Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What kind of bride were you?

 ****Introspective, mushy gushy post ahead! Consider yourself warned!****

I was a hyper bride, no doubt... see below

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words...Or 510.

I keep coming back to this picture. It isn’t beautiful, or well shot. Its not in focus, no one is even looking, yet I keep coming back to it. And staring at it. I look at this picture and it just sums up exactly what kind of bride I was. Hyper, and ready to go. Everything was done, and I was rushing out of that house so fast – and everyone was just scrambling to keep up. I didn’t announce ‘Lets go,’ and wait for everyone, I just simply got up and started walking.

Wedding planning is an extremely overwhelming process. One minute you are on cloud 9, the next you are arguing with your relative about how something should be done. Then you argue with your fiancé some more about how your relative is arguing with you. And then you are on cloud 9 again. Every bride and wedding is different, but this is how it was for me. It was exhilarating. I had an energy that was just non-stop, and I moved from task to task super fast.

These feelings of exhilaration, and a need to resolve everything right then, told me outright – I could not have a long engagement. No way jose, it would have killed me. Our engagement was about 7 months. We set a date on Dec. 30, 2011 (my goal was to have ceremony and venue confirmed by New Year’s), and got hitched on May 19, 2012. Pretty fast I think. I am grateful I have this blog to look back and remember. Seriously.

I can honestly say, our wedding and honeymoon were the best days of my life. I am still beaming. But these amazing moments didn’t fall out of the sky, we worked so hard to make them that way. Matthew and I were saving and making sacrifices long before we got engaged, and a big part of why I am so happy is because I can finally say ‘we did it!’

I could go on and on about my how I felt through the process, but this post would be too long for any avid internet’s surfers’ attention span. And all you bloggy friends, I think you fall into that category.

So now that I've spilled my guts, and let you know I was a half crazy bride, what kind of bride were you?? I'd love to hear!

And now that I've got this introspective post out of the way, I can really start recapping. Like the good stuff. I don't come here to tell lies!


Lindsey said...

I'm still in love and obsessed with your dress. I can't wait to see more pics!!!!!!!!!!!

Valerie Griffin said...

so so pretty!

Carolyn said...

Love this! :) I was a giddy bride. We had a LONG engagement (2 years exactly!) so by the time the date came... I was READY to marry my man! HAHA :) Can't wait for the recaps!

Marci @ a smile a day said...

Loved this post & picture!!! I'm so ready to be married & can't wait to read more posts from you :) love you!

Hilary said...

I hear ya... I had almost a 13 month engagement and I wished it was half of that!!

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