From South Carolina, Michael and I made our way to the beautiful island of Coronado, off the coast of San Diego, for Michael’s oldest sister – Christy – and TJ’s wedding.
But first, let me back up a little bit…to December 2010. Michael and I were in Phoenix for Christmas. Christy was single and ready to mingle. So, in the most tactful way possible, I tried to encourage her to get on Match.com as a way to meet new people. One month later, Michael & I received the following email from Christy, “So I thought about what Ashley said and bit the bullet and went on Match.com. I now have a couple dates lined up….if this fails I am hunting u down.” Thankfully for me, Christy and TJ, this did NOT fail and she met the love of her life. 🙂
**Apologies if you heard this story at their wedding, but it’s the closest thing I have to a matchmaking success, so I want to take full credit.**
Anyway, ever since Christy was a little girl, she knew that she wanted to get married on the beach in Coronado. In fact, I think she says that she has had the whole thing planned since she was about 12 (which actually proved to be quite helpful since Christy and TJ were only engaged for 7 months and didn’t have a ton of time to plan).
Last Christmas, Christy & TJ handed out cards to all of the kids asking us to be in their wedding. I was so honored to be a bridesmaid, Shannon & Lise were co-maids of honor, Joe was a groomsman and played music at the ceremony, and Michael was the OFFICIANT! A major honor with a lot of pressure! But he did an absolutely beautiful job. The entire weekend was spectacular, so let me get to it!
Wednesday night out:
Thursday, Rehearsal Dinner:
Friday, Wedding Day:
Wishing you a lifetime of love & joy, Christy & TJ!!