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 got married exactly one week after I graduated college, and 3 days before Christmas. December 22, 2007. I cannot count how many times our wedding date changed because Travis was in Iraq. We weren’t sure when he would be home and we knew he was deploying again shortly after he returned. So it only made sense that I had to live at my parents house for a week after college. I moved to California the day after our wedding, during one of the worst winter storms Michigan had ever seen.
Back to our wedding day, it was awesome, it went by so fast and was pretty much a blur. I wish I could remember more of it, but that’s what stories, photos and videos are for. I was never the girl who dreamed of a wedding her whole life, but I do wish Pinterest would have been around while wedding planning. In 2007, the internet was basically for email, research and a little browsing. There weren’t wedding inspiration websites. I was the first of my friends to get married, I was trying to figure out what I liked by looking at expensive wedding magazines, not to mention planning the entire thing alone. There are a lot of things I wish I had done, but I had to stay cost-effective and really focus on my last semester of college. At the end of the day, we had a great time with great people and were married!
Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love
I hate our wedding pictures. Hate. We used a photographer that did all of my dance photos growing up, and a lot of weddings. Who knew that he wasn’t keeping up to date with wedding photo trends. I really don’t want to get into it because it makes me so upset, especially when I look at other peoples’ wedding photos. We did the standard boring ass photos in the church and some at the reception. None outside since it was December. Being the first one to get married pretty much sucked, now everyone knows what to research more.
How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal
I never dreamed of a proposal or envisioned it in my mind. Our engagement was simple, we were young and all that mattered was that we were together. I was trying to find photos from that night but I think they are at my parents’ house in Michigan.
Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
Princess cut was definitely hot in 2007. I don’t like the rings that have a bunch of crap and diamonds around the center stone, then on the sides, and around the band etc, etc . . . sometimes it’s just too much. Although I have seen some very pretty rings with the center stone surrounded, but I don’t like all of them.
I don’t have a dream ring. I could upgrade or trade in my ring, but why would anyone do that? This is the ring I got married with, it’s not about how big or what style, it’s the meaning. I don’t think it’s right when the girl knows exactly what ring she is going to get, she can give hints though J I also think it’s rude when a girl tells her bf she will only get engaged with one ring and one ring only. I bet he’s thrilled. I gave a lot of hints and we looked at them together, but I never gave a do or die request ha ha.
Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last
Lack of communication, and fighting about money. Even if you don’t have much money, manage what you have, be in agreement with each other who handles what and etc. Communication and money aside, cheating whores can ruin marriages, too. Haha. Have kids, that will help make it last, you fall in love all over again!