Much like a motocross race, the gates dropped and our hearts were racing. The first words in a Facebook message "Aren't you the girl from the motocross track?", "Haha, yes that's me!" lead to long nights staying up past midnight on Snapchat, like we were kids in high school again. It was like an instant adrenaline rush... maybe because our first date was to Six Flags, New Jersey. My heart skipped beats but I'm not sure if it was from the rollercoasters, or from him!
Hearts were stolen away in one weekend and that's when we both truly believed we were meant to be. Our eyes were both opened to how much different, and better, our lives could be together. He moved in that month, we bought a house 6 month later, adopted our first fur baby, and continued to tackle every twist, turn, rut, and kicker life has thrown at us. (dirt bike puns, wink wink) Together!
The proposal was as shocking and unexpected as could be. For me anyway! Apparently, everyone else knew about it for months! Just before our 1-year anniversary, on my favorite holiday, July 4th, he got down on one knee and proposed. His speech was perfect I'm sure, but I honestly can't remember it because I was in pure shock!
I cannot recommend Greenwich Elks lodge enough for everything they do! Linens, bar service, backdrops, the place is so convenient and enjoyable to work with, not to mention beautiful and spacious! My 200+ guest wedding fit very comfortably! The wedding day was flawless, thanks to them, my amazing vendors, and family for making it possible!
wedding date: October 19, 2019
ceremony & reception location: Greenwich Elks Lodge
photographer: Oh Darling Photography- Saratoga
event decorator: XOver Creations
wedding gown & bridesmaids' dresses: : David's Bridal
tuxedo and groomsmen clothing: Jonathan Reid
rings: Kay Jewelers
flowers: Dehn's Flowers, Saratoga
hair & makeup: Tease Salon and Beauty Bar
caterer: Ginny Rae's
cake: Family Friend
music: All Around Sound
first dance: "From this Moment/You're Still the One," Kaleb & Kelsey
honeymoon: Daytona, FL
miscellaneous: My best friend's husband Jeremy Dickinson was so kind to get ordained specifically for my wedding! I cannot thank him enough! It put a very nice, personal touch on our special day! My grandmother Lynn is the manager at Dehn's flowers, so it made my day that much more special that she helped create my bouquets and centerpieces!
special touches: Dehn's Flowers was amazing at helping me choose flowers, as I do not know the first thing about them! I just showed Deb a picture, and she was able to make an even better replica of it, with flowers she knew would be better quality! Oh Darling Photography, also took the time to look over specific shots I requested, and did a beautiful job! Her night time, backlit photos are STUNNING!
advice to pass along: DIY! I own my own crafting business, so I found doing my own decor was relaxing, and I got exactly what I wanted out of it! It also saved me quite a bit of money!