The BF and I are getting hitched and moving to the Sunshine State! Crazy, right? We’re still trying to take it all in. The BF FIANCEE got a new job in Florida and we will be moving in 2012. It’s exciting/nerve racking/stressful, but every time I catch a sparkle from my left ring finger… I get giddy all over again. We’ve been twice to check out the place… I even held an alligator:
Here is the sparkle : ) I sent the BF a little “hint hint” e-mail months ago, he took the hint (I’m still a little shocked, he does not like to be told what to do!) I LOVE it. This was the original “hint hint”:
Here’s the real deal : )
Let’s move onto the big question I’ve been hearing a lot lately: WHEN IS THE CRAFTY, DIY, WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA going to happen?!
Don’t get me wrong, I really like attending other peoples weddings or even helping other brides plan and search out cuteness. But, for me…I just want to be happily, peacefully, married. Sweet and simple. (I would like a cute picture or 2!) Anyone know of a good, fun, creative photographer in South Florida? (I think that is where the official knot tying will happen…?)
In lieu of the big ol wedding we I have a few ideas (that might involve a little DIY):
2: Andy and I get married in the courthouse, I like this one in Georgetown, TX. After we are officially married inside, we walk out to a small group of our closest friends and family and celebrate with a yummy dinner down the street at Monument Cafe. PROS: Small, sounds simple enough CONS: possibly expensive, the invite list (our immediate families alone =11)
3: A few small celebration all over the place… Officially get married in a pretty courthouse all by ourselves in Florida after we move… then celebrate in the hometown with family, Austin with friends, NYC with my girls, and maybe, just maybe a little dinner in Florida with our 4 friends there. (This one might be winning right now!) PROS: no planning, easy CONS:This sounds stress free, right?!
4: Elope and go somewhere fun, just the 2 of us. Find a justice of peace to marry us in a pretty field with flowers, a big tree, and a cupcake or 2. Somewhere in California, Oregon, Nashville, Vermont… ohh maybe the Sequoia National Forrest? PROS: easy, simple, just us CONS: No celebration with friends and family
5: Get married at the free chapel in Austin, Chapel Dulcinea. It’s pretty and conveniently located for most of our friends. Have lunch at the Salt Lick! PROS: FREE chapel and use of pavilion, relatively inexpensive, sweet, simple and Austin-y CONS: chapel gets booked quick, would have to be done before we move (which we are unsure of the date at the moment)
|Photo Credits: Peacock Photography|
Anyway it happens the end result = together forever… which makes me happy! At the moment, we aren’t too concerned with the process…
What was your wedding like? What you do it differently today? Are a wedding person? Are you not a wedding person? What do you think of my 5 options? I’d love to hear…