A month ago to the day, Eoghan and I got married. [Insert standing ovation here.]
We had a really amazing and small family wedding in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Eoghan grew up. It was an overcast Valentine’s Day, a chill 40 something degrees out, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
Like, here’s my handsome husband. Who wouldn’t marry this guy?!
We had a fantastic photographer, Lissa Chandler, who captured some truly fun moments, like when I opened a gift basket my friends put together. It was stuffed with Cat Cookies from Trader Joe’s (damnit, I love those so much), gummy bears, whiskey, and cards wishing me a happy wedding day. It also included this BuzzFeed list from my friend Tom, which was amazing and made me cry and laugh.
She also snagged a shot of me getting my makeup done while eating a burger and drinking champagne at 10 a.m. Naturally.
My dress was from Rent The Runway. It was a Badgley Mishka gown and I’m obsessed with it.
Here were our programs, which weren’t totally traditional, but exceptionally more fun.
And our amazing wedding party that included my BFF4Lyfe, Elisa, Eoghan’s BFF, Jim, and his other BFF, Trevor, who served as our officiant. His wedding speech for us was hysterical. And he’s available for weddings now… for a price.
I love this photo of me looking at my Dad right before he walks me down the aisle. I was so nervous, and he seemed oddly calm. He calmed me right down.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t show our dessert table. We had two cakes: one chocolate, and the other lemon. They both had cream cheese frosting, so hard to go wrong there.
Eoghan’s mom, Gayle, gave a really touching speech. She made me cry, and I love this photo of Eoghan hugging her afterward. (My dad also gave a speech, and he and I were both sobbing by the end of it. La Rosas are nothing if not a family who cries together.)
And as a gift to our friends and family, we wrote everyone Valentine’s Day cards expressing why we were happy to have them with us. This photo is of my grandparents reading their cards. It’s such a sweet one.