wedding ramblings: date v. venue

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it's crazy how you think you've come to a conclusion, and then people use real common sense to completely crash it. like me... thinking i had made a final decision on an outdoor wedding/barn reception in march. great idea! and then jake comes along and says, "hey hannah, we live in nebraska and average temperatures in march are about 20 degrees. maybe an outdoor wedding isn't such a good idea." get. outta. here.

so with this sound logic, we found ourselves at a crossroad. either stick with the march 9th date and have an indoor wedding or push the date back and have a wonderful outdoor wedding.

i'm here to tell you that i think i've made up my mind, keyword being think.
not only is the timing perfect for march 9 (a designated week off of work following the wedding and my best friend is able to make the trip back to the midwest from the big apple on her spring break) it is also soon enough. marriage is something jake and i have talked about for a while. it's something that i've prayed about since we first started dating. putting it off for another month or two just seems pointless to me. as for the venue, maybe that barn reception can't happen.... but another kind can. and that's fine. it'll work. i'll make it. because at the end of that day the only thing that will matter is that i'll be married to a man that i love more than anything on this earth. nothing beats that. definitely not a barn.
so rather than saying "i think", i have made up my mind. still sending out those save the dates, people, because i've got me a groom and we need to get hitched. :)


in case you missed out...
save the dates

insomnia = productivity

last night, in a moment of insomnia, i started brainstorming on some save the date ideas. i think i might actually use what i created.... which is crazy. the design would be printed on 5x5 paper/cardstock. i'm thinking an offwhite color. let me know what you think though, anything i should change? also, where can i go to get this printed?! my late night search led me nowhere. thanks for the help!


moments before....

not long before going to colorado i had bought a new lens for my camera.
i was so excited about it, i could not stop taking pictures. 
and how lucky that i now have something to look back on knowing that these were taken just moments before one little question would change the rest of my life. 
(and how lucky for jake that i was too busy with the lens to see the big box in his back pocket that contained my ring!)

we've started the planning and have settled the date.
don't think i'm too crazy when i say that 6 months from now i will be mrs. jake jensen.
march 9, 2013
*squeals of joy*


i'm yours and that's it. forever.

jake and i celebrated two years of dating yesterday.
(but we dated unofficially for a year before)
and now we have something new to celebrate.
we're engaged!

he proposed at sunset on sapphire point in dillon, colorado.
though it wasn't how he had originally planned, it couldn't have been any more perfect.
just the two of us. on top of a little mountain. overlooking an incredible view.

it is still pretty surreal to me.

i feel like i might wake up and it will all be a dream. 
which might be why i can't sleep... ;)

we are so incredibly blessed to have family and friends that support us and who have been praying for us as we reach this point. if you could please continue to pray for us as we transition to a new and exciting stage in our lives, we would greatly appreciate it. we are looking forward to seeing how God chooses to use our marriage to glorify Him. 

now for a few photos