hard work pays off

22 Sep

I might get in trouble by Nikki for writing this post, but I felt the need to emphasize my appreciation for all of her hard work and dedication she’s displayed throughout the wedding planning process. Although I think I’m more involved than most guys when it comes to all the particulars, my efforts still cannot match that of my better half. She’s put her excellent organization skills to work and is really making this thing happen. In a short amount of time, we’ve already got our venues booked, our tables and chairs rented, most of our centerpieces, our DJ is booked, and we’re in the process of finalizing details with our caterers and bar tenders.

We both knew that building our dream reception from scratch was going to take a lot of work without a coordinator, but Nikki and I are up for the challenge. OCCCA is an art gallery, which means there is nothing but empty space and white walls. We don’t plan on having the most boring reception you’ve ever been to, so we have to hand-pick every item that will be displayed on our walls, tables, ceiling, etc. This also means that tables, chairs, catering, PA and DJ equipment, lighting, the wait staff, and helping hands to decorate are NOT included. We have to make arrangements to coordinate all these services all while not trying to lose our heads the day before, day of, and day after.

Even though we’ve hit a couple obstacles in our planning, I’m so thankful and blessed to have Nikki. With all of her wedding planning expertise, we’ve been able to find solutions to essentially all of our problems.

The real reason why I’m writing this is because while I’m at the house browsing the internet, she’s hard at work this evening for 12 hours because she picked up an extra shift (she’s a nurse). She and I both know that this wedding thing can deplete a savings account in no time and she’s been making a strong effort to put in overtime at work. She’s also been putting in OT at the gym and in our relationship, all in preparation for the big day. Babe, I love you!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for upcoming posts about more wedding stuff!


2 Responses to “hard work pays off”

  1. Abby September 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    Oh Ozzie, it’s beautiful seeing you two work hand in hand in planning the wedding of your dreams. I’m so excited for you guys!! Even though I haven’t known you and Nikki for long, you definitely are an inspiration and that kind of love is such a blessing from God. Wishing you guys an amazing journey ahead! :0) ❤

    • ozzieheartsnikki September 23, 2011 at 1:23 am #

      Aww, thank you for the kind words Abby. We’re excited too! I know we haven’t known you long but you’ve shown us so much love and support and we appreciate every ounce of it.

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