The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Day 7 - Goin' to the chapel

I'll admit it, I've been talking about my "dream wedding" for years.  The funny thing is, it's changed dramatically over time.  I never expected to be the girl who got engaged & didn't marry that person...so naturally, that's exactly what happened to me.

Before I met DJ I was engaged.  Getting married was something that he & I had casually mentioned, but it wasn't something we seriously planned.  When he proposed, I was totally shocked.  Like most women, I wanted to start planning immediately, & that's when the trouble started.  Suddenly there were all these specific reasons why we couldn't get married for several years, & so he didn't think there was any point discussing it - ever.  And so, things slowly deteriorated until the eventual end.

It was around the same time that my plans for a big, fat, fancy wedding went out the window.

DJ & I have no plans to get married anytime soon.  There are financial factors, as well as emotional ones.  He was engaged before too, & I think we're both a little jaded about what happened before.  Plus for us, it's just a a piece of paper that doesn't change what we already have, so there's no real rush. 

When we do decide to get married, here's what I want:

  • We live at the base of the mountain, & there's a great view from our backyard, so we'll get married there.  It will be fall, when the leaves have already changed colors but before it gets too cold.
  • Because DJ & I have some alternative beliefs we'll have an alternative ceremony.  I'll leave it at that.
  • Afterwards we're going to party because, well, I like to drink.  I'm thinking picnic food, or maybe a pig roast.  We'll have music & a bonfire.  When it's over, everyone can find a spot on the furniture or floor to pass out.
All that will matter is that I'm surrounded by the people I love...& I'll be drunk.  Who's coming?

6 comments:

  1. She would be honored. As for me, I call dibs to sleep on your couch!

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  2. I would also like a simple wedding. Let's call it a picnic.

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  3. Sounds great. Do the wedding that you two want, when it works for you, not what other people want.

    We got married in May -- same sex wedding, different religions that we both pretty much dont follow. So a Sunday brunch, 40 people or so, lovely and informal. People who love us came and had a great time, the rest dont matter.

    It's not about the wedding, it's about the life together.

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  4. :)

    you and I are like the same person! Our wedding dream sounds similar, and I was also engaged before! I think you have all these dreams as young girls, but then reality hits you, and you realize sometimes reality is just as good as your dreams.. just not as frilly!

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  5. Sounds like you have your priorities straight and already a perfect family. (I noticed on the side you guys have pets) Good for you! I'm having a very small ceremony in Feb with just 45 people. It will be formal, but I'm not worried about flowers or colors. Just family, food, friends and wine!

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