The Best Is Yet To Come
Two years ago today, I said "yes" to so many things. Not only did I make a sacred vow with the man I love, I also embarked on this new life full of wanderlust with Benjamin Spell. Reflecting back on the past 24 months, it seems only fitting that we began the most monumental moment of our relationship with a grand adventure to The Dominican Republic. As most of you know, Ben and I had a whirlwind romance prior to our wedding. It didn't take long (only 6 months) for us to decide on forever together. To this day, it is still very hard to explain how we both knew without a shadow of a doubt that we were made to spend this life together. It was just effortless. In saying that, we decided to waste no time! Ben proposed to me in June and and we were married in July.
We decided on a destination wedding for a handful of reasons. The main one being that we wanted this sacred Ceremony to be a very intimate moment for the both of us. We wished to make our vows amongst beautiful creation with the Creator Himself. We are so thankful that our BFFs The Cotton Collective were on board to travel to Punta Cana with us to photograph and video this special moment!
The entire trip was perfect. Zero stress, no timeline, and no expectations from anyone! I foraged most of the goods from BHLDN and we packed everything with us for the big day. BHLDN's entire company and brand was so fitting for our destination elopement. From my dress to the cake stand, it was just a dream. We had fun meeting with the coordinator from The Hardrock Hotel Resort to plan the few details that we had prior to the Ceremony. I remember us lounging poolside with a pina-coloda just a few hours before walking down the aisle. Not many brides can attest to that!
Ben played the ukulele and sang for me as I walked down the aisle. It was the sweetest moment of my life. All I could think about was how blessed I was to be marrying this man of my dreams, literally! I had prayed for so long for someone like him, and there he was- barefoot and ready to marry me. We wrote our own vows knowing that we wanted them to be heartfelt and meaningful. We said "I-do" and just like that, we were finally bound under holy matrimony. What a day!
We arranged for a horse to pick us up which created the dreamiest wedding pictures ever! The rest of the night was filled with confetti, champagne, and so much love.
The next day, we woke up super early for a sunrise honeymoon session. We walked out to the beach and watched the sunrise for the first time as newlyweds. In that moment, I knew I was exactly where I was supposed to be. God had this man waiting for me the entire time and everything was finally in place as it should be. I truly felt like I had reached my destination, the search and waiting was over. The paths that we had both journeyed on prior to meeting had perfectly aligned to lead us to that very moment. We had our whole lives ahead of us and we couldn't wait to take that first step together and thrive as one.
Happy happy anniversary Ben! You are the joy and light of all my days. What a wonderful two years this has been my love. You are strong where I am weak and you love me unconditionally. I couldn't have asked for a better man. Look at us! Expecting our first baby and getting our first home ready to bring him to. Little Bear will be here soon and I know that you will be such an amazing father. He is so blessed to have your footsteps to follow. You are truly a blessing to our little family and we love you ever so deeply. xo
(Full wedding video for you to enjoy below)