It's been over two years since I got married, but today I'm reliving some moments from early on in our relationship, mostly when we were engaged. Sometimes I wish we could go back and redo those four months again because I know that they probably could have been a lot more fun and less stressful than they were! But life is an adventure, and we have a lot of good memories because of it.
1- What was the funniest moment you had while planning your wedding?
Joe's mom and I were chatting about wedding details and plans one night. All of the sudden, Joe started throwing a tantrum, turned his face to the back of the couch and told us that he didn't want to hear anymore wedding stuff! This was maybe a month or so after we got engaged, it was pretty funny and I
learned that my fiance would rather be left out of most of the wedding planning because it was just too much for him to handle. ;)
2- What is your favorite thing about your husband?
I love his passion and determination for life and the things he's involved in. Yesterday I was getting texts all day long about problems that he's been solving and how excited he is about the solutions he's come up with. I'm always afraid his eyes are going to pop out of their sockets whenever he talks to me about new ideas for our budget and how we can save even more money than we already are, random contraptions he's come up with to make our lives easier without having to buy something, his business successes or excitement at his day job, and the gospel. It's one of the things that first attracted me to him, he's not an easily excitable person like I am, but he rivals my enthusiasm when it's something he really cares about.
3- What was the most stressful part of planning a wedding?
There are so many things that come to mind when I think of stress and weddings. I would have to say the worst thing was that I got mono a month and a half before we got engaged and kept getting sick up until probably a month or so before the wedding. I was grumpy and didn't enjoy wedding planning as much as I should have because of it. I guess it was sort of a good thing because I made decisions quicker. When we went wedding dress shopping, I'd picked out my dress within an hour of getting to the dress shop because I had a massive sinus infection, felt miserable and wanted to go pick up my prescription.
My dress fitting, I still didn't feel so awesome if you can't tell.
Working full time at an office, part time at a salon, and being a student taking 12 credit hours online didn't help. Joe was starting up his lawn care company and we were trying to figure out money and where we would live. Our apartment complex didn't let us move in until the day after our wedding so we were busy packing and setting things aside for our family to move.
4- What is your favorite personal detail from your wedding?
It is so hard to pick just one!!! I loved all of the little details of my wedding, the lady who did our decorations and set up made everything so perfect. I'm sure she thought I was crazy when I told her the most important thing to me was that it was in my parents backyard and that I'm not a flowery person so I didn't want to decorate with them other than what my mom already had planted. If you want to see it all, you can look at our reception post, but here are a few of my favorite parts.
Oh the cupcakes, when we were picking food I told my mom we could do fruit and a nut/candy cup and that I didn't care about the details or the kind, but we HAD to have the cupcakes and the cupcake tower cake. I will tell you that even now, two years later, the thing that people remember about my wedding is the cupcakes, they still tell me how amazing they were! I was so in love with them!
That chandelier was amazing! It was the center of the trellis thing that we stood under. I was so in awe of the ribbons, tissue paper cloud/flowers, etc. She made my wedding elegant and fun with everything she tied together. My bouquet was one of my favorite things about the wedding, which surprised me because the only flowers I wanted were it and Joe's boutonniere and only because those are tradition. A lady in my ward did such an amazing job on the flowers, I kind of wish I'd done more. I also loved the pop of color in Joe's pocket square and the ties were fabulous!
I loved all of the little pops of color! The napkins were one of my favorite things that we purchased, I'm such a weirdo. I especially loved the jewels on the table. I'd found the blue and clear ones in Target's dollar section, bought a bunch and used them to show the decorator my style and thought, she used them so beautifully and added some of her own! I loved the shimmery, colorful tulle ribbon and the candles. It was all so perfect!
5- What was your favorite part about planning a wedding?
Maybe not so much the planning of the wedding, but the planning of our life together. It was a little stressful, but finding a place to live, picking out items for our apartment while we were registering, it was all a little surreal. The closer we got to our big day and the more set in stone everything became, the more excited I was to start eternity together!
6- What would your husband say is his favorite thing about you?
Hmm.. If you asked him, he'd probably either say the fact that I cook him food or that I can sing. When we first got married, every night after or during dinner, I'd hear, "You're the best wife ever!" and then he'd tell me that people were always jealous of his homemade leftovers at lunch and how he'd flaunt them. That excitement has worn off a bit, maybe because I am not as dedicated to cooking dinners or making sure he always has something to take to work the next day and eat. The singing thing is entertaining to me, he won't even sing sitting next to me in church because he's self conscious or something (he really has a decent voice, so I'm not sure why) and anytime I bug him about it, he says, "I just like to sit and listen to you sing." I sang to him at our wedding, and it wasn't my best because I was still getting over all of the sickness I'd had and my range was suffering, but if you really want to listen, it's the second video in this post.