I'm THE WORST at blogging! Haha note to self: get better at bloggy blogging!
SO! It finally came!!!! I am now married to the man of my dreams :) It feels amazing to be his Mrs. Stokes!
Our wedding day was lovely and perfect! It was everything I imagined and more!
The night before we got married was a restless, sleepless one! I had too many excited butterflies in my tummy to sleep! (I was getting married to my prince in the morning!!!!!) luckily my bestie (and maid of honor) slept over with me and kept me entertained :)
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue gift Hilary put together for me :) she is the cutest!!
After the longest night of my life, morning finally came!!!!!! I was so excited and I remember feeling like it was a dream! I was so excited to get married to my sweet Gavin :) the first thing I did that morning was read a letter that Gavin wrote for me to read on our wedding day. It was the perfect way to start the greatest day of my life!!
Hilary helped me get wedding day pretty :) she did my hair for me and I loved it!
We danced around and sang our old favorite songs all morning and I got more and more excited!!!!!
Then FINALLY it was time to go to the temple! We were meeting Gavin and his family at the temple and I was so excited to see him! The drive there felt like the longest drive ever! But, at long last, we made it there!
Gavin and his family walked in a little while after us, and I saw his sweet face smiling at me. :) my heart was so full of happiness and peace. I was so excited to marry my best friend, my prince :)
Our temple ceremony was so wonderful. Being in the temple with our families was such a special feeling that I hope I never forget! As the ceremony was being performed, we looked into each others eyes and tried not to cry too hard. In that moment, I was the happiest I have ever felt! There was such a special spirit in that room and I knew we were right where we were supposed to be! I felt my Heavemly Father in the temple with us that day, and I know he is guiding our lives, and will guide our marriage! I'm so grateful that I was able to be married in the temple and share it with so much of our family!
When the ceremony was finished, and Gavin kissed me over the altar, I've never been filled with more peace or joy. In that perfect moment, I knew it would be me and him, forever! No matter what this life may bring, we will always have each other! We will always be best friends, soul mates, husband and wife :) Mr. and Mrs. Stokes :)
Knowing that I'm his for all of eternity make me so incredibly happy!!! I am so excited to start our new lives together, and share many more memories. Have many more adventures! Words cannot express how thankful I am for Gavin. He is my perfect match, my other half. He is everything I've ever wanted, and needed. He truly is my best friend!
Just before Gavin and I started dating, I told Hilary I felt anxious and lonely, like I was missing someone, and I didn't know who he was. It was a feeling in my heart that I missed the person I loved before this life, the person I would love for all eternity. Gavin took that feeling away, and I knew he was the one my soul loved :)
I love every day that I get to spend with Gavin! I love all our silly, crazy, fun, dorky, ridiculous adventures. I love the silly things we laugh about. I love that he loves all my silly quirks, and I love his.
I am just so ridiculously happy, and I hope we can keep each other this happy forever and ever :)
Gavin + Tayler: Wedding Highlights from Ty Olsen on Vimeo.
Thankfully, we had an incredible videographer, Ty Olsen! He captured all the best parts and put them into a beautiful video that I watch probably too much haha! Watch our Wedding Video by Ty Olsen Films Here!
(check out more of his amazing work here!)
A big thanks to our photographer, Larry Olsen with Shutterplay Photography!