Their Love Story Started Ours…

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I have so much love and respect for AJ and Megan, their love story is so special.

I’ve always known that when my little brother chose someone, that would be it.  He has always been able to focus on a goal and just etch away until he reaches it.  When I met Megan for the first time, she completely made sense to me – intelligent, confident, poised, and adventurous.  Who wouldn’t want to marry her?  Of course, there are all the practicalities of life and it was several years of dating, finishing degrees, and long-distance phone calls before they were able to begin a new life together.  Who would have guessed that taking the next step in their love story would be the event that started ours?

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Even the photographer knew…and posed us in our first pic together.

 In an odd way…it completely makes sense.  AJ is my brother and even though we are very different, in some ways we compliment each other well.  I am the louder, creative, silly, and enthusiastic version of his stalwart determination. Megan can be very like my dear brother, more reserved, thinking deep thoughts she isn’t quick to share, and focused on her goals.  So of course Megan would have an extroverted, gregarious friend like Ed to balance that out.  So Megan and AJ were building this relationship with Ed over the years…and over the years AJ was stuck with me…and finally when AJ and Megan got married and asked these two extroverts to be in their wedding…sparks flew!

That is wedding party chock-full of personality!

That is a wedding party chock-full of personality!

One would think that with these two loving relationships in full bloom… I couldn’t ask for more.  But I will.  I have always wanted to be a part of a big, loud, boisterous family.  Well, NONE of us come from one of those!  So it is my hearts desire that with: AJ and Megan, Ed and I, our cousin Chelsey and her hubby who just got married over the summer, and even Ed’s sister who is in a serious relationship about to graduate… that in the next few years our families will be blessed by the pitter-patter of little feet.  In 5 years maybe we will have gatherings where the kids table is bigger than the adult table….  In 10 years maybe Christmas will be that big crazy party filled with games, music, smiles, hugs and laughter that lasts for days.  Ah…that we might be so blessed.  It is a lot to hope for, but our God is a big God.  Anything is possible.

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FAQ’s

Salutations worthy followers!

This post is a bit administrative.  Several dear friends have asked great questions about the wedding and preparation; I thought I’d address them together!

Q.  Where are we registered?  A.  Bed Bath and Beyond.  We wanted to keep it simple, so everything is online, CLICK HERE

Q.  Are people actually dressing for the 20’s and 30’s?  A.  Yes!  Erin, our Vintage Style Consultant has been busily working to approve and dress our wedding party, parents, and guests.   Please feel free to email her for help and ideas!  ofdustandwonder@gmail.com

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Q.  What does the Big Day look like?  A.  Ceremony begins at 4:15, please arrive NO LATER than 3:45 to take advantage of valet parking. The tent will be heated, games will be played, dinner will be served about 6pm.

Q.  When am I moving?  A.  Ideally we will begin driving down on Sunday after the out-of-towners’ brunch.  No, I’m not packed yet!

Q.  What are we most excited about?  A.  We are most excited about being able to support each other in person.  We’ve learned so much about communication via Skype, email, text, phone…but to be able to stand side-by-side as partners through-out our days is our greatest hope.

Thank you all so much for helping us to celebrate, for all your kind words and helpful hints.  Keep praying for us please, so much transition…but so much joy!