Just for Me
Weddings: If You Could Do it Again, Would it Be Different?
The other day I read an article about Jennifer Aniston's engagement and how this time around, her wedding will likely be quite different from her first wedding to Mr. Pitt. The first wedding was lavish and over the top (200 Guests, fireworks, and a 40-piece gospel choir). The "new Jen" is probably going to do something a little bit more low-key and intimate with fiancé Justin Hotness Theroux. And I don't blame her...
I started out this post by titling it: "Confessions of Another Jen Who Dreams: If/When I Get Re-Married"... But since I'm ironing out my "Debbie Downer/ the end of the world is nearing” kinks, I'm going to be the glass half FULL gal and focus on the lucky bride to be (if I can) and have more confidence about my own situation. I WILL get remarried... It's only a matter of when.
Speaking of when, I have to be completely honest: I have many, MANY thoughts on how I want the (next) big day to go and look and feel. The first time around was lovely. Big. Beautiful. Fancy. Picture perfect. And expensive.
The second time around, I want all of that except the expensive part. And maaaaaaaybe the big and fancy part, too. That's still up for discussion, depending on the WHERE part. Like Jen A., I'm kind of into the idea of somewhere tropical.... a destination wedding would be amazing. How fun to have all your favorite people in one place, on a mini vacation together for a few days. It'd be like a big party, but on a beach, with cocktails, and in my case: KIDS.
My first wedding (to my son's father), was a "black tie preferred" event at night. Children were very much unwelcome -- which, I believe caused some issues and hurt feelings with a few family members (sorry). The major difference this time around is that I have a child from a previous marriage. In my fantasies my son walks me down the aisle and undoubtedly becomes the star of the show, the man of the hour, the show stopper... This time, there's absolutely nothing that would make me happier than to have children that are near and dear to us, share in the occasion.
Now let's talk decor... 9 years ago when I was planning my first wedding, there wasn't a website dedicated to all things jealousy-inducing like Pinterest. In just a few months of creating my own fabulous vision boards, I have seen so many incredible ideas for parties and weddings. I want a barn, beach, Tuscan picnic, and country summer vibe all in one--- and I want it to look like Anthropologie threw up everywhere. Is that possible?
I think I better slow myself down... I'm not even engaged. So no need to put the cart before the horse. In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through Jennifer Aniston... And pretty much every other yacht vacationing celebrity. Lucky B's (B, that is. For Bride).