yesterday was mine & will's first wedding anniversary & i thought i'd share some memories of our honeymoon, wedding, anniversary, & relationship! i tried to post as little pictures as possible (and i did!) but it still ended up being a bunch.
warning: this post is ridiculously cute & mushy..continue at your own risk.
i was going to post honeymoon pictures too but decided it was a pain in the ass just getting the wedding pics up here...so i thought this picture pretty much summed up our entire honeymoon-IN DISNEYWORLD!! i want to go back soooo bad.
as you can probably tell, it was fucking hot..see how sweaty i am? yum yum. i love taking multiple showers in one day (i secretly really do) we basically spent our honeymoon drinking, sweating, walking, and some other things...i'll give you guys a little bit of a background of me & will. i first met will when i was 15 years old. will's band was playing at a little hangout aptly called "the hangout". anyway, my friend had a huge crush on will. like, big time. she thought that he was the coolest & hottest guy to ever walk the face of the earth. so i accompanied her as she bravely (and cooley) walked up to will, said hi, & introduced me as well. i thought he was cute. apparently he thought i was cute too. me & my friend had a fun rest of the night while she drooled over will & i acted like a badass. i was 15! that's what i did!
we ended up becoming really good friends. we worked together at a cd shop & he remembers me bringing him star-shaped slinkies to work when he was having a bad day. we went through some strange periods with our relationship..i really can't explain it. but we fell for each other. hard. just at wrong times... i ended up eventually breaking his heart though & i moved on. years passed, we both were in relationships with other people & we stopped talking to each other. we actually became very awkward & stand offish towards each other one night i was out with one of my friends nick, to meet up with our friend roger for his birthday. well, will & roger celebrate their birthdays together always. i don't know why it didn't occur to me that will may be there. as soon as i saw will again my heart sank...i thought the night may end badly..but we actually ended up talking the entire night. i felt that was the night we had finally reconnected. serendipity anyone?
him & his girlfriend broke up soon afterwards & we started seeing each other. the first night we hung out again he told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. shortly thereafter he proposed (with a ring!) and of course i said yes!
i had never felt so sure about anything in my entire life. he is my soulmate & i'm forever grateful to have him by my side..we've been "technically" together for 2 1/2 years & yesterday we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary!
when i got home from school yesterday he had gotten me these beautiful flowers with my favorite flowers, lilies & daisies! he also wrote a really sweet love letter since the traditional gift for the first year is paper. i won't share that with you guys though..just know, it's beautiful, touching, & made me cry! haha, LOST was even brought up in it! we went & had lunch together & then decided to do a little cd shopping..i ended up with 2 alkaline trio cds (from here to infirmary & the self titled one), glassjaw's worship & tribute, and mike patton with dillinger escape plan (!!!), all of which i've owned before but i had all my cds stolen a few years ago & since my musical taste hasn't changed very much, i've been just rebuying everything i had! afterwards we just spent the day cuddling with each other, just being together was all i could ever ask for for our 1st anniversary. it's all i wanted.
there is an abundance of hello kitty stuff in our apartment..that's my lamp & clock
isn't he a hottie? i didn't want much of a traditional wedding so he was forbidden to wear a tux! plus, it was really really hot that day. the wedding was at 2 pm in a beautiful garden. it was an absolutely beautiful day!
i'm really happy with our photographer. i told her i didn't want a bunch of staged photographs of us & i thought she was really good with capturing emotion. she just told us to walk around together, try to calm down, etc. all i remember saying was "are you nervous?" over & over to him. i strangely wasn't nervous at all.
i wish someone would have told me to take my hairbands off my wrist though!
i walked out to the cure's "just like heaven" played on classical guitar...i loooove the cure ♥
and he walked out to europe's "final countdown"
oooooh! premarital kissing!
poor will...neither of us slept the night before, but he definitely looks sleep deprived!
me & my dad :)
looks like i'm trying to choke him!
after we were announced as rachel mckay & will brett, aka the mcbretts! that's really how we were announced! haha! will got all teary-eyed & choked up during the ceremony. i kept squeezing his hands because if he cried, i was gonna definitely cry.
tori's final words..can you tell?
my suprise for will! this kick ASS fucking cake! it was sad to cut into it..
one of my favorite pictures..not staged!
it really was the happiest day of my life, as cliche as that sounds. i had so much fun, i ran around barefoot, i got to see people i love & i got to marry the man of my dreams!
sorry if i made anyone sick! :D