If you missed Part 1 you can find it here.
It took me a total of 0.215465 seconds to realize what was happening. IT WAS HAPPENING! GRUMPYNESS GONE OUT THE WINDOW!
I see eight beautifully laced balloons leading me up to a gorgeous arch with calligraphy written on a stunning piece of dove grey cotton fabric drapped in greenery garlands (my fave!).
I hear the song that Mike and I planned on having for our first dance – “Yours” by Russell Dickerson (try to listen to it without tearing up… I dare ya!)
I spot Christine Pienaar and hear the sounds of her shutters going off at me.
My first reaction was to burst out into tears and hug Stephanie and did I ever! I couldn’t believe this surprise!
She took my jacket and sweater and sent me on my way.
At this point, I immediately scan the room for Mike. I just wanted to see him, to hold him: to make sure this was real.
I walk up to the top of the aisle and begin to read the most beautiful love letter ever.
“I promise to love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow”.
And at the bottom I read:
“Caitlyn will you marry me?”
Mike walked from the vault and around the corner. I could see how much this meant to him on his face.
We embraced and I cried on his shoulder until he got down on his knee and said
“I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, I love you, I am sorry this took so long. Will you marry me?”
YES. YES YES YES. YES.
He then took my hand and guided me through each balloon, one for each year of our love story. Attached were photos of us, eight years of memories.
I was so overwhelmed with emotion. I couldn’t believe the amount of thoughtfulness and effort that went into this day. Not to mention the surprise that had been pulled over on me!
All of the details will stay with me forever; the love letter that we will hang in our home, the photos we will share with our loved ones, and the memories of sharing this special day with my SHE Team.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in this day. I can’t thank you enough for making my dream come true. This is only the sneak peek but friends, I can’t wait to share the rest with you and the video. Stay tuned! In the meantime, follow along on Instagram here for my upcoming wedding plans.
#happilyeverdomijan begins on 09.10.16!!!
My fantastic vendor dream team:
Proposal planning, design and calligraphy: Sweetheart Events | Photography: Christine Pienaar Photography | Videography: Fusion DJ Entertainment (Jason) | Venue: The Permanent | Flowers: Celsia Florist | Balloons: Balloonatics Designs | Custom Ring: Noam Carver | Rentals: Chic & Unique Event Design