So wayyyy back when we were looking at wedding venues (it feels forever ago now,) we almost got married on the 6th of September.
I say almost because Austin took one look at that date, and said something along the lines of “Babe, we can’t get married then because I might miss my fantasy draft!”
I was dumbfounded – NFL is not really my thing, and I had so much fun with this wedding, I literally thought he was kidding when he said he couldn’t have it then. Then I realized how serious it was when a friend of ours got married on a Sunday mid-September. Austin begged for me to see if I could get the televisions at the venue turned on (absolutely not), and then left the wedding with like a millions guys in tow to find a television to watch the game.
Well, I witnessed a fantasy draft on Friday night, and it was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. 12 men sat around at a table. They hung up this…paper poster thingie on the wall and they had printed stickers of all the players. They each brought in $50 for the pot. And then, for three hours, three hours, they went around the table, drafting players, while I looked on in astonishment. I have never seen 12 men so attentive and focused on anything in my entire life – and it was incredible.
Apparently, this fantasy thing is kind of a big deal?
So, this a little bit of a right turn, but instead of being a normal couple, we waited over a year after our engagement, just weeks before the wedding, to do our engagement photos. I’ll talk more about that on Wedding Wednesday, because the entire process of doing the engagement shoot was really interesting and fun. But originally, we weren’t going to do the whole engagement shoot thing, but I got a little sad when I saw how beautiful a friend’s turned out and blah blah blah you get it.
So anyhoo, one of the best gifts I received on our wedding day that I forgot that I was going to get was a beautiful jump drive with ALL of our engagement photos on it – and lucky day – I’ll share a couple of them with you!
Obviously, I have well over 100 photos, and I will gladly share them with you via email if you’re curious, but these were my faves!
Happy Labor day, beautiful people, and stay safe!