I think I completely skipped over the part of how the Kenny and I came up with our wedding date. The long story short is that the United States military led us to a date in February. ‘Nuff said.
But if you want the long story, keep on reading…
Kenny proposed on Valentine’s Day, 2008, and since I was only visiting him for a weekend, we made our first order of this wedding-planning business into figuring out the all important date. At the time, he was scheduled to deploy again this August through November. I always thought I wanted a wedding in the fall, with those beautiful Albuquerque autumn colors…
above from our almost-photographer Dry Heat Photography
But when Kenny told me his best man (who is also in the Air Force and stationed in Oklahoma) would be deployed from August through sometime in January, there was no question that we would be getting married quickly after he returned. February became the lucky month for us.
Who knows what sort of weather Mother Nature will decide to bring us, but if it turns out to be anything like this past February—with the temperature in the warm 60s—it’ll be perfect. (Have I mentioned how much I love living in Albuquerque?)
And of course, there’d be a perfect setting for photos, because what’s more romantic than snow?
If there’s rain I think I’ll be okay (see the previous post). It’s not the most desirable weather element for a wedding, but it’s not the end of the perfect-wedding day.
Ultimately, the deciding factor in having our ceremony in the chapel was because we can’t control the weather. Had we gotten married outside at Hotel Albuquerque this is where we would say our vows:
In the end, I’m really excited about our day. It’s a numerically fun number (02-20-2010), and I won’t have to worry about sweating through my makeup/dress/hair since it won’t be taking place outside in the middle of summer.
Were there any deciding factors when you picked your wedding date?