I definitely had a vision in my head of what I wanted to look like on my wedding day and I was pretty adamant about it.
I tried on a few Daughters of Simone dresses and loved all of them; in fact I almost got a different dress completely. I tried the Olsen dress on last and knew it was my dress. In fact, when Michael saw me he told me it wasn’t at all what he expected but he couldn’t imagine me in anything else. It was totally me and I was so comfortable in it all day.
I really tried to make sure there were lots of personal touches during our wedding; a few of my favorites were that my custom-made 13-foot veil was made using the lace from my grandmother’s wedding dress. My grandpa walked me down the aisle and had no idea that I was using the dress he bought her over 50 years ago. I had some of the lining of her dress turned into a handkerchief for him as well. I used to tell my grandpa growing up that I was going to dance with him at my wedding and so that moment was something I will never forget..
So, my husband (Michael) and I met online actually, I was living and bartending in Detroit not really looking for anything serious. I had moved in with a roommate and just having a fun time being single. I was really just looking for someone to spend some time with and maybe go on date’s haha. Michael reached out to me first and sent me the very sweet message “So do you get free food,” I run a small food Instagram/blog and he thought he hit the jackpot.
He truly is my other half and I cannot imagine my life without him in it. We moved in together pretty quickly and there were some growing pains, but as cheesy as it sounds he still makes me laugh just as much as he did on our first date.
My best advice to brides is to not take things to seriously, things change and don’t always go the right way. Just shrug it off and remember no one is going to notice trust me
Michael and I both have lost 2 very important people in our lives, who would have had huge roles in our wedding.
Instead of doing a memorial table we decided that at the beginning of our ceremony we would each light a candle that stayed lit all night for them. We had our respective friends and family come up to take a moment and help us with that and it really meant a lot for both of us.
My sister in law actually got ordained in order to marry us which was really fun and it added a real personal feel to our wedding, plus she made us both laugh which helped from nerves. Having our rescue dog, Heidi, there was a pretty awesome experience too. We foster failed her about 6 months into our relationship and we would definitely not be here without her. She is the glue that holds us together for sure.