How I Truly Feel About Marrying Into The Military

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Photos by:  Seen & Hurd Photography  // These were our “pre-engagement” photos haha. Since we don’t get to do engagement pictures right away we are using these! We got them done about 5 days before he left for basic training. Make sure you check her out!

Photos by: Seen & Hurd Photography // These were our “pre-engagement” photos haha. Since we don’t get to do engagement pictures right away we are using these! We got them done about 5 days before he left for basic training. Make sure you check her out!

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day and a wonderful Monday! I am very happy to announce that Nicholas and I are getting married on March 10th, 2019! We are extremely excited and ready to take you along this journey with us! Since we only have 6 months, we decided to send out our Save The Dates by email. Our real invitations will be sent in the mail but for timing we wanted to be as efficient as possible. 

First things first, this date doesn't have any sentimental value to us (yet). We picked it because of timing. Nicholas will be on break from his schooling, so we decided it was the best timing for us! Originally, we wanted September of 2019, but the more he talked to his lieutenant, the more they told us that it was a bad time to get married before his prototype school. So, we moved it up to March! So now we are getting married in-between his A school and power school (yes, he has 3 schools. He's got a lot to learn), and we couldn't be more excited.

I am honestly a mix of emotions when it comes to this new life chapter. I am truly excited to be marrying my best friend, but I'm so nervous at the same time! I don't come from military so this is all so new to me. Of course I'm nervous to leave my family, my mom is my biggest fan and I love her so much. Leaving my mom and dad breaks my heart, but I'm also ready for this new adventure. If you asked me 4 years ago if I thought I would be marrying a sailor I would have said "no". Now, I would say "absolutely!", I wouldn't want it any other way! I am so ready to get married and start a life, but that means moving and starting over. I'm not the best at starting over, mostly because I have lived in the same house since I was 4, and I'm just awkward let's be real. The Navy offers lots of support groups and I know I will make friends with the other navy spouses. I get comfortable with my life and where things are, it's hard for me to change. After having to change the wedding date overnight, gave me a reality check of what the navy is like. I feel more prepared, but there will be a lot of hoops to jump through. I am ready to take on this challenge and support my sailor every step of the way. 

This new life isn't going to be easy, but I am truly blessed that my career can go wherever I go. Transferring your license is never easy, but I will always have a job no matter where we are stationed. I am such a planner, so you can bet I have already thought about every situation and my lovely fiancé has been nothing but supportive. He supports me no matter what because he wants to make sure I am comfortable in our home, wherever we go. Nicholas is truly the best fiancé (I might be a little biased), and I am so excited to be marrying him in 187 days!

Long distance is so hard, but we call each other everyday, have facetime dates, and plan trips! We don't have a lot of time after he gets off school and I'm getting off work, but we talk about every detail of our day. Communication is key and we are so strong because of this long distance. We have bad days and good days, but we know that this will be worth it in the end! We couldn't be happier and be prepared for more wedding updates!  

Xoxo

- C

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