Happy Holidays from Becoming Husbands! Happy Holidays, indeed. Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving came and went with barely a peep from us. Don’t worry we are still here, busy with life and wedding planning.
Without further adieu, we'd like to introduce you to the rest of our wedding party. We know these people will not only keep us sane over the next few months, but will do so with laughter and love. Thank you guys (and gal) for being part of this journey!
Wedding plans have been mostly non-existent the past 2 months – mostly because we got so much done way ahead of time. In the meantime, we’ve been busy working – A LOT – to pay for this wedding. Oh, and we decided to buy a house.
Over the next few blog posts, we want to introduce you to our wedding party! Picking the people to stand beside us on our wedding day was pretty much a no brainer, starting with these two. Meet our best man, J.T. Landry, and our best woman, Lindsey Rueter. And we truly mean, OUR. Rather than representing one of us, we truly view our wedding party as an extension of BOTH of us.
We got engaged this past December and February. Yes, that's right, December and February. Two proposals. As a gay couple, you get to make your own rules when it comes to proposals and engagements, and we both wanted the opportunity to propose and create a moment for each other. We picked out rings together, but neither of us knew when the other was going to propose.
We've been incredibly busy the past few weeks trying to make a venue decision. It seemed like just when we thought we were done looking someone else would say "You've got to go check out (insert venue name here)!" We did a lot of emailing getting information and narrowed it down to the 4 places that we actually wanted to go and visit.
This was the early phase of our relationship when we wondered things like “Does he really like me?", "I wonder if he'll text me during lunch today" or "I wonder if he's thinking about me right now."
Last Saturday, we started the search for our wedding venue. We've been pouring over magazines and websites for the past few weeks trying to determine at what venues we would like to schedule meetings. There are so many options in Nashville, but many of them look like rustic barns.
My first memory of Justin is from May 2013 at the auditions for Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical just south of Nashville in Franklin, TN at Pull-Tight Players Theatre. We were auditioning for the same role, Joe – the hunky accountant and Violet’s love interest.
The first planning exercise we decided to do came from Jason Mitchell's book, Getting Groomed: The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms. It asked us each to make a list of everything we could possibly think of about a wedding and then rank those items on a scale of 1 to 4.