Both Sunshine and I are getting more and more excited about our upcoming nuptials. The only thing that we’re beginning to have seconds thoughts about it the venue.
It’s weird…neither one of us wanted a big second wedding. We initially just wanted to go elope on a cruise or something, but we know our kids want to be involved and it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t include them in this event. So then we came up with the idea of getting married on the roof of the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market, which is a location that holds a very special place in our hearts and is absolutely gorgeous in the summertime.
Last Friday, Sunshine asked a rather simple question:
“What if we just packed up all the kids and took them on a destination wedding down south? Hello cruise ship wedding!”
This question resulted in a fairly lengthy conversation between the two of us. There are a lot of pros and cons to this possibility, the least of which is the fact that my “new” daughter probably wouldn’t yet be comfortable enough with our family to want to go on a trip alone with us and that Sunshine’s family probably wouldn’t want to come.
Of course, my “new” daughter may actually want to come on the trip. And maybe Sunshine’s family doesn’t need to come. Maybe it only needs to be us with the kids and that’s it.
I dunno. It’s not a decision that we should take lightly or quickly. We have about a month or so before a deposit is required on our original location. My thought is that I want this wedding to be FUN for us. I don’t care if it’s perfect or beautiful or pristine…I just want us to enjoy every minute of it from beginning to end and I want it to be OURS, not what society tells us it should be.
I’m sure we’ll figure things out soon. I guess it’s just a bit more difficult than originally anticipated.