The Couple:  Alicia and Tyler Thomson
Wedding Date:  October 17, 2009
Photography by Jodi Yorston Photography
Tell us a little about you and your beloved:  My husband and I went to high school together but never hung out. We started hanging out through a mutual friend after high school and things just started going from there.
I went away to school for a year but came back after not liking the school. Our relationship started to get stronger from there, and we dated for about  five and a half years. Long story short, he asked me to marry him, and we got married a year later!
We have been together for about seven years now, and I couldn’t imagine my life any different. I found my best friend, my soul mate, the person who completely understands me and loves me for me, and I love him for him. We can be completely goofy or out of control together and feel like we don’t have a care in the world. Life is good.
What was the most amazing part of your day?  I would say the most amazing part of the day was just seeing all the people who came out to celebrate our wedding. It was so great seeing people that we haven’t seen for a while and quickly catching up and dancing the night away with all of our family and friends. Of course it was awesome when we said “I do” as well.
What else would you like to share about your big day?  A funny thing happened during our ceremony. My husband and I were going through all the typical ceremony things and in the middle of it all, he leaned over and kissed me, before we were pronounced husband and wife.
I replied with “You’re not supposed to kiss me yet!” to which he replied “I don’t care!” It had everyone laughing and it eased my nerves as we were standing there in front of everyone going through the rest of the ceremony. I will never forget that!

Ceremony Site:  The Old Sugar Mill
Reception Venue:  The Old Sugar Mill
Photographer: Jodi Yorston Photography
Videographer:  My family
Cake:  We had a chocolate fountain that we coordinated through our caterer in lieu of a cake.
Flowers:  The Right Touch Florist
Favors:  We had frosted Chinese take out boxes empty with a candy bar for people to fill them with whichever candy they desired.
Wedding Dress:  PW Jitters
Bridesmaid Dresses:  PW Jitters
Hair:  Image Provocateur
Makeup:  Image Provocateur
Invitations:  DIY
DJ/Entertainment:  Sound Image Entertainment
Honeymoon location:  We went to Disneyland to just relax after the wedding, but we are planning our real honeymoon now which is a three week trip to Europe.
First Dance Song:  “Then” by Brad Paisley
Any advice you’d give to our readers who are planning their weddings right now?  I would say to not sweat the small stuff. You think it is so important when you are in the moment trying to get everything done, but, really, no one notices. Everyone is just so happy to be celebrating your day, no one cares (or knows) that the napkins are one shade lighter than you wanted them to be.
Anything that you would have done differently if you were given the chance?  I would probably have gotten a professional videographer. Don’t get me wrong, my family did an awesome job capturing the moments for us, but I still have not put them all together to have an actual DVD of the day. They are just clips sitting on my computer. I just wish it was all done for me already.
Photos courtesy of  Jodi Yorston Photography

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