Rachel & Josh: The Best Day Of Their Lives

Real brides: The best day of our lives.

Before we dive into fall, let's explore the beautiful journey this Wedding Shoppe Inc. bride endured while planning a whole wedding in less than five months. Rachel and Josh wed on August 6, 2010.  Here's Rachel's story: I’ve often heard people say that their wedding day was the best day of their life. I didn’t believe it until our big day finally came.

The proposal.

March 12, 2010: The proposal came unexpectedly. Completely. My family flew out to Palm Springs, California for a week-long family vacation of golfing, tanning and relaxing. My then-boyfriend Josh met us out there and (to make a long story short) popped the big question overlooking the beautiful Shadow Ridge Golf Course within hours of our arrival.

The next day, since Josh and I (crazily) decided to plan our wedding for August 2010, the planning began. Our vacation turned into one big wedding planning festival. My poor dad hung in there with my mom and I as we immediately started compiling the guest list, possible venue choices, photographers, caterers, florists... and on and on. Overwhelming to say the least.

Planning time!

My life became a constant blur of color schemes, budget sheets, wedding gowns and cupcakes. I remember somewhere in the midst of all the craziness telling one of my bridesmaids that “anyone who says that this wedding planning stuff is fun, is seriously delusional.” Then, I found it. “THE DRESS.” The moment where your breath catches and you know that you found the dress you’ll be wearing when you promise to spend the rest of your life with the man you love more than anything in the world. It’s indescribable. When the woman helping me at The Wedding Shoppe saw the look on my face, she knew. I turned to her and said, “Do I pay now or later?” And that was it.

The big day.

August 6, 2010: Our wedding day. The whole day came and went like a flash of lightning. It was short but spectacular. Walking down the aisle, I felt the presence of everyone I love, standing up for Josh and I, supporting us as we made the ultimate commitment to each other. And in that one moment, when we looked at each other, the world stopped for us. Just for a minute, one incredible minute.

Congratulations on your wedding, Rachel and Josh.  Thank you so much for sharing your wedding story with us.  Your love for one another radiates and you both looked absolutely stunning.  Wedding Shoppe, Inc. is honored to be a part of your celebration.

We are always looking for brides and grooms to share their wedding stories with us on My Wedding Chat.  If you would like to share your Wedding Shoppe Inc. story, we’d love to hear it.  Your stories make our day; we look forward to hearing from you. Other Posts You'll Love: Falling in Love: Jill and Justin's Wedding Shoppe Inc. Story A Happy Bride: Shauna’s Wedding Shoppe Inc. Experience Kate and Adam: An Autumn Wedding To Remember

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