current mood: blissful
I keep looking for something eloquent and meaningful and beautiful to say about my wedding, but I don't have any words yet. I felt every moment of it, and for ten hours or so, I lived like a poet, but what they don't tell you is that when you're really living your life, you don't make such good memories of what you're living -- it's kind of an interesting deal, at least for me. Experience it, or remember it later. I don't remember what Reverend O'Brien said to us -- other than he kept saying we were embarking on a great adventure, and that triggered both the silly song from the beginning of the animated Hobbit for me, and also when Lucy takes off running, we always say she's going on a 'venture.
But I remember the look in Robb's eyes when we turned to each other to say our vows. I remember the way his voice cracked -- just a touch -- when he said the words "I take you to be my wedded wife."
And I will never, ever forget the rush of emotion when my Dad said he wanted to share our dance with all my fathers. I never knew he had such graciousness in him. He's a better man than I thought, and I'm so grateful for the gift he gave me.
It was a beautiful day, and I'm so thankful we had so many wonderful friends there to share it with. And a huge, special thanks to the folks who hung out and played poker with us until 1:30 am; it was the perfect end to our wedding day.
Well, not quite the end, of course. We went upstairs, and made wonderful, fantastic love to each other.
I didn't know our relationship could be even closer, even more secure, even more perfect.
I will post pictures when I get them. :)