Kyle and I are in the midst of planning our wedding and because we decided to have a short engagement (we are getting married December 15th of this year- do you think we’re as crazy as some people do?) we’ve had to make some decisions pretty quickly. This has worked out perfectly fine though because everything that we’ve talked about wanting has fallen perfectly into place! For example,
the venue we thought we’d love to get married in (and have the reception at) was available, and also inexpensive (!!!)
the amazingly talented Sarah Kivell said she would take our wedding photographs (we have such gifted friends!)
our closest friends said they would love to stand by us, we couldn’t be more blessed than to have such supportive friends. The girls have already picked out their dresses and are going to look gorgeous!
so many people have offered to help to make food, play music, and pitch in to help with anything we may need
Kyle is silk screen printing our invitations, putting that entire process into our own hands (which is so much fun)
I am making all the decorations (with help from anyone who offers!)
An amazing friend of ours (and pastor) has ecstatically agreed to marry us
and the list goes on and on. People were spot on when they said that it’s amazing how people come out of the woodwork and want to be there for you once you’re getting married. I’ve been so inspired by these amazing people that I hope I can spend my life being as gracious and hospitable and supportive to others when they need me!
The wedding being so soon (123 days, to be exact) we are beyond excited. We are happy that this “project” won’t be turning into a year or more thing, and that we can enjoy this fall as a special time that we use to prepare for and create a very special day. It’s so fun to sit down and talk about the songs we want as part of our day, the food we want to eat, the people we want to share the day with. As a lover of lists I am head over heels in love with the organization aspect of planning, and even the fun of budgeting and seeing how- with some creativity- you can save so much money.
It seems that everyone these days has their wedding planned out on their Pinterest account- people that aren’t even in a relationship! Although I’ve had a lot of ideas swimming around for the past year in particular, but also because I go to quite a few weddings every year and have mentally noted my wants and want-nots the best part of actually planning is doing it with Kyle who has such a creative mind, and is busting with validation and opinions on the different ideas that pop up. I’ve got a good one here, guys.