"Just wait until you have 5 weddings to pay for," some people like to quip, thinking a: they're the first to consider this and b: they're funny. To those people: I happen to know how to sew. Wedding dresses, check. I happen to have a dad whose business name is In Your Vase. Flowers, check. I happen to have a sister-in-law who just graduated with her BFA in graphic design. Wedding invitations, check. I happen to have a brother who just graduated in landscape design. Outdoor receptions, check. I happen to have a mom who can whip up simple, flavorful, and fresh food at a moments notice for a crowd. Catering, check. I happen to have an in in the harp community. Music, check. And photography? Any of my siblings and a handful of friends could take that on. Check.
Sunday, I was relaxing on the floor after a few rounds of airplanes with the baby dills when Azure covered me with three blankets. I'm that big. She proceeded to prop my head up with a pillow, bring me plush animals to snuggle, accessories to wear, then, and this is the best part, play by my side. I told Ryan, with five daughters, we won't need to worry about our care in our old age. So, I say to those who warn us of our looming wedding days, I'd rather look forward to 5 daughters' weddings than a dreary rest home.
Oh, and the most important thing? We don't have to rent a place like this for the ceremony: