Here is a little sneak peek of pictures I stole from my mom, aunt, and friends on Facebook. I can't wait to share the professional photos when we get them from Alec, but these should give a nice glimpse of the weekend.
We had a very relaxed rehearsal dinner on Friday at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants, Ted's Cafe Escondido. Most of our guests were from out of town, so we had a big crowd, almost as many as the wedding itself. It was so great for our families and friends to get a chance to meet each other before the wedding. My aunt took tons of pictures, so I will save the rest of the rehearsal dinner photos for a separate post. Here is one of me and Randy that night.
I was surprised how calm I was the day of the wedding. I am laid back by nature, but usually get nervous being the center of attention. I think we were so busy beforehand, I didn't even have time to overthink everything and get anxious. That, and my mom was doing a lot of the worrying for me. [Thanks Mom! I hope you can relax now too.]
I did my best to be the anti-bridezilla, but nothing even went wrong. Our vendors were seriously the best. The worst that happened was my own fault. I completely forgot about signing the marriage license! We still got it filled out the next day and my sister-in-law took it back to Kansas with her to give to our officiant, who had already driven back home by the time I remembered. Problem solved. We're still married. =D
The morning of the wedding, Randy, Bobby [our best man], my mom and I took the last of our decor over to our venue. I ended up rushing around afterward to make it to my hair appointment, but once I got to the salon I knew I could sit back and enjoy the day. The rest of the setup was out of my hands and our awesome vendors brought my vision together perfectly. It was all so much more beautiful than I expected. We even got lucky with the weather and no one had a heat stroke at our short outdoor ceremony. Hooray for that!
Friends and strangers had warned me beforehand to enjoy every minute of the day because it would fly by. I now know what they meant. Everything was so perfect we didn't want it to end! I wish we had more time to talk to everyone, more time to eat and drink, and more time to dance. We are waiting to take our honeymoon in the fall, so we did have a chance to hang out with our families on Sunday before they all left town. I'm glad we didn't have to rush off on a trip right after. At this point we are so exhausted from the weekend I don't even know how we would enjoy a vacation. All we wanted to do today was sleep! It's fun to have that trip to still look forward to now that all the wedding craziness is over.
Alright, on to the pictures...
waiting in the bridal suite at Five Oaks before the ceremony
with my little sister and maid of honor, Kathryn
in the bridal suite with my [new!] niece / junior bridesmaid Lindsey and my sweet flower girl Ella
girls in the wedding party: Lindsey, Katherine, Kathryn, me, Ella, Francine, and Megan
me and Ella // walking down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. Fankhauser!
my family: dad, mom, me, Randy, Kathryn, and Matthew
Randy's family: Corey, Bryan, Maggie, Jeff, Luke, me, Randy, Lindsey, Gary, and Patricia
dancing with my ring bearer and flower girl
Luke and Ella were dancing together all night! cutest thing I've ever seen.
a tiny preview of what's to come from Alec. so excited to see his photos!
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