Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 189: I'm getting married tomorrow!

My "something blue"
Yep, it's finally that time.  I'm getting married.... TOMORROW!!  I'm writing this post when I probably should be packing up my stuff to leave for the hotel.  Things feel so hectic, even though I've been planning for this weekend for over 10 months.  I want to enjoy things in the moment that they come, rather than as I mentally check things off of a massive to-do list.   I need a minute to center my thoughts. How would I normally do this?  Probably ....  in front of a mirror.  In the past, a few minutes staring at myself in the mirror has felt calming.  A sort of "yep, here I am, the world really isn't spinning any faster than usual!" moment.  But I'm not doing that today. Instead, I'm journalling and making a list of all the things I don't want to miss this weekend.  Here it is:

1) Driving down to the rehearsal dinner with my sister, Hanna.  Sometimes she drives me crazy, but this weekend she's been my greatest source of calm.
2) Helping my bridesmaids figure out how the heck to tie the convertible straps on their dresses.
3) Feeling my dad's steady hand holding me steady as I walk down the isle.
4) My grandparents.  Both sets are still alive, healthy, and in high spirits.  I want to hold tight to EVERY SINGLE MOMENT with these awesome people who have shaped my life in so many ways.
5) Connecting with Michael during our ceremony.  I can't wait to hold his hands as we say our vows.  I hope I don't cry!
6) Hearing my little brother, Peter, give his reading during the ceremony.  We gave him a tough one but I know he can handle it!
7) My first dance with Michael.  We picked an amazing song.  Again... hope I don't cry!
8) Oh... and THE FOOD!!!  And WINE!!!

Is there anything else I need on that list?  Any suggestions for how I can make the most of the day?

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  1. I would play some calming music right before your dad takes you down the aisle. I was a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding in April and her nerves were getting to her towards the "big walk down" and so I whipped out my phone and played Nicki Minaj's "Moment for Life" and I let the chorus stick in her head...There is one particular verse that was perfect, here it is,"This is my moment, I waited all my, life I could tell its time, drifting away I'm one with the sunset, I have become alive."
    Listen to is first and wait until the end, thats when this verse comes on...Hope this helps..P.s. Congratulations!

  2. Just remember, if any thing goes wrong it is not the end of the world. you will be surrounded by the people that love you the most.
    Congratulation, and enjoy.

  3. congratulations! Enjoy your day & time with family :)

  4. Ahhh! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! :)

  5. Congrats! Enjoy your day! What a blessing to have BOTH sets of grandparents!!! I don't think I know anyone who can say that. =)
    ~Angie (Alsos cakes pastries and more-blogger wont let me log in!!)

  6. Congrats!!
    When I got married my Mother spent so much time helping the bridesmaids that she only had a few minutes to help me. So they looked great in the pictures and the bride looked like she was spending the day at the mall. No joke. It's been 13 years and I can almost laugh about it now....give it a few more years I guess. ;)

    Blessings to you on your wedding day!

  7. May this day be everything you ever imagined it would be. May you remember every moment of it in vivid detail. My his eyes when you say "I do" be all the mirror you ever need.


  8. Congratulations!! I've been reading your blog for a couple of months, and I love it. I hope today has been (and is being) a wonderful, beautiful day!

  9. I love your blog! As a 16 year old girl I find it so inspirational! I hope that Your wedding was everything you hoped it would be and much,much more. I hope you and your hubby have an amazing beautiful life together! CONGRATULATIONS

  10. So, so so excited for you! Congratulations Kjerstin! Praying that you have a safe and memorable weekend and rest of your life with your husband! God will bless you more as a married couple than you'll ever imagine, just wait!

  11. Congratulations! Good luck and all best wishes for the beginning of your married life :)

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