The Big Day!

Going up the stairs to where our ceremony was. I was so crazy excited!

Going up the stairs to where our ceremony was. I was so crazy excited!

Kris seeing me for the first time in my dress! Aww! 

Kris seeing me for the first time in my dress! Aww! 

Sharing our wedding vows. 

Sharing our wedding vows. 

Kris is so emotional here. Seriously cute! But more than that, those tears were of sincere love and devotion. I am a lucky lady!

Kris is so emotional here. Seriously cute! But more than that, those tears were of sincere love and devotion. I am a lucky lady!

She liked it, so she put a ring on it!

She liked it, so she put a ring on it!

I returned the favor!

I returned the favor!

A little aggressive I know, but I couldn't help it! 

A little aggressive I know, but I couldn't help it! 

I am so happy to call these lovely people my parents! Love them!

I am so happy to call these lovely people my parents! Love them!

Making everything official!

Making everything official!

So grateful we got to share our special day with these amazing people!

So grateful we got to share our special day with these amazing people!

The ladies! Kris's mom and sister.

The ladies! Kris's mom and sister.

The gents! Kris's dad and (ex) brother-in-law 

The gents! Kris's dad and (ex) brother-in-law 

Showing off our rings!

Showing off our rings!

Standing in front of the famous plaque stating that Cambridge City Hall was the first location that ever performed an official same-sex marriage! 

Standing in front of the famous plaque stating that Cambridge City Hall was the first location that ever performed an official same-sex marriage! 

Walking out of Cambridge City Hall, married and all!! 

Walking out of Cambridge City Hall, married and all!! 

First meal together! We were starving!

First meal together! We were starving!

The day it all became a reality! July 28th, 2011. I was getting married and becoming Mrs. Kaylene Packer... well, kind of! (Utah wouldn't let me change my name because they refused to recognize my marriage license. That is a later story!) 

We woke up and went our separate ways. Kris never saw me in my dress until I walked into the room where we got married; we were really good about keeping little surprises, like that and our vows. Surprises make everything more meaningful and memorable. I remember walking into the room and being so overwhelmed by my happiness. I mentioned before about how I don't normally cry...and I didn't (but I couldn't stop smiling so much that my cheeks were sore later that day), but Kris cried enough for the both of us. She is the sweet, emotional one out of the two of us. This moment will go down in my book as one of the most inspirational, happy, treasured, exciting, significant, and sacred moments of my life. I got to marry the love of my life - what is more magical than that? We never gave up on each other, and that is what got us to that point. I was ready to make Kris my number one! I was fully committed, no doubts in my mind. I knew that this is what I wanted more than anything! And I am so happy to say that marrying Kris was the best choice I have ever made in my life. She makes me want to be a better person every day. I feel like we completely know and understand each other, and crazy enough, still love each other and want to be together. I found my person! *Cue the fireworks*

It was so special and meaningful to us, being able to share that with Kris's family. Having them there and feeling their love and happiness was the cherry on top. They have been so great and supportive since day one, and that has been such a blessing! 

After the ceremony we had a good lunch and then we were off to New York to celebrate. We had all of our stuff packed and were ready to jump on a train after lunch and head on our way. It all happened so fast! And we were exhausted, it was nice to get some rest on the train.

And we were off...some of us still in our wedding clothes and all. (I changed out of my dress, don't worry.)

And we were off...some of us still in our wedding clothes and all. (I changed out of my dress, don't worry.)