The Most Important Day Of My Life

July 19, 2011

Today is the day. No, it is not my Birthday (that is this coming Saturday). No, it is not the day of my second wedding (that date is still unknown, but should be in the next month or so). It is the day that my husband, Lucas, finally arrives in the United States and our life together forever begins! I am about to leave for the airport to pick him up and I cannot describe the overwhelming emotions that I am feeling in this moment. For those of you who have supported me during our long and frustrating fiancé visa saga thank you and muchas gracias.

In honor of the most important day of my life, I have decided to share the video from when I surprised Lucas for his Birthday several weeks ago. I wanted to finish my Dominican Republic posts before I returned to my posts regarding the surprise, however I simply could not wait another day — I just had to share it!

A special note: this video was not staged. The only part that was staged was the part in which you will see Lucas walking down the street to the place where I surprised him. About an hour after the surprise (once he had quit shaking from the shock) we asked him to shoot a little footage in order for the video to tell the entire story.

An Extra Special Thanks To:

Andrea Novick for being my angel and for making this trip happen. Julie Watson Gomez for planning this spectacular event and for being more than a best friend, a sister. Diego Eiguchi for creating this masterpiece and for being an artistic genius. Duff Douglas and Frances Ren Huang for being genuinely wonderful people, connecting me to Diego, and for the photos that they took (which are soon to come), despite incurring a traumatic event earlier in the day. Home Hotel and Kiwi Collection for providing us with the most perfect background for the video and for the most perfect place to stay during this trip.

**If you would like a behind-the-scenes look of the video and its creator, Diego, visit here.**

217 thoughts on “The Most Important Day Of My Life

  1. Theresa

    Amazing!!!! Congratulations of the arrival of your husband today and best wishes for wonderful. happy life together!!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I wish that the camera would have been able to capture Lucas’ face when he 1st saw me, as the tears just started pouring out of his face. It was such an incredible beautiful moment!!! Thank you SO much for your lovely words.

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  2. Colleen

    Oh.My.Gosh. How sweet! It must have been so difficult to keep that secret in and i bet you were soooooo excited! Thats awesome that you were able to spend some time together in between the wedding and when he came to the US. I’m so happy for you Andi!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It was soooooo difficult to keep the secrete and I had to keep it for 2 weeks. I thought I was going to literally burst! I’m not sure I could do it again haha. Thanks a million for your super kind words, they mean the world to me!!! XO

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m tearing up reading everyone’s awesome comments! I’m so blessed to have found Diego, because he’s just a genius. I’m planning on enjoying every single second of today and the rest of my life haha!

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  3. kay*

    I am so so happy for you! Now go get your man girl!

    (& that video had me a bit choked up I must admit….the way he looked at you…..that’s love chica).

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Haha I love it…I’m going, I’m going…and with the biggest smile on my face and it’ll be the kiss heard around the world! The video makes me choke up EVERY time I watch it!!! Glad you have the same response, that means Diego did a good job capturing the moment.

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  4. Jennifer Maltba Seabolt

    Video was SO cute!!! Congrats & enjoy the trip to the airport. I’m so excited for you both!!!

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  5. Kelly

    I DIED!!!!! So amazingly sweet and so special that you could do that for him! Many congratulations on his arrival in America and all the best for your new life together at last….but yes Andi, you have to learn to share some closet space! 😉

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Ahhhhhhh how is 1/4 of the closet space??? Is that generous enough? 😉

      I love that you love the video! It’s just absolute perfection right!?! Thanks for your super de duper kind words. You’re the best!!!

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      1. Kelly

        I think 1/4 of the space sounds generous enough…! 😉

        All the best for a memorable reunion later today – together AT LAST!!!!!

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  6. Kelly

    This is probably the cutest thing ever! I love his face when he was opening the gift bag and there was nothing in it! Congrats on finally getting to be together 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww thank you so so so much! Were you able to hear him say, “This is the best present in the world?” I’m sooo in love with this video and Diego for creating it!!!

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  7. Emily

    Yay Andi! What a beautiful video. That must be SO exciting that he is finally getting to come live with you! I know it’s really hard to be separated…my husband is in law school in a different city during the school year, and the last school year, only got to see each other on weekends. He was home all summer and is about to go back, but luckily my job has agreed to let me work there 2 days a week. But still–being separated from your love sucks! So happy y’all are able to start your life together. And I know that video is something you’ll treasure forever.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh wow, I had no idea that you and your hubby were/are separated as well…and you’re still newlyweds, boo!!! The only comfort that I get from being away from him, is that when we are together we cherish EVERY single second. Thank you a million times over for your gorgeous words. I’m SO touched!!!

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  8. Terra

    Awwww, I was crying! His face was priceless! That was so beautiful:-) Enjoy every moment now that he is home:-)
    Love and Hugs, Terra

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww and now you’re making me cry! I love that you connected with the video so deeply. Can’t wait for our date and for you to meet him. Love and hugs back!!!

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  9. Tom

    Aww I absolutely <3 this! I think it's amazing that you've managed to make your relationship work whilst living in different countries – different continents, even! – and even more amazing that Lucas will be moving to the US to be with you very shortly!

    Your story is proof to anyone in a relationship with a person from another country (like me, although luckily I'm in the same country as my partner at the moment) that with effort things can and DO work out, and is an inspiration, too.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      What an AWESOME comment! If it’s true love, no matter the distance, it will work, period. We survived 6 years in different hemispheres and despite so many frustrating and painful obstacles. The day has FINALLY come where we can begin the rest of our lives together in the same place. YAY!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  10. Laura

    I finally get to read a post but my internet is too slow for the video to load!!! 🙁 But I’m still soo happy for you that this day has come!

