So THE day is finally here. It's one of those milestone days you dream of when you hold that tiny little human being in your arms for the first time. You dream of first words, first steps and the first day of school. Learning to drive, graduation, going to college...getting married. There is no way to prepare for how fast this dream becomes reality.
Today my baby girl marries the man of her dreams. I love you Beth, and I am so, so happy for you and Adam. Happy Wedding Day!
Pretty much sums it up. The day came too fast. She was a baby in my arms and then she was this...
A gorgeous, beautiful bride.
It was very overwhelming...but equally as awesome. Everyone told me the day would go fast and it sure did. Which is why I made the decision to not take pictures. I knew there would be enough other people taking pictures and I just wanted to be "in the moment". I am so glad I decided to do that. So, none of these pictures belong to me. My wonderful best friend, Debbie, who is also my sister-in-law, took the pre-ceremony pictures. She did an excellent job. Some of these pictures are hers. Some are from my wonderful relatives who came from all over the country to share the day with us. Some are from my oldest daughters friends. I am publicly thanking them here for helping me to remember the day.
I hate having my picture taken. If I do have my picture taken I hate for anyone to see it. But, I decided that for this day I needed to get over myself and just be ok with it. Another thing I'm happy about. Which is why I'm sharing this picture:
So, here are some pictures of the day along with my observations. I hope you enjoy!
My beautiful kids: Stephen, Beth and Sarah. Love them!
Dan seeing his baby girl for the first time. There were tears...
Escorted by my wonderful son Stephen. We had to navigate two sets of stairs...I told Stephen his only job that day was to make sure I didn't fall! :)
The Maid of Honor, my beautiful daughter Sarah
And when this happened...I cried...hard. I had a hard time holding it together while he walked her down the isle. I was having visions of the little tomboy with crooked glasses and a dirty face. She's come a long way baby :)
Adam when he turned around and saw Beth for the first time. Priceless.
Saying their vows.
Mr. & Mrs. Adam Dixon
Father/Daughter dance to "I Loved Her First". I cried during the whole thing. I think I may have cried the hardest during this dance.
I love her face in this picture. She had no idea what he was going to do. I wish I had a video of it. He did some great Mission Impossible moves around the chair. It was awesome!
Well, thanks for sticking with me through the picture tour. I learned an important lesson on my daughter's wedding day:
Life is too short not to dance and have fun. Everyday should be like a wedding day.