09 September, 2010

the one where i ask for help

our wedding is four months from today.

and that scares the crap out of me.
(don't get me wrong; i'm really excited too.)

we are nowhere close to ready.

you may remember the financial setback we experienced early on in the planning process.

since then, we have had so many kind offers.

i've always dreamed of my wedding being a communal event, something extremely personal that isn't bound by tradition. something woven together by me & levi and the people who love us.

well, as it turns out, the circle of people who love us is much bigger than i thought. it extends out to this community right here. the community i've become part of through this blog - through writing, sharing my life, and learning about yours. i feel so loved by all of you.

and some of you have even been kind enough to donate your time and services to make this wedding happen.

kathleen gifted us her insanely amazing design services and custom designed the most incredible wedding invitations for us. i can't WAIT to show you guys these things. they're gorgeous. i wish i didn't have to wait 'til we send them to our guests!

monica is flying out from georgia to shoot our wedding free of charge. i almost passed out when i read her email. it was God-sent.

it's really exciting to see how this wedding is coming together. don't get me wrong, it's kind of terrifying too, but i know that it will all work out exactly how it should.

i hate asking for help. i've never been very good at it. i'm terribly proud, and i always think that i can do everything myself. however, in this case, i have to admit that i can't do this myself.

sooooo, if you would like to help me and levi put this wedding together by donating time, services, etc., please let me know.

we still need to figure out how we're going to feed everyone, flowers, tailoring (ugh. i am SOOOOO nervous about this one.), desserts, quilts for ceremony seating, etc., etc.

i don't know how we can repay you, but if you can think of something we can give you in return, we can definitely try to work something out. levi can make you a painting or do your hair. i've got this blog. we can make you some bottlecap magnets?!!??!

i hope this post isn't off-putting to anyone. it was really difficult for me to humble myself and write it. thank you so much for all your kind words and generosity of spirit. you don't know how much it means to us. we're already so filled with gratitude, and we hope to express that as well as we can.

i've disabled comments on this post. you can email me at jasmine.lael@gmail.com .

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