The weirdest day of my life and the most wonderful day of my life, both happened on the same day.
And that day was my wedding day.
My husband proposed in February, so we set the wedding date for September. Seemed like a good month. We were shooting for a backyard wedding with a guest list of no more than 50 people. We were paying for the whole shin-dig, so we had to keep it under 5k. Which sounds easy, like, that’s a lot of money, right? No. In wedding world it really isn’t.
We made it through the month of March before we decided September was waaayyy to far away. We’d waited two and a half years to be together (more on our tragic breakup on a later day) and we didn’t want to wait any longer.But we didn’t want to elope and we didn’t want to say all those scary words without our friends standing right beside us. So, after a few freak out session, I totally re-planned the wedding for June.
We decided on a local elopement. It was a gamble, I had no idea if the idea would work, but GUESS WHAT IT DID!!!
We got married at The Vow Exchange, where they took care of photography, decorations, music, everything, all we did was show up. Afterwards, we went to a cute little venue and ate pizza. (Important note. My sister Meghann, Meghann Rebecca Photography, took the gorgeous photos before the wedding, thanks Meghann!)
The only rule for the wedding was There are no rules.
The wedding party and I rolled up to the wedding 15 minutes late and greeted the 20 some guests. I was a windblown disaster, but I couldn’t have cared less. I was just SO HAPPY to see everyone. I just made my way around the room hugging all the beautiful people. Eventually, someone asked me if I wanted to get married. And I said sure, there are no rules.
So I was married to the love of my life on a Friday evening, in the middle of downtown KC, (within budget) by an officiant wearing a GoPro. (That was my idea)
It was intimate, real, weird, and just so much fun. If you wanna see what that looks like, feel free to take a peek in the video below.