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  11. Jeremy Branham

    Congrats Andi! What an exciting day for you to finally be able to begin your lives together. I can only imagine what joy you are experiencing now and am happy for you!

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  12. Natalie T.

    OMG OMG OMG! So amazing! I’m so happy for you both and that you’re finally TOGETHER in the same country indefinitely. 🙂 I was watching this at work, and I’m trying really hard not to cry. I can tell how much you two love each other. Incredible.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Your comment is making me tear up for like the 10th time today. Yes, there is SO much love between us!!! I feel so, so, lucky to have found him and for him to have waited for this moment for 6 years for me. Not many men would wait patiently like that! Thanks a million for your kind words. Much love!

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  13. Bluegreen Kirk

    Congrats! And welcome to the States Lucas hope you two start off on a great note at the airport!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I will pass on your comment to him when I see him! We will definitely have the most perfect start to our new life at the airport. I will be the kiss heard around the world LOL!!!

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  14. Krista

    So outrageously happy for you, darling!! I feel such relief and peace for you knowing you’ll be with your man for good so soon! 🙂

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  15. Erik

    So happy for you guys! The video is priceless. You are both so very lucky.

    Just proves, good things come to those who wait!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Yes, good things come to those who wait, but I so don’t have patience!!! Thank you so much for your kind words, they are SO touching! Yes, we feel VERY lucky!

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  16. Oneika the Traveller

    Gosh! Yall are just so cute together and the vid production is just incredible. But me being the girly girl I am, I MUST say that I LOVE your makeup! The smoky eye and glossy pink lip is just gorgeous. Did you do it yourself?

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you sweets!!! I’m happy I pulled it off as well, I’m really surprised I could keep it a secret in the end and with that damn ash cloud…

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  17. mi-an d.

    wow! what a wonderful video!! you look gorg! 🙂 and now you are about to embark on a new journey…the married life together!! :)) all the best!! xx

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  18. Alouise

    Beautiful video, I even teared up. Happy to hear your husband has finally come to the US. It seems like the start of a beautiful life together.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thanks a million!!! Glad you enjoyed the video, I tear up every time I watch it haha. I’m so ready for our beautiful life together to begin, been waiting 6 years!

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  19. Abby

    Awwww!! Thank you for sharing with us! I love that you girls had sooo much fun — and what a wonderful, wonderful wife you are. 🙂

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  20. Arti

    Wow! That was nicely done! Pretty special…
    And Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday in Advance:)
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      It’s FINALLY over yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously feel like I’m in a dream right now. Thanks for all of your love and support along the way!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      His response to seeing me was so ridiculously beautiful. Diego is a genius, but you simply just had to be there. No video could ever capture THAT moment!!! Mil gracias linda!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I love it too and yes Lucas’ reaction was absolute perfection!!! Worth flying all the way down there just to see his reaction! I’m so so so happy we’re finally together toooooo!

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  21. Ceri

    I smiled through every bit of this, hun. I’m so happy that he’s finally there with you. You two are meant for each other. 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww yes I totally feel like we’re soul mates! I’m so excited this day is finally here, feels SO surreal. Thanks for always supporting me!!!

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  22. Sarah Wu

    Aww sweetie, congrat on the arrival of your husband. I’m so happy that you love one finally reunited. Love is patience is so true : ) Best of everything. I bet you’re so so so happy. I use to have long distance relationship with my hubbie too. He was near buffalo for school. And I only get to see him on Holiday or when school takes off. It was hard back then but it all seem to worth now and I’m super happy that you guys can see each other everyday. 🙂 much love

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      What a gorgeous comment! Thank you so much lovely!!! Long distance is challenging, but there were some positive things about it that I will cherish forever. Thank goodness though that we’re finally together and can truly begin our married life. I’m excited for your married life to begin too! Much love!!!

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  23. Kyle

    No matter how many times I’ve seen the video, it doesn’t get old. The look on Lucas’ face when he realizes you’re really there is SO sweet.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you so much!!! He was ridiculously shocked and his hands were literally trembling for over an hour. Poor thing! I’m not sure if you could hear on the video when he said, “This was the best surprise in the world.” So, it was worth shocking him! 🙂

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  24. Audrey D.

    Omg, Andi! Rewatching your video today and it brings tears to my eye! This is such a beautiful moment! Can’t think of a better birthday present, ever. It’s the kind of moment you can cherish forever and you have this lovely video to remember it.

    beautiful:)

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  25. Claudia Cavazos

    So cute. Every time I see one of your post, I think about how different life must be for you now. I try to imagine what you feel waking up next to your husband everyday. How you’re adjusting to married life. It’s like a movie, so magical. The only problem is I want more. I could just sit and watch ya’ll for hours. I’m so happy for you.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I wish I could have my own reality TV travel show haha!!! Thanks for this gorgeous comment, you rock! XOXO

      PS Yes life is SO different. I could write many blog posts on that subject. 😉

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  26. Louise

    What a joy to watch. Lucas and your excitement gave me goosebumps.

    And may I say again, GOD, he’s gorgeous. LOL

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  27. Tours Of The Vatican

    What a nice surprise for him – this was such a cute video, I’m glad I went through the posts to see it! Thanks for sharing, it really was touching 🙂

    Heidi

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  33. Colleen Brynn

    Wow!!! Good for you for pulling that off… I’m also working on my own little surprise (thankfully my boyfriend doesn’t keep track of what blogs I comment on)… I won’t have that kind of superb video but I will definitely try to get his reaction on tape… HUGS xoxox

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