I have many, many things to catch up on, and many many things to blog about (the Wedding, Luthien, my career, family, Lost). But I don’t want to do it all at once so I’ll go slow.
So many of the things that “ need for a wedding” we just said to hell with. And you know what? I am so glad we didn’t put work/money into stuff that wasn’t important to us. I think we spent maybe $20 on reception decorations, and the place looked great!—old and mansiony exactly as it should. I kept thinking I needed to do something decoration wise, but my heart just wasn’t in it, and I’m so glad I resisted. The things we put effort into—food, alcohol, my dress, dancing, the actual ceremony—all came out amazing and were so meaningful. And the bridesmaid dresses? Let me tell you these caused me some angst. I was very attached to letting the girls choose their dresses while still having them look cohesive. I really didn’t know how they would all look together and I had this horrible feeling that while I was getting married someone would be looking at my girls and thinking “why don’t their dresses match?” but as soon as I saw them altogether I knew it was perfect. All the girls looked great but also very much like themselves, and they just looked like they were all on the same team. It was so great.
But aside from any of this stuff, I am so happy to be married to Andy. It was about time. I’m so glad to have us all hitched and settled, now it’s time to keep adventuring together…Oh the places we’ll go!
*Photos by Jim Holmes (http://www.jimholmesphotography.com/).