Picking up the dress Monday morning!
All spic-n'-span after months of forest legs
Bachelorette Wednesday night thrown by my best friend Monica
Proverbs 31 written throughout bouquets throughout the week
The incredible Rehearsal Dinner
The curve ball of this week was that Oj decided long before we were talkin' marriage that he didn't want to see me for the entire week before our wedding. Yes, to everyone thinking "What about the rehearsal?!? He had to have been there, right?" Wrong. And, "What about when guests came, you both went to meet and greet them together, of course." Wrong again. We said goodbye after church on Sunday and had a well oiled machine of friends and family making sure we didn't see each other until I walked down the aisle on Saturday, May 21st. I will be honest, throughout the entire process I was sad and missed him very much. Something happens that week before the wedding, where although there are a million things to do, the ever present thought is, "You and I will be one in T-7 days." I may or may not have cried a few times, and may or may not have had three silent tantrums after I couldn't see any of our guests because they were staying at the same hotel as Oj, but Saturday afternoon, My Lord... God is so good.
It was as if Oj was a character I had seen in a movie, but never really met before. He had been putting off shaving for the months (yes, months) before the wedding, and combing his hair also went out the window. We had been busy with wedding plans and pre- marriage counseling and guests lists and such for the last moments we were together, and though we talked throughout that week, I just missed seeing his face so much. When my dad had given me a long hug and calmed me down and I gave my planner the cue to start the music and open the doors, I caught that first glimpse of my husband to be. The most handsome man in the world, my love, my everything. My heart overflowed with joy and gratefulness and I would not have it any other way. That week without him truly had my heart missing his presence (cheesy, I KNOW, bear with me...) And as tears streamed down his cheeks, I knew his decision had made our special day that much more special. That's all you get for now!
Mr. & Mrs. Atogwe