I don’t even know where do start this post, other than the fact that I FREAKING GET MARRIED IN 10 DAYS!!! Holy shit! lol!! 661 Days ago I asked the love of my live to be with me forever! She said YES! It would have been super awkward if she didn’t, good thing she loves me!
If you want to read more about my proposal story check out this blog post! > http://www.jordandoak.com/single-post/2015/12/21/OUR-ENGAGEMENT-102515
You would think 661 days is a long time to plan a wedding… let me just say I PRAISE the people that do this in 6 months! We initially started the planning off rather slowly, we picked a venue, date & photographer and went from there! Fast forward almost a year later and we hadn’t done a whole lot, but now it was crunch time! As soon as 2017 hit I think everything started to become real, and my Fiancé went into full wedding planner mode! I think the most stressful part of the wedding planning process for me came at about this time, early in 2017! It equalled into MANY melt downs, freak attacks near wedding cancelations etc! I never knew how people afforded weddings and it sure makes me have SO MUCH more compassion for those clients of mine who want to book me! Danielle and I had many moments where the wedding was nearly called off, plans were changed, venues cancelled and meltdowns were had!
Over the course of the last (almost) 2 years, we have had many people suggest not to have a big wedding and “do a small backyard thing.” I knew that a small backyard wedding was not either of our styles, as much as the convenience would be amazing I knew it wasn’t Danielle’s dream! Since we got engaged we have worked out asses off day & night to put this wedding together and now that we are only 10 days away I cannot believe it is about to happen!
I have to first give a huge thank you to all my family and to Danielle’s family for helping us in SO MANY ways! Whether it came in the form of contributions to help buy things or cutting our programs or helping Danielle make the wedding cake (yup, you heard that right… she is MAKING out wedding cake!) It doesn’t matter how big or small the gesture you ALL had a huge part in putting this day together and I know over the next 10 days there are going to be a million things to do and having everyones support is amazing!
My last little thing I have to say is directed towards my Fiancé and Wifey to be…. you amaze me everyday. You work harder than anyone I know, you putt 100% of yourself into everything you do, and you never once doubted that we would make it to this day! I love you with all my heart and I know the last couple weeks have been EXTREMELY stressful and the next 10 days are going to be more of the same, but just know that at the end of all of it, I will be standing at the end of that Aisle waiting to marry you and spend the rest of our lives together!
Now who am I to make a blog post without photos ;)
I am going to share some of the amazing “pre-wedding” photos we had done by an amazing friend Stacie Lynn Photography!
Thank you for EVERYONE I have in my corner and to all those clients, past and present who have wished me the best for our upcoming wedding, it means the world to us!