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It has been too long internet... I apologize. It's just that this past month or so has been the busiest and most amazing month of my life. Here's why...
Marriage is awesome. It's a whole lot of fun getting to do life with Lauren and I can't wait to see what comes next. We got married in Waco at St. Jerome's Church and had the reception at The Palladium. Both places were really cool, pictures to come soon.
So here's stories/updates, this will probably be a little out of order and jumbled, but stick with me...
The week leading up the wedding was so much fun. My best man, Scott Jackson, put together a really fun but chill weekend in Waco and the men that stood next to me at the altar are some of the funniest and nicest guys in the world.
The actual wedding itself, especially the reception, was one big party. We had tacos, cupcakes, margaritas, and a bumping dance floor. Nearly all my friends from high school made the long trip down to Waco too, that blew my mind. Those guys are second to none.
Lauren looked gorgeous. Duh.
One thing that was important to me at the actual wedding was that people danced. As a former DJ in college, I hated when I would be hired to DJ a wedding and no mattered what I did, nobody danced. Fortunately, I knew that wouldn't happen cause my friends go hard on the dance floor. But I wanted to be extra sure, so I made this mashup that was for sure to get people going. I worked way too hard on like the first 15 minutes to make sure people would dance and kind of ran out of time for the end, but I think it's fun and it definitely worked. Have a listen:
I think you can download it... If not I'll try and make that happen at some point.
A big thing at rehearsal dinners, at least at the ones I've been to, is to show a video/slide-show of the bride and groom growing up set to cheesy music and everyone says awwww. It's actually a fun tradition and a cool idea. But with me doing video production for a living, I couldn't show something cheesy... at least that's what I told myself.
So for about 3 months I put a whole lot of free time into making this video to surprise people at the rehearsal dinner. A lot of tears...
For the Honeymoon, we were lucky enough to have a family friend that let us stay at their incredible vacation home in Telluride, Colorado. I've been there three times, and every time I get to go it takes my breath away. The weather wasn't the best when we got there, but it gave us an excuse to be lazy and relax which we desperately needed. Weddings are exhausting.
But the last day the weather was beautiful, so we decided to go for a little hike. Here are the photos that Lauren and I took with the x100s on the last day.
The Honeymoon was incredible, but that wasn't the end of our week. Since we got married in Texas, a lot of family and friends were unable to attend. So we had a reception at my house in St. Louis, and Sandy Brown pulled out all the stops! It was a blast, I had so much fun I forgot to take any photos/video. Fortunately my mom got a photographer, so I'm sure photos from that will come soon too.
And now we are back in Houston... I have a lot of catching up to do, and a lot more updates to give (New Job!)... But I think that's good for today.
Thank you so much to everyone that came to the wedding and everyone else that sent their love and support from afar, it means the world to us.