GK + JG 4Ever

When it comes to proposals I really feel like men draw the short stick.  They've got weeks, months or even years to think about their proposal.  To marinate on the details, consult family and friends... All while you're living your life blissfully unaware until it happens.  When it does you're probably like most girls where you say, yay!  ring!  finally!  And then in that same breath you start planning the wedding.  Your poor guy had about 5 and a half seconds to shine, relish in the proposal, but your world around you is already trying to sweep you down the aisle.

I gave Mr. Goddard about 6 weeks, silently planning and plotting - trying to let him and this gorgeous ring shine.  Being one of the last of my friends to get married I smugly thought to myself that I would do things differently.  Yeah freaking right!  I knew I didn't want a ceremony, why bother?  I just wanted to throw a big, celebratory party.  Who doesn't love a party??  We would do things differently.

In January we started to make our plans for my awesome party.  We did a visit at my perfect venue, met with a fabulous photographer and perused Freeport's cake page obsessively.  Every step of the way I could see the money that would be draining from our bank accounts by September. Money that could be going towards our dream of buying a home.  I started to become uneasy because I wanted to throw that party, but I didn't want to cut corners and I really wanted us to buy a house.  Then the night before we were to put a deposit down on our venue Mr. Goddard and I had a very frank discussion that for 2014 it would be either wedding OR house.  Not both.

So last Friday, despite some obstacles we were married at the County Clerk's Office in front of our families.  We celebrated on a smaller scale with a delicious, multiple-course lunch at the fanciest hotel in town.  Now we're MARRIED and I couldn't be happier with our decision to start squirreling away that wedding money for a home!  Plus, that gives me plenty of time to plan that housewarming party. ;)

Now the video above is suuuper long and I completely understand that wedding videos aren't always the most exciting.  I made this for myself as a fun way to remember our day and to share with those who weren't there.  Watch a little or watch it all!

 

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