Rachel
Dedicated May 2020

Two Weeks Later, And We're Married!

Rachel, on September 16, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Posted in Married Life 29

We got married on September 14! It was a beautiful, sunny day and everything went just right. I can't wait to see the pictures from our photographer. Our original wedding date was May 30, 2020. We had already booked our venue, caterer, DJ, bought my dress, and planned pretty much everything out....


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We got married on September 14! It was a beautiful, sunny day and everything went just right. I can't wait to see the pictures from our photographer.

Our original wedding date was May 30, 2020. We had already booked our venue, caterer, DJ, bought my dress, and planned pretty much everything out. However, my father-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer about three weeks ago. There's no way of knowing how long he has left, but with this disease, it usually isn't long. So rather than risk not having him at our wedding, we decided to move the date up to as soon as possible.

We found a beautiful venue that does elopement ceremonies. They provided the officiant and music so that all we had to do was show up ready to get married. We found a photographer/videographer to capture the whole thing. I found a dress online for $80 (since my other dress is no where near being ready) and my now-husband wore a suit he already owned (though it was a little more snug since the last time he wore it!)

Our guests consisted of my parents, his parents, and his sister's family. Nine guests total. There was no way the rest of my family could make it that short notice since they all live far away.

I had two weeks to plan this wedding, and it was possibly the most stressful two weeks of my life, but everything fell into place and we got to have a beautiful outdoor ceremony with our loved ones. We're still going to use May 30 to have a big reception with all of our original guest list (since we've already paid for it all, we figure, why not).

But, yeah... I'm married!


29 Comments

  • Emma
    Dedicated November 2019
    Emma ·
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    I think it was a thoughtful sentiment for you guys to move the ceremony forward to ensure your father in law could be a part of it. Congratulations you are now married! I hope your father in law is able to find some peace during his difficult journey. Sending love to you and your family.
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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated July 2021
    Stephanie ·
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    Congratulations and so sorry about the bad news. Prayers
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    I'm so sorry about your father in law Smiley sad

    I'm sure it was very special getting to have the wedding with him there. I would definitely recommend wearing the dress you ordered for your wedding and having a vow renewal for your big reception next year. We ended up eloping early(feb 2018) for insurance reasons when we were already planning our wedding in Vegas for the fall(oct 2018) so we went through with treating it like a regular wedding and everyone loved that they got to watch us exchange vows and treat it like a wedding.

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  • Shireen
    Devoted September 2020
    Shireen ·
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    Congrats so hlad everything turned out wonderful! So sorry you had to move the date up under the circumstances...it is making me cry thinking about this cancer beast. My Dad will not be attendance stcmy wedding because small cell lung carcinoma took him from us.
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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea ·
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    AWWW, congratulations!!!! I am so happy for you both!Smiley heart Smiley ring

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Congratulations 🎉
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    What a perfect day! I'm glad your FIL was there there to celebrate you both.Smiley heart

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  • Alicia
    Dedicated October 2018
    Alicia ·
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    Congratulations and I’m happy your father-in-law could be there. You are talented to plan a wedding in 2 weeks and you look beautiful!
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    What a beautiful choice you made for family!! Congratulations!

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