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Our 3rd Anniversary

Three years ago today, I married my best friend.  It was the greatest day of my life, and everything I hoped for.

We decided to see each other before the wedding, and our special time of praying and communion together is one of my favorite wedding day memories.  Our wedding was beautiful, with poinsettias from the church all over the stage, and the greatest thing was seeing all of our friends and family who drove to Oklahoma in the freezing cold to show their love and support.  I know I’m biased, but our reception was a blast!  So many people danced (from 1 year olds to grandparents), and it was just a great big party.  Since we were so busy  at the reception, we didn’t have a chance to eat, so we went to Subway on our way out of town.

So many great memories!  It was wonderful.  Here are some of our favorite pictures from that day (and from my bridal portraits before the wedding).

Happy Anniversary, Michael!  It’s been the most wonderful 3 years I could have asked for.

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–Staci

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Chile + Austin = love

This past weekend, I was able to be a part of my REALLY great friend Cecily’s wedding.  Cec and I were roommates in The Forge together, and she was a bridesmaid in my wedding too!

Cecily was in Chile this past year (from Jan. to Jan.) and met/fell in love with Marcelo.  Michael and I were able to meet him a few months ago, and he’s a GREAT guy.  I’m so happy for both of them (even though I hate that they’re moving back to Chile for two years…)!

On Friday, I drove down to Brenham, TX for the rehearsal.  I was actually surprised that the drive went at fast as it did.  Thank goodness for phones and music.

We found these awesome “bouquets” to practice with

That night, we made all of the bouquets!  I had never done anything like this, so I was really excited about it.

I worked with another girl and we did Cec’s bouquet.  We had to use all of our hair bands to hold it together–and it became her “something borrowed”!

The bridal luncheon was at a really cute little place in Brenham.  I think it was called something like Funky Cafe…

Right before the ceremony

The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous!  It was outside, but there was a really nice breeze.  Cec was gorgeous, and everything was perfect.  Marcelo said his vows in Spanish and Cec said hers in English–and I definitely teared up.

After the ceremony pics

The other Forgie girls that were able to come

Their cake had little strings coming out of it, and as part of the Chilean wedding traditions, they had all of the single ladies come and pull a string at the same time.  Whoever got the toy ring was the next to get married!

There were 9 Forgies there including Cec!  It was SOOO good to be together and catch up.  We missed everyone that couldn’t be there (and the hubbies that couldn’t make it), but we had a great time.

Cec and Marcelo did the National Dance of Chile for us.  It was so fun to watch.

We had a ton of fun!  All of the costumes are another Chilean tradition.  Halfway through the dance, the wedding party passes out costumes to liven things up again.

Love you, Cec!  Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!

–Staci