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Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Happy Anniversary to Me!

So... I decided to take the week off, brideys. I wasn't going to, but I desperately need a break... A break from wedding planning, event planning and work in general (BB too). I kinda need to check out and focus on my family. After all, it is Thanksgiving, right? And I am thankful to be in Chicago with the fam about to eat yummy food and drink yummy booze.

Although, as you can tell by the pic, it is also my 10 year wedding anniversary. Yup! Ten years ago today, my hus and I sneaked to Las Vegas and eloped. Holy SHIT! It's been ten years!! We've come a long way from the dude I met in the bar to the dude who I consider the love of my life. Right? Whoa... Cheesy, but true!

Well, bridey, if you miss me, feel free to browse the archives, FaceBook me, follow my tweets from Chicago or check out my pins... Because those are addictions I must feed, whether I check out or not.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

XO,

BB

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The Truth Hurts Tuesday ~ Getting to Know Bitchless Bride... My Life After My Wedding

By the time you read this, I will be 37 years old. Wow... Could I be more dramatic? But, seriously, I feel like I just got married, and my trip down the aisle was ten years ago! TEN FUCKING YEARS! Oh my God! I was 27!! And maybe I'm still obsessed with weddings because I'm in "the industry", and all I do is eat, breathe and sleep it, or maybe it's because I eloped and never had a wedding to call my own, but no matter what, it still feels like my "wedding" was yesterday. The only difference? My perspective is completely different than it was ten years ago. And you know what? I lucked the fuck out.

Why am I so lucky? Well, see the pic? That's the card my hus got for me for my birthday (along with these...). And when I met this guy, I wasn't ready at all. Like... AT ALL!! Fast forward fourteen years later (we were together four years before he proposed)... Dude is the father of my child, responsible for several (almost painful) belly laughs and putting up with my bullshit. When I really think about it, we are light years away from where we were on our wedding day. And for some reason my birthday got me thinking about how different life is now, than before even having started with a solid foundation before we said "I do."

I'd say that the absolutely scariest part of my marriage was when my hus nearly died less than a year after we got married.

With This Ring Thee Wed… BB’s Helpful Tips on How to Write Your Wedding Vows

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As you probably saw from my last piece on Huff Post Weddings, I eloped. And a huge part of that decision was because my husband wasn’t quite comfortable professing his undying love for me in front of 150 guests. But, more that than our vows were really personal, and he is very private (so am I… HA! There’s certainly nothing private about me!). Definitely not an ideal platform for him to promise to rub my feet following a long weekend of work, or to always open my car door, even though he knows I can do it myself, etc. So, we went a different route.