Wow, can it be true?! 1 year has come and gone since our wedding?! NO.WAY.
That day was the best day of my life. I’m sure you guys know that already, though. Especially from my 6 month post. But hey, I’m a proud wifi (as Charlie likes to call me)! What can I say. 😛
So much has changed since then but one thing remains the same: my love for my husband. It grows with leaps and bounds every day. He is an amazing man, a wonderful husband, my rock, and my everything. I would do anything for him if I knew it would make him happy (Charlie, this does not mean you can ask me to sit in a room full of birds or something. Within reason please lol!). Our wedding day was a true testament to how much he loves me right back.
Being engaged to someone in the wedding industry isn’t easy, let alone a “type-A-pain-in-the-butt” like myself. Charlie and I were engaged for over 2 years, talk about LONG engagement! And I started planning almost immediately. Yes, it was a long process, we procrastinated on a lot of things, and had to sacrifice more than a lot to have the wedding we (meaning I) always dreamed of. But he went along with it. Everything I wanted, he somehow made it happen (with the help of our wonderful parents and the good Lord).
When I look back on that wonderful day, all the planning, design, meetings, and execution were nothing compared to the love we felt that day. But I must say, the planning, design, meetings, and execution was something to be proud of. 🙂 The rest of October 2011 was filled with this natural high from so much love that we received, it was absolutely overwhelming. It showed me that love and memories are what truly stand the test of time. Love is the most powerful of all and it never fails to continue to show and unfold its layers to me as days pass.
This video says it all. It obviously doesn’t compare to the in-person feeling we all had, but it’s pretty damn close. I’ll never forget, and I’ll be forever grateful. <3
Carissa + Charlie | Same Day Edit from Loyd Calomay on Vimeo.
My rockstar vendors and colleagues for that day:
Ceremony location: Heritage Park, Dana Point, CA
Reception location + Catering: Seven-Degrees, Laguna Beach, CA
Wedding Planners: Sarah Valentin and Debbie Liza De Sagun, CO Creative Cartel
Stationery: CO Creative Cartel
Photography: Ja Tecson Photography
Video and Same Day Edit: Loyd Calomay Films
Cake and Desserts: Ninong’s Pastries & Cafe
Accommodations: Surf and Sand Resort