|Our cake was an interpretation of the Mad Men wedding cake. The topper is a set a vintage salt and pepper shakers I stumbled upon. When I found them I thought they were perfect.|
Since, I started blogging seriously about 2 years into my marriage, I never really shared the deets of my wedding, my hubby, and how we met. It's funny, how God grows two people in entirely different environments in families that would have never met had two people not fallen in love.
I grew up in upstate New York. My parents are amazing; you hear me say that over and over because its true. I have a younger brother. We spent most of our time playing sports, camping, and riding our bikes. My husband grew up in North Carolina. His parents are also amazing; they have taken me in as a daughter and love me so much. He has siblings that are much older than him and had already moved out of the home by the time he was born. He spent much of his time playing sports, playing with his cousins, and golfing.
I went to college in Pennsylvania at Juniata College. Upon graduating a year early with my degree in elementary education, I randomly decided to move to NC for a job. Literally, I was standing at a job fair and called my parents and said, "I think I might move to North Carolina." To which they responded, "Okay. If that's what you want to do, we support you."
So, at the age of 21, I descended to NC and started my teaching career at a middle school. I met my husband about two years after moving through mutual friends. Really it was by chance; we weren't set up. So, we started dating and the rest is history...
Often times, I think back to what my life would have been like had I gone to a different school, gotten a job at a different place, lived in a different apartment complex, or not gone out to dinner that night I met my man. It's amazing how God makes things happen. How a girl from the mountains of upstate NY ends up with a boy from Chatham County NC.
We dated for a little over a year before he proposed.
We were engaged for almost a year and a half before our big day. We decided to get married in Greensboro, NC even though it is tradition to get married in the bride's hometown because it would be easier on us not having to travel back and forth to NY for planning.
It was a special day. The best so far. I've already proposed we go to Vegas for our 5 year anniversary and do it all over again at a drive-thru chapel with Elvis. Doesn't that just sound fun?
All photos were taken by Laura at Somethin Blue