Love Is All You Need
Where do I even begin. This weekend has been exhausting but absolutely wonderful and full of so much love.
Friday started out with a trip to pick up table linens for the reception and then heading to Sedona to help make flower arrangements at the florists'. After finishing up there, we all headed to a quick lunch before going to our nail appointment. The nail appointment was then followed by driving back home to finish working out the kinks on the photo booth with Laurel and picking up the mister. Then we were off to Sedona again for the rehearsal dinner and decorating the reception space until almost 11pm. After barely getting a moment to relax all day, we were all more than ready to get into our beds.
Saturday morning, I ended up having to finish up the details on the cake and cupcakes, drop it off (which involved sprinting back and forth from the car), heading over to the bridal suite to curl one of the bridesmaid's hair last minute, and filling in as the music person for the ceremony.
After the reception, we all cleaned up and headed home. Jacob's other sister came over to their house and we spent the rest of the afternoon just laying around because we had no energy to do much more. We both agreed being a part of a wedding was far more exhausting than we had originally thought.
I feel as if all I have to say about those two days could do it no justice. I have said it before and I'll probably say it another hundred times but I am always completely in awe of how much Jake's family means to me and how much they love and accept me. From the very beginning, they treated me as a part of the family. So this weekend, seeing Kaycee so happy to be marrying someone who treats her so well and whom she is so happy with, made me so overwhelmingly happy for her. She's such a sweet soul and a strong lady that deserves this so much.
One of my favorite moments during the ceremony was the vows that Jeremy, the groom, wrote for Jayden, the bride's son. Jeremy has treated Jayden as his own from early on and the vows he wrote for him along with the gift of a pocket watch, was an absolutely precious moment.
My favorite moment from the reception was when Jake surprised us all and got up to make a toast. You see, Jake is known for not being much of a talker so needless to say, we were all a bit shocked. His toast was short and too the point but one of the sweetest and most heartfelt.
Overall, it was a beautiful day and I'm so blessed to have been able to be a part of it.