We are officially “The Mathii” now! We are so excited about this new chapter of our lives!
The wedding went wonderfully well last Saturday. We had a few stumblings over my dress, a ring bearer falling off stage, and a lot of nerves and emotions flowing, but it was perfect. I do not think I have ever been more nervous in my life! I was more nervous about saying my vows than anything else. After those were said and I had my wedding band on my hand, it was smooth sailing from there. (Sidenote: If you didn’t notice in the ceremony, Tim could not get the wedding band on my hand. My hands had swollen up from all of my nerves. After we lighted our unity candle, I got it on my finger correctly.) I whispered to Tim on stage that “I can finally breathe and don’t feel nervous anymore”. Tim wasn’t nervous at all..lucky. I don’t know how he managed that, but I know now that all the time, effort, stressing, and decorating was all worth it!
Our favorite part of the ceremony was the worship. It was so incredible to be worshiping hand in hand as bride and groom. We wanted the sole focus to be on God, and we feel that it was. Another favorite part of the day for me(MaeLee) was taking pictures with everyone. Taking pictures with 9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 5 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers tends to be chaotic, but a lot of fun! The parents trying to make their kids stop crying and actually smile was pretty hysterical!
I think I was more nervous Friday than I was Saturday. Friday went by so fast that I didn’t have time to think! We were all trying to get last minute stuff, get nails done, meet and greet everyone that kept arriving at different times, call and direct people to hotels and the church, and decorate. During rehearsal we had kids running around everywhere, people meeting each other for the first time, and lots of laughter! It was a really great time. Then, we had dinner that was phenomenal! Our best man, matron of honor, and maid of honor shared great stories and gave awesome advice. A lot of our family and friends shared some more wonderful things.
Also, at rehearsal we found out where we were going on our honeymoon!! We spent 3 days and 4 nights in Gulf Shores, AL at Sunrise Village. It was so great to be away from the daily distractions and interruptions. We went out to eat at Tacky Jack’s, LuLu’s, and Lambert’s. We got some special treatment at the movies one night for being honeymooners, which landed us a free popcorn. At Lambert’s, they announced to everyone and made Tim where ribbon around his head. 🙂 We also shopped, watched movies, and lots of other things.
We are now back in home sweet Auburn and getting things unpacked and tucked away in our house! We will be spending Christmas day with Tim’s family in Eufaula and will celebrate with my family in January. We are pumped about our first Christmas together as a married couple!!
We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and remember why we celebrate this special time of the year!!