Perry and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary last Wednesday, August 1. Monday, July 30 was the 22 anniversary of the day we were engaged.
On Sunday, July 29, our oldest daughter Deanna was engaged to Tyler. She is 19, the same age Perry and I were when we were married. Tyler is 22.
No, this wasn’t the actual moment he popped the question. She had to do some major sweet talking to get him on one knee for the camera.
But they’ve been friends for quite a while, so sweet talking worked and she got her way.
I think it may happen that way a lot.
Of course it helps that he really, really seems to like her.
I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual.
They waited a long time for permission to make it official, so now they’re understandably eager to tie the knot. Our first experience in wedding planning should go down in a total of about 6 weeks, and we’ve already spent a week of that trying to nail down facilities. I could easily panic, but I’m also relieved that I won’t have 6 months to sweat it out and plan the perfect wedding. I’ll do the best I can in my 3rd trimester and everyone will make excuses for me. In years to come, we’ll be amazed at how it all came together – I hope. It helps that Deanna wants something fun, slightly quirky, and not overly formal.
So now we’re spending obsessive amounts of time on Pinterest garnering ideas, Kaitlyn has designed Deanna’s dream invitation in Photoshop, and by the end of the day I hope to have confirmation on the date & building so out-of-towners can start making their plans and reservations. Tomorrow we go dress-hunting with the groom’s mother. Deanna already found 2 that she loves online, but I want her to try some on in real life before she makes a decision.
If anyone knows how to plan a beautiful, quirky, and speedy wedding on a budget, I’m all ears. Oh, and if anyone wants to loan us about 20 tablecloths in blue and/or white, you’ll be my new best friend.by