Sunday, July 26, 2009

young love




(top two are us from our wedding, last one of us from Madison's wedding)

Kyle and I went to KC for Madison's adorable wedding! It was my first time being a bridesmaid and I was so afraid I'd hysterically cry the whole time, but I did much better than expected haha. Madison's been my friend for 5 years, and it was the best feeling to see her so happy with her new husband. Seeing them and my other friends there who are either engaged or married made me appreciate my handsome husband even more.

I'm getting really tired of being criticized for being married young. It seems that everyone has an opinion about it, and more often than not, it's extremely negative. Obviously it's for some people, and not for others...but I don't understand why those who it's not for feel the need to assume that those who married young did it for immature or unrealistic reasons.

God loves marriage, and put no restrictions on age. People say that you should wait so you can experience life, but what "experiencing life" to people nowadays is drinking and acting ridiculous. No, I can't run around and sleep with college boys or go party every night. Instead, I get to come home to the most dashing boy on the planet, who has the best heart ever. It's not easy being a wife, full time student, far away from home, working, and only being 20...but things don't always have to be easy. You have to work and juggle things to get what you want, and this is exactly what I want. Everyone has different priorities and morals, and everyone has a perfect timing for marriage. Some people never get married, and that's fiiinnee. For ME, it was January 11, 2008. We didn't choose to wait until the "appropriate age." We'll have our 10 year anniversary when we're only 29, and it's perfect that way.

I know people will always have an issue with young marriage, just like they do about people "waiting too long". But seriously, look at my husband. He's so awesome and will be forever.


now we're going to go watch a movie in our bed.

17 comments:

Sarah Julson said...

Not gonna lie, I LOVE these silly old-lady crafts. Embroidery, scrapbooking, crocheting, cooking! Ho baby. Let's just say I'm the number one fan of their 40% off coupons!

And just for the record! I'm really thankful you two are so happy! If I found that person, I don't think I'd be concerned about "living" before I marry them! Pft. People's priorities are just whacko these days. They don't know what they're missin. :)

Sabrina ♥ said...

i love the pictures ! you look so beautiful (: and yes i wish your hair were mine haha

debbie c. said...

you got married on my birthday! january 11th! how lovely. X3

Fran M. said...

Great photos, xx

1918 Vintage said...

It's so silly isn't it? Kind of the opposite for me though. Since my boyfriend and I have been together for 6 years, everyone always wants to know why we aren't married yet! You just can't please everyone you know? I'm just impressed that you were brave enough, I would love to but financially It would be impossible :(

Wellll, you and Kyle are two of my favorite people. You are just too lovely!

kaseybader said...

You inspire me.

Lexie said...

i admit i have had mixed feelings about young marriages in the past, but i do agree that you have to do what's right for you! you've already got a year and a half under your belt and that's fantastic!

also, your friend looks adorable in her white dress and tights!

macbeth_kid said...

How beautifully put and finely accessible. I can't wait to have it, and I am finally on my way!
;)

hannah said...

you both look so lovely and happy, how can anyone argue with that! and your wedding outfit is so perfect.

Brook said...

wonderful pictures!

Madi said...

Go you! You both seem perfectly happy and no one knows your relationship like you two. I totally agree about people talking about "living their life" when all it really means is partying and sleeping with multiple people. Living your life with the one you love seems WAY better to me! :)

la fille fac├ętieuse said...

that's really nice

Anke said...

no matter what you do, there'll always be some people thinking you should do it differently. don't listen to them <3

Serina said...

This is so lovely. You've put a smile on my face and its 10 in the morning :) x

chocolate girl said...

i am so happy that i stumbled across your blog. what you said about being a wife, full time student, far from home, working, and being only 20 is exactly what i am looking forward to in the next year (except i will be 19).. i'm getting married next summer and moving to seattle. i am so happy that it is working for you.

bee said...

Ashley, I would love it if you would post more photos of your wedding- of decorations and bridesmaids dresses and the venue and all those lovely things! For an anniversary post perhaps? I am on a wedding kick right now, and am collecting ideas...you know, just in case ;)

samantha said...

Beautiful, beautiful, and beautiful. I fell in love with my fiancee when I was eighteen, too. We're getting married this June, and I couldn't agree more with this message. Love is love, some people wait to get married until they're almost thirty and I think that says something about not really being quite sure...
I firmly believe that when you know, you know. I think it's becoming more and more difficult for young people to fall in love because of society's standard as to what young men and women should be doing with their lives. Sometimes it's just not conducive to long term happiness. I'm proud you did what you knew was right for you.
So happy for you.