My Last Weekend as a "Single Woman"

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!


BRIDAL SHOWER

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.

So thankful for this dime piece. My Maid of Honor.

So thankful for this dime piece.
My Maid of Honor.

Our group and our awkward hands. <3

Our group and our awkward hands. <3

My two moms and my Victor (Lauren's new, beautiful baby boy).

My two moms and my Victor (Lauren's new, beautiful baby boy).

My sweet friend, Monica made it to my bridal shower! We've been friends for 12 years! :-o

My sweet friend, Monica made it to my bridal shower! We've been friends for 12 years! :-o

I love these two so much and am so grateful that they will be my family in just a few days. I totally scored in that departement.

I love these two so much and am so grateful that they will be my family in just a few days. I totally scored in that departement.

HILARIOUS wrapping from my Godson's momma/my friend, Leeza!

HILARIOUS wrapping from my Godson's momma/my friend, Leeza!

She is so wonderful!

She is so wonderful!

This group right here has become one of the "things" I look forward to most every week. I've never felt such community, love, and friendship within the church as an adult like I have since I've met them. Each one of them is so spectacularly unique and I love that we are in each others lives...JUST in the knick of time too! They know how to party. Letttttsssss goooo KLEVA WEDDING 2017 #danceparty

This group right here has become one of the "things" I look forward to most every week. I've never felt such community, love, and friendship within the church as an adult like I have since I've met them. Each one of them is so spectacularly unique and I love that we are in each others lives...JUST in the knick of time too! They know how to party. Letttttsssss goooo KLEVA WEDDING 2017 #danceparty

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Dying laughing because Cat could not accomplish the "kissy face"

Dying laughing because Cat could not accomplish the "kissy face"

Soon to be Mom. Couldn't have picked a better one. She made Steve, raised Steve, and let's me tag along on her morning walk.

Soon to be Mom.
Couldn't have picked a better one. She made Steve, raised Steve, and let's me tag along on her morning walk.

My Sister. She prays for me, puts her hand on my booty in Subway drive throughs, buys me manicures, sends me to Boston (twice), cuddles with me, lets me rip her pants by trying to pretend I fit in them, and let's me love on her children and parents whenever I want. I will forever be indebted to this one for her unwavering love and friendship. 😩❤️ #sisterfromanothamister

My Sister.

She prays for me, puts her hand on my booty in Subway drive throughs, buys me manicures, sends me to Boston (twice), cuddles with me, lets me rip her pants by trying to pretend I fit in them, and let's me love on her children and parents whenever I want. I will forever be indebted to this one for her unwavering love and friendship. 😩❤️ #sisterfromanothamister


BACHELORETTE

The only photos we took that night.

I had an amazing and memorable evening, thanks to these girls (and Leeza) who made my bachelorette what it was.

I'm SO ready to be Mrs. Kleva, but you know how to send me off info wife-hood right!
I thank God for each of you. •

#bachelorette #ohsokleva

Thanks to Sammi for this gem of a wrapping job. <3

Thanks to Sammi for this gem of a wrapping job. <3

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