what were people’s reactions after the wedding? after they found out you got married?
this is a really tough question i’ve been asked. sometimes it makes me tear up a little, and sometimes i’m strong when answering. it’s a little bittersweet.
nate and i both knew our wedding might not be popular with everyone, especially some family members. so we tried to prepare ourselves.
after the wedding we were elated. we were so excited to be married and start a new adventure together. the day after the wedding we told those closest to us we tied the knot, before making it “facebook official”. then we turned off our phones/media and enjoyed our secluded “mini”moon. it was after this time we heard some negativity, were ignored, heard rumors (that i was pregnant, due in october, which is the reason we had to get married…), and got cold shoulders from some people that would have usually congratulated us and been excited for us. it was painful for me (and for nate, who had to console me while i cried!). i had to continually remind myself we had the wedding of our dreams and a day full of love with people who loved us. the whole experience gave me thicker skin.
with the “bitter” part out of the way, we can focus on the “sweet” part, which is the majority of reactions. we received many cards of congratulations and gifts from some people that are closest to us, and also from some we never expected to receive. they praised our wedding decisions, and were proud of us for doing it our way. we received so much love from those around us, and felt so blessed to have these family and friends in our lives.
another huge blessing was the online buzz that was created. people asking how we did our wedding, about our vendors, about our vision, it was amazing (and started the idea for these posts!). we heard from so many people that they wish they did their wedding the way they initially wanted to. we also heard from many people who decided to change their wedding plans to a more intimate affair, like ours. we were so blessed by all the comments and questions.
would you consider wedding planning? would you design paper products for others?
i absolutely would consider wedding planning and also creating custom paper products (i’ve done it for a few friends weddings, and loved it!). i enjoyed every bit of the planning process! i’ve always enjoyed event planning, hosting, etc, so this may be in the works someday!
what’s next for you?
we’ve been married for 3 months now! and are so incredibly happy.
we’re closing on our first house soon…and cannot wait to do house projects.
and…we are busy preparing for our first child!
other than that, it’s just normal life for us. working, cooking, projects, photography, and a whole lot of love.