When I sit down to write my weekly blog, I occasionally find myself stuck. One thing that helps me with my writer's block, besides searching Pinterest for inspirations is I think of my own life - what my dreams are, how I picture my wedding day, what are my favorite colors, etc. I think I have it all planned out until the next wedding comes along and a new idea pops up.
Every little girl dreams of the day she will get married. We tend to skip past the most important steps that lead us to marriage. We only envision ourselves standing at the altar in a white dress, next to the love of our lives (seems to be your first crush in the 3rd grade); I had these same dreams. Only problem is, guys came into my life just as quick as they exited my life. I'm only in my 20's but I was to the point that I wanted to give up on my fairytale and grew impatient. I graduated college, started working on my career, and was getting things straightened out in my life. I always wondered WHY my love life was non-existent.
March, 3rd 2012 - the day that would change my outlook.I met some friends for a couple of adult beverages after I got done working an event. I was standing at the bar ordering my next drink (need I mention - going out was my "way" to find a guy or an excuse to forget my problems). Who knew the love of my life would be standing only two feet away from me.
He smiled, I smiled, and we ended up finding ourselves in conversation. To this day, I couldn't tell you what we talked about because his charm had me lost after "my name is Tony". We exchanged numbers and met a few days later for convo and drinks.
March 6 - our "first date".
We talked about each others' lives - where we grew up, went to school, our families, and everything else in between to prevent awkward silence. The hours flew by and before I knew it, it had been four hours since we sat down. I left that night knowing this was going to be the start of something good. He felt the same.
Tony is not perfect but he's had his share of ups and downs in his life, which have only made him stronger. I've never met someone so caring, so affectionate, so grateful for the little things in life, and so true to himself...and to me. We adore each others company and we never take a day together for granted. We hug each other every time we see each other or when we have to say 'goodbye' for a couple of days. We kiss each other as much as we can - in public or in private. I've never felt more loved by someone so much.
The term wedding has been discussed for our future together. When you are a certain age and at a point in your life, you know when you've found the right person. I have no doubts I've found the right person. Tony will be my groom standing at the end of the aisle one day. I can't tell you when or how soon, but what I do know is we take each day step-by-step and learn as much about each other as possible. This will only make our relationship stronger and healthier.
I'm not a love doctor and far from it but my only advice, even as a wedding planner, is do not give up on love. You will find love when you're not searching for it; love will come to you when you're ready; you will find your dream come true. I promise.
- Ashley, Event and Marketing Manager