Sunday, June 27, 2010

"It Definitely Lived Up To The Hype"

Hola amigos, we're finally back from our honeymoon and I've got so much to talk about, I don't know where to start.  First of all, in spite of many mishaps and uncooperative weather, our wedding was incredible.  Hands down the best day of our lives on what was hands down the best weekend of our lives.  The love and happiness that filled the weekend was something I remember feeling so damn lucky to experience.

And the honeymoon? Well, I hate to sound repetitive here but again, it was the best trip we've ever taken together and it was for sure the best vacation I've ever been on.  Between snorkeling with sea turtles, hiking behind a 250-foot waterfall and swimming underneath Angel Falls, everything exceeded our expectations.  What's not to love about eating freshly-caught seafood under the stars while sharing a bottle of wine on a Caribbean island? And while sleeping out in hammocks with mosquito netting during our trek to see the waterfalls wasn't exactly the most romantic of settings, it was definitely memorable (and for the record, in spite of the mosquito nets and copious amounts of bug spray, I still have more bites than I can count.)

Back at our post-wedding brunch, in between bites of an amazing bacon-mushroom omelet, my friends and I were discussing the fun of the night before and someone said something to the effect of "It definitely lived up to the hype." I loved this and it has become something of a catch-phrase for me when thinking of our wedding and then Mr Trailmix and I continued saying it during the honeymoon too.  Don't get me wrong, it was far, far from perfect.  But it was ours and damn if we (and most of our guests) didn't have the best time ever.

To all our family and friends, if you're reading this, thank you, thank you, a million times thank you.  You all made our wedding and it was amazing because of each and everyone of you.

Here are two of my favorite (obviously non-professional) photos from the night.  Note my bare feet in the first one and Mr Trailmix's tie wrapped around his head in the second one.  Yeah, we know how to party :)

The three guys in this photo are all boyfriends or husbands of my bridesmaids.  We're a classy bunch.

During an impromptu group circling and sing-along during The Beatle's "Hey Jude" towards the end of the reception. One of my favorite moments of the night which will definitely be getting it's own post once recaps get going.

And finally, just to prove that we're not complete out-of-control, lunatic lushes, here's my favorite photo from the honeymoon.  Many thanks to the random Italian man we asked to take our picture who insisted on using the zoom function on my camera, positioning us as such and taking multiple shots to get the right one because this one is pretty much perfect...

So to sum it all up? It definitely lived up to the hype :) And I can't wait to share it with all you in the coming months! Thanks for awaiting my return with bated breath (what, you were desperately waiting for me to come back, right? And on second thought, what exactly is bated breath anyways?) I know I missed you all immensely during my two-week hiatus from the internet but don't stress, Trailmix is back! And married! Weeeeeeeee!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is WONDERFUL!! I cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures, we'll be anxiously awaiting your recaps. Looks like you guys had a blast, and that's what's most important! The photo of you two on your honeymoon is PRICELESS!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!

  2. I agree 1000% - our wedding was the best day hands day. One month later and I still haven't come down from the high. And now we are getting all the pictures in and I feel I'm reliving it all over again. I'm so glad yours was so amazing and I can't wait to see more pics.

  3. YAY! LOVE your honeymoon picture! WOWZA!

  4. Congratulations! The photos look amazing. Can't wait for the recaps!

  5. Oh congratulations...what amazing photos - all of them! It is obvious you had a great time. And absolutely, no wedding is perfect and is without it's share of mishaps as is evident in my own recaps from our wedding 2 1/2 months ago :) Welcome to this side of the bridal adventure!