So I took a hiatus last week because I was in the nitty gritty planning stages of an elope-style wedding that went down on Friday. It is official; I am now 20 and married!
Tej’s schedule was changed this past week to 12 hour shifts, 2am to 2pm, and he didn’t know when it would go back to normal, let alone when he would get a day off to actually plan the wedding we were thinking about. So we decided we would have a courthouse wedding with our immediate family only. It turned out to be just what we were looking for. The two of us are so simple, and not looking for so much attention and much ado about nothing, so our plan worked excellent.
We set the wedding up for Friday at 3:30, at the Fullerton courthouse, so we could get our license as well. We had about 20 family members attend (most of them being mine of course). I found a bakery who did the cake in 3 days. It was a marble cake with raspberry mouse filling; so delicious! Thanks Patty’s Cakes! We had dinner at a restaurant around the corner called Bourbon Street, where the menu was catfish, barbecue chicken, creamed corn, au gratin potatoes and a delicious raisin pecan salad. We’ve already made a plan to go for our anniversaries. My bouquet was done in a matter of hours. My dress was from Nordstroms. It was just how we wanted it.
The ceremony was in a very nice room in the courthouse. The vows were so personal and romantic, better than anything we could’ve written ourselves. We didn’t cry (I think our family did though), but instead, kept it light hearted and added some humor into it. Pictures were taken by Kehoe Photography, whom we found on Craigslist! All in all, we had a fantastic day!
There are some family and friends who are upset that they weren’t invited, but we really kept it to immediate family. There were no friends; we wanted it to be intimate. Everyone pretty much found out the same way, through Facebook or Twitter. Some people weren’t happy about that. We didn’t intend to hurt anyone’s feelings, but this was about us, and our previous plans were becoming about our guests and not our commitment to each other. So we feel comfortable with our decision, and wouldn’t do it any other way.
How does it feel to be a wife? Pretty much the same as it did being a fiance honestly. We already lived together, so nothing much has changed besides rings. I will admit that I do feel even more in love with my now husband, because of the lifetime commitment we’ve made to each other. He’s always been my best friend, and I credit that as keeping our relationship so successful. I have noticed one slight change though; I feel like we can read each other’s minds now haha. Over the weekend, there have been several instances where I’ve said what he was thinking and vice versa. Not sure if that’s in the newlywed handbook or what, but we’ll take it.
As for the site, I’ll change it to 20 and Married soon, once I get the hang of my new last name.