Tis the season for reverb! It doesn’t seem possible that I started really writing into my blog this time last year with this exact project, and then continued to write throughout the year here and there to soothe my soul. It’s been fun! And cathartic. And I thank each one of you who have written to me in support or relating to me on our life parallels.
So, for the entire month of December, Every Single Day, there is a writing prompt that I will respond to – thanks to my sweet friend Sarah who invited me last year and continues to host this online writing event.
Day 1 – At The Start – Where did you start 2014?
As reverb is a reflection on 2014, I will attempt not to bore you with all things wedding, but seriously, from the first waking moments of January all the way through today, as we are still working on finalizing the design for our album to be produced with our photographers, my life revolved around planning, prepping, celebrating, partying, implementing, following through, and enjoying one of the happiest and most beautiful days of my life.
In January, specifically, our engagement photo shoot was being planned — and re-planned — and we were surprised by our amazing friends and family with a fabulous engagement party. We were supposed to have our engagement photos taken in Raleigh, NC in December. But our plans got thwarted due to rain. Then we rescheduled for January 4th in Middleburg, VA but it snowed the night before, which could have been very pretty for the pictures had it not been 8 degrees outside with 30mph gusts of wind. Hello bad hair day.
After much angst over outfits, the length of Levi’s hair, and our general holiday bloat, it was a blessing in disguise that mother nature was uncooperative because we rescheduled for early February on a day that was warm enough for just sweaters, but still had a hint of snow on the ground. And we got to meet our amazing photographers in person and they are the most wonderful people. A great start to wedding planning in general.
Additionally, mid-January, our bridal party and families surprised us with an engagement party! It was the first of many times throughout 2014 that we would be surrounded and completely enveloped in support and love from everyone around us. It was the perfect way to kick off a year of wedding related activities.