1. Where / how did you meet?
Aaron was starting to get interested in going to church, and knew that his co-worker, Kelly went to a non-traditional church, so he asked if he could come with her. She happened to be a friend of mine, and after church, we went to another friend’s house to play cards.
2. How long have you known each other?
It will be 5 years in April. Amazing.
3. How long after you met did you start dating?
4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
5. How long was your engagement?
6. How long have you been married?
1 year, 5 months.
7. What is your anniversary?
8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
Maybe 30, I really don’t know.
9. What kind of cake did you serve?
Chocolate cake with buttercream icing. And little cups of cookie dough.
10. Where was your wedding?
At Fern Lake, near Sturgeon, MO. It’s a private park owned by my grandparents.
11. What did you serve for the meal?
No meal, just little snacks. Mini-quiches, bruschetta, deli wraps, veggies, crackers, fruit and dip.
12. How many people were in your bridal party?
None. But I had some “divas” that helped with everything – Kate, Kelly, Jessica, Michal, Mazvita, Juli, Camry… they rocked my face off.
13. Are you still friends with them all?
Absolutely, although now we’re all spread out all over the place.
14. Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
I don’t think he shed any tears, but I think he got a little choked up during the vows.
15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
The kiss! It was amazing! And I really did feel like a princess that day.
16. Any funny moments?
There were some charming little amusing moments, but nothing downright hilarious. Watching my “divas” take off like they’re on the track team after the ceremony so they could get to the reception site & take care of last minute details. My uncle’s dogs, whom I don’t remember inviting, welcomed all the guests. My cousins playing a little mini-round of Frisbee golf (since we had to remove two “holes” for the ceremony.
17. Any big disasters?
Not really. A couple things did go slightly wrong, but nothing major. The one that bothered me most was that the chuppah cover was hung sideways, so it drooped in the middle and we couldn’t actually stand under it. After all the math I did to make sure it would hang “just right” and that our pastor (who is taller) could fit under it as well, that was a tad frustrating. Oh, and we forgot to take a “hands with rings” picture, and I had a beautiful manicure just for that purpose!
18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We stayed in a cozy little secluded cabin with a Jacuzzi and a hot tub. We took long drives in the mountains, bought silly souvenirs, and went horseback riding. It was perfect!
19. How long were you gone?
20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
Just a couple of the little details that went awry. I think I did a bad job at communicating and delegating some of those things, so they kind of got slapped together. But the whole feeling of the day was perfect.
21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
We just switched because my back was hurting. Now I’m close to the door, and he’s close to the bathroom.
22. What size is your bed?
23. Greatest strength as a couple?
We do everyday life together very well. All of our routines just work. We both help around the house and help each other with whatever needs to be done. And there’s definitely an attitude of wanting to serve each other.
24. Greatest challenge as a couple?
Sometimes we struggle with how to communicate things that we think might upset the other person.
25. Who literally pays the bills?
JAaron takes care of most of them, since he’s glued to the internet most of the time
26. What is your song?
Officially, it’s “Head Over Feet” by Alanis Morissette. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is our special hymn, which Camry sang at our wedding.
27. What did you dance your first dance to?
“Head Over Feet”
28. Describe your wedding dress.
A-line Galina dress from David’s Bridal. It was strapless, which I didn’t want, but it came closest to what I was looking for. No frills, no lace, no rhinestones, no beading. It had a fitted bodice, and a chiffon overlay on the skirt. The puddle train was the perfect length for outdoors. It had the medieval fairy-tale sort of look I was going for.
29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
Yellow roses, white daisies, and ferns. My cousin, Juli did an amazing job putting them all together.
30. Are your wedding bands engraved?
Aaron’s has our names and wedding date. Mine just has a little dove that our jeweler did as a special surprise for us.