Sunday, May 29, 2011


Our amazing wedding photographer Sherry sent us a few pictures that she finished editing so I thought I'd share!

This is where we did something called a "first look." In other words, Oliver and I saw each other right before the ceremony. I loved it, I thought it was just as special, if not more so, than seeing each other for the first time when I walked down the aisle. 

and this one.... there are not enough superlatives in the English language to express how much I love this one!!

It looks like a fairytale no? 

Now I'm anxiously awaiting the rest!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Shout out to my girlzz

My life would be incomplete without these lovely ladies, and they each made our wedding day pretty dang unforgettable! 

The Beautiful Bridal Party

Highschool Sweethearts

The Vegas Hooligans

Love you girls!!!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Things (Julie Andrews?)

After the honeymoon things have transitioned back to normal rather smoothly. Most of our wedding presents are stored ever so generously by O's parents so we haven't gotten to use them yet!

There is one present I said I must have at our apartment immediately. I have probably used it at least three days a week ever since its arrival... the cast iron indoor grill. I'm obsessed. It's amazing. Food tastes like it was grilled outside on a real live grill so you can have grilled yummies 365 days a year!

As you can see, it is well used and loved!

My other most favoritest thing right now is the Whole Foods Recipe App for iPhone. You can find your perfect recipe for any occasion in a snap!

You can search by course, category, and about ten different special diets.

You can search by what you have in your kitchen already.

You can add the ingredients from recipes directly to your shopping list.

and the best part about this app? It's 100% free. (LOVE!)

Last but not least, I love the pictures our family and friends are sending us from the wedding weekend! Keep it up please! We (I say we, but I mean, well, mostly me) have been dying to see more pictures from the wedding while we anxiously await the professional ones. 

The best are the moments O and I had no idea were going on, such as THIS:

My uncle breakin' it doooooown

Or these:

My cousin and his array of faces

Or the sweet moments:

O and my momma!
O didn't miss this one, but I did, and I'm so glad we have a pic of it!

Hooray for favorite things!!


Monday, May 16, 2011

Leid in Hawaii Part Two

Today is our one month anniversary! We've been to two weddings since our honeymoon and it warms my heart that now and forever more my escort card reads:

Speaking of the honeymoon, after a lovely five night stay on Maui we boarded this to Kauai:

I'm not one to be scared of flying, but while boarding the tiniest of all planes all I could think was "may day! may day! Engine one down! may day!" Thankfully we landed safely on the ground less than an hour later.

On the way to our hotel we stopped at the Fish Hut for some fish burgers and some of the island's famous "shave ice." Which was bigasyourface deliciousness!

Through an incredibly fortunate turn of events, O and I stayed at the St. Regis Princeville Resort for six luxurious nights on Kauai's North Shore. When we arrived, we both received a lei and were escorted to the terrace bar just in time for sunset and a glass of bubbly.

The St. Regis was... epic. The level of ass-kissery was intense at first but by the end of the week I decided I could most definitely get used to a butler service and someone greeting me at every turn "Why hello Mrs. Bergmann. Is there anything that I can assist you with?" Yes, you can assist me in staying here for the REST OF MY LIFE!! YOU WILL HAVE TO DRAG ME OUT OF HERE BY MY FEET!

All tantrums aside, it really is beautiful no?

Beach outside our hotel and the view from our room!

The Lobby

We ventured off the resort a lot more than we did on Maui.

We flew over the entire Island in a helicopter

Remember in Jurassic Park when they landed the chopper at the base of a waterfall? That was here, now it's called Jurassic Falls.

                          This is the famous Napali Coast, each ridge was carved out by waterfalls over millions of years.

We got to wear sweet life vests around our hips (I wish they had been parachutes!), you know in case the chopper went down...

Watched the Spouting Horn (South Shore Kauai) for a good 30 minutes and were quite entertained

Pulled over on the side of the road to glimpse a 75 foot waterfall

Hiked for miles along the Napali Coast and to the top of Shipwreck Beach

Climbed atop a four-legged wild beast and rode through a cattle ranch

Kept it Weird while flinging ourselves Tarzan-style nine hundred feet across a ravine 

Drank A LOT of bubbly, wine, and ate a ton of fresh seafood

Hung out with local wildlife and saw the most vibrant and beautiful plants

There were stray roosters and chickens everywhere!

And enjoyed every minute we had in this beautiful, lush, tropical paradise!