As I mentioned in my last post, I left off over a year ago when Mr. Woodpecker/”Woody” and I originally canceled our impending nuptials. A year and a half later, we had patched up all of our issues and were more convinced than ever that we were ready to tie the knot. The only thing was, we had decided that if we were going to have a wedding this time, it was going to be the one that we had always wanted.
We wanted to stress as little as possible about the wedding (haha), and we wanted to be hitched as soon as possible. So as soon as my first summer vacation as a real employee hit, we started discussing possibilities. I figured I’d have all the time in the world. And I did, for two weeks, until summer school started.
Fast forward to midsummer, when we basically decided we needed to just buckle down and do it. Woody promised to help with all he could. We knew from the start that it would be an intimate wedding, small, mostly family, and a few friends. We wrote down all my close relatives, which added up to be just under 30, and quickly decided to plan a wedding for 60. As soon as we had our number, we picked the place.
Luckily, this didn’t take much thinking, because I’d been deciding it my whole life. Even in my initial posts, I mentioned getting married at my grandparents’ home, so this time around we both knew it would be perfect. We pitched the idea to our immediate family and my grandparents, and they happily complied. From there, we were able to quickly decide a date due to it being wedding season and many of our guests having other commitments. And just like that, we were getting married…in seven weeks!
And just like that, things for our backyard wedding started falling into place. Almost like they were meant to be all along. In the end, I don’t think we could have done it any other way. For my over-obsessive, indecisive husband to be and me, the fact that we didn’t have time to analyze every decision made things so much easier. Within two weeks we had all our major vendors picked out. We had decided on a small, intimate wedding. A tented reception with a lobster bake that would represent us, our families, and everything we loved.
Since I was spending my days working and my nights glue-gunning and cuddling with Woody, our minimal timeline didn’t leave me time to document all I was doing at the time. That said, I will be sharing my favorite projects with you as I recap our special day!
(All photos personal or courtesy of our amazing guests!)