Whoa. That was fast.
When Jacob and I set the date for our wedding it seemed sooo far away. Alot has happened from the proposal to when we said I do. I graduated undergrad, moved to Missouri, started a new job and school, made new friends, transitioned to being a long distance friend with my college friends, lived too far from Jacob, and interned in Chicago.
Jacob has alot of things happen to including finding out he couldn’t student teach two weeks before he was supposed to start, stopping out for a semester, student teaching in Missouri, and being able to live back home on an off for the past year.
Lots of changes. Some together. Some apart.
Regardless. It went by quickly. In the moment it didn’t seem quick but looking back it feels like yesterday.
Two weeks ago Sunday we finally got married. They tell you that day will go by super fast and it does. It starts and ends before you know it. The whole weekend went fast. Thursday we crafted. Friday we made LOTS of cupcakes and had our Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, Saturday we rehearsed and crafted lots more, and Sunday was the big day.
Everyone kept telling me I was a pretty easy bride to work with. The whole time planning I just wanted our friends and family to enjoy the experience of being in our wedding and I didn’t want them to have to break the bank to do it. We were already asking them to travel to Iowa!
STRESS AND ANXIETY
I also think I was pretty calm throughout the weekend. Everyone else seemed to be worrying about different things such as if it was going to rain or not, that the flowers looked a little sad, that my hair kept falling because of the humidity (we re-curled it 2 times that day – THANKS CHRISTY!), whether everything would get set up, that the venue told us we couldn’t use the sparklers, how exactly I wanted the venue set up, and whatever else came up. At that point I was just thinking or telling…Use your best judgement. Yes I was praying it wouldn’t rain but if it did…what can you do. Yeah the daisy’s didn’t look super great but they weren’t dead. All of these things were not things that I could have changed. And that was ok.
Lynda (my new mother-in-law) was super worried about setting up the morning of the event. We had an army coming to set up. Lot’s of the Kreutzer’s family friends were coming to help, we had family, friends, and most of the bridal party there and man did everyone step up and make that place look better than it already does. The guys working the barn that morning told me that this was the biggest set up crew they had ever seen for a wedding for 180 people. I think that goes to show just how special the people we have in our life are. Without them our day would not of come together as well as it did. I may not have had a master plan of where each thing would go but I had a vision of eclectic rustic stuff on each table and I could not of dreamed of anything more wonderful than what we ended up with. I have gotten so many compliments about how beautiful the decor was and I may have had the idea but I would never of had the execution without all the people that came to help that morning. So THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart thank you! I could say thank you everyday and that still wouldn’t be enough thank you’s!
I only had one “bridezilla” moment…that i know of. We had just re-curled my hair and all the bridesmaids were telling me how great it looked and that I didn’t need to do anything with it. And I kind raised my voice and said, “I’m teasing my hair!” All the girls cheered and clapped that I had finally had a bridezilla moment. It also just happened to be while the pastor was waiting in the hallway to pray with us.
I’m glad that I can say that I didn’t go crazy when it came to planning the wedding. :]
I loved every minute of our wedding. I loved how all the decorations came together, our vows, that Tegan and not my grandpa passed out during the ceremony, the speeches, that most of the people we love were all together at once, that our food was delicious, that I got to do the wobble (much harder in a wedding dress), that I got some alone time with the husband during the day, that we had such an amazing group of photographers and videographers. I could go on and on. Yes, everything was not perfect but all of the little things, good and not so good, are great memories of our special day.
But the most important and best part was that I got to marry my best friend. Well according to my maids of honor one of my three best friends! :]
P.S. Our awesome photographer(s) and videographer(s) are still working but they both have put up previews!!!! Here are some links!!!! They both do amazing work!