Becoming Mrs. A

The day of the wedding was gorgeous.

It started out iffy – I woke up to the smell of rain, and sure enough when I looked outside, the ground was damp. The storm had passed, though, and since the ceremony wasn’t until that evening, I wasn’t too worried.

At one point that morning, I looked down at my feet for one reason or another, and realized the swelling in my ankles had vanished. “It’s going to be a good day. I have ankles again.” I thought to myself.

Turns out, I was absolutely correct.

My BFF and I went to town to pick up the flowers and cheesecakes, and to just get me the eff out of the house. (I love my family dearly, but sometimes when we’re all together a girl just needs to get away. Especially a girl who doesn’t want to make any more decisions!) The trip to the florist was great – the woman ended up giving me a deep red calla lily in place of the red sunflower I had ordered to honor my dad. (Callas were my first choice, but did you know they’re damn expensive?) The boys picked up the kegs for the reception, my family started and finished some of the food as well… everything was coming together.

Before I knew it (despite a bit of confusion on where the hell, exactly, I live), the photographer was at the house and there were pictures being taken, guns being shot out back (we’re country, remember?), and of course tears from my mom. Then P and I were doing our “first look” photos, then bridal party photos, then family photos, and suddenly it was almost 6 pm and I had a billion family members everywhere and my brother looked fantastic in his shirt and jacket and Callie decided to join us for the ceremony and I actually didn’t cry and and and and and then we were married!

It’s kind of a blur, but at the same time, not really.

Everything just turned out really great. I don’t know what else to say about it. We had a great turnout of family and friends, and we are so lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives who wanted to celebrate this with us.

P was back to work Monday morning, and early this week sometime, someone asked him what the best gift we received was. When P relayed the story to me, the only thing I could really think of was …


All photos by Ashley of Ashley Julian Photography.


  1. Almie Rose Thursday, July 21, 2011 6:16 pm

    LOVE your dress! Wish I could see more of it.

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:30 pm

      Thank you! Ashley took some really great shots of the dress, showing the detail. I’ll be posting them soon. 🙂

  2. Almie Rose Thursday, July 21, 2011 6:16 pm

    LOVE your dress! Wish I could see more of it.

  3. suki Thursday, July 21, 2011 7:16 pm

    love the photos… and the boots! 😀 congrats again and again!

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:31 pm

      Thank you, doll! I’m really glad I went with the boots, I can’t imagine having gone through the whole ordeal in heels!

  4. Stephanie Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:24 pm

    Your dress is darling! I love it with the cowboy boots! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see more photos and hear more about it. So glad it was such a wonderful day.

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:31 pm

      Thank you Steph! The rest of the photos from the photographer are almost ready for me, so I’ll be able to share more then. It’s going to be so hard to choose pictures for frames, etc.!

  5. Casi in SF Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:40 pm

    BEAUTIFUL. that is all

  6. Stephany Friday, July 22, 2011 2:29 am

    Those cowboy boots are adorable! The third photo is so sweet. Love it.

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:32 pm

      Thanks! Even after seeing more photos from the photographer, that third photo is still one of my favorites.

  7. terra Sunday, July 24, 2011 7:54 pm

    These photos are amazing the boots and the flowers and all of it just looks absolutely magical! Congratulations again!

    • Kaci Johanna Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:32 pm

      It’s funny, on that day I wouldn’t have described one second of it as “magical,” but looking back… it was just that. 🙂 Thank you so much Terra!

  8. Gina Villagomez Monday, July 25, 2011 4:21 am

    YAY! You’re married and your special day turned out beautifully. Congrats again, lady. I’m so happy for you. <3

  9. Stacey Monday, July 25, 2011 8:22 pm

    Congratulations, dollface! I’m so happy for you!

  10. Grace Boyle Friday, July 29, 2011 6:11 pm

    This pictures are beautiful! I love the cowboy boots with the short dress. I want to see more pictures 🙂 Congratulations. So wonderful xo

  11. rik Saturday, August 6, 2011 2:53 am

    oh c’mon, my photos from 20 feet away with some dude’s head blocking the view, out of focus, poorly lit and poorly composed were waaaaay better … 😉

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