February 14, 2011 -- Valentine's Day. It had been freezing mid 30's - 40's leading up to today. Slowly but surely the temps were getting warmer and thank goodness since we were getting married outside in February. It turned out to be upper 60's sunny and not breezy. Whew!!
We had both sets of parents in from out of town. Mine from Atlanta and Mr. M's from Canada. Our siblings were unable to make the trip to SC due to the timing of the wedding but they were in our thoughts throughout the day. We had to make many promises to visit them and re-celebrate this union of 2 families.
The entire day went as planned. Visit both girls at school with Grandma and Grandpa Sedgley for their V-Day parties. Big Surprise that Mommy got to come let alone Grandma and Grandpa. Wait a minute - what are you all doing here? You are not coming until NEXT weekend. SURPRISE -- Mommy and Mr. M are getting married today. "Do we get to come?" Of course, we would never get married without 2 of the most important members of our family - Lil Miss J and Big Girl H. Off we went to get our hair done at Sherry's Salon. Lil Miss J and I went curly for the big event (we NEVER go curly) and my curly headed Big Girl H went Straight!! She looked amazing. My mom was on hand for all the festivities aka keeping the girls calm cool and collected. After hair off to Makeup. ULTA did a wonderful job making me look like a princess.
A little crammed for time but I was determined not to fall behind schedule as we drove over the Cooper River bridge to check into the Bridal Suite!! Mr. M - my soon to be husband, sent up some wonderful presents and roses. The card was beautiful and a promise to Honeymoon in France. My dream come true. My photographer Katie Moore was absolutely amazing. Everything I could have imagined. Thank you Katie Moore you were an absolute dream to work with. Our wedding was officiated my Michael Winship of Winship Productions. He did a truly amazing job. The whole event felt so personal and intimate. Michael and the rest of the gang eased their nerves at a Local Pub.Katie whisked us off around Charleston for some amazing photos. If anyone knows me they know how much I love my camera and just how few pictures I get to be in since I am always taking them. Our Reception was at my Favorite Charleston Restaurant 39 Rue De Jean. Our friends and family joined us for an intimate Valentine's Day dinner and our cake was from Cupcake. Yumm!!
I ended up taking another day off to spend with my new husband and his family before they headed back to Canada. Unfortunately they came down with a stomach bug and did not see much of the outside of their hotel room. They are all better now and back up in the great white north counting the days until they can come back to 70 degree weather. Thank you to all of the wonderful people who helped make our day Special.