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There is no way to really describe how you feel before you walk down the aisle. I would like to think I had a strong calmness to me. My mother thought I had zoned out as I wasn’t talking. As she was going to be the person to walk me down the aisle, she kept coming in my face asking “Are you nervous? How do you feel? You good?” I sometimes thought she was more nervous than I was. It was show time.

I didn’t tell my fiancé what I would be walking down the aisle to, so it was a surprise to him. As Eric Roberson’s “She” began to play, the doors opened and I lost it. Thank God my aunt brought my grandfather’s handkerchief to carry with me. He had passed away right before my fiancé proposed and I always wanted him to be the one to walk me down the aisle. I am happy that a little piece of him made it with me that day.

Now, I done told ya’ll I am ALWAYS the first person to cry at a wedding, so this was no shocker. My mother and I hadn’t made it one step and I was crying. When those doors open, and you witness everybody that you love looking at you and smiling, THAT is a gift from God. That room was full of love and I hadn’t even seen my future husband yet.

Midway down the aisle, I figured I needed to fix my face as everybody was watching and cameras were everywhere. As we turned the corner, I saw my future husband standing there. He was so handsome and he had the biggest smile on his face. I honestly couldn’t believe this was happening. After many failed relationships, years of having my guard up and years of thinking I may never get married, here we were, about to tie the knot and jump the broom.

There is so much to tell about that day, that I KNOW I can’t get into right here, so I will leave you with words to describe just how we felt:

Loved, happy, hopeful, joyous, tipsy, grateful, tired, overwhelmed with hugs and well wishes, beautiful, handsome, blessed.

That day was a gift from God. It was everything that we both wanted. We cried, danced, laughed, smiled, saw people we hadn’t seen in ages, drank, danced some more, etc.

Despite everything we went through to get there, separately and together, that day was perfect…..for us.

About the Author: She holds multiple degrees, is a natural born socialite, a business owner, an extreme exerciser of faith and a realist. After 3 years of dating and a year of being engaged, she is ready to tell the truth about what to expect when you are transitioning from being a single woman with no worries to a future wife. For the sake of these articles, let’s just call her Nina. After all, that was here “Club Name” for over 15 years….so yeah, introducing Nina.

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