Jamie
Expert May 2020

We got married! 5.16.20

Jamie, on May 17, 2020 at 3:35 PM Posted in Married Life 1 37
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Yesterday I married my best friend! It was not at all what we had been planning for the past 2 years.. but is anything these days? Instead of a beautiful white dress and tux we wore jeans and t-shirts. Instead of 100+ guests, we stood with a few select family members and our officiant. But the smiles were just as big, the tears just as real and the hearts just as warm 2764.pngI honestly couldn't have changed it for the world.After the ceremony, my Smiley heart HUSBANDSmiley heart and I ordered food and a giant beer from a resturant where we had our first date and ate by the river while we admired our new rings together.We drove up to the Orchard, where we would have been getting married to check out all the trees in bloom.Then we got ice cream!We came home and sat outside and talked about the day and how amazing it was... and all the things we would have been doing at each moment of the evening had our day been as planned.My sisters, brother-in-law, nephew and niece stopped over and we had a few drinks and ordered take-out.And when everyone left we had our first dance in the living room.

I couldn't have asked for a better day! Despite the differences in what it was versus what it should have been... the result was all the same!

And come July, we'll (hopefully) be celebrating in a much bigger way with all of our loved ones!

So, to all you brides/grooms dealing with all the COVID-19 road blocks amidst your wedding plans, hang in there! It can't be all bad if you don't let it be all bad. I know it's frustrating and my heart goes out to each and every one of you who is affected. I cried so many times as all the new COVID restrictions developed and took away from everything that was suppose to be our big day. And even still, our new big day in July is missing some of the pieces of our original date that we were looking forward to the most.. and we still worry that July isn't far enough away. But, after yesterday, I realize that without all those fun/fancy parts of our wedding, love is the most important and valued feature.


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Latest activity by Jamie, on June 21, 2020 at 7:55 PM
  • Erin
    Dedicated April 2021
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    Awww, congratulations! Reading this made me tear up, and it gives me a sense of peace knowing we can make our day just as special (assuming we will need postpone) ☺️
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  • Jamie
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    Thank you!! And that makes me so happy that I could inspire that in you ♡ wishing you all the luck with whatever you decide to do with your big day!! I'm sure nothing will stop it from being magical Smiley smile
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  • Elizabeth
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    Congratulations! This is so purely sweet - sometimes I get all caught up in the elegance and complication of the wedding planning and forget that none of that is necessary! This was a great reminder to be grateful for what I have. Congratulations and I wish you nothing but the best!

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  • Melle
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    Congratulations
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  • Jamie
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    Thank you! I've certainly done the same! If nothing else, the whole Corona thing has made me realize what's important and what is optional. Best of luck to you! Smiley heart

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  • Jamie
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    Thank you!!

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  • Jai
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    Omg the food looks so yummy! Congrats wedding date twin!
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  • Serena
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    Congratulations on such an amazing day!!!
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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
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    Thank you! It was SO yummy! ...Were you able to celebrate your wedding yesterday as planned or in other ways?
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  • Jamie
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    Thank you!!
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  • Jai
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    We had to downsize! Only have 6 people come to our ceremony and reception so that was fine! We still wore my dress and his suit, cut the cake, had catered food, and just relaxed. It was very laid back! How did you enjoy yours?
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  • Cyndy
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    Congratulations! It’s so nice to see couples finding joy in what really matters.
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  • Maya
    Savvy March 2021
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    Awwwww Smiley heart This is so sweet. Congratulations! It's also very encouraging. Your day wasn't what you planned but it sounds very beautiful and now you have a cute romantic story to tell as the start of your lives together :-) Enjoy it!

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  • Rebecca
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    Congrats! I'm so glad you could manage it!

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  • Fenja
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    Aw, this is adorable! Love it. Congratulations!!

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  • Nefetera
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    Congrats!!!
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
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    Congratulations!!! Your wedding day sounds so special, intimate, and romantic!!
    Visiting your wedding venue and the place where you went on your 1st date is so sweet! Smiley heart I'm so glad your day was still incredible!


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  • Jamie
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    That sounds amazing! I looked at the pics you posted... beautiful! Congratulations to you and your new hubby!

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  • Jamie
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    Thank you!! Smiley heart

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  • Jai
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    Aww thanks girl! Congrats to you as well! Stay safe, happy and well!
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