Today is a very special day for me! Well, for the Hubs too. 4 years ago today, I married my very favorite person in the universe. It’s crazy to me that it has only been 4 years. It’s hard to imagine life before him at this point. It’s like we always were. I kind of feel like that’s God’s way of telling me, “Yep, I had you in mind when I made him.” I recently came across a post in which a woman told the story of how she and her husband came to be. It’s one of those magical stories where boy meets girl. 1 day later boy and girl profess their love and very quickly after boy and girl get married and then boy and girl become husband and wife and live happily ever after. I always marvel at these kinds of stories. That’s just not my personality. In fact, everything in my very being is the exact OPPOSITE of that. I’ve never been one to get too caught up in my emotions. I remember wondering, as a young teen, what that would be like. That Romeo and Juliet kind of love. I’m methodical. I’m cautious. Even with my husband, who I knew after 3 months I wanted to spend my life with. We spent 2 romantic, adventurous years dating before we got engaged. He spent a year working over time to stuff money away for the ring he wanted me to have. Do you want to know the message that sent me? I was worth waiting for. And I love that sentiment. One of “I can’t afford to mess this up.” People get swept up in the romanticized stories of love at first sight and those statements of “I can’t live another moment without you as my wife!” And I get it. They’re totally dreamy. Perhaps our language of romance looks a bit different than others. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying one way is better than the other. I understand both. Ours is not a grandiose love, rather a quiet love weaved into every word and every action. I know, it doesn’t sound as romantic but take a moment to think about what that means. Your partner is choosing you. Every minute of every day. They are choosing you. That sounds pretty romantic to me.
Well, now that you know my philosophy of marriage let me show you what our wedding was like! We had it in an old theater so we ran with them theme. We had program’s made up to look like playbill, however I don’t seem to have a picture of it and it’s boxed up in storage so you’ll have to use you’re imagination.
Okay…I know it’s a weird picture to jump off with but I sent the boys a bouquet shortly before the ceremony. I had to remind my hubby exactly what had caught his eye in the first place. His is Jack Daniels girl. We met at a birthday party and the moment he heard I was drinking a Jack & Ginger…it was all over.
My hubby picked the colors and went with green, black and white. A little more formal than I would have chosen however, I didn’t much care. Plus the venue was a bit more on the formal side so it worked.
My mom made my bouquet and wrapped it with black and white striped ribbon. I loved it!
And here’s a picture of the hubs. Just because he’s cute. (But don’t get me started on his lapel flower!)
I wore my green heels for the ceremony but changed into my converse immediately following!
We both had our specialized Chuck T.s because live in ours.
I love adding fun surprises to events so I loved the idea of a colored slip that popped out every now and then. My sweet mom sewed me a very basic slip and it was exactly what I wanted.
We had a friend make some movie posters for us and they lined the hall leading to our greeting line. We had a play on “Meet the Parents” and “Father of the Bride”. Honestly…I think the “Father of the Bride” was my favorite. I will have to find a picture to share but right now can’t seem to find them. They were all a hit!
We also made these candy favors and used these adorable gift tags! Get them here. They became they’re very own photo op.
Our cake! I loooooved our cake! We still get cupcakes from the bakery every year on our anniversary which means….YAY CAKE tonight!!
We used these adorable Wedding mad libs to get some advise from our guests. You can get them here. These were super fun to read after the wedding! We had a few guests that had a lot of fun with these…
Until next time….Cupcakes!!