From the moment Justin and I got engaged (that fine Christmas morning while I was sitting in my underwear … yup, that happened! Read the whole story, here! 😂), I have been SO excited to share ALL of the details about our big day with you! After FOUR years of being engaged (time really does fly when you’re having fun, hey Justin?! LOL!), Justin and I finally set a date. In fact, we were planning on tying the knot this summer!
Once we set the date things started rolling along nicely from there, I picked not one but TWO wedding dresses (all of those details are here!) and the planning process was really starting to come along nicely with the help of the ladies from Countdown Events. Before we knew it, it was APRIL, we were in the midst of the COVID pandemic and I knew at that point we needed to make a decision because our wedding date was QUICKLY approaching and so many other weddings and large celebrations were being cancelled.
We went back and forth on this decision and while it was tough, we knew in our hearts the best thing to do was to postpone everything due to the uncertainty of COVID. I know that there are SO many brides and grooms out there who are dealing with the same situation as Justin and I and it’s so heartbreaking (my heart goes out to all of you!!) but I know eventually we will still have our day! At this point, we don’t have a new date, which makes us a little bit nervous, but we are working towards setting a new one. All in good time!
I was SO looking forward to our big day and celebrating with all of our family and friends, but I do realize that this is a very unconventional situation and there was absolutely no way we could have predicted this or seen it coming. I know some people don’t handle change or chaos very well, but I actually cope really well with it. Instead of letting this bump in the road bring me down I really tried to change my perspective on the situation because at the end of the day (no matter HOW I feel!) it ultimately won’t change the outcome.
To be completely honest, I was still pretty behind on a lot of the things that I wanted to have done for our big day (maybe this is a blessing in disguise to save my butt?? LOL!). I mean, we still hadn’t even sent out our official invitations to our guests … WHOOPS!! LOL. So, I’m choosing to look at this situation as another year to get all of the things I wanted to get done checked off the list in a timely manner! It will give me another year to nail down my workout regimen, give me more time to prep and send out our invitations (LOL!), and Justin will now have some extra time to get his lawn and yard ready for the big day.
I’m a huge believer that everything happens for a reason and maybe for some reason this year just wasn’t meant to be. I know that the wedding will happen and Justin and I will eventually be able to celebrate our love surrounded by all of our family and friends. But for the time being, I am just so grateful for the things that we have. I am so privileged to be able to have a wedding one day, to have found my true love, and to have a beautiful family with the man I care so deeply about. When it comes down to it, postponing our day doesn’t change any of those things.
I am sending all of my love to the brides and grooms out there who are facing the same situation as Justin and I. Try to not sweat the small stuff! I know in the big picture this doesn’t feel like the small stuff, but at the end of the day, you have found that special someone you want to spend the rest of your life with and that’s something to be grateful for!
Ps (to all of the brides to be!). Since we all have an extra year to plan, organize, and get ready for our big day, I want to share my private wedding board on Pinterest with you!! Originally, I wasn’t planning on sharing this board until our special day but I figured there was no better time than the present to share some of my inspiration with all of YOU!! If you want to check out all of the pins that we have been saving over the course of these four years, you can find our board here.