Keeping brides and their families sane during an insane time
A place for help, advice, and ideas
Friday, August 6, 2010
One Year Later
"Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrong doing but rejoice with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
Everyone always warns you to stop and smell the roses the week of your wedding because the whole affair becomes a whirlwind and before you know it, you are Mr. and Mrs. with months of planning behind you. Rarely though, was I warned about how the days after turn into weeks which turn into months and you land at your one year wedding anniversary in what seems like a blink of an eye. I can recall our wedding and all of the anticipation and excitement as if it was yesterday, yet so far away.
Last weekend, my husband and I woke up to a calm, cool, July morning without a cloud in the sky and as we sat outside we compared the day to the day we were wed. This led us into a conversation of reminscing about the day and all of what has happened since then. We laughed, smiled, and loved that morning a little more then an ordinary day. It is my vow in our marriage to make sure days like that are not few and far between. Life is short and it goes quickly, just like weddings, and embracing whatever it is you are experiencing in the here and now is vital.
So while we would normally be celebrating 11 years on August 6th, this year, we start back at one and celebrate our first anniversary as husband and wife-a very new and exciting journey. I look forward to what is to come and toast to the future.
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About Sane Bride
Meeting the perfect man? Check! Fall in love? Check! Perfect Ring & Proposal ? Check! Champagne Toast and celebrations? Check!Budget. Guest list, ideal venue….eeek! Checking has just gotten a little more difficult. That’s where we come in! Sure, you are likely to be on cloud 9 for the majority of the time until the big day, but unfortunately reality comes and goes throughout the whole process and brides begin to learn that pretty quickly. That reality doesn’t have to be so anxiety provoking. We are here to make it more fun. Our love for all things weddings really grew out of our own experiences planning. Two friends who came together while planning weddings at the same time; that includes research, breakdowns, tears, brainstorming, decision making and laughs.
We are hoping that we become part of your daily morning routine. Look here for inspirations, tips, and ideas. . We will cover everything from color palettes to design ideas to budgeting, negotiating prices, choosing a dress, picking bridesmaids, narrowing your guest list, finding the best vendors in your area, venue shopping, dealing with in-laws, registry basics, etiquette and just staying SANE. The process is something you will remember forever, we are here to help let it be fun. Feel free to email us topics that you want to discuss, questions that you might have or your own wedding inspirations that we can share. We are always looking for ideas for our readers.
About Francesca: I spent 14 months planning one of the best days of my life and was married in August 2009 to my high school sweetheart (Insert eye roll here). Through that time, I learned much of which we hope to share with you on this blog. I have a love for fashion, family, friends, music,dancing, and of course my husband; All of which were incorporated in the planning of our big day. My 9-5 involves me being a therapist, allowing me to fully understand the emotions that run parallel to this process. Currently enjoying the wonders of being a newlywed and Home & interior design blogs are my new obsession as we are settling into our first house, yet never can fully break away from the wonders of weddings.
About Sherin: I got hitched in late October 2009. It took about a year of planning while in school full time (headache central). I'm a New Yorker that married a true Texan cowboy and tried my best to integrate both of our styles and family traditions into one BIG event. Our wedding was hands down the most amazing day of our lives and I hope that I can share some tips I learned along the way and perhaps give you just a bit of advice on how to stay sane. I'm in love with small details, perfect colors, flowers, traditions, and of course my husband. Currently, I am in school full time getting my doctorate in psychology and my husband is a pediatric resident. We live a pretty hectic life (we wouldn't have it any other way) in NY with our adorable puppy. We couldn't have asked for more.