This blog on our wedding day has been a long time coming, but I finally came around to it. Jonathan and I got married on May 14th of this year. To be honest our wedding day did not go as planned. We were supposed to have an outdoor/backyard, rustic wedding at Jonathan’s aunt Holly’s beautiful house. We had the tables, chairs, dance floor, catering, margarita machines, smore’s bar and most importantly the tent, just in cased it rained. The weather was looking beautiful for our wedding day the whole week (I was looking everyday, more than once). The day before was supposed to rain a little but it didn’t, it then changed to the morning of our wedding but it still didn’t rain and the weather was beautiful. I was so thankful and very optimistic until an hour before I was supposed to walk down the aisle. Jonathan’s mom had to break the news to me that it was going to rain. I stayed calm and continued to get ready with my girls, I was about to get married and it raining did not seem likely to me. Let’s face it I was in denial. We finished up getting ready while getting our pictures taken and then prepared to walk down the aisle. The music started, my dad grabbed my arm and we walked towards my soon to be husband who had tears in his eyes. It felt like a dream.
Our minister started the ceremony. Jonathan and I were smiling, we were so happy! And then suddenly there was a loud crack of thunder. I couldn’t believe it. The rain drops started coming down. We all ran to the tent! It didn’t just rain, it started to POUR! What about the smore’s bar, corn hole, the fire pit, hay bales, present table, drinks and the dance floor?! The wedding we have been planning for almost a year isn’t happening. The ground was getting muddy and the bottom of my dress was getting ruined. I felt disappointment come over me and then looked at Jonathan who had the biggest smile on his face which brought me so much happiness. I had 2 choices: I could be upset and let the weather ruin this special day for me or I could decide to be willing to experience anything and be happy to be getting married to my best friend with our friends and family there to celebrate with us. I chose the later and had an amazing night.
There was so much for us to be thankful for. We had great friends who’s speeches were very touching, loving family who traveled to come to our wedding, amazing gifts, a great photographer, Nothing Bundt Cakes (my favorite), our first dance, a makeshift fire pit, smore’s and we ended up in the pool at the end of the night. To top it off we had a limo pick us up and take us to our suite at The Weston. Jonathan surprised me with rose petals in the room with a bottle of wine and chocolate strawberries, it was perfect.
The point I really want to get across is that you decide how you feel, react and experience a moment. You are the one that determines your own happiness, not anyone else, the environment or situation. Being willing to experience anything has really helped me enjoy life and create great memories, plus we now have a very memorable story for our wedding 🙂