When I was a young child, I knew I wanted to be a mother. My hearts' desire was to become a wife and mother, but I was determined to wait for the right man. Until said man showed up, I studied and became an Early Childhood Educator and threw myself into my job until he showed up.
Several years later, I realized my mistake. Where would I meet said man? Working in childcare, the men I saw were fathers, most married, all involved, but would I really want to get involved with the parent of a child in our care? I don't think so. I don't do the bar scene, nor do I go to dance halls. I am not a social person by nature, so how would I meet someone if I was only at home, or work or church? I tried looking at church, but the men there were either married, too young or studying to become a priest. I was becoming worried and realized that I needed to make some changes. I started training in TaeKwan Do, but again, the men were either too young or married.
I turned to the internet. I joined some dating sites and began my search. I talked to many on-line but only met a handful in person, being too nervous about the dangers of some people on line. When I met my husband, he innitiated the connection. We began talking online and getting to know one another slowly. A few months later, we decided to meet and the rest is history. We were married on October 7, 2006.
I have always been fascinated and border-line obsessed with medieval/renaissance times. I know that times were harder, medically it was pretty scary, and it was a more raw way of life. Still, I find it more romantic, more simple...men were men and women were women. It is a passion of mine, so we incorporated it into our wedding. We had a themed wedding and invited guests to come in costume should they wish to. The wedding party were given a rare break, for the women, instead of spending $300 on a gown that they will never wear again, they spent $60 to rent a gown and max $20 on shoes/slippers.
Our goal was to give the illusion of a change in time, and make it more magical. Some may say it was corny, or weird, but I say it was cool. One thing is for sure....no one will ever forget it!