Today is kind of a special day. :) On top of it being Mother’s Day and being preggers with this little lady, it’s also our one year wedding anniversary! I always had the intention of blogging about our wedding but life got in the way and I let my little blog get away from me. Now that I’m updating more, I figured today would be the best day to write about it. :)
We had the most perfect day. I had been planning a larger wedding from the start but I got so stressed out. I couldn’t handle all of the decisions that needed to be made, the drama and the costs of everything. We were also reaaally torn about wanting to use our saved up wedding money to get a fence for our house. That might sound crazy to some people but for us it was so hard to justify spending thousands on one day when we could use it for something we would get use out of every day! Long story short .. we decided to buy the fence and change up all of our wedding plans .. and we were SO glad we did! :)
Our total guest count was a whopping 12 people after inviting only our parents and our closest friends. :) The weather that day was so perfect (unlike today .. high of 55 and windy! yuck!). We were married outside on a cute little patio right next door to the bed & breakfast we booked for dinner our reception. Our wonderful friend Robbie married us (which made everything that much more special!) and even included Otis & Penny in a little of what he wrote. :) The ceremony was short & sweet which was perfect for me because I am not a fan of being the center of attention. After our ceremony, we did photos with our family & friends then Dan and I went off with our photographer for for our own little photo shoot (it was so weird being in front of the camera since I’m the one who usually photographs the bride & groom!). Once pictures were done, we had a reaaaally yummy dinner (pasta!), ate red velvet & white chocolate raspberry cupcakes and then everyone went back to our house for a little bonfire. I would not change a single thing about our day. I can’t say enough how perfect our day was!
By the way, can I just take a second and brag about my $20 H&M wedding dress? Sure it’s not your traditional wedding dress but nothing about our day was traditional so it totally worked. :) I love that from now on I get to say I only had to spend $20 on my wedding dress!
I can’t believe it’s already been a year that Dan and I have been married! This past year has been pretty wonderful. I am so lucky to have married him. He really is the most helpful, caring guy I have ever met. That’s become even more apparent since this pregnancy wasn’t (and sometimes still isn’t) easy for me. I am already looking forward to many many more years of being married to him. :) I know he’s going to be the best dad too! I’m such a lucky girl to have him in my life (so is our soon-to-be-here little one). :)