Most of all, I remember… When I look back to our wedding day, above all, I remember how I felt. There were so many emotions, but I guess it could best be described as a euphoric calm—happier and more excited than I’ve ever been, but also calm and confident because I knew I was making the best decision of my life by marrying Geoff (yes, I know how cheesy that sounds). I will never forget seeing him standing at the altar waiting for me.
I remember walking into our reception and going to straight to the dance floor for our first dance. It was the first time I really saw all my friends and family and it was so wonderfully overwhelming. Geoff still laughs that I was a terrible dance partner because I was so busy waving to our guests the whole time. I just couldn’t help it—when else in your life are you surrounded by all the people you love the most?!
I also remember disembarking from our “getaway boat ride.” The boat dropped us off at Oyster Landing and we had a short walk to our “getaway car” that was waiting to take us to our hotel. Unlike our rowdy, full reception, we were completely alone for the first time all night. We couldn’t believe it was over, and how amazing it had been. Two years later, I am still overcome with gratitude to my parents, my incredible husband, and all the people who helped make it the absolute best night of my life (so far)!
Most of all, I remember… Standing at the altar and looking into my wife's eyes. I will never forget how beautiful she looked and will never be able to fully explain how overwhelmed with love and appreciation I was.
I remember the hours after the wedding seemed to fly by in a blur, but the minutes preceding the ceremony dragged on for what seemed like hours. I have never been more ready for anything in my entire life than I was to marry Amanda.
I also remember that leaving our reception in a boat was epic. I remember saying goodbye to family and speeding off at 3 miles an hour :)
-Amanda and Geoff