22 October 2011

Happy 21 weeks of marriage!

My now husband proposed to me in May 2010 and it took me a few months to get motivated to plan a wedding. I was enjoying my new status (and new ring) and loved how excited everyone was for us. All that excitement wore off once I started to make decisions and get down to business though. I realized I was unsure about what I wanted because, quite frankly, it didn’t matter all that much to me. Don’t get me wrong- marriage seemed ideal. I was blissfully in love and couldn’t wait for the world to know just how committed and dedicated I was to my relationship. I just knew in the long run that at the end of the big day we would still be married and happy despite the minor details that some brides go ape shit crazy over. We found a venue and set a date of May 28th, 2011. I got a dress, decided on sage green and black as colors, booked a caterer, DJ, videographer, photographer and florist and anxiously awaited. My nerves made me feel uncertain about having a wedding as I began to dread how it would all come together and realized just how frightened I was of being a bride. Again there was no commitment issue, I was just scared to have all this attention on me and wasn't sure it was necessary. I kept thinking, "Why didn't we just elope?" It would have been a much simpler process. Matt kept telling me it was important to his family and I knew in retrospect it would be important to me too. 21 weeks ago today we were married and even though it pales in comparison to everything that's happened in between and everything that's to come, I am grateful that we did have a wedding but even more I am grateful for my husband and everything our marriage symbolizes.

I know, I look thrilled.

10 Thoughts :

Shannon October 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM  

Happy 21 week anniversary. :)

And forgive me for saying this, but your "girls" look fabulous in your wedding dress! :)

Caiti October 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

Happy 21 week anniversary! Wedding planning is like THE most stressful experience ever. Even the thought of raising a human child to adulthood seems less daunting to me than that was. But I agree, the memory is worth it in the end. You looked gorgeous!!!

Marilyn October 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

lol - your picture screams either "whew, almost over per how much it took to plan a wedding, or so much so - can he hurry and take this photo.. lol.." lovely post.. CONGRATS on marriage : )) Great Blog you have here, .I'm officially following ya with smiles.. I also wanted to know if you would like to join in on my project..? Project PINK.. Painting the blog world PINK for a day.. Breast Cancer Awareness on Oct 3oth..!! Over 40 blogs so far are in.. Please check it out - it'll mean SO MUCH to me.. Wishing you a lovely weekend..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/paint-your-blog-pink-awareness-faith.html

Sarah October 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM  

Happy anniversary! :-) Love the pic...you were a beautiful bride!

Kelly October 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM  

Happy 21 weeks together! To many more :)

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Shannon October 22, 2011 at 10:54 PM  

Awww! Girl, I know what you mean about just wanting to call it a day, and elope! haha :) I wish I had my wedding outside, or on the beach. That's what I really wanted. My husband wanted a wedding in a church...because his religious grandparents would have a cow if it wasn't in a church. I don't regret it, but I guess I'll have to do a vow renewal on the beach :)

Your dress is FAB - that neckline is divine! :)

Marjorie October 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

Love your dress! I like the picture too :)

marie October 23, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

The look on your face is hysterical! I totally felt the same way, just so mushy gushy in love I really didn't care at all about the wedding. In fact I let my mom plan the whole thing with a budget of about $3,000. I always get sad when people put so much emphasis on a wedding. Put it on the marriage.

Chelsea October 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM  

I loved this post. And that picture at the end is perfect. Ha ha.

Happiest 21 week anniversary!