Friday, April 25, 2008

The count down, three days until wedding...

While I patiently wait for the wedding photographer and my dad to send us disks with the wedding pictures on them I decided to share a few from the days leading up to the big day! I can't wait to see the wedding pictures but until they arrive this will have to do. I want to post our honeymoon trip but I thought that would be rushing the order!!! 
Isn't my husband cute! 
Sarah and I meeting up to decide where to set up the chairs and for the ceremony. Which leads me to story #1. It goes like this.... I really wanted an arbor for the ceremony and Joe lovingly reserved one. However when we got to California we decided with the rental car we had actually getting the arbor to the beach was too complicated. I thought oh well, we will just get some tiki torches. On the evening of our wedding Sarah (designer and princess of tulle) was setting up the wedding. Two guy wedding planners walked up and she thought "oh great, we are going to get booted out" They proceeded to explain they had just finished up a wedding and we could use the arbor and suggested the 'best spot on the beach'.  Then Sarah mentioned we had a lot of left over flowers from the bouquets up in the Hotel room. Christine ran like lightening from the Hotel and thirty minutes later we had not only an arbor but an arbor decorated beautifully with our own wedding flowers. Obviously God. 

Story #2... We were all over the place. The kids were able to go to the beach, the San Diego Zoo, fun restaurants, roller coasters, deep sea fishing, Disneyland, and they all loved the attention from the wedding. Towards the end of the trip Joe asked Jack what the best part of the trip was, Jack said with all seriousness "Getting my NEW DAD".  Needless to say, I am still overwhelmed emotionally. 
Isabelle doing a practice run... 

Joe with his BEST MAN... his nephew Justin. I felt like I had been in the family forever. I loved meeting him. 
Bellie -bells first pedicure! 
Beach Boy
I could watch this sight all day! 
These two are close. They may not see each other often but their bond is obvious.

Little miss on her way to the pool... Be warned, she got to wear makeup at the wedding and this little goof ball transformed into a beautiful young lady... Stay tuned. 

Everything in San Diego is beautiful. I could not get over what was growing, in full bloom, all over town! 

Hotel Del on Coronado Island, location of our ceremony. 


heather said...

Oh Amy and Joe,

These glimpses at the days leading up to the wedding look wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. I, too, am dying to see the pictures from the wedding.

Congratulations again, dear friend and new friend!

Love, Heather

heather said...

Hey Amy and Joe,

I wanted to add that it was such a WISE decision to get married in San Diego. Not only is it a beautiful place, but we were hit with snow here on April 20th. In Mt. Vernon we woke up to two inches. When I saw the winter wonderland outside of our "cottage," I thought to myself, "Oh, I hope and pray it is ONE beautiful day for Amy and Joe."

Hurry and put the wedding pictures up so we can all see your special union.