Wedding Wednesday: Our Wedding Story
I’m starting this series today because I’m sure you’re going to see plenty of wedding content over on Instagram throughout the next 5 months – starting with our very next trip, coming up in just a few weeks!
But before we dive into wedding deets, here’s a little bit of backstory for you:
Blake and I got engaged in July 2018 on St. George Island in Florida – a place I grew up vacationing as a kid. After attending lots of weddings, being a bridesmaid more times than I can count and after a whirlwind of an engagement party, we decided we wanted a destination wedding. I knew I wanted something far enough away that we could reasonably limit our guest list, and also a destination that would make it worthwhile for our guests to travel. And, most importantly, I knew I didn’t want a wedding while it was HOT.
All of those factors led to us deciding to get married in Keystone, Colorado in March 2020! But guess what happened in March of 2020? That’s right – COVID cancelled our wedding. We were supposed to get married on March 22, 2020, and our wedding was officially cancelled the weekend before. My bags were packed and we were 4 days away from getting on a plane and in the blink of an eye, it was all over. I know this pandemic has been so awful for so many and a cancelled wedding is the least of many people’s worries, but suffice it to say that I was devastated.
That week between cancellation and our planned wedding day was tumultuous, but one thing we decided right away was that we wanted to get married on March 22. That day had become so meaningful to us even though it hadn’t happened yet – it was ours and we were ready to be married! So, we got married! With group gatherings limited to 10 and lots of other restrictions in place, we ultimately decided to get married at a park in our hometown. Just our parents and brothers attended, as well as my uncle, who married us. We had a quick reception in our home afterward and then just like that, it was over.
Now, fast forward over 18 months later, and we’re trying again!
Our plan is to get married on the weekend of our 2-year anniversary at Keystone Ranch, where our wedding was originally supposed to take place. Basically everything will remain the same, other than the words we say during the ceremony.
So, follow along with me as I finalize planning details during our trip to Colorado next month, send out invites, and do all the other planning things that remain on my list!