Emma and Alex in their wedding outfits. Note how Emma is holding her dress like Cinderella would. Love!
Time is moving slowly. And swiftly. How does that work? Every week I have a list of things to do wedding-wise and every day I work on something and then suddenly at the end of the week, I get to cross all those things off. Done. Moving on to the next thing. It has surprised how much work it takes to pull off a simple wedding. And by 'simple' I mean, cupcakes and punch... basically, a laid-back coffee hour after the ceremony.
This whole process has been s t r e t c h i n g, mostly because I normally like to get things DONE, FINISHED, COMPLETE as soon as possible, which has been somewhat impossible. As romantic as it sounds and as much as I try (oh, how I try!) I struggle to be the 'joy in the journey' person. The person who says, 'oh, the journey is even better than the destination!' I nod along and think, 'yeah, me too!' and then speed along to getter done so I can Be There Already. Ah me.
So it has been a learning process.
What has been beautiful and precious and humbling has been the family and friends who are making this even possible. The truth is, I cannot do this all on my own. And I don't want to do this on my own. We come from families and from community...we want to be married in that context as well. It is going to be such a wonderful day.
I cannot wait! :)