the night before our wedding, we took pictures at the beach.fa-bu-lous! the sunset was GORGEOUS, and generally it was just the perfect night. a couple of dogs tried to photo bomb us, but other than that everything went smoothly :)
because we weren't getting married until 3pm, we had almost the whole next day to relax. most of our families went to the beach, but i was able to spend time with my friend cassidy. cassidy & i were roomates at utah state, and because of jobs/family, we hadn't been able to spend a lot of time together since she graduated. i was so grateful she came out to california for me. we spent the morning on a long walk, making breakfast, and primpin. it was bliss.
up until this point, i had zero nerves. nada. until we got in the car to go to the temple. i forgot a few key things to take when you get married in the temple (oops) and because the car ride is 45 minutes from where we stayed, i had plenty of time for those nerves to marinate in that solemn car silence.
i literally thought i was going to throw up. "i'm getting married, i'm too young to get married!" "oh my gosh, this is it!" "this is my wedding day!" kept running through my mind in a shrill, stress-you-out voice. we arrived at the temple, dressed, and got ready for the ceremony. i was still freaking out, my sweaty palm death gripping jordan's poor hand. heart attacks, folks.
but then we walked into the sealing room and something miraculous happened. i peered into the faces of everyone there to support jordan and i, and i was like i stepped into heaven. everyone in there was so thrilled for us. proud of us. full of love. smiling, with tears brimming. and just like that, my huge weight was lifted off. i felt so surrounded by love and comfort. and the rest of the day ended like it started. in a blissful blur.
we took pictures outside of the temple, had dinner at my aunt jen's house (overlooking the beach!) and stayed & chatted with friends until we couldn't keep our eyes open.
i'm one lucky lady :)