Monday, August 27, 2012

Show and tell Monday; Wedding bells ringing



 
1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding? 
We've been married for almost 3 years. 11.07.2009 We actually weren't going to get married in 2009, but due to circumstances with his fishing career we decided that it was best since the fall is his 'time off.' (I wouldn't have had it any other way.) Our day was amazing. Packed full with our closest friends & family in a beautiful church. We had a semi big wedding with about 100 guests, but we didn't get in debt with it. I chose wisely & luckily Jeremy had won a lot of money that year for fishing. We paid for 95% of the wedding out of our pockets so we had to make sure we knew what we were doing since we didn't want to get married & have a huge debt already. 

2. Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.

3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
Our engagement was perfect & so was. I actually knew it was coming all along. I won't get into detail with that here because Jeremy still doesn't know the entire story to that & he won't ever. ;) Anyways, it was December 22nd, 2008 and he had planned an amazing dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I got all dolled up & off we went. He proposed while we were waiting on dinner and forgot to get down on his knee. Yeah, I still make sure he knows that he forgot about that. I love it because it's so him. He was so incredibly nervous (why? I don't know..not like I would have said no.) Afterwards we went out for drinks with some of our closest friends. Perfect night. 

4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
I was looking through all of my pictures and realized I don't have an up close picture of our rings. Here is one that was taken on our wedding day, but you can't really see the rings. 
Here they are!
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last
 I'm no marriage expert, but I believe too many people are wrapped up in the idea of a 'perfect' marriage & don't give their marriage a good try. I'm still stuck back in the 'old days' where people only get married once & you're with that person forever. People don't communicate anymore & I think they just get lost in their own world. Communication is key. Forgiveness is #1 in marriage. Sacrifice, compromise, trust, loyalty & companionship.

9 comments:

  1. fIRST, love your pics. especially the ones on the beach. second, that answer to the last question is spot on. i am so old fashioned too... and once I found my "ForeveR" there is NO going back.

    thanks for linking up friend! hope you are doing well!

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  2. I totally agree with what you said about people idealizing marriage. They get so caught up in the fairy tale romances they see on TV and completely ignore reality!

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  3. FIRST OFF I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos! and your engagement photos are GORGEOuS!
    I love your advice too!

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  4. Way to go on starting out married life without debt! That was important to us too! And I agree that having some old fashioned ideas about the permanency of marriage is a good thing!

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  5. Couldn't agree with you more! Old-fashion kinda marriages are the ones that last!

    livingforhisglory2.blogspot.com

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  6. love it! Such a gorgeous wedding and we both had old cars at our weddings! Visiting from the link up.

    Annalisa

    www.lungfam.blogspot.com

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  7. We definitely have the same wedding set and you got engaged on my one year anniversary.

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  8. I too am part of the 'old days' club. and I wouldn't have it any other way :D You are an incredibly gorgeous bride, im in love with all your pictures.

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  9. What beautiful pictures!!
    Also, I was going to tell you, I tried to respond to the comment you left on my blog and it wouldn't let me because it said you didn't have an email address set up with you blog. Just thought you might want to know since you might be missing some good comments! Hehe

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