thoughts on a wednesday

It seems like lately, God has been reminding me ever-so-gently to slow down, step back & take a breath.
This past weekend, I got nervous and frustrated about invitations, decorations and, of course, my dress...when the truth of the matter is that I'd marry Ryan in a heartbeat without any of that.
And so, I stepped back and said a prayer, asking for God to simply have his will be done with this wedding.
'Lo and behold, things have started moving...and at lightning speed!

The original invitation we wanted fell through because the woman just didn't respond in time and then chastised me for not ordering sooner (at which point I politely informed her that I just got engaged).
I spent hours scouring Etsy looking for a design I'd love just as much - neutral, rustic & not too feminine. 
And I found something. Ryan loves it. I love it. We ordered it, and we've already seen our proofs and they'll be in the mail on their way to us...tomorrow. Just a little sneak peek: 

Our invites and RSVPs match, and I'll be sure to share the whole thing after the wedding is done. 
For now though, it's for our eyes understand!

We were also stressing about the minister and how we'd find one within our budget and our timeframe. We also needed a non-denominational minister, as Ryan's family is LDS, but my family is not.
Would you believe it if I said that God directed us to the husband of a friend?
He's a licensed minister in the state of New Hampshire. Non-denominational. Devout. Amazing...and he doesn't charge a dime for weddings.
Obviously, we'll pay...but wow! It's amazing how easily things work when we cease to interfere with God's plan for us :)


  1. Yay I am glad you found invitations and a minister! Things are coming together!

    1. They are...thank goodness! You know...less than three months haha starts getting real.

  2. EEEKKK can't wait to see it all!!!

  3. I'm so glad things are coming together for you and that you're leaving it all in God's hands. I'll definitely be praying for you guys through all of this.
    I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

  4. I love that! I love what you said about marrying him in a heartbeat without all of the little things. When my friends get married I always tell them that the most important thing is that you will be together. It doesn't matter if it rains or if your caterer is late or your cake isn't exactly how you picture it. The most important thing is your love!

  5. How wonderful things are coming together for you! In the end though it really is just about you two married to one another, all the little hiccups along the way won't mean a thing when it comes down to it. =)