Welcome to another edition of Sappy Sunday!
So far, posts have included:
This week, I thought I’d share a little bit about what it feels like to be the bride.
Let me back up a bit… I wasn’t a little girl that dreamed about my wedding. In fact, I was pretty sure I was never going to get married when I was in high school. When C and I started dating seriously (aka moved in with each other), I assumed that we would eventually get married but really didn’t think about things beyond that.
I feel so lucky to be a bride-to-be and love this experience, even if it can be stressful. It has had its ups and downs but it is like an experience like no other. I never wanted to be a bridezilla and I am more of a laid back person, which is how I wanted to approach our wedding. There are elements that aren’t priorities for me (i.e., PICTURES!), and there are other things that probably are more than other people. I also didn’t want to wish away this time because I know that this is the only time in my life that I’ll be in this position and I really want to enjoy every moment of it.
One of the most important thing for me is adding special touches to make the wedding into ours and not just a cookie cutter that any couple can step into. That is why I spent hours upon hours putting together our save the dates, and why the majority of my to do list left to date is comprised of DIY projects. I don’t want to get into too much detail since some wedding guests read my blog, but I think some of our DIY elements are the coolest aspects of the wedding.
Those shell bouquets? They have kind of been the thorn in my side. Not going to lie. My goal this weekend was to find a design that I’m in love with… and I have.
Presenting, the NEW shell bouquet (not complete yet, still needs to be finished)…
I seriously went to bed excited last night after I put this together. I wanted to call my mom to tell her I figured it out, but pretty sure she would be confused if I called her at 1:30 a.m. (yes, I stayed up til 1:30 a.m. working on it! Haha.) It gave me the confidence boost I needed to finish up this element of the wedding and tackle the next projects… I promise, more pictures later.
What are DIY musts that you had/will have at your wedding? Did you dream of your wedding day when you were younger?