Eric and I were married at the Old Historic Courthouse and then had a small reception in my parents’ backyard with only close friends and family. It was a lovely wedding with lots of food and fun times–you could have never guessed it was planned in 3 weeks!
The thing is, up until about a few months ago, I still had the idea that we would have a large wedding. I had always dreamed of having a large puffy dress ( I am ADDICTED to “Say Yes to the Dress”), my dad walking me down the aisle, a first dance, and lots of pretty professional pictures. But that’s pretty much where the dreaming ended.
Because while I loved the idea of a wedding, I didn’t like all the work and money associated with it. I always said I’d rather go on an amazing honeymoon, like somewhere tropical. (Although we did go on a wonderful relaxing little getaway to a wine vineyard).
But a little while ago, I saw my friend get married, and I saw her walk down the aisle, and I saw all their pretty engagement photos and all I could think was “I’ll never have this.”
There are days that I feel that I don’t want another wedding, because it won’t really feel like our wedding since we’re already married. And then there are days where I decide I just want to get married in a church. I don’t need a reception–honestly, all I want is a big dress, my dad to walk me down the aisle and professional photos. (and cupcakes).
If I could have it my way, this would happen on our next anniversary, where we would then proceed to go on a really great honeymoon.
However, I keep shifting back and forth…what do I want? what do I want?
I want professional family photos taken of me, Eric and Bentley. I am waiting for the next Groupon or Living Social deal to pop up offering professional shots (or hey if there are any southern California photographers who feel like donating to charity, email me!). I want to at least try on wedding dresses, and have a fitting and have people go “ooh” and “aww” and “oh, you’re so pretty” and feel like a princess.
My own wedding dress fitting occurred in a Macy’s department store with my mom while I was sweating like a pig waiting for Eric to call me to tell me that he had finally told his parents that we were going to get married…in two weeks…oh and did I mention they had only met me a week before?
I’ll give you a moment to re-read that sentence and let it sink in…
So anyway…I just want a bridal fitting, even if I don’t actually buy (or rent!) the dress.
And I want to walk down the aisle and get married in a church. That is happening, no matter what. And I would LOVE if it happened on our anniversary next year. Just family.
AND I would still love someday to take a very big fancy honeymoon to a tropical island somewhere. But I’m not complaining, because honestly, I think our honeymoon to a local vineyard was one of the best parts about getting married. Spa days, wine tasting, sex. Enough said.
That’s also where the photo in our blog header was taken. Le sigh.
Did you have a big wedding? What did you love about it or what would you change? Was your wedding your dream wedding?