Today I’m sharing a few more photos from our engagement shoot along with some thoughts/updates on my wedding. I’m getting real with ya’ll today, so get ready. You’ll also notice a few extra non-engagement photos you haven’t seen yet….
(By the way, I am NOT flipping the bird in any of these pictures. This reflects my failed attempt at throwing up the 'Westssiiiiiddde' Sign. I'm ridiculous, I know.)
So I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, thinking about my wedding planning process, all the ends that must be tied, trying to balance my business and heck—even my personal life. With the stress of it all, I won’t lie: it’s easy to find myself getting caught up in the hoopla; as if my wedding was a production by Devon Rachel. EEEEERRRRR *loud buzzer sound*! I know I’m not the only one who thinks this at one point—at least I hope I’m not.
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely cannot wait to marry Chandler and when it comes down to it, I know our union is the only thing that really matters. These are the moments we’re supposed to enjoy and remember for the rest of our lives. I wanted to share how I’m learning to let go a little bit. Hopefully I’ll help other brides realize what I have.
I’m no expert, but I do know that our minds can be the death of us. We criticize every little detail of the wedding until it is, without a doubt, undeniably perfect. It’s all about the looks. Why do we care? Because we’re Brides and we’re human. I don’t want you to think it’s not okay to care. But when you’re getting caught up in the hoopla like I mentioned earlier, take a step back and look at yourself from the outside. Do you like that person? Is that person positive? They should be. At least most of the time.
Reasons why we should be positive? I’ll give you one: that person who wants to marry us. That person is our person. The one we’re going to spend the rest of our lives with. It’s our best friend, the person we can completely be ourselves around. That, my friends, is what the wedding is all about. Once I step back and think about the true reason I’m planning for my big day, it completely takes me to a different place. An emotional, personal place that instantly cures my ‘Bridal Blues’, if you will.
Have you ever felt this way? How did you overcome the feelings?
Photography by: Jana Williams
See all other outfit + other credits on my first Engagement Shoot Post.