I am so thrilled to present this wedding to you brideys! Not only are the photographs fantastic, but the bride and groom are super cool! I love their story, and I love how the bride was able to completely depend on her groom to get shit done for the wedding when she was busy dealing with a crazy work schedule. If that's not a sign of a stong relationship, then I don't know what is!
Um, all I have to say is wait until you read question number 7! I asked Rory, the bride, if anything went wrong (that she was aware of) at the wedding, and I, me, Bitchless Bride, the honest chick with a trash mouth, BLUSHED as I read her response!!! Let's just say that when a priest uses the word, "penetration" during the ceremony, it gets awkward! I can only imagine how it felt for the bride and groom (not to mention all of the guests!).
You all know that I am a sucker for cotton candy, and I am so impressed with the bride and groom for having some fabulously, sticky yumminess prepared to order at their wedding! So... please sit back and enjoy the story and the beautiful pictures and VIDEO! Yup! There's a lovely video for you to watch too!
1. Bridey, how did you meet your spouse? (The short and sweet version please.)
We met my freshman year of college almost 20 years ago. He was a sophomore. We ran in the same circles, but never dated. There was always an attraction, however, and we managed to keep in touch over the years and through different cities and other relationships.
2. How long were you together before you were engaged?
We got together New Year’s Eve 2008 and we got engaged three years later.
3. What was the length of time between the engagement and the wedding?
About 8 months.
4. Where did your wedding take place? (venue, city and state)
The wedding took place in Emmitsburg, MD at St. Anthony Shrine. We held the reception across the border in the Pennsylvania countryside at my husband’s parents’ property on the Conewago Creek in New Oxford, Pennsylvania. We hosted an outdoor reception with a tent on the lawn at the height of summer.
5. If you had to rate your wedding planning experience on a scale of one to ten with one being shitty, and ten being awesome, how would you rate it?
I would say about an 8. . . I had a great time, but it came at a very stressful point in my career.
6. What was your favorite part of the wedding planning process? Least fave?
My favorite was creating a binder full of inspiration tears from magazines and online research, picking the color palette and the overall theme, which for us was “The Gilded Garden-Party”. I would say my least favorite was budgeting. I have champagne taste and we were paying for most of the wedding ourselves. . . I really wanted to serve great food and wine. In the end I was able to do so with some really great (friend) connections! As for décor, I was able to rely on the natural setting. . . All the greens of the lush countryside. . . it was so beautiful.
7. Did anything go wrong (that you were aware of) at your wedding? If so, we’d love to hear about it. Allow us to learn from you, bridey!
First of all, please tell me you know that the title of this post are lyrics from David Bowie & Queen’s “Under Pressure”? Well, if you don’t, then we can’t be friends… Just kidding, but definitely click on this link and educate yourself on being cooler. Not to mention a much cooler bride….
Anyway, I want to have an honest conversation with you bridey about the pressure surrounding your wedding planning. If you’re recently engaged or have been in the midst of your wedding plans for some time now, then you are probably coming to realize that there is a ton of pressure encompassing your wedding plans. And you know where the majority of the pressure comes from?
I know you girls are probably thinking that there definitely IS something better than a stocking, but I'll tell you why there's not... Wanna a secret? A ton of my brides get engaged on Christmas, and you know where the ring is usually hiding? Yeah, in the stocking. So don't knock it wanna-be-bridey.
But, please... Don't be upset if your dream engagement doesn't happen on Christmas Eve or Day. The way I see it, one of two things are happening here:
First of all, I am completely OBSESSED with Mindy's wedding dress and shoes! WOW! I mean... If you know me at all, then you know that I love pink, and this dress and shoes... I can hardly contain my excitement!
Now that I got that out of my system... I think it's really too bad... I feel like when people hear that a couple is choosing to get married at Disneyland or Disneyworld, they throw some serious attitude. They don't get it. I mean... How could two adults get married at a place typically reserved for children? Why would they want to have Mickey and Minnie Mouse at their wedding? Isn't that childish? And the worst part? They do NOTHING to hide how they feel when the bride reveals her venue. Honestly, that's just bad form. Mindy took some serious heat from people, but it wasn't from her family and friends, it was from opinionated assholes online.