Journal entry, February 19, 1990
3 month countdown to the wedding. It’s crazy to think that ALL THESE HOURS of planning, imagining, nightmaring, shopping, reading and traveling are all for ONE day.
I’ve enjoyed all the work as much as it’s frustrated and worried me. I don’t think Casey feels the same. Ironically, it was he who wanted a big wedding–and I who was apprehensive of all its difficulties.
There’s so much left to do yet. It REALLY is a LOT of work. And now, it’s so close…
Still, 90 days seems like a lot of time. 12 weeks sounds less so. And less than three months–terribly short! Perspective is everything.
Sunday-1: Research honeymoon packages
Sunday-2: Work on wedding vows
Thursday: Tim’s funeral
Friday: Casey leaves to see his grandmother
Saturday: Pick up response cards
Tuesday: Court House Baker-wedding cake
Wednesday: Macy’s for the tux
Saturday: Jackies-hair cut
Sunday: Finish addressing invitations
Thursday: Send invitations
Saturday: On the Town Bridal-pick up wedding pumps
Sunday: Natalie’s Boutique called, my dress is in
Monday: Patricia Jackson for wedding bands
Tuesday: Mrs. Martin’s for flower girl dress fitting
Wednesday: School Board Meeting for honeymoon leave request
Thursday: Eye doctor for contacts
Friday: Pick up Teacher ID for Europe travel
Monday-1: Patricia Jackson’s for wedding band follow up
Monday-2: Mrs. Martin’s for for flower girl fitting
Tueday: Natalies boutique for fitting
Thursday-1: Student Council Meeting
Thursday 2-Patricia Jacksons to pick up wedding bands.
Monday: Bridal shower thank you notes
Wednesday: Natalie’s Boutique for fitting
Friday: Eye doctor to pick up contacts
FLORIDA to visit grandparents
Monday: Process wedding invitation responses
Tuesday: Mattress shopping
Thursday-Eye doctor follow up
Friday: Jackie’s for trim
Saturday-1: Restaurant/Reception planning
Saturday-2: Natalie’s Bouquet, final fitting
Sunday-1:Pat Jackson’s engagement ring cleaned
Monday-1: Mail playlist to DJ
Monday-2: Blood test
Tuesday-1: Staff Meeting
Wednesday: Wildwood Linens
Thursday: Engagement photos, Cape May
Friday: Spring Formal/School
2 weeks to the date. Our wedding day will be a beginning,
and an ending.
What lies before us Casey?
Who knows what is to come–what joys and pains?
Astounding, mesmerizing, life can be… exhilarating and frightening at the same time.
Wedding bands and wedding cake, flowers and dresses, hor’doeuvres and thank you cards. What part hath this in love?
Strange, bewildering, confusing… absorbing.
Sunday, May 6th
I want to be in control on my wedding day–at least before and during the actual wedding. I don’t want to be swept under it or lost in it. I want to know what’s happening and really enjoy EACH moment–like each bite of a sumptuous meal. At the reception, I can be a little gone–I expect that.
Monday: Call hotel
Tuesday: Virgina Hotel for room choice/amenities
Thursday: Eye doctor: contacts follow up
Friday-1: Jackies, hair
Friday-2: Pre-bridal photo shoot
Saturday: Maria’s wedding
Sunday-1: Church organist
Sunday-2: Restaurant/reception final plans
Monday: Student Council Meeting
Wednesday: Rings sized
Thursday: Natalie’s Boutique, pick up gown
Friday-1: Travel agent, balance on airfare JFK to London; Eurail Pass
Journal Entry, Saturday May 19, 1990, 6:00 am
My wedding day…
streams of sunlight run through the window shutters and caress my body,
Saturday: OUR WEDDING!