Or in our case, first comes baby, then comes love, then comes marriage. To be fair, we did spend a lot of time together before we started dating.We got married in a backyard. We sprang it on the four people who attended, not including ourselves, a photographer and the officiate. Looking back on it, it isn’t really necessary to have a legal marriage. It only invites trouble for many. However, I wanted us all to have the same last name and it felt as though it consolidated us, in my mind. Again, I don’t believe this is necessary but another thing we’ve been taught to believe in doing.
I’m a huge fan of a simple and inexpensive wedding. I spent a total of $500. I bought a white cotton dress and I was barefoot. I picked a bunch of huge and beautiful magnolias on the way to our actual wedding from a tree that I had scouted. I had a small cake and some champagne. It was a beautiful May afternoon and we had a great time. Best of all, NO STRESS!