Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Last One Till We Say “I DO”

Last weekend Kent and I attended our last wedding as boyfriend and girlfriend and let me tell ya it was awesome! I had tons of pretty things to take pictures of! The wedding was stunning, the bride was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was top notch!  It was a wedding straight out of a magazine! 

I couldn’t be more happy for the bride and groom!


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Attending a wedding so close to ours was kind of surreal. I couldn't help but think that this is going to be us in a few short weeks. The bride was as solid as a rock. I didn’t see one tear run down her cheek. It was great for me to see this. I really, really don’t want to cry at our wedding.


You see Kent and I have been through an awful lot to get where we are today. It has not been an easy road. You may remember me telling you in the past that we’ve been engaged for 5 years and previously had a wedding planned. That’s right, this is not our 1st time to plan our wedded bliss.

Merging our two cultures has been a bit trying at times as we both come from VERY different families. There have been a lot of BIG talks, rude awakenings, and tears shed along the way…….

but we’ve made it through it all and are stronger
in our love than ever before.



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When I start to think about all that we’ve over come to get where we are today I start to tear up. When I think about walking down the aisle and seeing Kent waiting for me at the alter my heart fills with joy and I feel like throwing my hands in the air and shouting “WE DID IT, WE DID IT!” 

My family of course would not be surprised to see me do something silly like this (they know I’m wacky) but Kent’s family may be a little stunned and try to talk him out of marrying me so I won’t do that. I would hate to have to put our wedding off yet again!



Seeing my friend walk down the aisle without shedding a tear gave me hope that I too can do the same. I think if I start to cry I might not stop so I ‘d rather not even go there.

I even picked a nontraditional song for my to walk down the aisle. It’s happy and upbeat! I’m trying to do everything I can!

I had a talk with my dad aka big teddy bear that has a heart of gold and cries at sad movies (it must be where I get it from).

  It went a little something like this…….


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My family

Kendra: Dad please don’t cry the day of the wedding. If I see you cry I’ll lose it and that would just be ugly.

Dad: ………. (crickets chirping)

Kendra: I can see it now both of us walking down the aisle sobbing like big ol’ babies.

Kendra: Dad?

I looked over at my dad to see him sobbing. Shoulders shaking, head dropped the whole bit. Just the words “Dad don’t cry the day of the wedding.” sent him into a tizzy. Gotta love his big squishy heart.


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Odds are that we’ll both be crying on the big day but they will be tears of joy and love not sadness. I’m not going to lie I may be a little bitter about the journey we had to take to get here BUT our rocky ride has made us stronger and further shows us that together we can climb mountains BIG mountains…….



because I love him and he loves me.


  1. awww amazing! Congragulations and cant wait to see pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Great pictures! You are so talented....I know I only tell you that every time I see you...but I mean it! I'm so glad you were at the wedding. Can't wait until all of us go camping!

  3. awww...cannot wait for wedding pics of you 2!! It will be fantastic! I am celebrating 9 years today with my hubby!

  4. Great pics, saw them over at your SIL's too! Looks like y'all had a great time....WOW! looking forward to your wedding pics!

  5. I was a wreck the day of our wedding!! I thought I would be super chill... so wrong! If I could post pictures on comments I would show you the ugliest cry face ever!

  6. Awww! Congratulations to you and your sweetie! My wedding day I was totally calm. We got halfway through when I glanced over at my parents who were both crying. Yeah... I crumbled. Good luck trying not to cry ;)
    P.S. Your photographs are always beautiful!

  7. That cake is GORGEOUS!!!! I was worried about crying at my wedding too but I didn't shed a tear! I was so excited & not the least bit nervous. Dean & I had been dating for 5 1/2 years when we got married. My sis-in-law cried the whole way down the aisle & that didn't even make me cry!! Good luck!

  8. i want that cake!!! do i really have to be getting married to have it?


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  9. It says soooo much about the two of you that you were able to hang in there for a long period of time and work on your differences. If you can do that while you are dating, you can survive anything. Just remember that -- because there will be hard times, but you will make it.

    My very best to you on your wedding day. Savor every second and when it's over, write everything down, because you will forget all of those sweet emotions you are feeling on your special day.

    What's your address? I need to send you something!!

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  11. What a gorgeous cake!!! and what a sweeet daddy you have, I think it's close to impossible to not cry :) I've cried at every wedding I've attended, even ones that I barely knew the bride and groom, haha. Maybe I'm just a sap :)

  12. Beautiful cake.

    ahhh....your Dad sounds like a sweetie.

    Can't wait to see your pics of your wedding.


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