Thursday, October 01, 2009

Nosce Nuptialis

Ok, so I don't really know latin. And that's probably not even correct.. it's a version of "temet nosce" which is itself a version of "nosce te ipsum" - know thyself. So my translation is supposed to read "know thy wedding." My cousin actually has this tattooed on her wrists, which is how it came to me so quickly when trying to describe the recent shift in my wedding outlook.

The past couple of weeks have been interesting, wedding-wise. We're trying to decide on a save-the-date design, and I'm unemployed so I have a lot of time to see wedding porn, and all of the inspiration has been slightly overwhelming. I was second-guessing everything - color palette, dress, invitation styles... you name it, I was probably losing sleep over it. Irrational, I know, but there are so many awesome weddings out there, it can be hard to really delineate what you actually want, and what fits you the best. And when kick-ass DIY (by a graphic designer) invitations show up in your mail, and they look SO good, and they're so minimal, and black and yellow in their text-only goodness, I was a little worried. Oh, and their website matches. And is also perfect. Our website? It's only a template! And it's not even filled out all the way! We're clearly not doing enough!

Obviously, I was kind of losing my mind. Then all of the sudden, I had this strange epiphany. This was my wedding. I had picked all these original things because I loved them. And I still love them. So, I will have my gorgeous dress, and my purple and grey (and pink! new addition) color scheme, my rectangular tables and christmas lights and my tent, and I will love it because these are all my favorite things.

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Did you ever feel like you were drowning in wedding inspiration, and that maybe you were doing everything all wrong? When did you have your wedding epiphany moment?

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