Thursday, October 6, 2011


 I am stupidly excited.
 And girly.
 And I'm not girly.
 But today,
 I am caving in with a giant
 of unrestrained giddyness.

 And I'll tell you why.

 Last year,
 when the hubs and I decided we were in LURVE and wanted to get hitched,
 we had very little time to do it
 before he was supposed to report to OTS,
 after which he would be moving to Florida,
 and I couldn't go with him
 unless we were married.
 Stupid housing rules.
 So we decided to elope (pretty much).
 I was too stubborn to just go to the courthouse,
 but I was in the middle of nursing school and there was NO WAY a big wedding was going to happen.
 So we decided to go up to the mountains in Gatlinburg
 and seal the deal,
 just him and me
 and have our shindig later.
 My mother had other plans.
 Suddenly, we had about ten guests,
 a dress,
 and cake.
 We couldn't win.
 So we went on with it,
 knowing that we still wanted to have a wedding
 where all of our friends and family could come
 and celebrate with us.
 I have been dreaming of said wedding since I was about 4,
 when I was a bride for Halloween.
 Fake bouquet, clip-on earrings and all.

 we have been trying to plan said event
 since our marriage last November,
 but every date ends up falling through. 
 Yay training.
 It got to the point where I was embarrassed to tell my girlfriends
 "so we think we may be able to do it ______"
 I think they probably didn't even believe me anymore.

But today, it has happened.
 We found a place.
 We booked it.
 We set a date.
 And I started planning.
 What my mother doesn't understand is why we still feel the need to do this,
 when in her eyes we had a "perfectly nice wedding" last year.
 The reason we feel we need to do it
 is because none of our friends got to be there.
 And then we left town and moved here,
 and haven't gotten to see many of them again.
 We want all of our friends
 in one place
 to celebrate our marriage
 and renew our vows
 because our lives are going to change so much in the next year.
 We don't even know where we'll be living.
 Yay training.
 I never got to do all the girly stuff.
 I never got to plan.
 I never got to pick colors and food and bridesmaids dresses and centerpieces.
 And I'm kind of selfishly excited about all that.
 And my husband loves that I'm a DIY girl :)

(p.s. if you follow me on Pinterest,
 I apologize in advance for the spewing of wedding junk
that is about to ensue on my page).


  1. I am soooooo excited for you!! Yay!! Can't wait to see all your Pinterest finds and see all the fun stuff on here too!!! Congrats girl!!!! :)

  2. That is so amazing! Very happy for you!! Everyone deserves to have that day.

  3. How fun and exciting! I hope it all works out well with you. I was watching extreme couponing last night on tv. The first time I've seen it. But two sisters went shopping with all these coupons for one of sister's wedding. She even bought a bridesmaid's dress on sale, so it was interesting how much they saved. I look forward to the news you share.
    Today we were at the Evergreen Air Museum and the space museum. Talked to a man who's is a docent at the museum and his son is in Florida with AF, a pilot in training and his name is Justin S. Interesting and he's newly married as well. Thought about you but not you, I guess. Also, I had someone take our photo by a F-4E, as that plane was the kind that flew on the base where we were at and were married in that time. Just in 2 days, it will be 34 years! WOW!

  4. Every girl deserves the wedding she wants! How excited that you get another chance!

  5. YAAAAY!!! You make me all giddy with this post! I can't wait to start planning our "real" wedding. We "eloped" in March with a nice wedding in Hawaii with about 10 people (friends of the Hubs at his new unit and their wives). No cake though :(. We will probably have ours next fall so I am super excited!! I can't wait to see all your planning posts! I will have to remember to follow you in Pinterest when I get home to my computer!!

  6. Yeah! How fun and exciting! I love hearing about wedding stuff so I can't wait to hear more about it! So happy for you that you finally get your BIG day! :)

  7. I'm planning my wedding now, too! I love it. You're going to have so much fun. And I love the fact that you are a DIY bride, I'm trying really hard to be, but sometimes it is easier to hand it over to the wedding coordinator since I live so far away from where the wedding is taking place. I am also obsessed with Gatlinburg, TN (it's where we got engaged this summer) so I am basically in love with this post. Happy planning!

  8. Hey! I just found your blog through a few blogger friends of mine. I love your blog! I hope you don't mind if I become your newest follower. But anyway. Congrats on finally getting your big day! I am so happy for you! Congratulations! I look forward to reading more posts from you!


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