It’s officially wedding week! What the heck people?! I’m GETTING MARRIED! I’m pretty sure I’m still living in a state of denial that this is actually happening. Not because I don’t want it to, but because it’s so surreal. It was just yesterday that I met Daniel for this first time in Charlotte talking about life over lunch, strolling through the book store trying to gauge if he thought I was crazy or not, and laughing when he won so triumphantly (and I lost so miserably) at Putt-Putt.
I had spent a long time waiting and looking for him. This past year proved to be especially frustrating when I dove head long into the online dating world. I met many nice gentlemen, but none of them quite “fit.” Then Daniel shows up right as I’m about to give up hope and throws everything on its head! Now here we are, 6 months later, and we’re committing ourselves to each other forever.
If you asked me even a year ago if that scenario was plausible I would have flat out said “HECK NO!” The craziest part is that I don’t doubt for a second that this is the right choice for us. There are no nerves, just peace. A deep resounding peace that Daniel is the guy I’ve been so patiently waiting to find and he’s everything I prayed for and so much more!
About a month ago, my bestie, Emily of Emily Elizabeth Studios, invaded to help me shop for “the dress!” She also had a photo shoot lined up in Charlotte and offered to shoot us as one of her gifts. If you follow me on any of the social medias, Emily shoots my face a lot and I shoot hers a lot so I knew she’d do a great job with Daniel and I. We spent a Monday afternoon down in Mooresville, NC (Daniel’s home town) and had a ton of fun being cute, snuggly, and freaking Emily out because she’s never shot me with a boy before!
It was all going great….UNTIL….
I was a klutz and nearly blinded myself.
I was in a completely goofy mood. I had my two favorite people around me, had my makeup and hair done, and I got to spend an evening snuggling up to my guy. What could be better? So about half way through our photoshoot, when Daniel & Emily were scoping out a spot to take more pictures, I decided to be goofy and poke my head out of a tree to say something that was most likely going to get either a laugh or an epic eye roll. What I didn’t pay attention to was what kind of tree it was…and I’m still not completely sure. All I know is that it had incredibly thick and pointed leaves, similar to a holly bush. As I pressed my face through them you can guess what happened.
Eye + Pointy Leaf = Intense Pain
My eye immediately gushed tears and Daniel & Emily looked over to discover that I was trying hard not fall to pieces right there. It was very painful and my eye was blurred for the rest of the day. However, Emily was only there until the next day so I pushed through the shoot. You’d never know by the pictures that I was partially blind for part of it.
Thankfully my vision did heal and clear up. It turns out the real culprit to the vision was that a fake eyelash had gotten stuck under my eye lid. Once I washed my face that night, everything came back into focus! Thank you Jesus!
Guys…I don’t recommend blinding yourself at your engagement session. Take it from me, it’s NOT FUN!
Regardless of my impairment though, Emily did a fantastic job capturing Daniel & myself in our natural state of being. Sweet, snuggly, silly, and mostly making fools of ourselves…okay ME making a fool out of myself.
I’m very excited to have Emily at my side on my wedding day not documenting, but enjoying. Both of us are thrilled that Megan of Morning Wild Photography will be capturing the day and we don’t have to worry about a thing!
In two days I will be Mrs. Henderson and I couldn’t be happier!