Why I Deleted My Wedding Pins on Pinterest

Pinterest has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. Women and girls have been pinning ideas about parties and yummy food and Fitspo and ESPECIALLY about their dream wedding.  All aspects are pinned meticulously to boards for wedding dresses, engagement rings, bridesmaid dresses, color schemes, table arrangements, floral pieces… the list goes on. I started my Pinterest account when I was a young teen and have found it to be very useful to plan big dances for the youth of my local church and for my outfit ideas. I loved to fantasize about what my wedding dress would look like and how in love I would be on my wedding day. Pin after pin would be posted as I hoped for the future. 

Now, I am a married woman of 2 and a half months and I have deleted those boards about weddings. Why? You may ask? Let me tell you. I believe that marriages are meant to last forever. Its not a temporary union. And I decided that I didn’t want to have any regrets about my decision to marry my husband. I don’t want to be longing for a different dress. I don’t want to be wishing that our special day was better. I know it’s not about material things. Our relationship is about us and our support for each other and our love. But I also know that wanting something better can change your view of the past. I don’t want consumerism and THINGS to change or taint how I feel about the day I committed to love my husband forever. I absolutely love my wedding dress. Its totally me and it took some arm twisting to get the dress. I feel like a true princess when I wear it. The rest of the details of our wedding just fell in place. We chose our colors based on the invitations we sent out because we loved the combination. My wonderful aunt and cousin found the perfect bridesmaid dresses a couple days after I officially started looking for them. They were summery and inexpensive and adorable! Our wedding and reception fell into place and I really had minimal help from Pinterest, a lot less than I thought I would have. So that leads me to my decision now. I deleted my Pinterest boards about wedding dresses, rings, bridesmaids, table settings, and color schemes. I decided to stop fantasizing now about what could have been on that wonderful day and I decided to bask in the glory of our holy union and what actually happened because it was the best thing I have ever done. Our day was perfect just as it happened! I won’t have any doubts or wishes for something different. I am grateful for our wedding day, I am grateful for my husband, grateful for my family that made it possible, grateful for our happiness together now. I don’t want anyone or anything to take that away from us. 

Thank you SpiceRack Photography for such beautiful wedding photos!


Week 6, Day 6

Idaho Falls dinner night
Idaho Falls dinner night
Beautiful flowers from the man :)
Beautiful flowers from the man πŸ™‚

Valentines Day! ❀ I’ve never had a true valentine or a celebratory attitude for February 14th. This year was different, I HAD A VALENTINE. Mitchell was my valentine πŸ™‚ It was such a fun day! First, my friend Jesse and I made breakfast for our guys. Everyone pitched in to make the meal so that was fun. We had a nice breakfast of waffles, bacon, and eggs. In the afternoon, Mitchel stuck around for me to get my last minute homework done. It was actually the project I posted earlier, the montage project (check it out). He had to leave to help a friend with their valentine surprise, but when he came back he surprised me with beautiful flowers and a cute thoughtful card! I was so surprised, I didn’t expect much for Valentines but he definitely came through to make it great. Later we drove to Idaho Falls and walked along the river, then we headed to dinner. We had great conversation and I got to know him a lot better. That was my favorite communication occurrence of the day, having our heart to heart over dinner. Overall, Valentines day was great! It’s okay to have one mushy lovey day of the year. Just don’t forget to tell others how much they mean to you and how you appreciate them on any other regular day too.