November 19th 2012, Punta Cana Dominican Republic it is a day I will never forget. It was a beyond beautiful HOT sunny day (+41 to be exact) I had extreme butterflies in my stomach all morning. Thankfully I had my 2 best friends there to calm my nerves! As I got ready surrounded by my Mom, my soon to be Mother in law and my two best friends it was as perfect as I pictured in my head that moment of finally putting on my beautiful white dress. It was a small wedding, 20 people joined us down to the Dominican to watch us get married. It was perfect, I don’t like being the centre of attention so 20 people was enough for me!! I remember like it was yesterday, the music started “Marry Me” by Train is what I walked down the aisle to. My 2 bridesmaids head down the aisle one after the other and then it was my turn. My Dad looked at me and said “I am so proud of you, I couldn’t picture you marrying anyone more perfect for you, Renee. You look beautiful, I love you!” Choking back my tears, I told him I loved him too took his arm (shaking like crazy) and said ok Dad I’m ready. We started walking towards the gazebo where Chris was waiting for me. When my Dad and I turned the corner to walk down the rose petal covered aisle with our close family & friends sitting on either side I was still shaking so bad but I honestly couldn’t tell you who sat where because my eyes were glued to Chris. The look on his face as I walked towards him I will never forget! The genuine emotion of love, nervousness & excitement showed. I could tell how emotional he was and for some reason that emotion calmed my nerves and melted my heart. It felt like what took an eternity to reach the top steps of the gazebo where Chris was waiting. My Dad kissed me and then gave my hand to Chris, we said our vows that were done in english & spanish and signed the papers. Our ceremony was only 15 minutes which in +41 it’s probably a good thing it was short! The whole day was perfect, from getting ready, the ceremony, the pictures, the pool party & then the reception. It was my dream wedding with my dream guy!
Here we are 2 years later! Living in the house we’ve built, with a beautiful 10 month old baby boy. Life sure has changed for us in the most amazing way.
To this day Chris still gives me butterflies like I felt when we first started dating and like on our wedding day! I am so lucky to have married my best friend. He is the most amazing Dad & husband and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t feel blessed! I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man!! I love you Chris, forever & always!
And for this, November 19th will always be one of the most important dates to celebrate in my/our life!
Xo Renee Xo