Friday, September 18, 2009

Guest Post: Ocean Dreams Wedding

Hi everyone, I am thrilled to be a guest blogger for Tracy, who is not only an amazing blogger and lovely friend, but who is a girl who is following her heart and is getting married (or may be married already) to her best friend.

I am so incredibly happy for her that she has found joy and her best friend. Tracy requested that I write about my love story or my dream wedding, so I thought I would combine a bit of the two. Hope you enjoy a little bit of sappiness today, espeically if you are a hopeless romantic like me!

If you haven't been to my blog (Ocean Dreams) then you should know that I have been with a wonderful man for the past two years who I fondly call Big Kiddo. You can find the background on Big Kiddo's nickname on my blog as well if any of you were wondering. ;) Anyway, one theme that I have consistently loved about our relationship has been consistency and taking our time. I know everyone falls in love at different paces, but my encouragement to you is to take your time. Don't rush love because it will find you in its perfect timing. Believe me...I got my heart broken and Big Kiddo walked into my life when I least expected it. Though I am a hopeless romantic, I am not one to believe in love at first site, but rather I believe in connecting with a person and investing time in them. Form a friendship, take your time falling in love, and this will create a lasting love, the kind you want to hold on to and never let go.
Big Kiddo and I have been together for about 2 years now and I couldn't be happier. He brings out the Ocean Dreamer in me and we love so many fun activities. My favorite activity for us to do is just walking by the beach or going sailing. Big Kiddo definitely knows how to calm my dreamer ways and encourage them in the same breath. I couldn't be happier.

Sooo...for the future Big Kiddo and I hope to elope and go to the court house (yes, I know!) followed by an intimate wedding in a tropical location. We might have my parents, we might not. We want to keep things small and simple, the way we like it. ;) My ideal place would be Maui, but Big Kiddo loves the Caribbean. So, it really depends on what happens down the road, and as I said, we are taking our time. ;) But, just for dreaming sake if budget was not an issue with choosing my wedding dress, I think I would choose one of these gorgeous gowns:

Aren't they beautiful?

But...perhaps for a Maui intimate beach wedding I would something more simple, who knows. I can just picture me and Big Kiddo sharing our vows and promising to to love each other forever at sunset by the beach. I can almost envision it now. It makes me all giddy inside. Then after we are man and wife we can continue to take our time, loving each other forever.
Okay, how much more sappy can you get? Well, tonight I happened to be listening to Colbie Caillat's new CD and one of the new songs that I love is called Stay With Me. It talks about taking your time and just enjoying each other's company. I wanted to share the lyrics with you and hope that you find your perfect love story. Remember to never stop dreaming, but at the same time let your love grow, stay with that person, and take your time. Thanks for stopping by the lovely Tracy's blog; I miss her already, don't you?

Colbie Caillat
Stay With Me

We simply fit together like a piece of apple pie,
I will be vanilla ice cream and I'll sing you lullabies,
I will love you in the moonlight and I'll love you in the day, always.

I love the time we spend, like a watch from an old friend,
I will help you keep your smile, promise me you'll stay a while,
I will come to you in need and I'll help you when I can, when I can.

Stay with me, promise me you're never gonna leave,
Stay with me, (yeah) let's try to be the best that we can be,
and take our time.

We always joke together after we're rolling on the floor.
I like the way you dance around when you're running for the door.
I will come to visit you even when we're old and gray, always.
I love the way you make me feel, when you're asleep I'll take the wheel,
Make sure to call when you get home, when you're driving on the road.

I will come to you in need and I'll help you when I can, when I can, so..

Stay with me, promise me you're never gonna leave,
Stay with me, (yeah) let's try to be the best that we can be,
and take our time.

I will come to you in need and I'll help you when I can, I will help you when I can,
I will come to you in need and I'll help you when I can, I will help you when I can,
Always,

So stay with me, promise me you're never gonna leave,
Stay with me, (yeah) let's try to be the best that we can be,
and take our time.

9 comments:

Carlene said...

Hey there guest blogger! i have to ask... did you attend Vanguard? you look incredibly familiar to me!

KS said...

I love that you have Big Kiddo.... and I can't see you getting married anywhere but on a beach, of course :)

Heather said...

Beautiful dresses.

I am getting married in Maui next month and am so so happy with my location choice. I did a simple beach dress like you mentioned.

I am going to check out your blog!!

Iva said...

so cute!!! Such a great guest post! :) Have a great weekend!

Ali said...

Oh Sierra, just when I think you can't get any more sweet and adorable...you do! Love your guest post. Perfect for Tracy and her blog!

Allison said...

Yay Sierra for guest posting. I'd like an intimate wedding too, but I don't know how it'll all work out at that point. It's so fun to think about. I can't wait to have kids too..isn't someone turning 25 this weekend??????????

have a good one!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! Thanks for such a LOVELY post and Congratulations on your Ocean Dreams Wedding! May you and BIG KIDDO BE BLESSED with INFINITE HAPPINESS and LOVE!!!!:)

OceanDreams said...

Thanks for the guest post spot Tracy love! Hope you are enjoying your honeymoon!

OceanDreams said...

Carlene - yes I went to Vanguard! Did you? Not sure if you will travel back to this post or not, but I tried going to your blog and you didn't have it listed under your profile. Would love to learn more about you! :) Please stop by my blog so we can chat!