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Real Life Bride: The Wedding

October 25, 2010

After an entire year of planning, our wedding came and we could not have asked for a better celebration. Everything was absolutely amazing, gorgeous, delicious, fun, and wonderful in every way.
My sister and I arrived at the Westlake Village Inn on Thursday night, and we were able to share a late dinner with Ryan and his immediate family who were already in town. Friday morning we enjoyed lovely massages and then the other bridesmaids joined us for our manicures and pedicures!
Friday evening we headed to the venue for our rehearsal and the skies had finally started to clear. We ran the processional and recessional a couple of times and everyone seemed comfortable with the ceremony, so we returned to the Wine Cellar at Westlake Village Inn for a beautiful rehearsal dinner hosted by my lovely in-laws. Janet had worked with Beth and Laura to design what could have been a wedding itself it was so wonderful!
 
The next day, I woke up ready to marry Ryan – but the weather was definitely not cooperating!! It was completely overcast and raining. This would be less than ideal for any bride I imagine, but for us especially since the entire wedding was outdoors – the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. I was nervous all day since there was no sign of clearing, but sure enough around 2pm, right when we started pictures, the skies finally started to clear and we had an amazing night.
 
We enjoyed great food, dancing and it was definitely a night to remember. We were honored to share our wedding with our close family and friends, my dad gave a fabulous toast that had everyone in tears and we all danced the night the away.
 
 
 
Ryan and I had so much fun and are thrilled to be married. We cannot thank our parents enough and  my sister and Beth too for giving us the absolute best day our lives – it was the perfect celebration to start our life together as husband and wife!
 
Today we’re off to Cabo for our honeymoon!