573 Magazine Nov 2017 - Page 65

I am a full-time employee at Hobby Lobby, and I love my job!  My husband owns a web hosting company.  We have seven children between the two of us.  He has four, and I have three. We have three granddaughters with our first grandson on the way!  Our favorite things to do are camping, riding on the razor, and relaxing together on the couch to our favorite shows – when we have time that is. Our wedding is done in cotton, burlap, and navy;  a beautiful country wedding with lots of small details.  I created every detail in this wedding.  I have spent numerous hours planning this to the very last detail, lots of hours on Pinterest!   I handmade all of our invitations, which took about six months to finish those.  I never realized how much work, time, and money goes into planning for just one day.  I had some great help along the way with making sure that everything was as I envisioned.  Almost everything in the wedding was custom made.  I could not ask for better friends and family in helping me get all this together.  But, at the end of the day, it’s just decor and the most critical part is being married to my best friend and spending the rest of our lives on this adventure we call life! Well, every bride wants their wedding to be their dream wedding, but at the same time, nobody wants to spend a fortune doing it.  Therefore, do everything yourself.  It is usually cheaper to make everything than it is to buy it.  Don’t stress over what other people think.  Trust me, and this is a big one.  Always remember, it is your day, your memories, no one else’s.   What matters most is the memories you are going to have to look back on for the rest of your life. The wedding was beautiful – after the rain stopped, that is.  I was stressed out over the rain, but once it finished, it was perfect.  The most beautiful rainbow showed up right behind the ceremony, and it was absolutely gorgeous!  Couldn’t have asked for a better day! The reception was great. The kids had a lot of fun dancing and playing with the bubbles from the bubble machine. 65