Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mrs. Doten has arrived!!!

Happy day!!! I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon and am just glowing with all of the excitement. Now I am officially Mrs. Doten!! We had a small and personal wedding on a golf course (Blair's favorite activity). Of course a billion things went wrong (wrong flowers, wrong cake, etc.) but it was still wonderful and I wouldn't change a thing! Here's a few pics that we have gotten access to by our AWESOME photographers since then!

This next pic is one of my favorites! This is an idea I found on Pinterest and absolutely fell in love with it. Blair and I were both traditional in believing that he shouldn't see me before the wedding... didn't mean that I couldn't see him though!
I wanted to be able to get that private moment that a "first look" shot has but without ruining the surprise before the aisle. This ended up perfect. We held hands and talked about our hectic morning of getting ready apart and had a small break of relaxation and shared our happiness before our big moment. It was one of the most fun moments of the day to see that big cheesy grin on his face to hear my voice, he totally rocks my world. 

After the wedding festivities we went home and prepared for out honeymoon where our plane left at the butt crack of dawn in the morning the next day... and I have a guilty confession to make: we so watched "Pretty Little Liars" on our wedding night because we thought it was the season finale and wanted to see who "A" was before spending time in the Caribbean. Season finale was the next week and we totally missed it anyway. Thank goodness for DVR! 

In a flash it was morning again and we headed out to the beautiful St. Thomas! It really was something else, more incredible than I could dream of and a description wouldn't really give it justice. I will say though that our hotel room was right on the water. And by "right on the water," I'm not kidding. We literally could open our hotel room door and 2 steps later we're on the crystal clear blue beach.

This picture was taken right from the balcony/porch area of our room at sunset.  Just about every sunrise and sunset looked like this. It was so amazing. 

Like all good things our honeymoon had to come to an end. But on the bright side that means I'm back home and running the store again! After some much needed vacation time, I feel so refreshed and have some extra spark behind myself to really take Innov8iveKnits to the next level. I've got some extra drive and passion behind me that I lost a little while juggling a full time job, my true passion (Innov8iveKnits), and planning a wedding. 

I am so proud of where my new business has gone in the small amount of time that I've been running it and feel now that I really have it in me to tackle all of the things I want to do with it this year. I won't spill it all in just this one post (so you'll have to follow me to hear all about it) but this year will be full of tackled goals, new product, and fun things for all! That means YOU too!

I know this post doesn't have a ton to do about the business, but all of you who follow me feel like close friends and I wanted to share these special memories with you because you guys are the ones who make my dreams of being a business owner possible! You rock by the way!

My new life as Mrs. Doten is bright and full of possibilities. This year I start a new family and build my new business of my own. - Dreams really do come true.


  1. Beautiful wedding photos! And what a lovely spot for a honeymoon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thank you! We were really blessed to find such great photographers! St. Thomas is officially my new favorite place. It's the place of dreams! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous wedding photos with us. The honeymoon sounds dreamy! I enjoy reading personal blog posts especially happy ones. Here's to many happy years of love and joy!

    1. It certainly was DREAMY. I am so not ready to go back to my day job tomorrow after all this wonderful relaxation.

  3. I'm so glad you shared these beautiful pictures with us. You were definitely a beautiful bride! Best of luck to you in the future! Just think of the fun years you have ahead.


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