It's going to be a short engagement. The date is set for September 4 and things are falling into place quite nicely. The dress is ordered, the church for the ceremony reserved, pastor consulted. Lots of little details still need to be taken care of, but step by step we'll get there.
Ashley is planning to use my veil, so today I'll be clipping all those 70s daisies off the edges. As I clip I'll remember my own wedding day and how beautiful it was. I felt like a princess, glowing and happy. I have never regretted marrying my husband although it hasn't all been wine and roses.
I wondered what to do with the trim I'm removing and came up with what I think is a brilliant plan. I'm going to save it for embellishing dresses for my granddaughters. A little bit of heritage passed down to those not yet born.
The ceremony will be rather formal, in a beautiful downtown church with stained glass windows and high arches. But the reception is going to be much more casual. Ashley has talked about a medieval fair type atmosphere for her wedding, long before Owen came on the scene. Envision this flower-strewn field set with round tables, white linen, and sparkling glasses. It's an Artifact Society, and this patch of grass is surrounded by antique farm equipment, a pond, walking trails and quaint buildings. Since Ashley works for a company that designs museum displays and cultural presentations, this is just perfect!
Oh, it's going to be so much fun!