I’m not really sure what to call this post.
Today is a day I didn’t think would ever come. At this very moment, I am walking down the aisle with my husband to be to be married in the sacrament of holy matrimony.
I know I’m not that old that many told me in my “older bride” post. But for many years being single was just hard. I didn’t think I’d ever get to this point where I was happy with my life and getting married.
I wanted to write a post that got published at exactly 11:00am when my wedding would be starting but I have no idea what this post should consist of.
I guess mostly I hope that marriage is everything I hoped for. I hope that we grow old together and live our own happily ever after. I hope we remember to keep God at the center of our relationship. I know marriage is hard work and not sunshine and roses all the time but I hope we are happy more than we aren’t. I hope we have cute catholic babies. I hope we remember to take dates just the two of us. I hope we remember that special time of our relationship when we were dating and everything was new.
Becuase I know you are all dying to know what my wedding will look like here are some details:
We’re doing some VERY traditional wedding things but then we’re also doing some very UNTRADITIONAL wedding things. The first is we’re walking in together. The idea of walking down the aisle alone or with my mom gave me way too much anxiety and grief and my dad that passed away and not being there. So the
The first untraditional thing is we’re walking in together. The idea of walking down the aisle alone or with my mom gave me way too much anxiety and grief that my dad that passed away was not able to do that. So the priest suggested we do the catholic thing and walk in together. Tom really didn’t want to do it but I finally got him to see my point of view and agreed. So that he can get a surprise of seeing me we are doing a first look in the courtyard outside the church.
Another thing I’m doing is instead of a bouquet toss I’m going to give each of the single ladies a white rose with a card saying that I will be praying for their future spouse.
We’re having a FULL MASS. So many couples just do a liturgy of the word but it was really important to me that we celebrated the full mass. Oh, the stories you hear about why you shouldn’t are ridiculous. And man it’s hard to ignore those comments. But in the end, it’s my day and if you think my ceremony is too long or people won’t understand what is going on then stay home and don’t come. I’m really hoping it’s a learning experience for some of the Catholics and non-Catholics in attendance.
My mom’s friend kept telling her this was going to be an “Italian Wedding.” I just said okay whatever I don’t know where it’ll be yet. Well, I think she just knew because the reception ended up being at a local Italian Restaurant’s Banquet Hall. The food there is SO GOOD. And the coordinator there is so sweet and helpful she’s been wonderful to work with. She definitely will be getting a review on wedding wire and all the other wedding sites next month. We had some things that needed to be set up in the hall and we were going to come do it and she said no way are you going to do that the morning of the wedding bring it to me and I will set it up! So great!
Over the next few months I really hope to get back on a regular blogging schedule. I hope to unpack all the wedding things. And I hope to eventually do that weddings A to Z post I see floating around the interwebs.