I am no stranger to weddings. As the daughter of a pastor, I have attended more weddings than I can count. Even as a little girl, each ceremony I attended became a source of inspiration for the giant mental checklist for my own future wedding. After 21 years of gathering information on what would make the perfect wedding, I got to have my own. Thirteen years ago I married the man of my dreams, Toby Brooks. Although our wedding was far from flawless, it was a beautiful beginning to a marriage that has grown into what I would call a Diamond Marriage–strong, solid, and beautiful. Toby and I have been blessed with two wonderful children. Our daughter, Brynnan is 6 and our son, Taye is 4.