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’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?!
I hope no one is disappointed, BUT I’ve never dreamed of a big fancy white wedding. It’s true. The idea sounds nice in theory… Y’all know how much I love a pretty invite, DIY bunting or the idea of a “Sew in love” wedding shower, my sister even mentioned a “Teas and Trees” theme! But, when I think about reality (I’m a logical, thrifty human by nature…I can’t help it!) I think about my full time job, principal internship, grad school (graduate in December!), C.R.A.F.T., moving, selling the house… a wedding kind of freaks me out. Not to mention the idea of walking down an aisle with everyone staring at you… that makes me nervous too.
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…?)
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…