Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day One of A Wedding Coordinating Intern!

Yes, today was the day! My first wedding as an intern!

And guess what...
I loved every single millisecond of it!

Was it stressful at times? Of course! Did I want to sit down after six hours? You bet I did! Haha but it is so worth the pain I now feel in my legs...I'm sure I'll get used to that standing ha!

I won't bore you with alllllllll the details (because really, I loved it so much that I could) but let me tell you a few standout things from my first night:

1. There was no bridezilla here! The couple was so sweet and kind! I was mostly in charge of the bride and had to run on a mission to find her Q-tips, make sure she was stable haha, and let her know when we could head down to where the ceremony was starting. She was great and told me repeatedly how much she appreciated the assistance, comfort, and compliments! She even gave $40 to my "boss" to give to me for the thanks! What a sweetheart! I was not expecting that at all and was genuinely so happy for them that I didn't want to take the money haha!

2. I had to keep the groom's mother away from the open bar! This was my most stressful task haha! I was told that his mother was a recovering alcoholic and had had some head trauma last year so was forgetful about being a recovering alcoholic at times! So I had to stand by the open bar during the cocktail time after the ceremony and let the bartender know who she was and to not let her order alcohol. I was so afraid she was going to get some and turn into a crazy drunk and ruin everything hahaha but it turned out great--only club soda for the mom!

3. I got to queue the "bridal party" (they didn't have bridesmaids/groomsmen, only their parents had a special aisle processional...this was a veryyy chill wedding) with the use of a special walkie-talkie headset we have (PRAISE THE LORD FOR THESE!!! haha). Cindy (my boss) would change the song on the ipod (no DJ at this wedding!) and told me when to tell who when to go! I loved being there before they walked down because it was such an exciting thing to witness their emotions.

Conclusion: In all honesty, I don't know what my career will be. I don't know how my life will play out, but I can tell you one thing: this is something I love and that I want to incorporate into my life somehow. If it's occasionally for a friend or relative, that's great! If it's as a career, awesome! Either way, I know this is a gift and the passion I have for people and the desire I have for making such a special day less stressful is something that makes me smile. 

I was nervous that this night would make it or break it, that I would know from this wedding what I wanted with 100% certainty. Well I'll never have 100% certainty, because I'm too indecisive for that haha but I can tell you this wedding showed me 1. I truly am passionate about wedding planning and not just weddings 2. I need to be in a field that works closely with people and 3. I need to have crazy butterflies about my work like I did tonight. I am so excited to continue in this internship and gain more experience to see where this might lead. Overall, I had such a great night and learned so much! So thankful for this experience I'm embarking on :) 

That's all for me! Bedtime! Have a lovely Sunday!!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Some Thoughts :)

A few things I'm wondering at the moment:

1. Could this song ("Surrender" by Kim Walker, listen to it!!) get any better?! 
So feeling it reflect my life right now! I keep listening and saying the words! "All to You I surrender, every thing, every part of me. All to You I surrender, all of my dreams, all of turning back, I've made up my mind. I'm giving all of my life this time. All my hope is in You!" What a great message, a message filled with hope, love, and grace. I love my Heavenly Father so much and am so blessed by the peace I get by surrendering all of my troubles to God. When I give up my crazy desires to plan out every detail of my life, He blesses me for trusting in Him! Please listen to this song if you need that reminder in any area of your life :)

2. Why are there so many ants in my bathroom?!
I get that it's normal to have bugs in one's home (hopefully they never get bigger than ants in my home haha!) but I just don't understand what's appealing about a bathroom! Every time I go in there I end up killing at least three! Time to invest in some ant traps? I think yes!

3. How did I get so blessed to have this guy

as my boyfriend?!

I'm not sure anyone has ever felt this way about someone...I mean, I'm actually positive people feel this way about people they love too haha but I just feel soooo incredibly happy and blessed that it's hard to imagine that there are so many people that get to experience such joy as well :) I'm a hopeless romantic haha! I probably blog about Josh a lot more than anything else, but only because I genuinely wonder often how I got so blessed to have him in my life! The past almost 14 months (!) have been the best--filled with so much laughter, both deep & silly conversations, growth, and joy. I have learned so much from Josh and can't wait to see how we continue to grow together!

4. Could I actually be a preschool teacher?
My last blog was about my future...see, there I went worrying about the future again when really, God has it all planned so I had no need to stress! Haha I still don't have clarity but I have the peace because of surrendering it :) But today I thought and researched and came to preschool teaching! It only requires an associates degree in child development (which means I would only have 18 more units of school left) and then I could start teaching! This is sounding so appealing to me! I'm still exploring different options, but I would loveee some input/advice!

5. Why do boots always make my feet smell?!'s gross and I'm cringing as I type because I can smell them :( Darn boots haha!

Hope you're all having a great day! Any fun weekend plans? :)

Random thoughts from yours truly,