One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked in the past few months is about my wedding plans. I can finally share a bit more now that some exciting family news is out, and Kyle and I have officially decided on what we are going to do. We had gone back and forth so many times, but finally, feel 100% with our decision.
A few months ago, we had an entire wedding planned for this September, but luckily nothing booked. We had the date, the caterers, the venue, the photographer, the hotel, the guest list, and more. The day before booking, we found out that a few family members were not going to be able to make it (for very good reasons), but they are so important to us, and there was no chance we’d have a wedding without them.
We couldn’t push the wedding up because our preferred vendors are booked, and I won’t get my wedding dress until July. And when I do get it back, I’ll have to get it altered, which can take weeks. It takes about eight months for them to make, which is crazy, but I’m so excited to see it when it arrives.
I’ve always dreamed of getting married around the greenery and tons of flowers, so a winter or fall wedding was out for me.
After a few days of talking and going over our options, Kyle and I crossed out our entire wedding plans. We crumbled up the paper and tossed it into the trash. Trying to plan everything last-minute, searching for locations, and trying to accommodate everyone was getting really tough. Not only was it getting tough, but holy moly was also getting expensive. It seemed like nothing was working out, but I’m one of those people that pay attention to timing, and I felt like the universe was trying to tell me that this was not our time. I tried to force it, and everything kept working against me. I’m a believer in paying attention to the signs of the universe, so that’s what I decided to do.
Above photos from Brian D Smith Photography!
We came to the best decision for us, and it’s funny how my stress level with from an eight to a two within seconds.
We will be getting married in the early summer of 2021, and I am so excited! There is no time limit to when you have to plan a wedding after getting engaged, and for some reason, I kept thinking there was. This gives us enough time to plan what we want, enjoy living in our new home for a while without the stress of a wedding a few months after, and it gives our family time to plan their schedules as well.
So…you’re probably wondering what kind of wedding we are going to have.
You may or may not be shocked by this, but we have decided to have an intimate micro wedding. It’s going to be so small, but so incredibly special for us. We want a casual, low-key, and meaningful day spent with our family members.
Photos by Erin Wilson Photo
I’ve shared some styled photos that bring me joy, and I’ll for sure be using them as inspiration when planning the final details.
Here are a few details:
We will be celebrating our marriage on a flower farm with our close family, followed by a candlelit farm-to-table dinner. This gives me butterflies inside and brings me so much happiness. A day surrounded by family and flowers? A dream! We found the sweetest bed and breakfast close to the farm that our family will be booking for the weekend, and we can’t wait to hang out by the fire, enjoy good food, and be together.
We don’t have everything booked yet, but we are officially excited about our plans. We are visiting a few flower farms this spring to tour for our wedding, and I know all of the other things will fall into place. The best part is that I’m not stressed about it at all. Call me crazy, but sometimes listening to the universe is important.
This September, the original day we were going to get married, we will be throwing a house warming/engagement party to celebrate with our close friends! We want them to be apart of it in some way, and we feel this is a great way to include them.
I do hope this answered some of the questions you’ve been wondering about my wedding! I know it was weird when I all of a sudden stopped talking about it, but I had my reasons!
♥️ Now, you all can ask away, and I will try to answer them all the best I can!
Questions for you!
- Are you a believer in signs from the universe?
- Did you have a small or big wedding? (not married? what do you dream of!)
- Are there any websites you like to browse for wedding inspiration?
PS: so many have requested more casual update blogs like this, let me know if you want to see more of these!