Monday, July 7, 2008
When I got to the church, I changed back in to my dress, and made my way to the cultural hall where my family was. I walked in, and didn't know where I was. Kristine Peart was the decorator, and transformed the place, and it was absolutely GORGEOUS!!! It was exactly what I wanted. The colors were very vibrant, and there were gerber daisies EVERYWHERE!!! Well, everyone in the Wedding Party was supposed to arrive at the Church at 5pm that evening. The reception started at 6, and we needed time to take more pictures of family and what not. Well, Matt's family didn't arrive until anout ten til 6 because his brother in law was sick. So we made do with the time we had, and took some pictures of the fam. Then people started trickling in. Slowly at first, but then by 6:20, the place was packed, and no one was leaving!!! Haha Apparently our Wedding Reception was the place to be that night, cause there were SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE! We had a great time standing in the line to greet our family and friends that came to see us. Then, when my feet felt like I was walking on coals, we dissolved the line, and went out and had some fun. We cut the cake, and I thought all was safe after about 3 bites, and then Matt looked as thought he was going to go in for the kill with the stupid shove in the face act. So, instead of giving him the satisfaction, I beat him to the punch, and he had cake up his nose. Hahaha. Then he got it all over my forehead. I knew that his sight was a little sketchy, but my forehead?? Wow. Then there was the boquet toss. I got all my girls lined up behind me, and tossed that mother like there was no tomorrow (I had to be careful of the drop ceiling of course), and my friend JJ was the one that caught it (A little update on her, the weekend after my wedding, JJ got engaged!!! I guess it really does work!) Then the garter um... thing? Matt told me previous that he didn't want to take it off with his teeth, and I was just fine and dandy with that. Until he knelt down... He was seriously just going to take it off with his hands?! Heck no. I grabbed his head, and shoved it under my dress. I don't think anyone (including myself) was expecting this... But FREAK! It was FUNNY! The I had the dances with my MEN (Daddy and Matthew Blaine). Then we peaced the freak out! It was so fun! His best man, Markus Oler from Idaho, and his wife made us a little care package for the night. We had a lot of fun looking at the stuff in the bag, and confessing our confusion for a lot of the items. So that was it. We were officially on our honeymoon!
at 4:11 PM
I woke up with Heather, my sister, at about 5 am. Hair takes a freaking long time to do! So we were doing my hair, and I was wide awake!!! So we all started to get ready, and it was almost time to go! I wasn't really that nervous, just excited. We hopped in the car and drove to the Temple. Surprisingly, I didn't forget anything! We got to the Temple, and they brought my parents and I into a room where they check to make sure you have everything (Marriage License, etc.). We were supposed to arrive at the Temple by 7:45 am. And what happened? Matt was late. By 7 minutes. I was calm as heck, cause I am used to this... ;) But he was late because he forgot almost everything!! I thought it was precious. He was sitting in the chair next to me in the little Temple office, and he looked so dazed. I don't think he knew what was about to hit him. We got then went into the dressing rooms, and then waited to go into the sealing rooms. The ceremony was beautiful. I was bawling, and Matt still didn't know what was going on. It was wonderful to see all our family and loved ones (especially Matt's who all traveled from Idaho). Then, when we were officially, Mr. & Mrs. Cutler, we got dressed in our social attire (Wedding dress & Suit) and walked out the Temple doors to see our families and friends all there waiting for us. Luckily, we had already taken all the Temple photos 2 weeks earlier, when the weather wasn't 278930 degrees. So we took a few with the families and friends and what not, and then left the Temple. We had all our family meet us at a Mediterranean Grill called The Olive. It's our favorite restaurant, and we have had many special occasions there. So we had a whole half of the place reserved for our party, and everyone LOVED the food! Then we followed our family back to our house so we could give anyone who hadn't seen it yet a tour... We have no furniture downstairs still, so everyone stood around, and that lasted about 10 minutes. So then they all left... And then we were home alone ;)
at 3:55 PM
Most girls would be sitting at home, lying in bed, unable to sleep because she is too dang excited for the next day. Well, my story is a little more interesting... My best friend, Amber got me a massage for the day before so I'd be all relaxed and limber. ;) So at about 6pm I went and had a hour and a half massage. It was freaking incredible. I had never had a professional massage, so this was a good time. Then, Matt's family (some were staying at our new home for the weekend) wanted to play Catch Phrase (the best family or friend game in the world. Seriously, go out and get it now. It's $26.49 at Target) so I had to bring my game over to our new house. I already knew that my sisters had an interesting night planned for me when I got home, and I knew that they were waiting for me, so I wanted to make the stop quick. I dropped the game off, and was relieved to get out of there so quickly, not that I don't love his family, but I was excited to get home and spend some time with my sisters. So as I was driving home, I was side swiped by this really old dude in a Ford Focus. We pulled into a parking lot, and he got out with his cane, and swore that he was in his lane, but he really wasn't... I wasn't in the mood for this. He was really apologetic, and I couldn't be angry with him. I have a soft spot in my heart for old folks. He was precious, and let me know that he was in Las Vegas for a confrence for magicians. Lovely, eh? Well, that crap was settled, and then I headed home. When I got there, my sisters were waiting there for me with pizza and bread sticks from Little Caesars. I LOVE that shiz. When that was all said and done, my sister, Heather, pulled out a cute bag that said "BRIDE" on it, and started going through it's contents. I was blushing for most of it, and laughed as hard as I could when she pulled out a CD entitled "Love Making Mix" Hahaha she explained why each of the tracks was on the CD and we laughed for what seemed like hours. Since two of my sisters are married, we had some interesting talked about my brothers. Nothing graphic or inappropriate, but hilarious, nonetheless. So then we all got ready for bed, and had a little slumber party. We watched Clueless and the Brady Bunch Movie. Unexpectedly, I didn't have a very hard time falling asleep. I think it was the massage...
at 3:22 PM
I am not going to blog the Wedding Day, the Reception, the Honeymoon, and moving in to our new house, and all that Jazz in one foul swoop... So I'll take it slowly. I hate getting all behind like this, because it's like getting behind in your journal writing. You miss a month, and then it takes you a month just to write about what happened in that month that you miss, and by that time, you have even more to write about, and it's a huge mess. I hate it. So forgive me if the MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF MY LIFE is a little abbreviated, I will come back and edit this blog to add more, but I hate sitting at a computer for more thatn like 20 minutes at a time... SO it might take a while, plus I don't have a lot of the pictures yet, so I will wait til I have them all on CD to add any. Whew. I am already done... Hahaha
at 3:07 PM