Tales from an off-beat bride.

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Today I’ve been engaged to Bryan for two full months, and as I’ve been trying to get a handle on what I wanted (Bryan says he’d just show up, with the only request being that WE have fun that day), I realized something – I don’t want the craziness I actually thought I wanted. 

Before I got engaged, I kept this “secret” pinboard of wedding day stuff I thought I loved. Big dresses, huge party, large production the list goes on. I scrapped it and started from scratch. I started with a new question: “What is it that Bryan and I REALLY want?”

Then it hit me – I realized that I am a totally off-beat bride. 

I want simplicity and weirdness, but coolness. I want tradition wrapped in an untraditional shell. I want intimacy but I want to share it all. I want our families to be excited, I want to do it all with a really super tight budget so that we can buy a house in the next couple of years (can I write a tirade post about the costs of things for weddings? Like, I could have funded my entire college education with the amount of money it costs to have a really MODEST wedding). I want to have an adventure. I want to create an unforgettable memory that we’ll look back on and say “damn, that was awesome.” I want to surprise everyone with my dress. I want everyone to be happy with whatever we decide to do. We want to be happy with whatever we decide to do. I want breakfast tacos, or messy BBQ instead of a seated dinner. We want to throw a party that our friends and family will enjoy, but that we would enjoy too. I want do DIY special touches that surprise everyone and feel fun.

At the end of the day, we’re going to have the best time. Off-beat, or not, our wedding is going to turn out exactly like we would want it to – Fun, special, and memorable.

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Mila Clarke Buckley
Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila Clarke Buckley is a type 2 diabetes advocate who started her food blog, “The Hangry Woman”, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and struggling to find approachable resources to help her manage the chronic condition and live a happy, healthy life.

HangryWoman.com aims to take away the shame and stigma that comes with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and covers topics like diabetes management, cooking, and self-care from the perspective of someone living with the chronic condition.

Mila has worked with companies like OneTouch, a Lifescan Company and Whole Foods Market, and she has been featured by The Kitchn, Houston Press, Travel Noire, Healthline, Yahoo Lifestyle, and WebMD.

Mila lives in Houston with her husband and two pups.

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