Thursday, July 21, 2011

My wedding is quickly approaching and the events that take place prior to the wedding have begun! I am starting to get so excited about our wedding and marrying Tyler (I am one lucky lady). Our stag and doe kicked off these events a few weeks ago and we had a blast.

The planning of a stag and doe was a little overwhelming at times but thankfully, I have wonderful people in my life who wanted to help with all the details. Our family members, friends and wedding party pulled through in so many ways, it made us feel so blessed.

Even through the 10 days prior to the event were stressful, we put together a fun night with music, games, prizes and of course a few frosty drinks and because we have such an amazing bridal party, Tyler and I had fun because we didn't need to worry about a thing.

What was most surprising about the evening was how overwhelmed I was by the love we received from the people who attended. It wasn't that everyone was actually saying "we love you guys so much", it was the fact that people cared enough to take time out of their busy lives to show up, celebrate and help out.

I understand that we all lead busy lives and specifically in the summer months our weekends are jam packed with all sorts of events. There were a handful of people who were unable to attend but even they made an effort to get in touch and wish us a great night.

When I think about the night one quote keeps coming to mind "It takes a village to raise a child". Milestone events in life like a wedding could not take place without "the village" and it definitely would not be as fun. The love we felt from our community that night was overwhelming and encouraging. Tyler and I have attended many stag and does and other events leading up to a friend or family members wedding and we always enjoy taking part in these important moments. Being on the receiving end is wonderful!

We felt a lot of love that night and we are so grateful to live in the community we do, with amazing friends and family all around us.

Thank you to everyone who attended, we feel so much support as we move into the next chapter of our lives as a married couple.