Ethan and Sara said "I do" at an outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception surrounded by their closest family and friends. Although the weather the week leading up to the wedding was not exectly what they had in mind - it was nothing but clear-blue, Oklahoma skies and sunshine the day of!
We met at a birthday party my freshman year of high school, and his senior year. I was fascinated with how intently he listened to what I had to say all evening despite the noise of the people around us, and as my friend and I were leaving Ethan made a point to meet me at the door as I was leaving and shook my hand.
How did he propose?
He proposed at the Grand Canyon after a day of hiking. We ended the day by going to watch the sunset where you could see the river from the rim of the canyon. He told me how beautiful I was, and how I was his best friend. Everyone clapped and cheered, and we got to watch the sunset as a newly engaged couple
Did you have a something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue? If so, how did you incorporate them into your big day?
I had my dress, my jewelry, and shoes as new; for something borrowed, old, and blue I had my grandmother's garter that she passed down to my mom, my mom passed to me, and I hope to pass to my daughter one day
Bride: I really loved our arch. It was very simple, and my mom put it together for us so neither of us were responsible for it, but maybe I just loved it so much because that was where the rest of my life with my favorite person began.
Groom: I'm not going to lie I was pretty proud of those benches and pews. But I was also really happy with how the doors turned out and thought that it tied everything in the ceremony together, plus Sara, Dale, Bob, and I all had a part in putting them together which was cool.
Don't get mad at one another for being stressed or for liking things a particular way, but instead find ways to support one another and alleviate one another's stress. It will leave you both happy as opposed to irritated, and because Ethan did this, he was my go to person any time I needed a little bit more happy and a little less wedding planning.
Reading Ethan's letters for me every hour before the wedding (from 1-4), and hearing how similar our vows turned out to be (we didn't see each other's at all before we said them in our ceremony).
We planted a tree for our unity ceremony. Also, we did a swing dance with the wedding party as our last dance at the reception.