ForneyLife

Stories from the Betrothed

Posted in Life by Meredith on September 21, 2010
Hello!  This is Meredith, youngest sister in the D/L Forney clan and infrequent blog-poster.  I’ve been recently engaged to Andrew Kittle, my life partner and closest friend. 

we are awesome! and we come in lavendar scent too!

The story of our engagement spans over 4 years and involves Andrew proposing to me, then heart break, reconciliation, travel and adventures, and then me getting down on one knee.  We’re committed to our life together and have started planning a day to share the love with our family and friends (aka our wedding day)! 

We’d like our wedding to focus on the love and commitment we have, and sharing in a celebration with family and friends.  We love the old school weddings of our parents’ generation where you got married in someone’s backyard and then had the reception in the church basement and all the church ladies cooked dinner.  Can you say cheap and meaningful in the same sentence?  I can!  When working on a tight budget, and still wanting to have a party, a wedding like this seems like a fantabulous idea. 

Party on, Garth!

Think:  backyard barbeque meets a block party meets a steady flow of wine and beer meets outdoor games, and you’ve got yourself at our wedding.  Of course, we’ll have a ceremony to which we plan on inviting God.  We welcome His blessing and the blessing of our family and friends to continue on our journey as a couple. 
 
This will promptly be followed by sharing a meal, drinking spirits, and some good old fashioned horsing around.
We are trimming some of the traditional wedding things that aren’t so important to us in favor of saving for other life events.  It will be an informal affair to match our personalities. 
 
I’m thinking I’ll wear a short white dress and Andy will where a suit jacket.  Our wedding party will likely be asked to simply look nice. 
 
We’re going to Pittsburgh this weekend to check out some places we’re considering having the ceremony and the party.  Pittsburgh is known for being the Three Rivers City.  One idea is to get married at The Point – where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River join to become the Ohio River.  Symbolism anyone?  Two becoming one?  Oh it’s so cheesey and delicious!!  There’s also Dad’s backyard, or the Fort Pitt Museum (love my Burgh history), or Phipps Conservatory amid the flowers. 
 
Wherever and whenever it ends up being, it’s going to be a lovely day.  I’d say that we can’t wait for it, but we really are living the good life already!  Our wedding is just another part of life’s path to be enjoyed.
 
This post brought to you by Sarah and Elizabeth who have been parched for wedding details.
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  1. Sarah said, on September 21, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Great post! I love these pictures!! I can’t wait for all of the wedding developments over the next year. Enjoy the weekend in the ‘Burgh. Best of luck picking a location for the rockin reception!

    PS I’m looking forward to this Pittsburgh tradition at your reception, in addition to the good old fashioned games and good times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/dining/16cookies.html

  2. Andrea said, on September 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    I love it! Wahoo!!! Good luck with finding a spot. Have you thought about having the reception at the park in Upper-Aspinwall?

  3. Andrea said, on September 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Oh, and by the way, if you need any wedding dress suggestions, Sarah & I picked out a few for you several months ago 😉


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