10.23.15 – the day we said I DO!
I’ve been a married woman now for almost 3 weeks!!
Let me gush just a little bit about the man I married. His name is Jarrod, we’ve been together for almost 9 years and he’s my best friend. We had our fair share of ups and downs like any other couple would, but thru it all we’ve loved each other and have stuck by each other. Some may have a list of all the things they are looking for in a partner, mine was to find a person who loved me for who I was, who I am and who I hope to be…..and of course to have a sense of humor. As Marilyn Monroe said “If you can make a women laugh, you can make her do anything”.
So on this day in an intimate setting on a friends rooftop overlooking the beauty that is New York City/Brooklyn we proclaimed our vows before God. It was such a dream……the weather was perfect, the sun setting behind us was spectacular and the small number of guests who shared in this moment was exactly what we wanted. It is a day that will be engraved in my heart for a life time.
If you would’ve asked me last year if marriage was in my future, I would have said no way! 2015 has been an educational, spiritual, religious and enlightened year for me. Much has happened both good and not so good but I’m truly thankful for those moments that have led me to where I am today. It’s been a year of forgiveness, not only to those around me that have let me down but I’ve learned to forgive myself. For so long I’ve blamed myself for the failures in my life, I’ve shed that baggage and turned it over.
“Forgive them, for they do not know what they do” Luke 23:34.
So here is to a new journey, vision, adventure and best of all I get to do it all with him.
One more thing.......how can my post end without a sweet treat to share. The plan was to make my own wedding cake but with time constraints I decided to go with a raspberry lemon cake from Billy's Bakery. I asked them to just frost the cake as I would be putting my own touch. Jarrod had bought me the prettiest bouquet from our favorite flower shop in the neighborhood Sprout Home, so I took those flowers and added them to the top of the cake. The simplicity of the flowers over a white frosted cake was so pretty I wanted to keep it forever.
I encourage all you ladies who are looking to do a DYI wedding to add a special something to your cake even if you don't bake it yourself.