Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Girl Marries Boy


I wanted to talk about weddings here for a minute, mainly mine. Shane and I got married in a courthouse in Jacksonville, North Carolina in a ceremony that lasted exactly one minute and five seconds. The courthouse itself was under construction, so our entrance was a plywood hallway.


Our Justice of the Peace was a rude, grouchy lady wearing acid washed demin, and made us wait until she finished her Spider Solitaire game before talking to us. My husband appears to be glaring at me while I put the ring on his finger….


You can only imagine what comes to mind whenever I think of our wedding. BEST DAMN DECISION OF MY LIFE.  I’m married to my best friend, to the man I love more than anything, and that’s the ONLY thing that matters. We talked about having a big wedding later on down the road, but I don’t want one. We’ve decided on a super tiny vow renewal with our families, so they can see that part, and then scheduling a professional shoot, in which I’ll wear my (already purchased – whoops!) wedding gown. Then, instead of spending an absurd amount of money on a wedding, just going on a kick-ass vacation.

This was the right decision for me. Wedding (or any event!) planning makes me antsy, stressed out, and miserable. I love my husband, and I am no less married than if I had the whole big fairy-tale wedding, yet our bank account is much happier. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos eloped in 1996, and are still happily married. Kim Kardashian had a 3-Ring circus for a wedding, and you see how that turned out.

So, there’s my wedding story. It’s not huge, fancy, or elaborate, but it’s mine, and I’m happy. :)

Waiting on the Spider Solitaire game to end. I wasn’t kidding.


  1. good for you girl! im so happy for you and that will be one amazing vacation!!! xo

  2. AWEEEE So cute. So jealous of your vaykay! :)

  3. Awww so glad you shared! This sounds like it really was perfect for you guys! Love it! :)

  4. Congrats again! Sometimes I kind of wish we'd done a tiny wedding somewhere tropical, but at the time I really wanted a big wedding. You are right that planning a wedding is incredibly stressful, so I'm glad you found a solution that worked for you both!


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