Monday, October 20, 2008
First Post from Mrs. Rials!
Yes, that's me, as of about 4 o'clock yesterday! I only have a few photos today, but when I get the rest from my aunt's camera, I will put them on my Flickr and post a link. But it was a lovely day. The weather was a bit brisk, but it was still nice out, and actually, I think this season suits me more than summer. But our ceremony was across from the York Harbor Inn, down in a little clearing of trees looking out over the ocean. Tom was so nervous his legs were shaking! Julie did a beautiful job, our readings and vows were beautiful, and it was everything I hoped for!
After the ceremony, we headed over to the York Harbor Inn for a fantastic pub dinner, drinks for everyone else (yummy hot cider for me), and lots of laughs, family, and fun. Tom and my mother had a hopeful, positive conversation, which was huge for me. I wasn't sure up till about Saturday if my mother would even be there, but she ended up helping me with my dress, making my gorgeous bouquet, making my veil, buying delicious chocolates for favors, and buying us a beautiful box of tasty treats to share later. My parents treated all of us for dinner, and they also booked us a room for the night in the Inn. Not only that, when we got to the lovely ocean view room with its big comfy jacuzzi, there was an envelope with my name on it on the nightstand. Inside was a gift certificate for a stay at the Inn next Saturday night, in a different room. Tom and I both had to work this morning, so they wanted us to be able to really enjoy a night and the next day there. I was so overwhelmed by my parents' generosity! And my mother's willingness to allow herself to be close to Tom, and start over anew. It was just a beautiful, perfect day! :)