Updated: Jul 29
On June 30th, 2021 Joe and I GOT MARRIED!!!!
Honestly, I was beginning to think marriage might not be for me. I never played wedding "make-believe" as a little girl nor did I fantasize about a big, white, princess dress. I was very skeptical of marriage especially after a handful of failed relationships and growing up observing my parent's marriage.
Then I met Joe.
Joe just clicks. I knew I wanted Joe to be my husband. Joe makes me feel cared for, valued and we share similar life dreams. Joe feels like home.
Originally, we planned to have a big "traditional" wedding August 1st, 2020.
Enter Covid and the Global Pandemic.
A pandemic brings so many scary unknowns. We ultimately decided to cancel our 2020 wedding. The safety of our guests took top priority. In March of 2021 a glimmer of pandemic hope started to emerge thanks to vaccines. We set a new wedding date AND completely shifted the entire scope of our wedding. Instead of 175 people we decided to go micro with a mere 12 guests AND also live stream our wedding to family and friends via Facebook. Instead of all the original wedding vendors we decided to go more DIY. No wedding planner, caterer, DJ, or florist.
The location of our canceled 2020 wedding was on the property where Joe grew up. Joe refers to this property as Fallen Oak Ranch. A beautiful piece of land nestled among vineyards in Alexander Valley. We considered picking a different spot for our rescheduled wedding like the Mendocino coast or Dillon Beach. Ultimately, we decided to stick with Fallen Oak Ranch but create a more intimate ceremony site on a different part of the property. A spot that would need a LOT of landscaping work from Joe.
The big question was: in 3 months would we be able to completely tra