I won a contest! I actually won! How cool is that?!
One of my friends from college sent me a link to a contest that was happening for a FREE Day-of-Wedding Coordinator. So, I submitted my entry on Friday, which was the due date, and I got the good news phone call today that I had won their Valentine’s promotion!
Although I’m niehter the gifted writer that this talented gal is nor have the inherent wit of this humorous blogger, I tried my best to submit both stories in 300 words or less.
Here’s an excerpt from our proposal story~
I learned that magic happens when you think a person to be extraordinary.
I realized that love isn’t always black and white.
I’ve learned to be flexible and follow my heart.
He’s the one.
Here’s what I submitted for how I envision my dream wedding~
My romantic wedding day:
Carefree—with flowers in my hair.
Stress free—with a smile on my face.
Worry free—with the man I love.
I want a simple, yet elegant wedding—a lovely, relaxed spring day where my family and close friends come together. Not lavish, but meaninful. Maybe frugal, but beautiful.
There are elements I thought I wanted when I would picture my wedding years ago, but as I’m planning, I’m choosing details that although different, they feel so right.
I may have thought that I wanted to carry wild flowers.
I’ve chosen elegant tulips, lilies and roses representing Easter and springtime.
I may have thought I wanted a flowing, chiffon Grecian-like dress.
I’ve chosen a style that reflects my personality and makes me smile when I try it on.
I may have thought I wanted a wedding in Sedona.
I’ve chosen a local venue that has the scenery I wanted: a picturesque desert view with gorgeous mountains (to satisfy my native-born love of the Sonoran Desert.)
Thankfully, as I’ve searched online, flipped through magazines, and started making plans, the event is coming together smoothly. I’m going with the flow and enjoying the process while mindful of budget and priorities. This journey has reminded me that when it’s meant to be, everything falls into place. I believe this is a reflection of the way our wedding should be: happy, light-hearted, fun, romantic and stress free!
I would feel blessed to win this contest and earn a gift as special as making our day the stress-free event I’m dreaming of. I’d gladly welcome your advice, support and extra care to help us achieve a graceful day where everyone has a good time and feels surrounded by love.
Thank you for helping us create lasting and beautiful memories.