Wedding of Mark and Kris #OgilvieEverAfter #BESTDAYEVER


On the last day of 2021 and pretty much six months later...

This post is coming a late but I still felt the need that I should write about it. As many as you know 2021 is the year that I had the blessing of being married for a time and all eternity. I remember that I had dreamed about this with this day this kind of love, this season of life and this type of happiness.
 I will say that I do feel that I did feel joy and happiness while I was single. I feel I did the best to improve myself and to love others as I continued the journey of dating and trying to find a match. However now that I am married I do love being able to share all the very private moments of life with my husband and to make decisions with him and to support him as he supports me. 

The Temple Sealing 
Now onto the fun stuff I really enjoyed the big day. I know it is cliche to say "best day ever" but I think it really is the best day ever--at least for the bride I hope it is for the groom as well but I will always remember our wedding day as one of the most special days of my life It was just so sweet to celebrate our union,our love and to have all the people who we love and the people that love and support us doing the same. I felt like my friends and family who went to any of the events for our wedding and who reached out to congratulate us just made the whole wedding season that much more memorable. 
The love and happiness that I felt the date of was just so palpable and especially when we were being married in the temple. I can say I literally felt the outpouring love of each and every person in attendance and even of our Father in heaven and of our family who has passed. I know that my sound a little dramatic but I know that a lot of people were a part of my journey in finding my eternal companion and essentially rooting for a happy ending or better yet beginning. 
 One of my favorite memories of the temple ceremony is also when the spiritual and sweet words were exchanged between my husband and I and one something I remember is when I was asked if I would take him as my husband I “said yes a million times yes!” That's how lucky I feel to have found my husband and how I feel he is a great man of God and totally worth the wait. A funny memory of the temple ceremony would be that when we had our first looks my husband actually took longer in getting ready I was out first, in his defense as he would say he has more to cover haha. After the first look we walked hand in hand and made our exit from the temple as husband and wife with mask on (because of covid rules) but took them off quickly and had our first kiss in public as husband and wife and where each greeted by our loved ones who were there to cheer us on and take family and friends photos. 
We then had our bridal photos and videos—my mom was so kind and stayed in the Florida summer heat to help prep me and my dress for photos. My friends Stephanie and Matt were so kind and went to go buy us Gatorades and snacks and later on my parents brought us lunch. So our first meal together as husband and wife was in the car in our wedding attire eating Burger King. 

 Then after that we headed to my parents house and we got all the decorations and things ready to take to the wedding venue. I had Mark and Andrew go and print out the wedding seating chart just in case our digital file didn't work on the digital frames which the wedding venue offered. Thankfully it did work but that's what we did in our free time. 

Once we got to the wedding venue we helped out with adding the special touches, which I would say was the wedding ring ceremony floral decor and candles the light up Ogilvie sign and arch at our sweetheart table and then everything else the flowers, the DJ, draping, tables, food, the lighting and photobooth was all taken care of by vendors. I love the venue that we found we were lucky to find it. Because of COVID there was a lot of ramped up need for all the brides of the past years to get married in the summer. We were able to compromise and do our wedding reception on a Friday evening versus Saturday because it was easier to find in “short notice”. But it really was beautiful. It was waterfront and it had a groom’s room and a brides room all glamours in white and we also had an area in the 1st floor for the ring ceremony, we had the pier for our live musicians and appetizers and then the second floor is where we had our reception overlooking the water. As for the food our caterer was amazing we had for the cocktail hour of course no alcohol but we did have a variety of drinks and appetizers that included seafood, bruschetta and others. Then for dinner we had a lovely orange strawberry vinaigrette salad to start with and bread rolls. The options for dinner were chicken, salmon and steak. For our sides we had veggies like asparagus and potatoes.

The Cake
The #weddingcake of my dreams! I thought I wanted the trendy naked cake but fell in love with the too many flavors (and wanted chocolate since it’s the grooms fav) was afraid seeing the different color layers of cake so we looked for a new design. But it could of not been more perfect for the aesthetics of the wedding. Details: Design- 3 tall tiers Inspo, white stone with gold accents The flavors- Chocolate Raspberry Honey Apricot Lemon Raspberry Floral- Roses, Astilbe & orchids **AND YES it was as YUMMY as it looked. We saved the fourth tier for our wedding anniversary.

The Wedding Looks
My wedding looks🤍👰🏻 Shoes: @jimmychoo |loved all the sparkles and that it was not slip on. Hair and makeup: @moonstone.artistry | we went for the soft glam look for makeup and retro extra volume hair with a side hair piece. I also wore a cathedral pearl veil for the ceremony. 
 My bouquet: @eventbosscfl | I wanted more muted colors so my bouquet was composed of a variety of lush white, ivory and soft pink florals and topped off with fluffy pampas it was perfect —loved all the different textures. And tied with trailing blush pink ribbon. 
 Full ball gown look: @vladiyan_official @whiteagentbridal |Threaded lace sleeves and chest area,crepe material for the rest, long train, pockets, slit and added a beaded belt— loved it all together for a more fairytale moment. 
 Mermaid fit and flare look: @theperfectdressbridal |This dress had a hint of pink, lots of beading, vintage lace and buttons through the back—all the glam that I love. 
 Fitted little white dress: @lulus |This dress was perfect for the exist as it felt bridal but easy to store in a suitcase since we flew to our honeymoon the next morning.

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