my only wish is that I could wear it again.
Our rings were purchased at Stockdale Jewelers in Bakersfield. Josh picked out my ring all on his own. It is dainty and sparkly, and oh so gorgeous. Josh went with a wedding band in Tungsten which has a little more of a grayish tint to it then white gold. It is very "him," simple, and not to flashy.
Instead of table numbers, we went with table names. Every table was named after a place that Josh and I have visited with a picture of us at that place. For the seating chart, we hung cards on some twine with clothespins. It turned out so cute I think.
The cake was done by a friend of mine named Renee. She bakes cakes and cupcakes as a side job/hobby. She did such a great job. The cake not only looked wonderful, but tasted absolutely delicious too.
We left our reception through a string of sparklers held by our friends and family as they cheered. It was the best day of my life, and I couldn't have asked for anything better.