Pull up a chair, and I'll share the story of my whirlwind wedding.
Alex and I had decided we were going to get married on June 6th. It was never going to be a big wedding. The plan was always going to be a small wedding with only our attendants, and maybe the children and our parents. We were going to save our money for the party after.
So on or around February 19-20 I said to Alex half-joking "Wouldn't it be cool to get married on leap day?" He was against the idea. He wanted to wait for June 6th, like we had planned and there was no changing his mind.
So early afternoon on February 28th, I made a joke about it again, and Alex got really excited about the idea, like it was the first time he had heard anything about it! I thought about kicking him, but decided to marry him instead.
After that it was a whirlwind of activity. We decided right away to have a minimum amount of people there. The first plan was to just have us and the person officiating. I texted a friend to ask if she was still ordained, and she was. So I explained the plan and asked her to help. She was on board and completely excited to help. She reminded me for the need for witnesses, and so she and I agreed that her husband and our mutual friend Elizabeth could join us.
So then I started thinking about my hair and the fact that there would be pictures, so I decided to include my friend Sarah, so she could do my hair, also because she's my best friend. Unfortunately she couldn't come.
The day of the wedding, Alex and I had a lot to do. The first thing we did was get our marriage license. After we got the license we both started talking about how our mothers were going to kill us, so we decided at that point to invite them. I called both of them, but was unable to get in touch with mine. I kept trying throughout the day but ended up not talking to her until it was too late for her to come.
Alex also wanted to stop by and invite his good friend Tabby, so we did that.
We ran all over town, getting Alex a haircut, me shoes, flowers, and a veil, and a basket for our flower girl Stormy.
I decided it would be a bad idea to pull each of the kids out of school for the wedding since it was so last minute, but Stormy only goes to school half the day, so we decided to make her the flower girl.
The wedding was beautiful. It was unusual weather for February, it was in the 60s, but very windy.
We went to a bridge over Sugar Creek, and were married there. Alex and I read our own vows, I promised not to run off to Mexico and ditch him with all of our children, and he promised to stay by my side, even during the zombie apocalypse. We exchanged rings, and kissed each other.
I couldn't have planned a more perfect day even if I had months to plan it.
After the wedding I began to call people, and tell them about how I was now a married woman, and a lot of friends and family were pretty upset that they weren't included.
I am happy now that I am finally married. :)
Thanks for reading!