27 August 2012

Show and Tell Monday: My Wedding!

Since I woke up sick today and have no motivation to do anything useful, I thought I'd add an extra post for the day and join this link-up from Mrs. to Mama. But make sure to check out my 'fashion' post from earlier this morning too!

1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day.

Oh yes, I'm married all right. I got married on December 4, 2010, at the ripe old age of 19. The most important things to know about my wedding are: 1) That it was what is fondly known as a budget wedding--Sam's Club wedding cake, faux flowers, and all. 2) My parents and siblings lived too far away to attend, but I know they wanted to be there. Because of that, the only time I cried during the ceremony was when they played a surprise slideshow of them that my brother had put together. 3) The last important thing to know is that I married my favorite guy that day, in spite of the fact that both my matron of honor (my aunt) and my grandpa told me minutes before the ceremony that there was still time to back out if I wanted to and that they would help me run away. (They love Angel too and had nothing against the wedding, I guess they just wanted to make sure I knew that I could escape???)
2. Show us some wedding pictures. 

 More wedding pics here if you're interested!

3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
I wrote all about his proposal here, but the gist of it is that Angel proposed to me two days after meeting my entire family for the first time on his first visit to my hometown. All of my siblings and my parents knew he was going to propose while the two of us went out for breakfast that morning and waited not-too-patiently at home for our return, and then mobbed us.
4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last?
In my opinion, the thing that poisons many marriages is plain and simple selfishness. People who place their needs, wants, and desires above those of anyone else aren't enjoyable people to be friends with, let alone be married to! I believe that what we can do to protect our marriages is to truly put others first, to "Consider others more important than yourself" at all times (paraphrase of Philippians 2:3). I think marriage is a great tool to teach us how to be unselfish, too!

And by the way, Angel thinks marriage is easy. I just think he got a great wife.


  1. New follower from the GFC Blog Hop :) Awww...I love looking at wedding pictures! So sweet! Lovely blog...

  2. Love the wedding pictures!! You look absolutely gorgeous!

  3. I love SAMs cake! so so yummy! You looked goreous!

  4. Your rings are gorgeous! Love the jean jacket and wedding dress adorable!

  5. awwwww Love YOUR red/December wedding! I agree with you! Red Roses are just classic! :) Such a sweet love story!

  6. Thanks for the comment! Your wedding looks gorgeous as well!

  7. Ooh! A Winter wedding! I love the Christmas-y theme! You and your husband are an adorable couple. :-) (visiting from the link-up/commenting back from your comment)

  8. aawww...what a fun engagement story!!!! i love your rings and totally agree that you cant be married and be selfish...those two things just dont work together:)

  9. Aww you and your husband look so happy! And your rings are gorgeous!

  10. Love the story! I wish we'd gotten a cake from Sam's. I bet it would have been cheaper and tasted better! Oh, well. You know what they say about hindsight, being 20/20 and all. :)

  11. You had such a beautiful wedding!! Loving the classic colors!! thanks for linking up Rachel!