Our wedding photographer gave us our first sneak peek and I am in love with the photos so far. I think this will be one of my last blog points high lighting the wedding, obviously that can change at any moment. I’m still in a bit of shock that things went so smoothly. It’s really hard to explain but …. if you read my blogs, after my Hmong wedding, you’d know that I didn’t have high hopes for a happy ending with our American vow exchange. The two weddings felt like day and night.
I’m such an introvert. Steve and I planned for a wedding that was more reflective of me as a person. The large Hmong wedding appealed more to Steve’s extroversion, so we wanted something smaller that was more reflective of me for our American wedding. It was really small, simple, and shared with a selective group. The photographer was the sweetest person and my flower girl and ring bearer were amazing at hyping me up! There was no stress, arguing, or bickering. Except for a small mishap with the florals, everything else was just flawless. The room was lit with my favorite lavender candle scents. When you walked through the halls, into the room, you could smell it immediately. We had a live seven foot eucalyptus/olive garland that brought an air of freshness to the room. All of the venues had large windows that brought in beautiful natural light. The cake was vegan maple butter cream vanilla flavored. We dined at a restaurant known for their fresh seafood (seafood is my favorite). I am just so happy, still, that I had this time to spend it with people who were genuinely happy that I was entering this new chapter of my life. It’s really hard to believe that I’ll be going back to work tomorrow. I feel like I’m falling from cloud nine.
This felt like the wedding I wanted but couldn’t put my finger on. The event coordinator kept me so calm throughout the day. It was truly just amazing. My shoe broke on me and I fell down the stairs, during my reception, and it didn’t even phase me! I am just so happy to start this next chapter of my life and share it with my best friend, life partner and husband. I’ve never been a woman/girl whose “dreamed of her wedding day.” I think that was the hardest part for me… especially with planning this wedding. I’ve never really “planned” or dreamed of a wedding. All I knew was that I wanted it to be small, intimate, filled with good energy, and small details that would make you say, “Oh, that’s so Tang and Steveo.” To have something feel this perfect, truly felt like a dream come true.
I hope you all had a wonderful and very merry Christmas. I drove sixteen hours back to California on Christmas, and it was worth every minute of it.