After spending so long promising myself we would NOT get married, a few weeks back we started discussing it, changed our minds and booked everything for the fall.
How crazy does that sound?
Well, that’s what happens at Casa dos Mael, which soon enough will become Casa dos Mael Shugrue (although I’ll not pick up B.’s last name).
How did it all happened?
While we were waiting for Bret’s bike to get fixed at Denver’s Bike Cafe the other day, we started talking about how we are going to spend this summer. Since we postponed baby plans, we are planning on plenty of bike rides, bike trips, jacuzzi time and sushi dinners. The idea is to enjoy our summer to the fullest, our last summer alone (one can only hope)!
During the following weeks we started listing the trips we want to take, the bike rides we will participate together and our list was growing fast! That’s when it hit us! Why not do a very simple, small intimate wedding here in Colorado, in the end of the summer to celebrate our love?
Then I found online, on Ruffled, the must beautiful wedding I have ever seen:
It turned out this couple also got married here in Colorado. Things started clicking and I got bit by the wedding bug! That’s what I wanted. Exactly what I wanted!
Check out the complete wedding feature at Ruffled.
At this point, B. is already planning on a much bigger affair than I would ever want. But, the essence of the wedding is this: the Rocky Mountains as our backdrop, no decor, only a Brazilian rug under our bare fit on top of a mountain in the heart of the Rocky Mountains National Park!
How does that sound?
B.’s parents were coming into town for Restaurant Week and we decided to discuss with them first before start any planning. Things were getting into place quick!
Why was I so against a wedding?
I never, ever, even thought I would one day get married. I’m not an easy person and I got used to the idea that people cannot really stand being around me for long periods of time. I had made my peace with that and never thought anyone was supposed to like me. I’m a weirdo.
After we got engaged, I kept waiting for a year for B. to change his mind. After all, he is just too fantastic! One day he is bound to wake up and realize I’m completely crazy, right?
When we threw our engagement party in New Jersey last year, that was enough to convince me, once and for all, I did not want a wedding.
1. I did not want a wedding in New Jersey;
2. I did not want to plan a wedding across the country;
3. I find a wedding a waist of money and time;
4. I was really down with city hall (even though I always preferred nothing).
Since all of that was gone, the wedding was going to be extra small, in Colorado, with very few people, my mind changed with all the possibilities of natural beauty and effortless decor.
We booked a venue that sounds like a perfect location and are, right now, in full blown wedding planning mode.
My mother, who never pressured me to get married is extremely excited – it’s funny how people react in such different, unexpected ways when you announce your wedding.
In the next couple of weeks (ok, let’s be honest, months), I’ll be talking about our crazy wedding planning style here.