Well, it's all over. The wedding has passed, we returned from our honeymoon, our bags are unpacked (mostly...some...I'm going to finish today all right!). The city of San Jose should have received our marriage license by now, so we are officially married.
We won't get our photos back for another few weeks, and I can't start recaps anyway until I fill you in on everything that you missed when I was too busy and stressed to post. A lot of things happened in the final weeks before the wedding, and I was a complete wreck before the day rolled around.
But you know what? It was awesome. The wedding was better than I could have imagined, and Daniel and I had a fantastic time.
So too did our guests. Most of them came up to us afterward and told us how amazing a time they had had, and many of them told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. After the months of toil we spent preparing for it, that was really good to hear.
But the most gratifying thing for me was our ceremony. We wrote the entire thing ourselves and put a lot of work into its construction, and I'm so glad we did because it was perfect. The ceremony will always stand out to us as the best part of the wedding and a true reflection of us. It also provoked the most touching compliments we received on our wedding day. Many, many people told us how much they liked it; several told us they cried during our vows even though they do not cry at weddings. That really touched me because people often compliment the dress or the party, but they generally just tolerate the ceremony, and it meant so much to have so many people tell us that that was their favorite part of the wedding too.
Not everything was perfect, not by a long shot. So much went wrong the day of the wedding that I doubt I even remember it all. But our wedding was still amazing, and I managed to let the things that went wrong slide off and not ruin the day. I don't know if I can call it the best day of my life, but it's certainly up there, and it was beyond any doubt the best party I will ever attend.
And I look forward to sharing it all with you...in a few weeks when I've recovered from jet lag and the general exhaustion that still hangs over me.
Until then, I leave you with this: