The family is bustling with excitement. My daughter, Sarena (23) is getting married! Her fiance proposed over the holidays and they’ve picked a date June of 2018. It seems like just yesterday this beautiful young woman was a baby and headstrong toddler. Slamming her bedroom door until mom came in with a screwdriver and took it off the hinges. Ahhh! The good ole days.
I’ve decided to add Wedding to the blog, while we go through all the stages and phases, I hope it will give others inspiration and ideas. We’ve already been planning a bit and I have gotten ideas from her. There are things that will be a little different in planning this wedding with the first being I’m allergic to most flowers. My daughter and I looking for alternatives and have found a beautiful substitute.
Sarena, being an art/fashion major has also decided on a lot of DIY projects. Many we can do in advance and some will be done closer to the event.
One thing that I want to be sure, is that this wedding is what SHE wants. I had nice, beautiful wedding but it was pretty much planned by everyone but me. Oh sure, I was consulted on things like the wedding colors but when I picked black I was highly encouraged to pick a REAL color. Our wedding was in August and I longed for January (After all I love winter). So when my daughter picked a Friday for her wedding I encouraged her and said, “Well, it should be easier to find a venue.” to which she answered “mmmm Mom, do you think we can have it in the backyard?”.
Why the backyard you may ask? It’s not the cost, though that will help, nope, I was told it’s because it holds so many good memories of her playing outside, of family bbqs, and reunions. How can I argue with that? Since we have 2 acres and a barn this will be a good setting.
And so, this is starting a whole new chapter in my daughter’s life and I cannot wait to see all the love, personality and sentiment that she puts into her wedding details.