Our Wedding!

Date: June 9, 2013
Where: Cobblestone Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

I’ll be chronicling the more personal goings-on here – things we know (like the venue) as well as those we don’t (like what we’re eating… though I’m still pushing for the food truck idea!).

If you have ideas and input, leave a comment. If you have well wishes to share, then DEFINITELY leave a comment. Spreading the love is always in good taste.

Oh, and if you have recommendations for a dress, I’m all ears. Who knew searching for a super pretty party dress would be such a stressful situation?

Love,
Jaime

6/9 Update: We’re MARRIED! Keep up with all the personal posts by clicking here.

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Ashley June 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

Happy wedding week! I hope that everything goes well, you will be a beautiful bride. I live in Livonia, not far from you! :)

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jaime June 4, 2012 at 8:39 am

Thanks, Ashley – we’re actually getting married in 2013! This site was made in advance so I could have a place to plan for everything – I’m so grateful that you’re here though, and thank you for the sweet comment!

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Cass June 17, 2012 at 11:34 pm

I love the idea of a food truck! Its something orginal and would be a blast to do.

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Katie June 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

I hope it is everything you wish for. Advice for after – try not to go over and over in your mind everything you would have done or wish had happened differently in hindsight. Try and hold onto the memories that you don’t wish you could go back in time and change :-)

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jaime June 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

Thank you so much for your kind words, Katie!

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Beth June 22, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Congrats on your upcoming wedding Jaime! It’s such an exciting time, and something you’ll remember years after! Out of all the advice I was given for my own wedding day, the one thing I wish I had known, no one ever said a word about. Hire a professional videographer!!! You will NOT regret it. We had a family friend who graciously offered to do it. Not knowing that it would be something I would want later on, I didn’t think I would care if it turned out well or not. I was REALLY wrong about that. While we appreciated the gesture, it turned out that there were multiple parts of our ceremony that I was actually really excited about capturing. i.e. a few funny things that I couldn’t wait to see, and most importantly, my husband’s vows. He ‘winged’ it, because he mostly knew what he wanted to say. Now we don’t really remember what he said, except for a few snipits. Those somehow happened to be the key parts of the video that didn’t turn out. Now, we are very disappointed we didn’t opt for a professional. We had a very casual, anything goes, whatever happens, happens, wedding. That was the only thing that went wrong that disappointed us. So, from a bride that was all about ‘don’t stress, just go with the flow’, I stress my point again. Hire a videographer! Good luck with all of the wedding plans and festivities. I hope you have fun, magical, memorable wedding experience.

PS. I love the ‘songs you wouldn’t think of lists’ and the ‘songs to walk down the aisle to’ list. Definitely have some new artists and song for my ipod! I walked down the aisle to the Hawaiian Wedding Song by Andy Williams. It was the same song my mom walked to at her wedding. Definitely worth checking out. I love the lyrics.

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Johnnie June 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Beth,

That’s funny that you told Jaime about the song you walked down the isle too. I walked down the isle to the same song. I Lived in Hawaii at the time and as a child watched Blue Hawaii over and over and always said I would have the sang at my wedding and I did.

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Beth June 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm

That’s so cool! My dad grew up in Hawaii, and my mom moved over there and lived there for 15 years. They were living there when they got married too. That’s why she picked the song. I got married in Oregon, but wanted something other than the traditional wedding march, and I love meaningful family ties, so it was a perfect fit for me too! Good pick Johnnie, great minds think alike. :)

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Stacy June 29, 2012 at 7:23 am

If I had to give one piece of advice it would be: go with your instincts, definitely. Don’t stress out over decisions, simply pick what you and your fiance love and move on to the next decision. I’m getting married in a few months (November 10, 2012) and I am nearly finished with planning simply because my fiance and I taken it upon ourselves to make decisions based on instinct rather than analyzing too much and doubling back on decisions. I’m also a bridesmaid for one of my dearest friends and she has second guessed everything which has just stressed her out more than it should. Planning should be exciting and fun!! So enjoy the time together! :)

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jaime July 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Stacy, I’d love to add your advice to our contest if you don’t mind!

Here’s the link: http://www.theexcitedbride.com/2012/07/24/win-cash-and-help-new-brides-share-your-advice/

Thank you again for your kind words – I know your wedding will be beautiful!

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Shanda October 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I am getting married on June 29, 2013. Me and my fiance have decided to do a potluck dinner. Everyone that comes to the wedding brings something. That way there wont be any arguments about low choices of food and it saves a TON of money. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to a potluck, but the idea works for both of us. Both our families are relaxed families, and this idea has helped us especially since I am still currently in college and money is a tight stretch already. I hope this helps someone!

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Frances Morris November 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

The Wedding March by Jonathan Cain (he was the keyboard player for the group Journey) is so beautiful I cry like a baby everytime I hear it. It is instrumental, extremely modern and unbelievable. I picked it from the Wedding Wire website and bought the CD from Jonathan Cain’s website. If you are at all interested in tradition with a very current twist, this version is perfect. This was for my first daughter’s wedding. My husband and I got married (as older people) in his backyard and walked down the aisle to Love Will Keep Us Alive by the Eagles. Best Wishes on your upcoming marriage!

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Delsey Hamilton December 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

Best wishes to the happy couple and prayers for their long and happy lifetimes together. Marriage presents such an exciting vision for the future as long as you have the right expectations. It isn’t always going to go smoothly or be a bed of roses, but together you can weather anything that comes your way. You aren’t just becoming husband and wife; you are committing yourselves to being best friends for life. Talk to each other about everything, tell each other “I love you” at least once every day, and realize that this perfect person you’re marrying will only get better as the bond between you continues to grow.

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sandi February 22, 2013 at 10:52 am

For you wedding meal you might want to consider serving food that comes from your heritage. When I got married, during the cocktail hour we served Asian apps. Because my husband is from Vietnam, and the dinner was Russian, because that is where my family comes from. Everyone liked the fact that we brought something different, yet personal to our dinner. Best Wishes!

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Cara Rogers May 8, 2013 at 9:18 am

Wow your big day is almost here, I wish you the best of luck on the start of your journey. The only advice I can give is to listen to one another, really listen and take everything in. The root of a lot of problems is communication, so listen intensely and may your marriage last a lifetime.

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