Monday, November 17, 2008

rehearsal and wedding day

ok, let me preface this by saying....i don't know how to get the pictures in the order i want some are before the post and some are after.  :)  ENJOY!

our big day has come and gone and we are now THE JOCHIMS!  let me share with you some highlights of our preparations and day as well.

thursday (11/6) we headed to nashville to pick up our sweet pianist, marce.  she flew in from california to play for our wedding.  when we arrived back in bg, marce and i had some sweet catch up time and stayed up til after 2.  we woke up friday morning to begin our pampering and went with amanda and sally to get manis and pedis.  and the rest is a whirlwind.  we started decorating the church at noon.  when mom and dad arrived they took me to the car and informed me that my mam-maw wouldn't be able to come to the wedding and that she had been sick all week.  now this is no ordinary mam-maw.  she is by far one of the most influential people in my life.  she is responsible for the foundation of my faith.  i was, of course, very upset that she wouldn't be able to be there for this huge milestone in my life, but at the same time understood that it was
 impossible for her to be there because of her sickness.  

the rehearsal was great fun.  moe's catered.  we gave gifts.  the flower girls and ring bearer loved entertaining.  it was a perfect night.  all of my bridesmaids stayed at our apartment and we practiced for our secret surprise for the reception.  SO FUN!

i slept very little that night.  woke up early to head to the church.  i can't really describe what i was feeling.  a little sick to my stomach, a lot anxious, but excited too.  the day went so smoothly.  it was so fun to spend sweet time with my big girls and little girls.  i think the
 ceremony was perfect and we had a great time at the reception.  here are a few pictures that i love from the day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2 days to go!

we are 2 days out folks, 2 days!  and boy has this week/past weekend been eventful.

friday we of course participated in trunks of treats at our church.  we (adam, amanda, addie, and i) were bugs.  see if you can figure out what we were!!

on saturday we had a grand ol' time at adam's family reunion.  corn hole, volleyball, food, what can be better!?  we ended the family reunion walking to support the tri-state multiple sclerosis association in their annual autumn walk.  this is a cause that adam's family takes very seriously, and i am overjoyed to be a part of it!

ok, so monday.  wedding week.  i'm off work all week.  so i quickly started trying to prepare last minute things.  straightening the apartment for upcoming guest.  taking ribbon to caterer.  taking table clothes to reception hall.  voting....well i guess that isn't wedding related, but it happened.  making trips to walmart.  wrapping bridal party gifts.  then it happened.  tuesday afternoon the aches started to hit.  the nausea was coming.  i spent tuesday night, not watching election coverage, but in the bathroom, losing everything i had eaten that day!  wednesday i was good for nothing.  i haven't been sick in over a year, and four days before our wedding it hits!  

tonight adam and i are going to nashville to pick up my dear friend marce from the airport.  marce and i met four years ago on summer project in santa cruz, ca.  she is from oklahoma but currently living in california and is so awesome, that she is flying out to be our wedding pianist.  i haven't seen her in a year, and i can't express how excited and honored i am that she is coming!!!

the next time you hear from us we will actually be the jochims!  how exciting!