This is just the beginning!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tell me ladies, have you heard this?

"Gosh, you spend so much time planning your wedding and making sure everything is perfect and then the day goes by so fast and you don't remember any of it!"

I've heard this multiple times over the course of my engagement and here is my very public response.

Wedding planning to me is not about our wedding day, August 13th, 2011, it's about much more than that. From the day I met my love, to our amazing engagement on August 20th, 2010, I have had so many meaningful experiences that made me realize that this is not about one day of fun, it's about planning for and working towards a lifetime of love and happiness. The parties where I'm surrounded by my closest family and friends, financial discussions, pre-cana marriage prep process, trying on dresses with my mom, compromise about what's important and what's not...that is what this experience is all about. I truly believe that each and every one of those experiences have made me a better woman, friend, and future wife. I feel so close to and supported by the people around me and it is the most wonderful feeling. Major life events bring us together and I have definitely witnessed that first hand.

You all know that I've spent countless hours planning this wedding and it's because I'm designing our reception to reflect CF and I as a couple. It will be formal enough to fit the sacredness of the occasion yet romantic and fun (like we are)! We want our guests to be treated like kings and queens because that is how they've made us feel all our lives. This won't be an ordinary night, where we "make due" and "settle" will be the most special celebration of our lives and our guests will know it! No, the wedding day is not the end, it's the beginning. It's so close now and I can hardly wait!


  1. Hear Hear! Well said! I hope you have a wonderful, I'm *sure* you will :)

  2. What a beautiful post. I may print this one out so that I can read it when I lose my focus and stress over the little details.

  3. wow, that is a fantastic post. Couldn't have said it better myself!