What is important to you about your wedding?
Some would answer this by saying the flowers, others the venue, photographer, dress, or cake. The list could go on forever.
The marriage is the most important and you can’t get caught up in the details and forget about the real reason you are there. I love details. Most of my blog and Instagram posts are about small wedding details. The details are how I make a living! From planning events at TCU to owning a calligraphy business, the details are key to me.
Before I start talking about the importance of details for 2016, I want you to know where I stand on weddings and marriage. If you start to lose sight of the true meaning, you are planning a wedding that is just an event and you are doing it all wrong!
Weston Clegg is my husband, and like most guys, he didn't care about any of the wedding details. At one point, I remember him saying "I just want the food to taste good and for us to be married at the end of the night." Making him happy with the wedding plans was easy!
When I look back at my wedding day, I remember lots of things. Somethings that stand out to me were waking up in the hotel room with my bridesmaids singing to me, seeing my mom for the first time as she gave me a gift and sweet words, watching my favorite movie, Father of the Bride, while getting ready and sitting by Weston’s sweet sister, Brett, at my gorgeous bridal luncheon getting excited to finally be her sister. Then there was my mom forgetting to wear the earrings she bought and needing someone to zip her dress up after she selflessly let everyone else get ready before her. I remember Weston's sweet prayer as we stood on opposite sides of the door, eagerly wanting to see each other. I remember my Nana sewing my name into my dress as my something blue, my first tears being when my Papa came out to take pictures with me and he started crying and standing alone with my amazing dad outside the chapel before I walked down the aisle. Of course I can’t forget my little cousin, Avery (the flower girl), handing Weston a note from me that said "I Love you! Just keep smiling!” I recall vividly walking down the aisle and seeing my mom, Kathy and bridesmaids smiling at me, and my soon-to-be husband crying. Looking to the right and seeing Ron as the best man, and knowing that he was the absolute best man to be standing there supporting his son. Then there was the moment of seeing the six other groomsman that I consider my friends and knowing they would do anything for me. Having a powerful message (that we still listen to on our wedding video) from Mr. Brooks and a great charge that we live our everyday by from Dr. Smith was such a blessing. Our families joined us at the altar with our "Tree of Love" (that I would kill 2 weeks into our marriage) Ingrained in my memory is saying I do and riding in the limo alone to our wedding reception. I will never forget walking into a GORGEOUS reception that my parents had worked so hard to give me and hearing the grand piano. I loved seeing everyone sign our wedding bench and seeing the flowers, escort cards, linens, glitter, lights and people that made my wedding day one I had always dreamed of. Special times were my Papa's prayer, dancing with my daddy and watching my husband smile and laugh while he twirled his sweet momma around. There were the photo booth pictures, cake cutting, dancing, talking to all 450 guests and soaking in every moment. At the end of the night we cherished saying goodbye to our families and having our last dance alone in the ballroom. As we were looking around seeing empty hot chocolate mugs, trash on the floor, chairs moved out of place and everyone gone, it was the true vision of a good time! It was so much fun walking outside to be showered in fake snow for our 75 degree winter wedding. As we were pulling away, I remember my dad handing me his speech that was missed by the DJ on the timeline, but getting to read it to myself and it ended up being so much more special. (I still have it in my wallet and read it often, but he doesn't have to know that :)). We often talk about getting in the limo and watching our best friend, Grant, stand there waving while everyone else engaged in conversation, laughed and ran inside. We will never forget him standing there until the limo was out of sight. We will never forget any of these details. ............. but all of those are just details, right?
Some of you reading this were at our wedding and don't remember some of the things I do. They are all material items and memories of our wedding day. The most important part that we know EVERYONE remembers is that on January 11, 2014 we became Mr. and Mrs. WestonClegg. Today, we celebrate our two year wedding anniversary and I feel like we are more in love now than we were on 1/11/14, and this time next year I will be able to say the same.
With that being said, I hope one thing I do for all of the brides I work with throughout 2016 is remind and show them the true meaning of a wedding. I hope that my relationship with Christ is evident to every bride I work with. My prayer for 2016 is to run my business to not only provide a service for my clients, but to remind them the true meaning of a marriage, placing Christ as the center of their marriage and to have fun planning the details as long as they don't become the main detail.
I look forward to all of the people I will meet through Cleggraphy Designs in 2016. I feel as if I can now stress the importance of some details and the fun parts of others with you still knowing my heart and structure of a healthy marriage.
More to come soon,
Here are pictures of some of my details :)