Monday, June 19, 2006

Greetings From North Carolina...!

Hello everyone!

I am the newest "bride" here at DC Nearlweds, and I am completely honored and excited to have been accepted to become a part of this wonderful group.

I am just a bit different from the other brides here, as will be the focus of my posts.

My name is Serenity, a 37-year-old child-free Army wife who has already been happily married to my partner in love and life for over 5 years now. Originally born and bred in Chicago, Il, I now call Fort Bragg, NC, where my husband is stationed, home.

We were married by a justice of the peace in Las Vegas, NV March 20, 2001 -- two days before he left for Fort Jackson, SC to begin Basic Training.

We have now decided we are at a point in our marriage where were would like to renew our vows, and have the wedding we were not able to have when we first married.

This presents some special etiquette siutations, (because experts say offically I am can only be a bride once) as well as military ones, because my husband's unit is slated to be deployed to Iraq July 2006.

So I am:
  • navigating my way through the world of a wife becoming a bride,
  • at the same time holding down my role as an Army wife keeping the home fires burning while her soldier is away,
  • discovering ways to cut wedding budget costs through DIY projects without getting tacky,
  • and basically trying to keep a level head and not get swept away by the romance, pomp and circumstance (and cost!) of it all.

Seems like it's going to be a wild ride, so stay tuned!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you! We had a lovely (but very small!) civil ceremony in Germany last fall with just our immediate families. (My husband deployed a few weeks later...) My husband and I are the last of each of our siblings to be married, so now, I find myself planning a large stateside wedding (religious ceremony and reception.) It's been fun, and we're really looking forward to having family and friends close to mark his return from Iraq and to celebrate our marriage...but our civil ceremony definitely had its (low-stress, small price tag!)perks!

Monday, June 19, 2006 5:59:00 PM  

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