Well here we go! I want to apologize for the lack of post I've made here this summer. I've been such a slacker and to be honest, haven't had much of an excuse. I'd say I've been busy wedding planning, which is partially true for a small portion of the summer, however that's allllll changed, and this is why I'm here now.
Lets start at the beginning:
We got engaged. (best part)
We set a date, found our dream venue, had breathtaking engagement photos done, researched catering, went dress shopping, bought my dress on a whim at 2am (and let me add it's stunning, highly recommend to just put that credit card number in and just going for it you future brides), researched florist, brainstormed wedding favors/ save the dates/ invitations.
We made a guest list. A LARGE guest list to be exact.
This all started and lasted about less then 2 months.
I'm an organized, obsessive queen at these things. You'd think this would help with the stress level for this bride but you thought wrong. With still 8 months left till the wedding and the "major" details not even really taken care of yet....I snapped. Panicked. Freaked. Lost it. This bride broke down.
Now, I know every bride goes thru bumps in the road with the planning process and it can be highly overwhelming, but they say it'll all be worth it in the end, you get to marry your best friend, enjoy this....
That was the problem. Danny and I have been together for 3 years and I had been dreaming of this cloud nine, newly engaged, over the moon feeling, with this wonderful wedding planning experience. Which I had the cloud nine feeling, until I started planning the wedding. During this short planning process, I had overwhelmed, stressed myself out so much that I engulfed myself in planning this picture perfect wedding for all these people, that it had drained my excitement for what it was really about.
So that Friday, June afternoon, after meeting with the florist, I came home and cried and cried and cried so hard I couldn't breathe. Danny came home. And told me exactly what I needed to hear.
"I don't care how we do it, as long as you are there."
That weekend, we talked it all out. We knew if we were going to change the wedding plans, now was the time to do it. We hadn't sent out the save the dates yet and the only deposit down was on the venue.
We found ourselves talking more about what other things we could do with our money, like the trip to Ireland we've been dreaming about for years, or a house we've been wanting to purchase to start our own family, or that new truck Danny has desperately been needing.
Then we thought how much more relaxed we would be if it was a more intimate wedding.
Just our parents, siblings and our closest friends. We found ourselves talking more of options.
Those options led to excitement. Which led to the major changes.
By that Sunday morning, we were out to breakfast and Danny said, "I'm actually looking forward to our wedding now." I laughed because I felt the same way. My bride-to-be glow was back.
Now, why am I telling you this?
Well, I know over this summer Danny and I have contacted several of you for your addresses and I know, that everyone knows what that means. Since this major change though, we regret to inform most of you that this wedding has turned from a 200+ guest list to just 30 people. Those 30 people have already been contacted. Danny and I SO wish we could have EVERYONE at our wedding to celebrate with us but I'm most sure you all will understand and I hope you will all support our decision on how we will be becoming husband and wife.
I promise to try to keep this blog updated more so for those who really were looking forward to it can still be apart of it in a small way. Again, I'm so sorry for being so delayed in spreading the news. We have been taking the planning process slowly and enjoying our engagement and time with family.
Just thank you, everyone, who has been so supportive of us not just thru our engagement but in general. We are so so so blessed and love you all so much!
Until next time,
(which hopefully is sooner then later)