some friendly advice

My cousin was recently married at the beautiful Tracy Castle, located in Wilkeson, Wash.  Just today, he left me this small peice of advice that I thought was so important and so true that I had to share it with the rest of you.

From Chad:

“Just to let you know…. after going through the “big day” recently, there is only one thing I would insist you make a part of your day. Not only do I want to tell you what it is, but I want to explain myself as well.   Becasue the day is such a blur, you and Kyle will probably not get much time to focus on each other, and it is a huge moment between the two of you that happens so quickly when you recite your vows to one another.  So…… at the end of our wedding ceremony, Steph, Jordyn, and I took a ride in the carriage together, and it’s the highlight of my wedding.  Just to have the moment to ourselves and to take in that moment – together for the first time as husband and wife – before the insanity of the reception began.  Make sure that you have that moment for the two of you as well. [Whether it’s a] carriage ride, a walk together, something . . . with JUST YOU TWO that allows you that moment.  I can’t explain its importance, you’ll just have to experience it for yourself.”

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What a {sweet} peice of advice.  I’m sure it’s too easy to get caught up in it all to really enjoy the presence of your new husband or wife.  Thank you Chad, for seeing that special moment and reminding us all to step away from the haste and focus on your new life.

Congratulations, once again, to you, Stephanie and Jordyn . . . they are wonderful additions to our family. 🙂



 P.S. Robin, of the Yakima Valley Bride magazine, also offered this advice:

“…make sure to eat at your reception–[her] one BIG blunder!”  🙂 bet you don’t think about that until your stomach calms down and starts growling at you!

Thanks Robin + Chad!


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  1. Ky Peterson

    What a great addition to the site. We can only speculate on what we think will be important on the BIG day, so it was especially nice to add those 2 contributions from an experienced bride and groom….

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