When Daniel and I initially began to plan our wedding, it made sense to just sneak down to the Allegheny County courthouse and make our love and the relationship that we've built official. For many couples, their weddings become a huge production, but for us, we wanted something simple. I don't have a large family and I'm a textbook introvert. I wanted something very sophisticated, but very intimate.
As time went on and with the encouragement of my Mother-in-Law, I began to realize how important it is to plan a wedding, not for show, but rather to celebrate something that we are extremely proud of: our love. It didn't need to be over the top. It didn't need to have swans and hashtags and a band. But the fact that I found a handsome man with a beautiful soul who was willing to marry me needed to be celebrated. It is so, so comforting to marry your best friend. It's almost as though your soul has finally found another soul to cozy up next to and float through life with. It's nothing short of remarkable and if anything in this life should be celebrated, it should be love.
It also seemed comforting knowing that only our closest friends and family would be there to witness the actual ceremony and then eat a meal afterward. So, we had everyone come down to the Allegheny County Building, walk over to the old Court House for photographs to be taken, and then we ended the night by eating a fantastic meal at the Grand Concourse.