Thank you for stopping by today. Your guide is moi! And I'm a non-traditional! But what does that mean? I don't like to do things that everyone else does. In fact, my family is a little unique. *wink*
My poor father has five daughters. This man taught us how to fish (even Ice Fish) and shoot. And yes, drink and change the oil in the car.
|Love a little beer!|
When it came time to walk us down the aisle, most of us selected unique experiences. My sister, Michelle started it. She and her husband ran away to Hawaii to get married. They were married looking over a beautiful bluff on a beautifully sunny day. She gave up the traditional reception for a once in lifetime wedding.
Marilyn looked for her own twist. She decided on a backyard wedding during an Early Ohio Fall, complete with bonfire! (Burr!!- it was a wet rainy, cold day!)
Melanie married her Naval Officer after being wooed while he was overseas fighting. The sweet guy asked for her hand to both my father but also myself. They also took off for a get-away wedding on the seas! They were married on a catamaran. This type of wedding adventure was perfect for the guy who missed the water during his trip in Iraq.
And when it was time for me to choose my big day, I selected Vegas! It was a second marriage for both of us. As a teacher, I had a limited window of time so we decided to combine the honeymoon and the wedding! While our event didn't have Elvis, it was filled with fun Vegas style, from our trip to the courthouse (long lines!) and a limo ride to the chapel. We loved it so much, we are going back to renew our vows next year!
I know that many people choose fun weddings over traditional these days for a variety of reasons from financial to timing. Places like Vegas and destination settings capitalize on the unique bride who wants to be pampered and memorable.
Luckily, weddings these days can be whatever the couple wants. And Thank God for that! It allows me to play around with fun wedding ideas for my books. There's a fireman proposing with a firetruck ride to a wedding that brings two good friends together when they fall off the wagon.
What was your wedding day like? Where would you want to be married if you could?
Don't forget to stop back next month for another wacky look at my writing and life!
ps. I still have one sister who has decided not to marry.... Monica isn't married yet....Did you also notice anything strange about our names?