June 24, 2015

the real marrying types with chrissy wolfe & giveaway

When Elliot Lynch learns her family’s wedding planning business is in danger of bankruptcy, she’s willing to whatever it takes to save it—even participate in “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show that takes viewers behind the scenes of wedding drama. Elliot’s reality show adventures—which include run-ins with a dramatic bridesmaid, rival wedding planner, and the one who got away—are told in my novel, The Marrying Type. While Elliot’s wedding stories are fiction, there are plenty of wonderful real stories out there. In The Real Marrying Types of Change the Word, real women are sharing their real wedding stories. One lucky reader will also receive a special prize!

In today’s new The Real Marrying Types of Change the Word, Chrissy Wolfe (who proofread The Marrying Type!) shares her wedding story. 

I am honored that Laura asked me to participate in her blog series, The Real Marrying Types, about real-life wedding stories. So, here’s mine:

My husband proposed at the Mt. Washington overlook in Pittsburgh in April. If you’ve never been there, it is a gorgeous view of the city. After I said yes, we had a fabulous dinner, stopped at my parents’ on the way home to share the good news, and couldn’t contain ourselves since then. Then, we started discussing wedding wants and that’s where we found out we differed greatly! I wanted to elope and those destination weddings at the Sandals Resorts looked like the way to go. My husband, however, wanted the traditional wedding and reception. So, we discussed, negotiated, and compromised. The result? A two-day event, of course, with a honeymoon at a Sandals Resort! And surprisingly, every detail fell into place easily.

We got married on a Friday night that October. It was just us, our parents, our siblings, his grandparents, and my matron of honor (the only non-family member). My husband’s father was the best man. It was perfect. I remember giggling a bit during the ceremony. I remember all the pictures. I remember my husband’s smile as I walked down the aisle. I don’t remember the readings or the songs. But I remember both of us smiling the whole time. After the ceremony and pictures, we rode the trolley we rented to dinner at the same restaurant that we celebrated our engagement. It was a wonderful night.

The next day, we partied with our family and friends at the “traditional” reception. The great thing? I got to wear my wedding dress twice. My husband and I were so relaxed. We enjoyed the entire event. We greeted our guests, we danced, and we laughed a lot. It was fabulous, and I still smile thinking back to that weekend.

This October we will celebrate our tenth anniversary! It’s been an amazing ten years. I can’t wait for the next ten years. =)

We'll be back with more "The Real Marrying Types of CTW" tomorrow with a new story from Isabella Louise Anderson.

About Chrissy
I am a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom of three. I am the lead blogger at Every Free Chance Books and the owner/lead editor at EFC Services, LLC. I love to read any chance I get. And I love to edit while walking on my treadmill... or tredit, as I like to call it.

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