I am married! Like, I am a whole wife. What in the actual world?! April 26, 2020 truly was the day that love built, but maybe not in the way you would think.
One month before the big wedding Tim and I had planned, our 2020, as well as everyone else’s, got flip turned upside down. We held out hope as long as we could for the day, but when North Carolina went on a Stay at Home order it was the nail in the proverbial coffin of our wedding as we had hoped.
tears a lot of tears. How was it that I had waited so long and yet the wedding I had been dreaming of was no longer an option? It seemed so unfair. I know, I know. Life is unfair. But this? This was cruel.
Two months on from our wedding day, I had no idea the blessing it would become and the love that would be felt that day.
When our wedding was canceled Tim and I decided that more than a wedding, we wanted to be married. So we went into planning option B. This is where our friends and family pulled out all the stops.
Friends called friends to see if we could get married at their lakefront home. We did.
Friends asked if they could transform a room in our church for our reception. It was gorgeous.
Family asked if they could cater our meal for the small reception. It was delicious.
A friend volunteered to hem the $250 wedding dress I bought online. It was perfect.
Another friend volunteered to capture our day in pictures. They are incredible (especially considering the 40 mile an hour winds).
Immediate family came in from out of town to be a part of the day. It was sweet.
Friends showed up every day the week before our wedding with gifts just to make sure I felt loved and spoiled in a very odd season to be a bride.
It was hardly what we planned but looking back on it, I think both Tim and I are overwhelmed by the love of the people in our lives. It was an intimate special day because we became husband and wife. But, the feelings of that day were only intensified by the overwhelming outpouring of love and support we felt on that day and leading up to it.