It was seriously so perfect. Weather was perfect and everything was setup exactly how I pictures (and exceeded expectations). I haven't gotten any professional photos back, but here's a few that some guests took that I love!
I've had that claddagh ring for 14 years and I have worn it this entire time. It's been turned heart facing in and heart facing out many times (it changes based on relationship status) and has been with me through a lot of happiness and heartbreak. It's broken twice on the band and fixed each time (even though it's a cheap $10 sterling silver ring). As cheesy as it sounds, I get to wear my oldest symbol of love next to my newest.
I'm so in love and feel so at peace with life. I know people may be thinking "what? they haven't been together that long...", but that makes no difference to me. I've known this was right from the moment he dropped me off after our first date and the feeling has only been reinforced time after time.
In the grand scheme of things, that’s not too long a time, but, at the risk of sounding cheesy, my life has totally changed in the last half of a year. I’ve gotten to meet my best friend and the love of my life. Yes, there have been roadblocks in that time, but we’ve always made it through, never letting a day go by without saying we love each other. I feel so lucky that I get to have him in my life every day and I can’t ever imagine that changing.
Yeah, it probably seems juvenile to be like OMG 6 MONTHS GONNA BE 2GETHAR 4EVER, but I’ve had a feeling since the beginning that this is different and this feels right.
Is it weird that I'm about 99% sure Joe is the dude I'm gonna marry?
I feel so strange feeling this certainty when we've been together for such a small amount of time. I don't know, I guess I've been through the ringer in terms of relationships and now I feel I know what I want. I know in this day and age, it seems archaic and old-fashioned to make a big deal about marriage and all that, but I don't care. I'm really excited for what our future holds. He's my best friend.
For the record, we have chatted about this and he feels the same way, so I don't feel totally crazy, haha.