Friday, June 8, 2007

Pictures Galore!

There isn't nearly enough room here to include all the photos that have been sent to Tony and I. Instead, I've uploaded various albums to my snapfish account. You can take a look there to see what we have!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Boy's Take

I have to agree with my wife. Everything everyone tells you about your wedding day is true. It is surreal, a blur, and amazing. When I sat at the sweetheart table with my wife and ate dinner, I took a moment and looked around at all the faces there to celebrate our love. It is simply amazing to think we know as many people as we do. And more amazing that we have that many people in our lives that love us. I personally want to thank each and every one that was there for our special day. You all made it wonderful.

Laura was such a vision of beauty. We took pictures with the bridal party before the wedding and she was nothing short of picturesque. It brings tears to my eyes to think how beautiful she is. She stole the show as every bride should. I had it easy, all I had to do is show up in a tux, and not to brag, I can do a tux pretty well. I am glad we had that time before the wedding, so we could get on with the celebration with our loved ones. Our photographer was patient and simply amazing. We will let you all know when the pictures are posted on the web.

Our day has come and gone, and I want it all back again. I will give some sound advice to all those about to get married, or those that are thinking about getting married. Have breakfast together the day of your wedding. With the planning, people coming into town, and last minute details, it is easy to get lost. Laura and I had a nice quiet moment that morning that set the pace for the day. She and I both did our best to not let our emotions get the best of us. Those moments we had in the morning helped to calm our nerves. Laura and I are truly meant for each other. I know this like the sky is blue. We just fit and belong together.

Our friends and family have meshed so well, it is obvious we are meant to be. We are two worlds colliding to become one. Yet, I know we will sustain our individuality. I have shared the most wonderful day of my life with Laura, and I know there are many more to come. I love you all! And most of all I love you Laura Diane. Thanks for marrying me. Take care all, and please send pictures. We will be putting together a master slide show sure to make you laugh and cry.

Love always,

Tony Jaeggmeyer

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Guess What We Did!...

So, we've done it. After all the stress (which seems minimal now, in hindsight), the festivities (which flew by), and everything in between, Tony and I got ourselves hitched.

Everything that other marrieds tell you is absolutely true. The entire day passed in a blur. As I walked down the aisle with my dad, I looked out on a sea of faces. It didn't really register who I was looking at. And during the reception when everyone was congratulating Tony and I, I STILL couldn't believe that all the well wishes were for me. The dancing, the pile of gifts (SUCH a nice perk though...), the tears. I've been to plenty of weddings, but now I feel like I am a part of some secret club. You don't get it until you do it. It was...unreal. That's the best word I could use to describe the entire experience. Unreal and perfect.

I couldn't have dreamed of a better day. The location was incredible. All of our friends and family were there to celebrate with us. Tony looked amazing, and I felt uncommonly beautiful. When I was six and hanging toilet paper down my back, I had a vision in my head of what my wedding would be like. Granted, at the time, that vision involved something resembling a Barbie doll walking down the aisle with Kirk Cameron by her side, but nonetheless, a girl has expectations. My wedding day far (far) surpassed any of my childhood fantasies.

The best part is is that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. Tony and I have this magical, amazing shared memory of one of the best days (if not THE best) of our lives. When we are old and grey, we will still be able to share that moment. I wish I could put into words what it feels like on the other side. I wish I could explain the high that you are on during the day, and the surreal calm in the days following. But, like I said, you can't understand it until you do it. And I did. And it was great!