Today marks THREE years of marriage to my favorite guy. I have been mad at him for a couple days now. I don’t like arguing. I don’t like the tension. But parenting is hard and it happens to the best of us. I think we need a vacation. Thank goodness we are going the Vineyard in October for the weekend for a wedding. We are a couple of stress balls and need to take some time to just hang out with each other. Very necessary.
When I look at our wedding pictures, I have a hard time staying mad at him. I loved him on that day and I love him even more today. So since I did not have my blog back when we tied the knot, I figured I’d share our wedding today in honor of 3 years of love love love love crazy love!
I decided to rent a house on the beach for the weekend that slept 15 people. Put up an enormous tent on East Sandwich beach and create my own dream day. That way I could cut out crap that I didn’t really care much about. It is a ballsy move to get married outside with no plan B. (Don’t worry it was 75 and SUNNY on a September day in New England. My Dad actually looked up at the sky before we walked down the isle and turned to me and said, “You are such a lucky little b*tch.” Then I laughed and proceeded to do a little dance with my bouquet like Petey Pablo singing NORTH CAROLINA COME AND RAISE UP.)
It was a risk I was willing to take. This type of wedding just seemed to fit us.
It’s also a lot of work to put all the pieces together yourself. Fortunately for me, my Mother in law is very helpful and should actually be a wedding/function planner. So many people helped me along the way and it turned out really great. Modern Vintage Design in Sandwich was really my go to place. Invitations, decorations, inspiration, or just friendly faces. They made me this sign as well. http://www.modernvintagedesignstudio.com
Let us start at the beginning,
a very good place to start.
Friday night. Rehearsal dinner under the tent. We had the tent for the whole weekend, so why not!
There was a rainbow that night. I shit you not.
I told every one that I had ordered that rainbow off of Pinterest.
SATURDAY: Game time.
Getting ready as a female… It’s like building a boat. Good thing we had Jenna.
Pre wedding thinking bench.
Look for Dad for advice.. Find him pre gaming the wedding with an old man nap.
Okay let’s do this.
The stage was SET
The grooms men tried their best to behave.
Bridesmaids were helpful
Liam and Aidan were probably the best bridesmaids I had.
That Dad walked me down the isle.
Josh performed an interpretive dance as his wedding vows to me. Haha. Just kidding.
I now pronounce you husband and wife.
I guess Audrey Hepburn was right.
Happy girls are the prettiest.
We had an old fashion Cape Cod clam bake.
There was first dances and toasts.
I gained a BROTHER
Josh complained because there was so many boats right off shore in our view. He said they were taunting him.
The sun set and the fun began
There was some dancing….
Actually, A LOT of dancing.
Some other cliche wedding things as well
And a whole bunch of things that sparkle.
The sun set on paradise and I was surrounded by LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE CRAZY LOVE.
The DJ played until 1 AM. When finally I was like hmm… Well you have been here for 9 hours and the cops have not come. So I guess we should call it a victory? I told the DJ to play Bob Seger, Turn the page and then he could call it.
The next morning I woke up married. I looked over at my husband and laughed because my name was written on his forehead. I had done this in eyeliner a couple hours before. Haha. How lucky I am to be married to someone who has such a good sense of humor. I look at sir snores a lot and I think to myself, “I married the right person.”
I stumbled out of the beach house. Stepping over various wedding guests scattered through out the house. Walked outside to the most beautiful morning you could have ever seen. Salt air hitting your face in the morning is the best. I looked up and found a friend down the beach.
Our wedding was AMAZING. But I do suggest you hang out with every one the day after your wedding as well. We stayed at the beach house all day. Laughing about the night before. Playing bocce. My sister’s swam in their bridesmaids dresses. Yelling things like, “Oh NO! What if I could shorten it and wear it again?!?!” As they dive into waves. Which amused me to no end.
Husband and Wife.
In high tide or low tide. I’ll be by your side. -Bob Marley
Happy 3 Years. Wouldn’t do it with any one else.
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