Welcome with a Wedding

16 May

Today I am officially welcoming myself to the wonderful world of WordPress. This isn’t my first blog, but I’m excited to make the switch from Blogger. From what I read, it’s the best decision I’ll ever make (at least in terms of blogging). I’ve decided that my first post will be about my wedding. Yes, it’s a rather dramatic way to make an entrance, but it’s been the biggest deal in my life over the past year. Also, who doesn’t love looking at super expensive photos?

A little about me and my wonderful husband Jeremy…

Our little love story dates back to about the 1960’s when my grandparents and his grandparents became part of the same church home group. Obviously, neither Jeremy nor I were even thought of at that point. However, 50 years down the road, I met his grandparents at my own grandparents’ 50th anniversary party. His grandpa was scheming from that moment on to get us together. However, Jeremy was already in the Army and living in Kentucky, and I was happily living rent-free in my parent’s basement in Washington. Then along comes…his mother! Knowing her now, it seems so fitting that she would be the driving force to Jeremy and I meeting. In fact, I believe she called him while he was on a date with someone else to insist that this would happen. As fate, (and our families) would have it, Jeremy and I began talking on Facebook, followed by texting, then Skype. Two months later, he managed to get some leave time to come home for his friend’s wedding and asked me to be his date. So in March 2012, we met for the first time, and I believe sometime in April, we started talking marriage.

Now, if you’re in the service or married to someone who is, you know that planning a wedding is not an easy task. I couldn’t set a date without his leave packet being approved, and on top of that he was supposed to be going to ranger school for 3 months in the middle of planning. I was just buying things as I found them and hoping that a fall theme made sense by the time the wedding rolled around. Meanwhile, he flew home and surprised me with an engagement ring.

engagement

This is not one of the expensive photos, by the way.

Anyway, here’s the expedited version of how things ended up happening, as if our story isn’t fast enough with six months between meeting and marriage. Ranger training cancelled. Leave approved. Booked a venue (The Monticello Hotel). Six weeks to plan, with me being on vacation for two of them. Craziness for the last two weeks. Then BAM! Wedding. Actually, it was more of a set-up, rehearsal, brunch, then wedding, all in one day sort of deal. It was so crazy I didn’t really remember until I saw the pictures later. And the next day, we hooked up the U-haul and drove across the country to Tennessee.

Now for a few classic photos (I’ll post the funnier ones separately)…

flowers

ceremony

ceremony2

group

hotel

wedding

 And I believe the story ends with…and they lived happily ever after.

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