- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
We’re having our ‘wedding’ in May but due to insurance issues we decided to get married last Sunday. When Fiance suggested it I was thrilled because I really wanted it to be just us but he wanted the family wedding so this was a great compromise.
I chose a favorite spot on the harbor in our favorite city, asked my Maid/Matron of Honor (younger sister) to be our witness and a childhood friend (who will also officiant our wedding in May) was our JOP. It was a beautiful winter day and I wore a winter white wool coat with a blue scarf (for my something blue) and my Fiance looked gorgeous (as always). He surprised me on our way there with a bouquet he made himself. We actually had a few tense words about it since he forgot I dislike red roses plus I felt extremely patriotic with the red, white, and blue 🙂 But I loved it just the same.
The thing that struck me about the ceremony was how hard it was not to smile a huge goofy-ass smile! My sister has a new camera with a smile gauge and she joked that I blew it off the charts!! It was funny because earlier in the day I spilled the secret to my best friend and he asked if I’d cry and I said of course I would since I’m such a sap but I couldn’t stop smiling!! My Fiance teared up which touched me and made me cry…..he’s so loving and sentimental. Since we’re having a personalized ceremony in May and writing vows we decided to kick it old school on Sunday so it was all over in a matter of minutes using the traditional vows. The word cherish stuck in my mind when I heard the JOP say it and later my husband said the same. It’s now my new favorite word.
I won’t bore you with any more details but it was an amazing day and I highly reccommend eloping 😉
I’ve attached a few pictures where my smile is a little more in control.