What a silly title, right? I mean, obviously, marrying Jeff is the thing I’m most excited about in regard to our wedding BUT there are quite a few other reasons that I am counting down the days. We have just over one week left!
① Getting awesome photos of Jeff + I together! We’re both old pros behind the camera but for some reason we never take photos together. We always make plans to take lots of great desert photos together while we’re out there but end up getting distracted and don’t think about it until it’s too late. I am very, very excited to finally get some amazing photos of the two of us.
I obsess over every photo our wedding photographer posts on instagram. She is so dang talented, and I just know she’s gonna nail our photos. We don’t really have any photos displayed in our apartment but I already bought frames to show off our wedding photos!
② Getting my parents to the desert again. When I was four or five we took a family vacation out west. It’s something they both talk very fondly of and while they both loved it out there and would love to go back, it’s just not a priority to them. Obviously, they wouldn’t miss my wedding for the world so we’re basically ‘forcing’ them to finally go on vacation. I’m excited for everyone to go on this trip but the thought of my parents out there brings me the most joy. We’re actually flying in with them so I’m looking forward to seeing them soak it all in. I can’t wait to look for critters and explore abandoned buildings with my dad!
③ Seeing everyone together! This will be the vacation of a lifetime. Jeff’s family, my family + our friends! I mean, what other occasion would we have the excuse to gather up all these people on one epic trip!? I’m very much looking forward to seeing everyone interact and get to know each other.
④ Wearing a fancy dress. My dress is so beautiful, I can’t wait to actually wear it. Obviously I know what it looks like with all the other accessories but I’m eager to see it with my hair and make up done – and of course, to see what all of it looks like in the desert. We chose to have our ceremony fairly in the morning which means I’m getting up at the crack of dawn to start getting ready. I think for most people that sounds like the worst thing ever but I can’t wait to wake up and start getting all dolled up!
⑤ Showing everyone the places we love so much. I recently mentioned to Jeff how I couldn’t believe that we convinced everyone going to Arizona for our wedding was a good idea. Not only that but our ceremony site and the ‘reception’ venue are two hours apart. I know that everyone doesn’t love long drives like we do but I am so excited that they all are down for the adventure. Arizona holds a special place in our heart. There are so many spots I can’t wait to show off. So many areas we visited on our previous trips that I know our families are going to love.
I can’t wait to get started on this adventure, both the road trip + our life as a married couple!