A Full Heart
May 12, 2018
Today marks two weeks since Eddie and I tied the knot in France and I’m still very much on cloud nine. We’ve since returned from our honeymoon and are back to reality playing catch up on life, work, and (for me) my neglected blog! I sit here, with a full heart reminiscing, on our special day and cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of love, joy, amazement, and total contentment when I look back on what was, so far, the best day of my life.
As I wait in desperate anticipation to receive all of our wedding pictures, I wanted to give you hope that I will indeed be posting all about the big day along with our incredible honeymoon travels, but I want the beautiful pictures from our photographer before I do so! So please, bear with me as I play catch up on life and get all my ducks in a row back in LA.
In the meantime, I wanted to share a brief reflection on our big day, April 28th, 2018. We got married in a chateau in the southwest of France (Petit Bersac) that was truly in the middle of nowhere. Yet, family and friends flew in from all across the world (South Africa, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S., Venezuela, the Isle of Man, Scotland, etc.) and trekked through the countryside to take part in our celebrations. The travel stories we heard and experienced ourselves gave us a deeper appreciation for all the efforts needed to get to our not-so-easily-accessed destination for our wedding. That feat alone was impressive and made Eddie and I feel loved beyond imagination.
Candidly, our wedding day didn’t go anything like I’d imagined it would. The lead up to the wedding was the most stressful thing I’ve ever experienced, and the anxiousness for what was ahead left me stunned with how perfect the day actually turned out. (Sounds a bit cynical, right? Do other brides leave their big day feeling like this? I’ll definitely delve more into this at a later date.) I felt emotions I’d never felt before and witnessed teams of people put together a wedding day that couldn’t even exist in dreams. It was a fairytale beyond all fairytales. I went to bed that night (or rather, the morning after) completely stunned with how effortless everything looked (whilst knowing that my wedding planner and all vendors were busting their asses in the background) and couldn’t believe how lucky I was to have experienced such a magical day marrying the man of my dreams surrounded by those we loved and who loved us.
Having seen a few preview images, I’m incredible eager to share more with you over the next few weeks!
Thank you to everyone who supported us in this journey, showed unconditional love, and made this wedding day a dream come true.
With a full heart,
Samantha Rondon (<– ahhh!)