Monday, 11 June 2018

Married and such

I'm now a married woman. That feels weird to write, it sounds way more grown up or something than I actually am. Anyways, SO and I had a pretty kickass wedding on June 2nd, spent lots of time with family and friends from around the world and then jetted off to Maui, Hawaii for a short but sweet 4 day honeymoon. Today is back to work and the real world.

Entrance at reception

The wedding went better than we could have hoped. The dance floor was packed, the food devoured, the weather was perfect, and we were surrounded by smiles all day. I feel like all the time I spent planning the wedding was actually worth it, and it was a great opportunity to get all our friends and family together, but I'm also glad to have that role off my plate now so life can go back to normal. I don't feel like being married will really change anything day-to-day, SO and I have known each other for 11 years, dated for 6.5 and lived together for 5 so the wedding certificate just makes our relationship on paper match what it already has been in reality.

Packed dance floor (chicken dance perhaps?)

I feel like I will have so much free time now that my horse show and wedding are both done for the year! Naturally, I'm hoping to channel a lot of that time into riding (I was smart enough to marry a guy who has no issue with the horse habit ;-) ).

Beautiful and delicious cake (all succulents made from gum paste)
made by my super talented new brother-in-law!

Kachina hasn't been worked much in the last month due to my busyness but I've checked on her regularly and she seems happy and healthy. We are still in an adjustment period with the new barn (and some more recent changes to her living environment at the new barn), which makes the time off both good and bad.


I have some updates to post and then I really need to get back in the saddle because we have our first show of the year coming up this weekend!

P.S. I could find no practical way of including horses in the wedding, but I did wear my cowboy boots all day (best decision ever, they were so comfortable!)


  1. Congrats on the wedding! The dance floor looks like a good time, and wow that cake! 😍

  2. Congratulations! You were a beautiful bride :)

  3. Congratulations! It looks like you had a fun wedding- I'm glad it was fun and hassle-free!

  4. Congratulations !

    That cake looks delicious! Good job to your brother in law!

  5. Congratulations! I see that you are an amazing planner. :)