18 days and counting!

Posted in All the details at 12:53 am by Nora

Newlywed life is treating us wonderfully so far!! It’s been a fantastic 18 days, especially with 9 of those days being spent together in Paris and London! July 15 was such a special day for us and we cannot say thank you enough for all of you who were there with us and those who had us in their thoughts. It was an amazing experience to share so many life changing moments with our friends and family. Walking down the aisle and seeing so many smiling faces was a moment I will never forget. I think I was more nervous than Julio when we got to the altar but just seeing his smile and his loving eyes made those deep breaths a little easier to calm my nerves. He looked so good in his tux, too:) Hearing the words Reverend Guillermo spoke to us reminded me how lucky I am to be marrying such an amazing man.

dad down the aisle.jpg          altar with julio.jpg          mr and mrs.jpg

          julio & boys.jpg          bridesmades & me.jpg

It all happened so fast but all of sudden we were Dr. and Mrs. Julio Pardave! I couldn’t stop smiling that day and especially during the reception! We had so much fun! It was really fun to see everyone start dancing so quickly and see the dance floor so full the entire night! The dance floor was full before we even finished our dinner! To see our friends dancing with our families and our parents friends was just what we wanted. It was a little surreal that the night was all really happening because we’d been looking forward to it for so long. The main things we wanted were to have our friends and family with us and for everyone to have a good time, so we were thoroughly pleased with how everything turned out! I wouldn’t change a thing about the night or the planning! Looking back on the planning process, it really is all worth it to feel the way we felt that night.

parents watching first dance.jpg     cake cutting.jpg     feeding cake.jpg     dancing.jpg

linds, jenny & kat.jpg     nora, julio & ben.jpg     durham girls.jpg

Everyone keeps telling us marriage is hard work and the passage that was read during our ceremony reminds us of that, but I’m looking forward to working very hard to make our marriage work. It’s off to a wonderful start with all of the love we feel from our friends and family. Thank you for making our wedding night the best night of our lives!

And please send us pictures that you have! These are all pics from our friends! We’d love to see everyone’s!


Leave a Comment