Yes, y’all don’t know it – but I’m getting married.
And I’m eloping – right now – as we speaketh, or rather, as your readeth.
I’m on my way – without flowers, flower girls, bridesmaids, 150 tacky sb&g 2011 napkins, djs, catered receptions, mothers-of-the-brides, first dance music (I soooo would have voted for “the rose” kidding kidding – that’s my personal spirit dance. no sharing) fretting over where to put people, dogs, home brews or any of that other crap that make weddings Extremely Stressful.
I was stressed for a hot minute -our travel plans for this elopement are Complex. But here I am – 2 days before we drive off – and I’m, well yes, I’m Serene. Grounded. Excited for the adventure. Feeling pretty wise that I didn’t cloud it with too many details and designs (being a designer – I can get down with ribbon-on-napkin-obsessing).
But I’m happy. Giddy in fact. Bouncing like a wee lass. I can’t wait to get down the aisle – or into the trees as the case may be – to make that woman my wife. It can’t come soon enough.
Mainly, whilst stressed and wondering who in their right minds creates a convoluted plan like ours to hitch, honeymoon, and return with such aaamazing travel and complications? I’m thinking this:
I’m getting married exactly how I want with the most important parts in tact and shining. And I wish for all of you – the ability to recognize what that might look like and do the same.
We’ll be present, calmish, hopeful, quiet (yes – I can be quiet when it’s necessary), pensive, committed, aware, and full of love for the one other person we’ll be with during the time of our vows.
And we’ll share our joy with our family later, without the pressure of being on stage.
So wish us luck! And I’ll update soon – a married gal!
Which does lead me to my one thought today on gay marriage – in the words of my father, who should have been a philosopher, but then again, I’ve never met a cowboy who wasn’t one:
“Gay marriage? Hell – I’m all for it, why should straight people be the only ones allowed to suffer?”
love you both!
I wish every person the joy of committing ones whole heart to another human being. I hope your moment, filled with the outrageously powerful emotions you’ll feel as you say those words, is as magical as mine was. Happy, happy wedding.
Happy Everything! Merry Always!
Miss you, love you, and I’m standing here at your wedding shedding a tear of joy for you. I know you can’t see me, but I’m there.
Now you two come back to Oregon so we can throw you a proper party.
Just bursting at the seams–so perfect!