LIFE UPDATE: I got married!

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Hey ya’ll! Yep, its true. I tied the knot! I married bae, my boo, best friend, my honey, my babe. Last month, we said I DO!!

We wanted to get married near the water. A lake, the beach, something like that. We chose a hotel near our home because they have a beautiful lake and deck outside, perfect for wedding ceremonies. It was a very small and intimate wedding that included our families and very close friends. Since the wedding ceremony was an outside one, I prayed to the weather God’s to keep the rain away. Well, they heard me. There was no rain, but there was wind. Ha-ha! It wasn’t terrible, but it made it a little chilly. We all braved the wind and exchanged vows in what I felt was an absoutly perfect ceremony.

I wanted to find a special way to honor my mom, even though she is no longer here with me.  I framed my favorite picture of her, and it was placed on a chair in the front row, right next to my dad. During the reception, when they announced the parents of the bride, my dad walked in holding my mom’s picture as well. The officiant suggested the picture and it was the perfect way to honor her. I got to see her smiling face on my special day.

img_4415-e1524589885315.jpgI was uncertain how to wear my hair for a while. I thought about blow drying it, wearing a wig, or getting a really long ponytail. I decided not to do any of that, but instead to where my natural hair out, in all it’s glory. I did a braid out the night before and had voluminous waves. I added a sparkly hair clip to add shimmer to match my dress. I kept my makeup simple as well. I wanted to really look like myself in our pictures. You know that cake face and heavy contour to the point of looking unrecognizable? Yeah, that’s not my thing.

img_4453We went on a really quick honeymoon to Mexico. It was perfect! We relaxed on the beach for several days, ate yummy food, listened to music and had the time of our lives.

I’m excited to walk through life with my hubby!

xoxo,

Nicky

 

7 thoughts on “LIFE UPDATE: I got married!

  1. OMG GIRL!!!! I’ve missed so much and I feel so bad! CONGRATULATIONS! You were absolutely STUNNING on your special day – from your hair to that beautiful dress!! I am beyond happy for you and your husband! What a beautiful ceremony you had, and what a touching way to honor your mother and to have her there with you. Love you sis. Congratulations!! (((((BIG HUG)))))

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