Friday, November 18, 2011

11-11-11 An Event

I really really love Mr. Bear. We have a beautiful daughter and have built a wonderful life together. So this happened.......
Terrible self portrait our first night in New Orleans

Jackson Square
Our hotel room before the ceremony. OUR ceremony. I'm stressing big time
Beautiful last minute floral arrangement

Handsome last minute fly in guest/witness, my BIL
I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day for Mr. Bear and I. We've waited a long time to do this so it could be easy to sneak away from our Baby Bear for a while and not feel too guilty. I did anyway. Especially after the trip had an accidental surprise miscalculation of dates and I was a wreck for several hours. But this day, it was absolutely perfect.

Some people like big weddings. I had a beautiful big wedding the first time around, as did Mr. Bear. Unfortunately the ending to that wasn't quite as beautiful. So we opted for a somewhat spontaneous elopement ceremony in New Orleans. About a month before we arranged plane tickets, hotel rooms, minister, photographer, and bought a dress and suit. Ok, the clothing ended up being really last minute but worked out perfectly despite my stress. The afternoon before the ceremony I called up a local floral shop, Nola-Flora, and ordered a small arrangement put together from some of the extra flowers they had from other weddings. The Bear's brother flew in last minute to be there with us, our only guest aside from strangers walking down the street. We met the photographer and minister in Pirates Alley on the afternoon of 11-11-11 and in 5 minutes we were married. The only thing I would have loved is to have my Mad there with us but we couldn't take her along and have a romantic trip alone at the same time. I missed her but this was exactly what we needed.

In a few weeks I'll have pictures from the photographer, these are just uploaded from my phone......I couldn't wait to share.


Gillman said...

So glad you posted about this! You two are amazing together and I wish nothing but happiness for your future!

Mel said...

You are too sweet Carrie! Thank you :)

Anonymous said...

This made me so happy to read. I am so glad you have found happiness. I am so so happy for you!


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