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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wedding Week: It Wasn't My Dream Wedding

Happy Hump Day, loves! Notice anything different around here? Well, besides the fact that my blog was down for a little bit yesterday (what can I say other than I'm a horrible planner), you might have noticed that my domain name has changed. Yep, take a look up there at that old search bar and you will no longer see www.armyeverafter.com. Welcome all to elizabeth-loves.com!!!!


As you can see the move isn't completely done, but it's definitely well on its way. AND I'm so excited for the new changes that this move brings so definitely stay tuned, loves!!! Anyway, now on to what this post is supposed to be all about. 


1// My Wedding Dress
I know....quite a doozy of a dislike, right! I mentioned a little about this in yesterday's post. I bought my dress online--my first mistake and then I had it altered--which made it even worse. Looking back I wish I would have gone with the dress I fell in love with instead of trying to choose my dress according to what other people wanted. Thankfully, Zach's aunt and my mum-in-love were able to rework the bodice of my dress so I could wear it. However that was definitely a worry I could have lived without! 

2// The Timing 
When it comes to timing, everything is up to Uncle Sam and Uncle Sam definitely dictated my wedding plans. Ten days is just not long enough to fit a cross-country trip from Georgia to Montana, a wedding, a honeymoon, and a last visit with family! Somehow though we crammed all of that in. After 4 months of separation, Zach and I didn't have very much time to just be together. And it would be another month and a half before we'd actually get to be together. Not exactly the start every bride dreams of. 

3// The Bridals and Groomals
Long story short--we don't really have any. Maybe this is just Pinterest envy talking but I wish we would have made the time to take more pictures of just Zach and I. As it is, I have exactly one of just the two of us--it's a picture I absolutely love but I'd love to have had more. 

4// A First Look
I was a complete wreck the day of the wedding--ask my best friend--my mind was going in all different directions trying to get things done and I was very very nervous (thank you introverted-ness). I think a lot of that would have been better if I would have seen Zach earlier in the day (the wedding was at 6pm) or even right before the ceremony.

5// A First Dance
Ever since the first wedding I went to when I was 5, my favorite part has always been the first dance. Unfortunately because of the guests who were attending, I didn't feel comfortable including it. I think Zach was sort of relieved because at the time he definitely had two lead feet!! But after a few years of lessons and practice courtesy of yours truly, I'm pretty confident he'll dance like a ballerina at our vow renewal sometime in the future. 

6// The Guest Count
If you've read my blog or have known me for any amount of time, you know that I'm kind of an introvert....ok, I'm totally an introvert. My original vision for the wedding had a guest count of exactly 11 people.....that included Zach and I. It was going to be a sunset wedding on the mountain ridge where Zach and I first said I love you and it would literally last for 15 minutes--no arbor, no walk down the aisle--only a simple and romantic vow exchange in front of close family. 

Don't get me wrong. My wedding was very lovely and most of the guests who ended up coming were part of Zach's extended family or from his family's church, which I completely respect. But a part of me will always wish our wedding had just been our few stolen moments on the ridgeline. 

I guess though that the thing I've learned in the two years since my wedding day is it's not really about the wedding. I know quite a few couples who were married at a justice of the peace and are just as happily married as the ones who spent thousands on their nuptials. The important thing about a wedding is marrying your best friend. And I definitely did that!

 So maybe in a way I ended up having my dream wedding after all. 

WAS YOUR WEDDING YOUR DREAM WEDDING? 


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wedding Week: It Wasn't My Dream Wedding

Happy Hump Day, loves! Notice anything different around here? Well, besides the fact that my blog was down for a little bit yesterday (what can I say other than I'm a horrible planner), you might have noticed that my domain name has changed. Yep, take a look up there at that old search bar and you will no longer see www.armyeverafter.com. Welcome all to elizabeth-loves.com!!!!


As you can see the move isn't completely done, but it's definitely well on its way. AND I'm so excited for the new changes that this move brings so definitely stay tuned, loves!!! Anyway, now on to what this post is supposed to be all about. 


1// My Wedding Dress
I know....quite a doozy of a dislike, right! I mentioned a little about this in yesterday's post. I bought my dress online--my first mistake and then I had it altered--which made it even worse. Looking back I wish I would have gone with the dress I fell in love with instead of trying to choose my dress according to what other people wanted. Thankfully, Zach's aunt and my mum-in-love were able to rework the bodice of my dress so I could wear it. However that was definitely a worry I could have lived without! 

2// The Timing 
When it comes to timing, everything is up to Uncle Sam and Uncle Sam definitely dictated my wedding plans. Ten days is just not long enough to fit a cross-country trip from Georgia to Montana, a wedding, a honeymoon, and a last visit with family! Somehow though we crammed all of that in. After 4 months of separation, Zach and I didn't have very much time to just be together. And it would be another month and a half before we'd actually get to be together. Not exactly the start every bride dreams of. 

3// The Bridals and Groomals
Long story short--we don't really have any. Maybe this is just Pinterest envy talking but I wish we would have made the time to take more pictures of just Zach and I. As it is, I have exactly one of just the two of us--it's a picture I absolutely love but I'd love to have had more. 

4// A First Look
I was a complete wreck the day of the wedding--ask my best friend--my mind was going in all different directions trying to get things done and I was very very nervous (thank you introverted-ness). I think a lot of that would have been better if I would have seen Zach earlier in the day (the wedding was at 6pm) or even right before the ceremony.

5// A First Dance
Ever since the first wedding I went to when I was 5, my favorite part has always been the first dance. Unfortunately because of the guests who were attending, I didn't feel comfortable including it. I think Zach was sort of relieved because at the time he definitely had two lead feet!! But after a few years of lessons and practice courtesy of yours truly, I'm pretty confident he'll dance like a ballerina at our vow renewal sometime in the future. 

6// The Guest Count
If you've read my blog or have known me for any amount of time, you know that I'm kind of an introvert....ok, I'm totally an introvert. My original vision for the wedding had a guest count of exactly 11 people.....that included Zach and I. It was going to be a sunset wedding on the mountain ridge where Zach and I first said I love you and it would literally last for 15 minutes--no arbor, no walk down the aisle--only a simple and romantic vow exchange in front of close family. 

Don't get me wrong. My wedding was very lovely and most of the guests who ended up coming were part of Zach's extended family or from his family's church, which I completely respect. But a part of me will always wish our wedding had just been our few stolen moments on the ridgeline. 

I guess though that the thing I've learned in the two years since my wedding day is it's not really about the wedding. I know quite a few couples who were married at a justice of the peace and are just as happily married as the ones who spent thousands on their nuptials. The important thing about a wedding is marrying your best friend. And I definitely did that!

 So maybe in a way I ended up having my dream wedding after all. 

WAS YOUR WEDDING YOUR DREAM WEDDING? 


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