Hello, friends! I know that I wrote a blog post on Sunday, but I’m thinking of this post as my first real post now that I’m back! Like I said in my previous post, I’ve missed blogging so much! (I don’t think I’ve ever said post so many times!) I was finding myself having no real motivation or inspiration when it came to writing, and I think I was feeling a bit burnt out. I am happy to say that I am now MUCH more motivated, I no longer feel burnt out, and I am MARRIED!
It’s a rainy day today, and I am feeling quite content. I’m sipping on my coffee and am enjoying a leisurely morning. I am so incredibly grateful for the return of my slow life.
I am so thankful to our friends and family for helping us with our wedding. We truly could not have done it without them. A day or two before the wedding I told my aunt that I didn’t think party planning was in my future, and I stand by that. I admire people who are able to come up with decor that matches the vibe of a menu, people who know how to flawlessly assemble a seating chart, or even those who know how to be a perfect host. I have never been skilled at any of these things, which makes me extra grateful that there are so many people in my life who are.
This blog post is coming a little over a week late because I’ve been trying to get our home in working order before getting back into blogging. I’ve also enjoyed having the time to reflect on my wedding. And I’ve more than enjoyed my time being a wife!!! It reminds me of John Mulaney’s standup bit in his comedy special, The Comeback Kid, where he talks about how wife sounds so much more adult than girlfriend. (I tried to find a clip of just that bit, but couldn’t. The whole special is great, though! I definitely recommend it.)
I plan on creating a post where I share all the beautiful photos that were captured at the wedding, but for this post, I just wanted to take a second to reflect. The months leading up to our wedding flew by, as did the days before, and then the wedding itself. It’s all just a blur, looking back!
I feel unbelievably blessed to have had such a beautiful wedding, but I must admit that I feel as equally blessed to return to my simple, everyday life, only now as a WIFE!!!
It’s so nice to be back home, and settled back into our routine. I think it’s safe to say that Bobby and I are at our most comfortable when we are NOT in the spotlight, but I feel so absolutely loved by everyone who helped us with our wedding in any way at all. From a kind word to thoughtful marriage advice, to all of our friends and family who took time out of their day to cook a meal, set a table, arrange a wedding dress train… My heart grows three sizes just thinking about it all.
And to finish this blog post off, a bit of advice. Nothing terribly practical, I’m afraid. Just a quick thought about perspective. There was a moment when I was getting ready where I could not find my shoes!!! I freaked out, asking EVERYONE if they had seen them. Only to realize, upon being reminded, calmly, that I had put them in the bottom of my dress bag. I immediately calmed, and was able to get back to applying my lipstick. But in that moment, I was TERRIFIED. Looking back, it’s totally laughworthy. Weddings have so many variables, and it’s easy to get caught up in them, but at the end of the day… Weddings are for getting married! As long as you get married, your day is a success!!! All those inconveniences either become forgotten, or they become anecdotes for you to tell people later. Either way, IT WILL BE OKAY.
Thank you so much for reading, my friends!
Mrs Mattie Mae