- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
I am pretty new to this site, been lurking for awhile and joined a couple of months ago – but I have been caught in the spam filter for some reason so I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked to. I wanted to post this as a HUGE THANK YOU to this site and all of you Bee’s on here! I have learned so much and been able to do so much myself, also found advice and information whenever I needed it! I have so far successfully made my card box – which looks like a wedding cake J, made my earrings and am working on my Maid/Matron of Honor and sisters earrings, made bracelets for the girls, made my veil, complete with Swarovski crystals, put an Austrian bustle in my own dress (OMG I can’t believe I trusted myself so much!) made my invitations, and have also done a test run and am happy with how all of the flowers turned out as well.
My fiancé and I were originally planning a winter wedding, December of 2011. After awhile, we realized the only reason we were waiting was to save up enough cash to pay for my family to come here (I have to pay for all of it, long story…) and to have a bigger wedding. I moved here in July of 2009 after deciding my life was going nowhere, I jumped out on a limb with a guy I was dating, not because I thought it was forever, because I needed a change. I ended up in Louisiana with $80 and a suitcase and have established a career, a few friends, and an AMAZING man. He has his life here and a few friends he is close to, but I really only had two, 3 people tops I would have stand up for me….so as time went on, we decided we were waiting to get married for all the wrong reasons. To pay for a huge party for a bunch of people we don’t even like that much. I suggested a small ceremony on the balcony of the restaurant we had our first date at and he proposed to me there as well, and my fiancé came back with the most heartfelt idea ever.
He is pretty laid back, and pretty agreeable. He is easy to please so he lets me run with major decisions a lot because he really doesn’t care lol. After bringing this small wedding idea up to him, he suggested this:
Hi grandfather is pretty ill, and Fiance and his grandpa were very close when he was younger. (My Papa and I were best friends, and ten years later I still miss him every day, so I love his PawPaw) FI said to me, “Why don’t we get married at the community they live in? It would mean the world to me and him for him to be able to see me get married to you, and the only way that will happen is if we go to him.” I cried. Literally, I bawled my eyes out. If my Papa isn’t here to see me get married, how could I ever consider taking away the opportunity for his PawPaw to be there? This idea and heart that went in to it truly touched me, and when Fiance told his father his plan, his father cried as well. We didn’t have much time to plan this as his health is not doing well. We had seven weeks exactly…
The wedding is on Saturday, and I am soooo happy and soooo ready, and it means the world to me that I will be doing something so meaningful to the Fiance and his family and making my day even more special than it would be on its own and that is hard to do! They have a beautiful little chapel and GORGEOUS outdoor areas where his grandparents live, and they will not let us pay a penny to have it there. I feel like everything is coming together and my world is good – buttttt……one little thing before I forget –
THANK YOU LADIES! Thank you so much for your help, ideas, DIY tutorials and all of the inspiration I have gained from here. I will post pictures of all of my DIY stuff if you all would like – but you all have been the reason I had the creativity and drive and this has allowed us to have a much nicer ceremony and reception with a little time and effort. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!