i’m truly not very romantic. i have very few fantasies about white horses or moonlight dinners or sunsets.
we got engaged on christmas eve, my husband had dutifully kept his extra gift secret. he asked my mother’s permission via text message. when the time came, he handed me the box and said, “ya know i want to marry you, right?”
i took me a minute to realize he meant – soon. like for real.
so like any bride who works at a place that sells copious amounts of magazines, i bought every bridal magazine i could get my hands on. what i wouldn’t give to have that money back! although i knew that my wedding would be represented no where in their glossy pages. i bought a wedding gown in january. it was beautiful if inexpensive as these things go. i toiled to create a wedding around this gown.
i just didn’t work. it wasn’t me. i was depressed and stressed and a mess. from january until july, i hmmmed and haaaawed over ideas – not details, mind you. ideas. finally, we decided on a casual preparty and then a small ceremony a few weeks later. plans never really solidified on the ceremony although somehow i got my act together enough to pull together the party.
the week before the party, mike & i said “screw it. what the hell? this isn’t us.” we arranged to get married at the party. no fancy dresses, no silk ties, no pomp, no circumstance. i wore a cream jcrew jersey skirt & hoodie, mike wore shorts. we surprised our family and friends and had great fun. we exchanged rings and that was that.
i wish i could tell you that i had all sorts of fancy diys or clever details. i didn’t. although, it was all diy! we had bbq and cupcakes and there was lots of beer. the most memorable part was watching the kids beat the tar out of a pinata. all the kids got to give it a good whack before mike’s nephew finally opened the sucker up and the kids started grabbing up candy.
so… it’s almost wedding season in the states. it’s time to think weddings for a bit! here’s how we scout wednesdays work:
- write a blog post or post a flickr photo related to weddings in some way.
- link back to scoutie girl or this post. you can also grab my button on the left sidebar.
- then come back here and leave your link in the “mr. linky” below. and then check out other scouts!