The Best Things About Getting Married Young

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I have had a lot of people ask me why I married so young. In fact a lot of questions about our wedding day, honeymoon, living out of home, blogging, traveling and careers. So I’m going to take advantage of it and write more on these topics. Writing honestly, simply and just being real. Real about why marriage can be hard, why moving out of home is tricky, the reality of friendship circles changing, careers and money and trying to travel when you don’t have much time or money. As I’m 21 I’m still learning so please be gentle..

But first things first and that’s why I think marriage, better yet being married young is the best thing ever!

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Finding My Dream Wedding Dress

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Choosing my dream wedding dress, THE dress, was hard. It actually may have been one of the most stressful parts of our wedding day. I knew exactly what I wanted but I could not find it anywhere. I looked at various stores all across Sydney including in the West, the city and the North Shore. I Googled more wedding dress shops in Sydney and Marry Me Bridal in Mosman popped up as an option. I am so glad I visited that store back in April 2014.

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I Cannot Wait To Get Married!

53 days. 53 days until I become Mrs Jennings. Until me and my best friend officially start our life adventure together. Getting married, and getting married young, can be an emotional rollercoaster. I mean I’m still trying to sort out where I am going in life, what my career will look like, graduating university, figuring out who my friends are… the normal things 20 somethings worry about. 

On top of that, I’m not letting myself get overwhelmed by how society coins marriage and weddings. Well I am trying at least. These past 8 months have been full of ups and downs. It may all seem like happiness on social media, but I think it’s important for the young brides out there to know that I have struggled, and it’s completely normal.

I am a planner and I like to have everything figured out perfectly. I like to feel as though I have things under control and that I know where things are going. But with a wedding (without a wedding planner), decisions coming from all sorts of direction, and trying to plan your life with someone else, there is not definite answer. I honestly can’t even pretend to think or know how next year let alone the end of this year will look.

Regardless, I have learnt to take life one day at a time. It can be very frustrating when there are so many loose ends and unanswered questions – but hey, that is just life. 

This year, so far, has taught me to just take life as it comes. The best moments are the ones unplanned. The spontaneous decisions when you let life and fate have their way. So do as you will life! I am longer afraid of changed plans and spontaneous moments. The best is yet to come.

What was your experience as a bride-to-be?

Love xx

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