Thursday, June 19, 2014

Since I Said I Do [Guest Post]

Did you notice that we have giveaways on top of giveaways on top of giveaways over here this week? I love it. Speaking of things I love, I absolutely love this guest post from my amazing sponsor Brittany. 

Hello, hello! I'm Brittany and I blog over at Everyday Thoughts, a lifestyle blog about my life as a working mom, wannabe cook, quasi fashionista, book-reading, sports-loving, travel guru. I'd love for you to stop by and say hello but in the meantime, Raewyn has so graciously allowed me to take over Be A Warrior Queen for a day and I want to share some of my thoughts on weddings - since I said, "I Do."

There's the man standing anxiously waiting for his bride - cheeks flush and hands sweaty - It's the moment we've all been waiting for. The doors open and...

No matter who the bride is I go right back to my own wedding. Think cartoon dream sequence and that's essentially what is happening in my mind.

I'm at that point in my life where all my friends are either getting married or having babies (and I love it). And of course I adore each and every one of my friends who've walked down the aisle since my own wedding over three years ago, but here are some things I've learned about weddings since I said, "I Do."

  • Your wedding brings up memories of my own. It was such a happy time. Plus, I'm still head-over-heals for my husband and when I see you in a beautiful white dress it just takes me back. That's not to say that I don't want to be at your wedding but I get a flood of memories about my own. Selfish - maybe, but it's truth and it brings me to point #2. 
  • When you say your vows - I look at my husband. If either of us are standing in the wedding we lock eyes and almost reaffirm our vows without talking. 
  • I'm here to party. The baby's at home and girl you've spent a lot of time and money on your wedding. I'm sure going to drink up enjoy your hard work. 
  • I'm overly emotional. Blame it on the a-a-a-alcohol or the vows. Chances are I'll cry, laugh and be completely overcome with an unreasonable amount of emotions during the ceremony and reception. It's like a really bad case of PMS. 
  • I appreciate your hard work. I've always enjoyed weddings but I just didn't have a full understanding or appreciation of how much planning goes into throwing the party of your life. Pinterest helps tremendously, but I know you're tired. I know you've been stressed for weeks, maybe months, getting every detail just right. And guess what? It all comes together on your special day and it's beautiful. 
  • I look forward to weddings. I love getting the call that my friends are engaged. That they want to spend their lives together. I love the ceremonial part of the wedding when two people vow their hearts and minds to one another, forever. I love the party that follows. I love to pursue the pictures of the happy couple a week or two after the event. I love it all. Basically, I love love. 

Well that's all I have for today. Need another reason to check out Everyday Thoughts? Check this out

Be Blessed,

Could I love this blog post any more?? 

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  1. Hi, Raewyn! I nominated you for the Inspirational Blogger Award. You can find my post here:

  2. Krista KetterhagenJune 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    This is sweet. Weddings are always cheerful events.

  3. I always cry at weddings.. I even cried at a wedding I knew was a bad idea. Just all of the emotions and the ceremony itself just makes me so emotional. Blame it on the alcohol for sure haha!


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