Pace and I are having a big old-fashioned wedding ceremony tomorrow.
Since yesterday, friends and family galore have been flying in and driving in and generally showing up to be part of our 6-day Wedding Extravaganza. We have 100 people, all told, loved ones from near and far.
If you couldn’t make it (or didn’t get an invite) – no worries! Megan will be live-blogging it, so keep hitting refresh on our blog during the wedding (starting at 2:12pm Central on Saturday) to virtually be here with us. We wanted to invite every single one of you to be here in person, but with a little venue and an even littler budget, we couldn’t. Rest assured, you’re all in our hearts. (If you want to give us wedding presents, we’d be delighted if you’d donate to our honeymoon fund! Woo, Ireland!)
So, anyway, why am I bothering you on this fine November morning?
Two years ago, I would never have believed that I could have a faery-tale wedding. In about 30 hours, it’s happening.
We don’t have a lot of money.
We don’t have a lot of time.
We don’t have a lot of knowledge about weddings.
We don’t even live in a state that will recognize our marriage.
But Pace and I both wanted a faery-tale wedding. We wanted the whole shebang, from fancy dresses to flower girls to a glorious cake. We didn’t want to put it off til we had all the things we didn’t have.
It was our dream, and we made it come true.
It hasn’t been easy. It’s been downright terrifying at times, in fact. (Like a venue change less than a week before the event! Yikes!) But it’s happening – tomorrow – and we’re both incredibly happy and in love and super excited. (I doubt we’ll get much sleep tonight!)
All too often, obstacles are things we subconsciously put in our own path, to keep us safe in the feeling that we can’t do the things we most want – not because we’re stupid or assholes or whatever, but because we simply can’t.
But what if you could? What then?