Today’s guest post is by my cousin, Jenny Davis. I think she may be on to something here – while it’s great to have a beautiful wedding day, maybe getting married is something to be celebrated over and over again!
3 weddings?? Don’t mind if I do! This past year has been a series of amazing events and were somehow without the normal stress and frustration that go along with planning a wedding . . . or 3. We didn’t plan for it to go that way . . . really we didn’t! Nonetheless, he proposed last Christmas and thus the planning began.
We quickly decided on a wedding just after next Christmas, which meant we had just over a year to plan. We settled on a smaller wedding at a cabin up north with our immediate family and a friend or two by our side! After the planning began, the excitement started to get to us. We had planned to go to the courthouse to get legally married a few days before our perfect cabin snowy wedding so a loved one could perform our ceremony without having to actually be ordained. About 5 months into the year, my then fiancé asked if I just wanted to get married..like now? I said sure (that’s really what I said) so we called and took the steps needed and a couple weeks later wedding #1 was done!! How exciting!!
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Davis
The three Meyer sisters
We then moved onto figuring out how we could celebrate with EVERYONE we love, not just immediate family. The perfect plan..another wedding, of course! We had a big BBQ wedding gathering to celebrate with everyone we love at the end of the summer. Wedding #2 was another success!
Wedding 2! Yes, we are awesome!
The Meyer Family
Cousins celebrating Wedding 2
Finally Christmas came and went and the next day we headed to the cabin for 2 days with family to have . . . I’m sure you guessed it by now . . . another wedding! The power went out in the cabin for a few hours and my brother finished cooking dinner in the pouring rain on a grill he found outside, it was muddy and cold. My perfect snowy winter wedding didn’t quite go as planned, but it turned out better than I could have hoped for! That stuff didn’t matter . . . I realized it was all perfect because I had the love of my life by my side and both of our families support and love the whole time! That’s what made me so happy . . . not all of the parties, but all of the love that surrounds us. Our families love to joke around about our 3 weddings, but we have all had so much fun all year long I’m pretty sure they would be up for a 4th. Right guys??
Father and the Bride
The Ceremony at the Lodge
The Wedding Party
Wedding Photo Fun
Wedding 3 Reception
Now it’s almost the new year and I think I’m just hoping for another year that’s maybe less busy, but just as amazing! What are you hoping for in the new year?