According to the childhood saying it is "love and marriage, and then a baby carriage", but since Yohan and I beat to the tune of our own drum we decided to mix it up a bit. We unexpectedly found ourselves expecting, which was life changing for both of us. And somehow, even though neither of us had been considering marriage up until that point (much less had the talk about being boyfriend/girlfriend), we decided to get married.
Perplexing as it is, Yohan and I did not love each other when we chose to make a lifetime commitment in marriage. I can't explain it, and I don't expect others to understand it, but for us it was right. My wedding was one of the most incredible and fun days of my life. Never once did I second guess my decision to marry Yohan, not in the time leading up to the wedding nor the day itself.
My parents only found out about our quick-to-happen wedding about six days before the ceremony. Originally we were going to run off and get married, then tell them afterwords of our marriage and expecting baby, but it didn't felt right. So, like any good child (whose job is obviously to worry her parents) we decided to shock them all at once. They learned all the news at once the week before. We had no idea how it would turn out, but it did turn out, and it turned out great! My wedding day was fun, and all our family was able to quickly shift their week around and make it to our Thursday afternoon wedding.
I was relaxed and happy and excited on our wedding day. I always thought I would've been nervous and stressed on my wedding day, but I felt the exact opposite. I got ready with my sisters, and we all did our hair and makeup together.