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I’m Married!

The last few weeks have been some of the most exciting of my life, and it feels good to be falling into a routine with my new husband. He moved into my place, and we’ve done a lot to make it feel like ours, not just mine.

Our wedding was amazing. It was pretty casual, but it was still such a big ordeal! My new sister-in-law, Jessie, coordinated everything for me, which made it easy for me to relax. I still felt stressed leading up to the day because there was so much non-stop attention on me, but I was grateful too. Most people in our lives who love us were all in one place for the weekend, and we made memories that I’ll definitely carry with me for a lifetime.

It was cool to see our families together too, and we all danced the night away. Even my mom cut a rug for a few minutes thanks to my sister and one of my uncles. Dad was here for a week, which was nice. I get to see everyone else pretty regularly, so it was a treat to spend time with Dad. He was really flexible too, which I needed, because I felt overwhelmed in the days preceding the wedding.

My dear friend, Leslie, flew in to be a part of the wedding too. I flew to San Francisco earlier this year to spend time with her, and after getting makeovers at Neiman Marcus she found the perfect bridesmaid dress there.

Kris (aka Unicorn) flew in from Minnesota and made herself available for everything I needed. At one point she had protein drinks and champagne chilling in the bathroom sink at the hotel.  She also made sure that I drank water (balance, people…balance.) and that my bridesmaids had room to get ready on the day of the wedding. Thank you, Kris.

My besties were all there too. It’s incredible to reflect on the friendships I’ve made since moving to New Orleans. Carl and Elaine got married the week before us, and I’m pretty sure we’re all still exhausted from all of the fun we had over the last few weeks.

My sister was my matron of honor, and I was so happy to have her there with me. It was a great excuse to spend time with her whole family too! I’m so grateful that her in-laws and her sweet BFF joined us for the wedding weekend too. I posted loads of pictures on Instagram, and I’m sure I’ll do the same when we make our way back to her house in October.

The week before our wedding we celebrated with our close friends. Carl and Elaine’s wedding was the most fun I’ve ever had at a wedding, and my own definitely rivaled the level of fun for me.

They asked me to sing “To Make You Feel My Love” during their ceremony, which was an honor for me. I love to sing, and celebrating the love of my friends was a great reason to do it.

I sang at another wedding of dear friends the week before that too, and I even got to sing a karaoke tune during Carl and Elaine’s wedding reception.

Michael even thought it was a good idea to join me on the stage as I sang karaoke, and we laughed our guts out.

The next photo sums up our relationship pretty well. I’m usually singing something, and he’s usually got my back…making me laugh and supporting me. Sigh…we’re so cute.

I learned a lot about my future husband during wedding season. At the first wedding we attended he crushed it on the dance floor! He even knew the dance moves to “Footloose,” and he nailed it.

He’s quite the dancer, and he’s actually not bad at it either. Ha.

I know that being married won’t always be peaches and cream, but it’s pretty great right now. There’s so much change happening, yet it seems like good change. This is definitely a wonderful season of life, and I’m so thankful for it.

God really has given me so much more than I even knew I wanted. When I look back on my life I think about mistakes I’ve made and stupid things I’ve done, and I’m overwhelmed by God’s grace and his mercy. It’s phenomenal, and I can’t wait to see where this next chapter takes us.


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    June 14, 2017 at 7:50 am

    How wonderful! Congratulations!!

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    Alesha B Poche
    June 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations! You are such a beautiful, glowing bride! Enjoy all that comes with this chapter of your life…you deserve it!

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    June 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations, Michael and Kenlie! May you keep Christ at the center of your relationship as you enjoy life’s journey together. <3

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    June 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness!

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    Toni Martin
    June 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    so thankful you posted pictures of your joy!!!!!! thanking God for His design of marriage!!! may He continue to have the preeminence in your relationship! As you each grow closer to Him you will grow closer to each other . With Him all things are possible!!!!

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    June 14, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, you looked so beautiful!! The last photo just says it all . . . congratulations!!

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    June 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

    The love is just shining thru in the last photo

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    June 15, 2017 at 6:05 am

    you both look sop happy!!! BIG Congratulations!!!! You look stunning!

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    June 17, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations! You are positively radiant!

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    June 21, 2017 at 11:47 am

    How lovely you look – and how in love! Best Wishes to you both!

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    July 7, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Aww, congratulations! You look so lovely – and you’re positively glowing. 🙂

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