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What are your top five wedding priorities?

Have fun, eat cake, get married.

(laughs) Get married.

Hey, I'm Nikki.

And this is my fiance Kelsie.

We're getting married this year.

And we can't wait to make this perfect day our own.

It's Wedding Season and this week, I'm getting married.

It's Wedding Season and I'm getting married.

(meow)

And while weddings are really fun

they make you do a lot of really crazy stuff.

Ah!

Uh!

I'm gonna try my best to remind myself

through all of this, that it's all so that

we can celebrate our relationship together.

Very emotional, because for a long time

this was not a reality in my mind.

And it was not a reality in the world anywhere.

And so I'm very very fortunate to

not only legally marry the person that I

so hopelessly love, but I get to do it

in a way that celebrates who we are.

With really fun friends and family

in a really beautiful place.

With lots of cake.

It's gonna be beautiful and everyone's gonna have

the best time of their life.

Having the same vision is going to set the tone

for the whole wedding planning process.

Kelsie and I didn't have a traditional wedding planner

because this is not something we could fit into our budget.

We went into this thing called the White Box.

Which is online virtual planning tools

as well as planning experts who can help you

with every aspect of wedding planning.

We went ahead and filled out their questionnaire.

We told them who we are as a couple.

We sound like such a lesbian couple.

Yeah.

I'll take the cat part out.

What our ideal wedding looks like.

- [Kelsie] Intimate time with close friends.

Also, cute dogs.

My mom's dogs will be there.

And what areas we needed help with.

Ways to take our current plan to the next level.

Submit.

After we fill out the questionnaire,

we're gonna get a call from one of the founders

of White Box.

I'm Carrie from White Box.

We help you with putting together your budget,

cohesive look and making these big decisions.

Put them together in a box, and then ship them to your door.

- [Nikki] We got so many things.

There's wedding palette colors, linen samples,

invitations that you could use.

- [Kelsie] They did everything from

helping us build out our timeline

to finding specific rental places near our venue.

And it was really, really fun.

Because they sent us candy.

Well?

My skin is glowy, my hair is beautiful,

I have lost about 10 pounds, and I have a suit

that I look great in, and I'm getting married in a week.

(gentle music)

Our wedding was in Washington state.

Kelsie and I both grew up there.

So we love the Northwest.

All of our friends and family were in the same place

for the whole weekend.

We decided to have a first look which is when we

see each other before the ceremony.

It was one of those things where the weather was perfect,

the lighting was perfect.

It was just this really great moment where everything

came together.

And she looked amazing.

It's really great to start all of the wedding festivities

with just that intimate moment with the two of us.

And from that point on, being like alright,

what we do now, we do together.

This is it.

No turning back.

The wedding itself was in an outdoor garden.

It was really beautiful 'cause you could see the water,

we were so lucky that we had good weather.

My mom has a lot of dogs.

Two of which were in the wedding.

And they pretty much stole the show.

(gentle music)

Welcome to the most happy of days

as we join in the celebration of Nikki and Kelsie's love.

Kelsie and I met when we were both pretty young.

We spent a lot of the beginning of our relationship

in secret.

Honestly to think about those days

where we first decided to be together,

to now is one of the most astonishing things

I've ever seen in my life.

And probably will ever see in my life.

Ladies, you may kiss your wife.

(applause)

I've always known that I wanted to get married.

I've been really lucky to grow up with parents

who have just been a great model for marriage.

That's always been something that's really

inspiring to me.

The wedding itself was actually this really great time

that Kelsie and I spent together.

Through the ceremony, through the reception,

we were just holding hands, or holding each other

just the whole time.

And those were often just like really intimate and

lovely times just to be together.

And we made sure to schedule that kind of time in.

So it was like a little bit of hanging out with people,

and a little bit of time to ourselves.

It was a perfect day.

Everything came together.

The place was more beautiful than I could have imagined.

We were able to enjoy the day with our friends and family.

It really felt like such a privilege to not feel like

we needed to do this in secret.

Or we needed to be anything else than

who we actually were.

If you told me five years ago that this is what

my wedding would have looked like, I maybe

wouldn't have believed you.

So this has been one big journey,

and I did a lot of work in terms of being a bride,

and prepping myself for this wedding.

I got Botox done.

I got my eyebrows micro bladed.

I got an amazing suit custom made.

I worked out and dieted for 12 weeks.

I tried out a bunch of different hair and makeup looks.

I think my goal early on was to be

as physically healthy as I could.

And it totally worked.

I have never been this healthy.

And I really do feel like I was in the prime of my life

on my wedding day.

For the honeymoon we wen to Italy.

And I ate a lot of ice cream.

And I got a little bit fat and a little bit tan.

Yeah, and we're married.

We did it.

(celebratory music)

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