James and I grew up in the same small town in southern California, but never knew of each other while living there (read our story here). Getting married in that small town just seemed to make sense, and I’m so glad we chose that location!
Being thousands of miles away really makes you homesick at times, but having James to share stories with about ‘our’ town has always been nice. One of the final lines in our wedding vows was ‘with you, I am home.’ I chose that specific wording because more truer words couldn’t be said at that moment, both literally and figuratively.
We stayed at a bed and breakfast that my mom and I used to work at, along with lots of family and friends. We were also able to visit our high school and show Brennan part of where we came from. We also went trick-or-treating with everyone instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner. The same trick-or-treating we did as kids. With our childhood friends and their children. It was so amazing to share and enjoy that part of our lives with everyone.
I didn’t film as much as I’d have liked last week, but it was busy, very busy…capturing this time of our lives on video is so amazing and I’ve been having fun watching everything back.