Wednesday, May 21, 2008

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
Author Unknown

Often times through the wedding planning process I'll here brides refer to things that have been checked off the list...

Oh yes, we already booked our honeymoon.

We've decided on lilies for the flowers.

Hot pink linens is exactly what we wanted.

We. We. We.

Let me be honest, I do the we talk too. But reality is that Nick is in St. Louis and I am hear doing the planning with the great assistance of my mother. The we I really am referring to is probably me and her. I can do the we talk as much as anyone else, but really, it's a whole lot of me.

And that's okay, I am really enjoying all of it and looking foward to ironing out the details of the day. Maybe in deep in my heart I am grateful to be able to select all the things that I really love and not have to worry about the strong opinion of an over involved fiance.

Because, really, what does Nick know about silk shantung, tent floor options and program templates? And even more so, does he really care?


However, I was feeling a twinge of guilt that I was possibly taking over the whole thing and not letting him give opinions on the matter. So I reminded him the other night on the phone to please interject on any subject that he was interested in.

"Princess," he began. "I trust your good taste and judgement. I know that anything you pick out will be lovely. But..."

I grimced a little and wondered, is the man going to insist on something ridiculous here?

He continued, "I would like to make sure we have Heiniken included at the bar. And I would like the cake to have both chocolate and vanilla layers, not just one or the other. If possible, with a scoop of ice cream served on the side."

I breathed a sigh of relief, "Absolutely. You got it darling."

I love this man and his concern over ice cream being served with the wedding cake reaffirmed the fact that I can't wait to marry him. How could I not enjoy life with a man who needs a scoop of ice cream on the side of everything?

As we hung up, Nick added, "G'night princess... and could you double check with the caterer about the ice cream?"

"Of course, we certainly will," I responded and smiled.


A Texas Gal living in Chicago said...

I truly believe that one cannot FULLY enjoy a cake without ice cream! :)

natalie said...

haha!! cooper's only contribution was going to taste test cakes and talk with the caterer. and instead of a groom's cake he chose to have an ice cream bar.
and, oh yes, he had to have some beam at the bar.
our men are too much alike sometimes!!

Mad About Plaid Girl said...

I was the same when wedding planning and he didn't care a bit. Isn't it funny the differences in men and women? Enjoy your engagement. Here I am 10 years and 2 kids later! :) Enjoyed reading your blog!

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