Wedding Date: 12/27/15
It felt insanely crazy! I couldn’t believe we were finally married.
What is love? Can love really be explained? As I see it, there are two ways to answer that without going into detail. There is the yes group and there is the no group. For me, love cannot be descried or explained because love should be experienced. You only truly know LOVE when you’ve experienced it. With love, you don’t need a lot of words-or any in fact. It speaks for itself. Love is easy, love is simple and love is FUN. I want to thank the lovely couple Billie & Billy for sharing their wedding day with us. Enjoy!
About 4 or 5 years ago, we “met”. Although I (Billie Girl) don’t really remember. About three years later, life brought us back together and thankfully he remembered me! It was not “love at first sight”, but very quickly we fell in love.
I have never been the outdoors-y type and Billy boy totally was! I decided I would bite the bullet one day and go on a hike with him. To both of our surprises (and to everyone else’s) I loved it! We hiked 7 miles our first trip. Very quickly after that, hiking became our thing.
I had a feeling he was going to propose on a hike…so for about three months every time we hiked I would do my hair and make up. Little did I know he had a specific hike and day picked out already. July 3rd, 2015 was the day! We hiked Pine Mountain Trail at Lake Alatoona. On a typical day, that is one of the most beautiful views. On July 3rd, 2015 it was the complete opposite. The weather was terrible. It was pouring down rain and the wind was howling so loud we had to yell at each other. I ended up looking like a wet rat, but it didn’t matter at all. I could not have been more excited! It was perfectly imperfect.
We had been planning a rather large (400+ people) June wedding. I had just graduated college and began working full-time when we got engaged, lots of life change happening all at once. In September of that year, my uncle passed away. With life moving so quickly, wedding planning became terribly stressful and quite the touchy subject. I cried over it a lot. I began toying with the idea of a more intimate/private wedding. One day, it all spilled out. I told Billy Boy what I had been thinking about – moving the wedding up 6 months, making it much more private, and a lot more quirky! He thought the idea was awesome. We decided to take just our families to the mountains 2 days after Christmas to get married. We got married at 9:30 in the morning with an intimate ceremony. Then moved on to brunch! We had a waffle cake and a cinnamon roll pie. Who wouldn’t love THAT?! We had all of our guests bring Ugly Christmas Sweaters to wear to the reception. It was perfect.
When I was standing on the other side of the door waiting to walk out, I was freaking out! I could not believe it was finally time. When the door opened, I was just ready to get down there to him!
I am glad that I was able to focus on it being OUR day, instead of worrying about a million other people. We were able to make it everything we wanted it to be. My grandma was our flower girl. His nephew carried the cutest sign. We got to dance to our favorite songs and eat WAFFLE cake!! Getting married was the one of the best days of my life. It was everything I wanted it to be.
“I truly believe that being together
makes us better people.”
“It sounds so cliche, but I feel like I get to live everyday with my best friend.”
Billie & Billy, seeing the both of you on your wedding day just lets me know that life has even more wonderful things in store for you than the happiness that your found that day. May everyday be beautiful and happy for you as you share the rest of your lives together.
Billie went with our Carolina Shabby Chic Book Page Brooch Bouquet for her bridal bouquet
Billy chose our Tea Stained Shabby Chic Rhinestone and Faux Pearl Book Page Boutonnière
And our Ivory Rose Book Page Wrist Corsages for their special guests.
Photographer – River West, Photographer http://www.riverwest.co
Baker – Aint B’s Bakery http://www.aintbs.com
Chapel – Blue Creek Weddings http://www.bluecreekweddings.com
Reception – Old Batesville General Store & Restaurant https://www.facebook.com/BatesvilleGeneralStoreRestaurant/
Ring Bearer Sign – Nese Decor https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nese
Décor: Hubby & Wifey
Sweaters – Alison-wunderland.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/AlisonWunderlandAcc