Monday, February 02, 2015

I Do

Today, I said Yes to the dress. Just one of many decisions involved with planning a wedding. He proposed on a warm October afternoon in a secluded spot where we had turned a very warm creek into our own little soaking pool. We had been talking about getting married, and I knew he had bought a ring, but I wasn't expecting a proposal until around Thanksgiving. That was the first yes I said. The second was the state park in a mountain town where we decided to hold the ceremony and reception, because we couldn't imagine doing it anywhere else. The third yes, the pastor and rabbi who will help us write the ceremony, to be officiated over by the pastor; both are kind, open-minded, passionate, and grounded, and we know we will end up with a ceremony that is perfect for us. The fourth was the photographer, a highly skilled professional in whom we have complete confidence. The fifth, the chuppah canopy/quilt my special someone's aunt offered to make for us. The sixth, the vacation house for the wedding weekend. The seventh, the caterers, also pros. And now, lucky eight, the dress.

There will be more decisions to make, for sure. We still need a cake, flowers, decorations, attire for the groom and the boys. It will all be so lovely, and perfect for us, and even if it rains or there's family drama or something isn't quite right, I will be marrying the love of my life, and that's all I need.