Thursday, October 4, 2012
Their day was incredible. The girls met early at the salon to get hair and make up done. We had breakfast and mimosas... it was awesome! There is something to be said for a little "girlfriends time" on a woman's special day. It makes everyone feel a little more at ease to be together! The wedding, held outside at a gorgeous arboretum was picturesque. Rose pedals lined the aisle, flowers bloomed in the garden, and the brightness of the pink bridesmaids dresses accented the greenest of green trees and grass. It was supposed to rain... but it was as if God was smiling down on the two lovebirds, saying, "Do not fear! It will not rain on you as you say your vows!" It did not rain during the ceremony... though pictures were cut short, and then detoured for a bit while the heavens opened up and graced us with what could only be described as a small monsoon! At any rate, the rain did make for some incredibly cool pictures! Plus, I hear that it is good luck to have rain on your wedding day! With the amount of water that fell, I'd have to say Ash and Eric will be a very lucky couple! =)
We made it to the reception just as the sun was beginning to emerge. The wedding party jumped on to golf carts and cruised around the course to take some unbelievable pictures. I couldn't get over how beautiful it had become outside. It was a truly magical experience to see the day (the weather) change from uncertainty, to rain, to pure and definite beauty. It was definitely a sign of good things to come!
The party was incredible! The hall was decorated perfectly and the guests were ready to party! The speeches were eloquently given. It was hard to keep dry eyes as the father of the bride toasted his little "peanut" on her special day.
There was some great food, amazing cake balls, and even better dancing. The dance floor was definitely made useful, as the bride and groom cut a rug with all of their closest friends and family. I'm not sure I've ever seen Ashley smile so big... or Eric dance with such happiness (he's not a dancer, folks).
When I think about the love that Ashley and Eric share, I am at piece. They are truly meant for each other, and I feel so blessed to have been able to witness their love for each other. There is a quote I love, that I believe absolutely defines the relationship of the Buol's; "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland
Congratulations to two of my best friends on their wonderful union. I wish you all the happiness the world has to offer, and so much more!
Now start having babies, so I can spoil them rotten!
I love you both more than I'll ever be able to say!