The Hoangers: Thank you!

Finally almost back in action! It’s been a long ass time since I’ve had even a second to think about the blog and now that I can, I can start off by just saying a few quick thanks on behalf of Diana and I. After a year of preparation and tons of sacrifices (mostly car parts), the time has come and gone in the blink of an eye. They aren’t kidding when they say to slow down and breathe and enjoy the moment because by the time we knew it, Diana and I were laying in the hotel bed and said “I can’t believe it’s over…”

20140805-160552-57952579.jpgThe biggest thanks goes to our wedding party – this wedding would not have been possible without any of you. Diana and I have talked to each other over and over and over about this wedding and it always comes down to you guys. We would not have done it any other way and you guys have made every moment leading up to our special day worth it in a million ways and more.

We said it in our thank you speech, and I’ll say it again – being a part of the bridal party is not as simple as showing up as the bride and grooms sidekicks to help us look pretty. It’s a financial commitment, it’s a time commitment, and it’s an emotional commitment. For everything that you all have done, we are forever grateful and I wish there was a better way to show it. But trust me when I say that for as long as Diana and I around, we got your backs just like you had ours.

This picture was our post-rehearsal picture and man, do I miss it…

20140805-160553-57953236.jpgThanks to all my groomsmen – you guys have been the best team of groomsmen that I could have asked for. I can’t count how many times that I’ve heard a “if you need anything, let me know” or a “what else do you need to do for the wedding?”. It’s things like that that make you guys the A-team. Thank you for thinking so much of Diana and I through all our stress and anxiety. I am most grateful for the effort you guys put in for us on Sunday. There was no hesitation to get things done, no leaving things missed and you guys truly helped put the spotlight on Diana and I.

Thank you for putting up with my OCD about getting things done perfectly and for ensuring things were done to the best of your ability. I really could not have asked for more. I am glad that I got to sit with YOU guys at the head table that night. Thank you.

As JC would say #GREATLENGTHS

20140805-160552-57952838.jpgThank you to all the beautiful bridesmaids.  You ladies filled the day with so much fun and joy and each and every one of your smiles are so big and so bright that I can’t help but smile myself when I look at every picture you are all in. Diana is so (f***ing) lucky to have you all in her life and to have you there to share her special day. There is no other combination that would have made the bridesmaids group more stunning and neck breaking than all of you.

Thank you girls for everything – for helping Diana and for making sure that she could be in the spotlight all the time. Thank you for sharing your tears with us even if your make up got ruined, thank you for complimenting the groomsmen so perfectly – each of you were the best arm candy that they would ever have for free for a day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

20140805-161253-58373220.jpgOne of the biggest and perhaps most overlooked thanks goes to you two – Derrick and Thy. You two are more important than you think and you are as close to being the foundation of our wedding day as you can get. I can’t even begin to put into words how much passion and hard work that you two put into our day and it truly makes Diana and I so happy to have you two in our lives. You guys are the best.

Showing up early, making things perfect, setting the sign in table up and just working it like nobodies business – thank you. There is so much that you guys have done behind the scenes that I wish I could thank you for every single thing. Thank you for understanding our (my) need for perfection and working with it. Thank you for insisting that it’s your pleasure when really it is ours. Most importantly, thank you for being a part of the family – we wouldn’t want it any other way.

20140805-160555-57955487.jpgGopesh! Thank you for being free for everything that we needed and waiting around hand and foot for whatever it was we needed. Ever since the engagement, you have been so helpful and open to doing whatever it took to get the job done. Thank you for showing up in a snazzier suit than all of us, and thank you for playing such a big part in both our lives.

Nobody is more baller than you – as this picture proves. Thank you for everything!

20140805-160553-57953780.jpgAnd last but not least – thank you to everyone in this picture (with some missing). Your surprise dance absolutely blew us away and brought back some good memories that I’m glad we got to relive again. We had no idea what you guys were up to for the last few months and it makes us so thankful to have people like you that are willing to put time and effort into our big day. I have been told stories of all the close calls of getting caught and either Diana and I finding out and we think it’s hilarious. Have no fear though – we didn’t even think anything close to what you guys did was going to happen and I’m glad we didn’t.

All of you KILLED the performance and we watch the video over and over again. We love you all!

20140805-160553-57953621.jpgAnd finally – just Diana and I halfway through the night and it’s super sad to see this picture because it went by too quick. If we could relive the day over again with all of the anxiety, nervousness, tears, laughter, surprise, happiness, and joy – we wouldn’t change a single thing. It was perfect.

For the 100000th time in this post – thank you again to everyone who made this day so special for us. It wouldn’t have been possible without you guys. It’s a blessing to know that all of you were there to share the day with us and we hope that you feel the same! Now for a new chapter in our lives!

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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

2 thoughts on “The Hoangers: Thank you!

  1. I normally just read your blog and don’t comment but today I have to say congratulations! So…congratulations to the two of you!! Looks to be a fantastic day and I hope you guys have many more to come in the future.

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