Wild Flowers, family, and celebrations of love are what this summer is all about.
Rain storms have turned Colorado into a lush landscape, overflowing with tall grasses and flowers, all of which are getting me excited for the months to come. I will be getting married amongst those tall grasses and wildflowers, surrounded by family and friends this summer, and I can’t wait! This is turning into the summer of weddings. 5 close friends and family members will also be getting married, and it turns out that planning a wedding, and showers, and bachelorette parties, can be a bit.. intense. So I thought I would share a few of my methods for staying centered and sane all while enjoying this wedding season, in true H2a style.
There are hundreds of decisions to be made and things to get done before the big day, and lots of people who are willing to help. Accepting help from close family and friends has taken a huge burden off my shoulders, and has made me truly grateful for all the love and support in my life. It turns out gratitude is a great stress reliever.
It may seem obvious, but asking myself what marriage means to us, has helped to keep me grounded. It’s easy to get lost in floral arrangements, dresses, appetizer choices and on and on. But when I slow down and remind myself why we are getting married, my more material concerns tend to lose the importance I was placing on them.
No one person is the same, and so every love is unique. Tradition is a beautiful thing, but I have found great meaning, and enjoyment in creating a ceremony and celebration unique to our love. It does not follow a checklist in a binder, and it is not intended to meet anyones expectations but our own. By not trying to meet the expectations of others and instead creating our own, the process has become a lot more exciting and meaningful.
Everyone is busy. Trust me I know what it is like to have a packed schedule, but without a bit of time for myself none of this would be possible. I wake up in the morning and apply our citrus 17 complexion oil, release some tension with our warrior balm, and fall asleep to our lavender 35 complexion oil. I take a bit of time for yoga, and spend some time at my favorite coffee shop. Taking time for yourself is key to staying sane, making clear decisions, and living in a state of gratitude. Easier said than done, but you can do it!
I would love to hear your tips for enjoying the wedding season, and how your wedding is unique to you!
Your H2a Pulse Director,Sarahkate