It’s that moment when you realize you have almost two hours to kill before your next class after smoking your first exam of the semester. It’s when you realize you haven’t been posting and it could be for any reason, the winter blues, too much to talk about, too little to talk about, or just not feeling like you can get your shit together.
So where am I?
I’m sure this belongs in a “Wedding Wednesday” but the most exciting thing as of late is signing the contract and putting the first deposit down for our wedding. This is really going to happen, folks. Also, I don’t know if you remember, but once upon a time I was thinking “Fall of 2015…sometime.” Waiting is for the birds. We will be saying our vows in just a smidge over a year from now:
February 14, 2015.
Yes. I am getting married on Valentine’s Day. Yes, it falls on Saturday. How could we resist? Everything is falling heavenly into place for an intimate, chic wedding and reception. I know what you’re thinking, so let’s get it out the way:
- No, I will not be using pastel conversation hearts as decor
- Valentines will not be our save-the-dates
- Yes, it will be easy for Boyface to remember our anniversary
- I do know it is pretty darn cheesy; I’m just going to embrace it
Throughout the process, we figured we would let the venue pick the date. However, Fall of 2015 started seeming awfully far away, and while I’m all for long engagements, two years to think about our wedding and change my mind an infinite amount of times was not going to be healthy for anyone. Besides, there are moments when I look at him and think, “I cannot wait one more second to call you my husband.” Which, while it feels weird since I didn’t think marriage was going to happen for me until later in life, also feels oddly comforting.
Why Valentine’s Day? Why not? Winter weddings are not given enough credit. I need to start learning some ancient Indian fluffy snow dances. Valentine’s Day has been remarkably special since we started dating. We’ve gone to the same place each year – even though that meant a 9 p.m. dinner reservation on Thursday last year because I had class that night. My love for oysters was renaissanced at one of our Valentine’s Day dinners. (In case you’re wondering, I’m talking about The Greenhouse Tavern, highly recommended.)
I need to remember to savor the meal and moments this year because next year’s Valentine’s Day will be a bit more hectic. I don’t think ox heart will be on the menu either – it’ll be chicken and salmon, or beef and salmon? Who knows.
It’s daunting how much plans change but somehow what you always wanted doesn’t. I was originally looking to plan a Pinterest-eque barn wedding, complete with drinks in mason jars. Now we’ll be cozied-up inside for a personal, downtown affair with less than a hundred of our closest loved ones. How did that even happen?
We knew from day one we wanted something fun and easy for our guests. We wanted something that represented us as a couple. We wanted as little to worry about as possible. It could have been either but when I opened up to listen to the universe (and a very knowledgeable, close girlfriend) the stars aligned and everything fell into place. Doesn’t it always?
Before you wheel me off in the looney-hippie cart – know there are still a lot of stars for us to align. Off the top of my head?
- Emcee – we don’t really need a DJ just a spectacular wedding manager, any ideas?
- Dessert – Cake or cupcakes? Both? What if I just want a bowl of salted caramels from Fears Confections?
- Alterations – any Cleveland area recommendations?
Hm, I guess this is a “Wedding Wednesday” post after all. Please excuse my belatedness.
P.S. I have to throw in a big shout out and congratulations to my friends Julie and Justin on their engagement. I just love, love, love them. I remember watching the Ohio State-Michigan game with them two years ago and it was already easy to see how happy they made each other, how much fun they had together.