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Your wedding day is YOURS - so don't be afraid to be YOURSELF
So, today an incredible rage came over me as I heard someone make a comment about an acquaintance's wedding picture.
 "I cannot believe she decided on a Renaissance theme for her wedding. That's so weird."
At its core, a wedding day is about joining the lives of two individuals in love. The next layer involves themes and colors and locations and ideas, religion or non-denomination, long dresses or short.
Choices. Decisions.
But whose? All together now - "THE BRIDE AND GROOM"
Yes, solicited (and sometimes unsolicited) advice should be respectfully heard and considered, but in the end it comes down to who?? That's right, THE BRIDE AND GROOM.
I feel about my wedding the way I feel about my life - why go through it unnoticed? Why restrain what you want and desire on one of the most important days of your life, just because someone might think it's "weird".
I for one got married on the beach instead of in a Church - which was a BIG issue for my mother-in-law. It was a personal choice, and something that I have always wanted. I discussed it with my husband, as he attended Catholic School all his life, and he was fine with the beach. He thought it was cool, and quite frankly, it didn't phase him too much where we were. Plus he knew it meant the world to me, so why not. I knew it might hurt and upset some people, and there would be others who just wouldn't understand. But for Matty and me, it was the only place we wanted to become husband and wife. And it was BEAUTIFUL!

My favorite color combination is hot pink and neon green - "watermelon" and "kiwi" if you will. I had 9 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen, all of whom said "HOT PINK???" Too bad, friends - that is my favorite combination and it was my day. And, by no surprise (to me) the short, strapless, hot pink dresses with the green sashes and pink vests/ties looked UNBELIEVABLE.


There are plenty more situations where I walked off the But my point is this - your day, your way. Love yourself and your soon-to-be enough to allow yourself to make your own decisions. Everyone will still love you, and will respect you for being who you truly are.
And for my friend who went all Medieval - GOOD FOR YOU, GIRL! You looked RADIANT!
Til' next time,
Your happily wedded wife,
Adina Marie :)



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