My Last Weekend as a "Single Woman"
quick side note before I start writing: look at that gorg makeup/hair in the post photo up there by long time friend Meagan Emerson! I cannot wait to see what she does on wedding day!
I haven't written in so long! It has truly been a season of reflection for me and I've really valued time to just sit with what I'm feeling, experiencing, and thinking.
We will be getting married in 4 days. Like, SERIOUSLY?!
I am so, so, sooooo excited.
It's funny how often my clients ask me if I'm worried about this or that, scared of things going wrong, nervous about rain (outdoor wedding), or when I'm going to go bridezilla...and I'm over here like, "Gosh, as long as the result of the night is me marrying Steve and having all of the sex, then everything went as I planned!"
My dad has been working tirelessly on getting their property ready to host our guests, and my fiancé and I have been going balls to the wall with building, creating, and budget finding everything else we need for our wedding. We decided very soon after the proposal that we wanted to have a wedding that fought consumerism. We feel like our love and the marriage should be the "shining star" of the night. So we ditched any idea of catering, ice sculptures, a "real" wedding dress, tuxes, chandeliers, etc and opted for open air, trees, string lights, mason jars, wood, wood, wood, and well, US.
I was watching Steve all day yesterday while he was working on the light project at my parent's, and the entire time I kept thinking about how the surreal impending wedding day was going to be a reality so soon. I cannot believe that this past year, with all its twists and turns, has led us to this place.
I can't believe I get Steve, forever.
Thank you for all of your kind words, encouragement, love, and excitement during our engagement season! I ask you to continue to pray for us this week, on Saturday, and into our marriage. We want our relationship to bring glory to Him, serve others and impact more than just our immediate circle, in His name, so we pray that we stay on course and are ever mindful of our calling.
We love you. And for those of you we don't know, thank you for sharing in our lives, even if from a distance!
My Maid of Honor made this entire day (last Saturday) special starting with this lovely shower. It was all more than I expected and I feel so happy I was able to spend time with some quality women all day!
Thank you, Lindsey.