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 only…you 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 🙂