A person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet — a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before. As this connection develops overtime, you experience a love so deep, strong, and complex, that you begin to doubt that you have ever truly loved anyone prior.

I’m by far from a mushy gushy romance lover, BUT I do happen to believe in soulmates. I only just started believing in them when I met mine. In 10 days it’ll be three years since we stumbled across each other, met, became friends and fell in love. Now here we are, sitting 6 months out from our wedding day, with two cats and a son later. Crazy how things change in a matter of years. If you are interested in reading about how we met, the story of us finding out about our son Oliver, and how Drew proposed to me click here and head on over to our wedding website on The Knot.

Back to what I originally wanted to talk about on this blog. SIX MONTHS UNTIL I’M HITCHED. I’m freaking out, but only because I know I’m going to have to be the center-of-attention that day and I hate being that. Thinking about how everyone will stand and watch me walk down the long, never ending aisle makes me want to throw up. And Drew won’t even allow me to have a few drinks before to calm my nerves (how rude).

I’ll start off by saying that planning has been pretty easy, but we also had a pretty long engagement (a year and a half). I have been planning little by little for almost a year now but I have also been doing this whole thing alone. There’s no wedding planner, I haven’t had a whole lot of help with the planning from any family members, Drew will grunt and nod along and agree with whatever I want to do. I try to let him feel included by narrowing down options to two and letting him choose. So yes he will be at our wedding saying he chose everything but really… I did it all. Don’t let him fool you. I’ll have more details on the entire wedding planning process after the big day.

I have four ladies in my life who recently got married (you can read about them on past blog posts) and I have received great advice from them all. Listen to what your friends have to say, but make sure everything you do is what YOU want to do. I have experienced what people will warn you about which is how everyone has an opinion on everything you do. Literally everything. Lucky for me I half ass listen to what people say anyways so their opinions don’t matter much to me. If I want your opinion on something, don’t you worry I’ll ask you. And I have! I ask a few of my closest friends all the time for advice on certain things. But most people I know have a hard time not letting others get into their head and second guess themselves. They want to try to make everyone else happy but guess what? It’s your wedding day. The only two people who need to be happy are you and your fiance´.

The moral of the blog post today is this; in six months I get to marry my best friend, soulmate, life partner, father of my child and love of my life. I will finally get to share a last name with my boys and I can’t wait!

Please, leave me comments about your wedding day, your future wedding or a friends wedding you’ve attended. I love hearing about them! Maybe I can even take away something for my own day in your stories.

Cheers, Nicole

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