- 4 years ago
- Wedding: very many
Jack & I had been dating for two years & two months when we got married. We planned our entire wedding in under a month. We didn’t want to have a huge party or spend a lot of money. The idea was for it to be low-key. In fact, when we first started discussing it, it was just going to be Jack & me & my parents at City Hall! We didn’t want to make a huge spectacle, just wanted it to be honest & real.
I don’t really remember when Jack & I starting discussing marriage. All I remember is us eating burgers at our favourite place (Black Iron Burger, holler!) when he told me, “I’ve made my decision… I want to be with you forever.”
We were talking about things he wanted to do, when Jack & I said to him, “There’s something else we’d like to do while you’re in town,” & he said, “Oh?”
“We’d like to get married, & we’d like for you to be there.”
He was totally shocked & surprised, but he was thrilled! My mother booked a flight to NYC, & Jack & I went ring shopping the very next day. He proposed to me that night, & we started to plan our wedding. Efficiency !
Weddings are strange… I never grew up dreaming of the white dress or the elaborate ceremony. As a child, my daydreams were about book deals, shoes, fame & glory! So when it came to planning a wedding, I didn’t really know what needed to be done.
I guessed that I should start with the dress. I spoke to Julia about having her design a dress for me, which she was excited to do, but unfortunately, a month’s notice was cutting it a bit too close. Sad trombone!
As much as I love Say Yes To The Dress, I didn’t want to go that route. My second choice was to buy something vintage, & I totally lucked out: I found my dream dress on eBay for $100! It was from the 1950s, a strapless dress with a sweetheart bust, knee-length & a-line. It arrived & fit perfectly. I was over the moon!
My idea was to go classic with a twist. I remembered Sarah Jessica Parker saying the one regret she had about her wedding was that she didn’t wear white, & as much as I would have loved to have worn a pink sparkly dress, I do that all the time anyway. Wearing white would be special, a once-in-a-lifetime kinda deal. I wore white with pink accents, & it worked a treat!