I’ve been so looking forward to making this post! I teased a lot about the little details Erik & I planned for our wedding throughout the last (nearly) 2 years, so it only seemed right to finally fill in the blanks. By now, it’s no secret that I enjoyed wedding planning and I sort of wanted to put some of our ideas out there to see if it can help anyone who’s currently planning for their big day as well. I also realize that not everyone finds this stuff interesting, so this will be the last wedding-centric post, I promise! We will soon be back to our regular scheduled programming. Until then, please enjoy these selected photographs taken by our wonderful photographer, Alexander…
So much has happened since I last updated! Well, 2017 as a whole was super crazy for me, actually. I thought about it a few weeks ago… three surgeries, a wedding, quitting my job, traveling to Florida and South Carolina (multiple times), oh and moving 12+ hours away from everyone and everything I’ve ever known.
In my last post, I outlined my health throughout the past year of my life. This is a continuation of that same idea, except this time I get to talk about our wedding! The planning process has gone pretty smooth with only a few bumps along the way. Everybody involved has been so great to us – from our vendors to our bridal party and families. Without giving too much away, here’s an update of what’s been going on.
Hi! It’s certainly been a while. It seems like ever since Erik & I got engaged in May of 2016 that everything has been absolutely crazy. All of the obvious stresses that come with planning a wedding have certainly played a role, but there was an entire separate situation that I kept to myself that spanned from January 2016 through to February 2017. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, you might have heard about it, but in case you haven’t, here’s the story:
I was driving to a wedding last Saturday and realized that I totally forgot to post this recipe! Last week was so hectic. I was sick for most of the week due to gallstone complications (I still have no idea what triggered it), then I had to shoot a wedding on Saturday in north Jersey and had to attend a wedding in Pennsylvania on Sunday before driving back home on Sunday night to make it to work on time on Monday morning. So, I apologize for the delay!
I love autumn so much. (If you know me, this is both obvious and an understatement.) Erik and I always go back and forth because he loves the winter and snow and I love pumpkins, cornstalks, mums, and…. not snow. What we can both agree on, though, is that we love it when summer ends and we love partaking in fall activities.
One way to complicate wedding planning is to pile health issues on top of it. Back in June and July of this year, I was really feeling the stress of having liver disease and what that meant for our wedding. Since hearing the great news that my liver seems to be behaving now, Erik & I have been able to focus on planning our big day. This will be the first of multiple blog posts that chronicle our planning process.
Note: I’ve been struggling with how to word this blog post. I don’t want to come across as seeking charity – because I’m not at all. I also don’t want to diminish other people’s struggles with things they have going on in their lives. Seeing as this is my blog about my health and awareness of my health, I’m going to try and portray it as accurately as possible to how I am feeling towards my personal situation and what I’ve learned from it.
August has been really busy for me – lots of commitments on a very small budget (due to medical bills amongst other things). Nobody enjoys that split second when they realize they have all but $50 to their name, but it’s how you handle it from that moment forward that really counts.
In dealing with my liver issue, it’s been hard to keep busy and keep my mind off of it, which helped contribute to my lack of updates on here. So, our trip to Washington, D.C. two weekends ago was our first real outing in a long while. Speaking of D.C., is the title too punny? Yes? Probably? There’s a reason for it, I promise.
I must have started this post 20 times already. I would get a sentence or two deep, become unsure of what I was saying, then find myself deleting everything and closing up my laptop thinking, “I’ll come back to this later.” I’m not exactly sure why it’s been so difficult to write a simple update on what’s been going on in my life for the past 2 and a half months. It’s just been one of those mental blocks, I suppose. I’m here now, and I’m ready to tie up some loose ends.