Anxious, excited?!? I am not sure..

Weddings create a mix of emotions. For the guests, they are usually overjoyed for the couple. There may be a few envious stares, a few sad roommates, and even some sobbing family members. That was me, by the way. At Courtney's wedding I cried the.entire.time! I sobbed, and then hiccuped, and then screeched my way through my MOH speech. I was mess. I was so happy for her, but I knew that life would never be the same, we would never share a room again, and now, I had to share her.

I feel the same way about wedding seasons.We are about to gear up for the fall wedding season and have 13 weddings in 2 months. About last week it hit me. I am going to blink and it will be Thanksgiving. We sat down the other night over a much needed beer and planned out our September and October wedding weekends. It looks...busy..tiring..and thrilling. Sure, one weekend we won't get home until about 1am just to be up and at'em at 5:30 am for the next one, but I know that adrenaline will get me through. We are executing probably one of our biggest designed weddings in October and I am so excited to see it all come together. We will literally be putting together centerpieces all night, but it will be worth it.

I am overjoyed for the couples. And even more overjoyed that we have the privilege of being a part of their big day. I am envious of my husband who gets the cuddles, kisses, and downtime with the kids. I am envious of the people that get at least 6 hours of sleep. And I am sad that it will be over at Thanksgiving. I have truly loved these brides. Some of our full plans this fall have been my favorite to work with and I am sad to see them part with C and D.

So am I anxious or excited for this next 7 weeks? A little bit of both. I am anxious for the season. I always fret over every last detail and weeks before an event I have a running checklist in my head, phone, and e-mail that I am trying to check off. I am anxious on the tasks we have taken on. We are letting go control of a whole wedding and the bride is in such good hands, but it is our name, our business, our livelihood that you put in the hands of someone else. We are stretching our selves to a healthy point, although it will be charting some new territory. I'm anxious about it all. However, with the anxiety comes excitement. I am excited about making ourselves go beyond our comfort zone. I am excited to see one of our planners blossom into a head planner. I am so excited to see all our plans and hard work pay off into a beautiful event. I am so looking forward to the grooms's face when his bride walks down the aisle. I am looking forward to guests oohing and ahhing over the flowers and design that we have put together. But most of all I am excited to see these people make such a wonderful commitment and welcome them into the married club because although it is not always easy, it is worth every second.

I leave you with a picture of a groom seeing his bride for the first time. Follow the link to see all the pictures, but this is by far my favorite :)