It's here! It's here! After 14 months of planning, making decisions, shopping for the perfect dress, changing our seating chart half a dozen times, and making sure we had all of the necessary plans in order to have the best party of our lives, our wedding week is finally here!
I will be the first to say that it has not been an easy process. I have an extreme Type-A personality, so to relinquish all of my control (not to mention money) to other people has been a real test for me. There were nights filled with tears over things as silly as the price to rent chairs for a 20-minute ceremony (reminds me that I need to get into the chair rental business), and nights of pure excitement as more and more people began booking their flights out to Arizona, and moments of frustration with everything in between. But at the end of the day, all of our favorite people, from California to Maine, are going to be in the same room, sharing our love for each other.
Doesn't that just warm your heart? It makes mine want to explode into a million tiny pieces. I have hard a very hard time processing any other emotion besides stress over the past 10 months or so, but now that we are 5 days out from being Mr. and Mrs. Johansen, I feel nothing but love. I am the luckiest girl in the world to get to marry my best friend, and I still cannot believe that I am the one who gets to spend my life with someone so wonderful.
With that being said, you can follow our journey over the next week as we celebrate life and love on instagram, #hotdogitsawedding. And I will be back next week, a wife, another year older (planning a wedding 2 days before my birthday was an oversight), and relaxed knowing that the wedding planning os over and we can focus on building a wonderful marriage!