I have always been a late bloomer at everything. Well okay, just mostly. It was like being trapped into a different dimension when the rest of my co-age-brackets were doing what our-age-bracket should be doing. Take that instance when everybody else in high school were so into TV shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S (this, I’ve watched when I was working already) and Dawson’s Creek, while I was still into those cartoons they show early morning. The time when I’ve read my first chick-lit novel in college when everybody else were busy deciding their future careers. And like this time when the rest of them were already settled in their chosen fields of expertise and here I am, pretty much undecided on what I really wanted to do — until I’ve crossed paths with my first love: Writing.
I remember when we were in high school and we were asked the classic Q, “What do you want to be 10 years from now?,” and everybody answered their “dream jobs” while I, being unsure if I am answering the question correctly, replied, “I want to write a book, and get it published.” Fast forward to 10+++ years from that moment, I could safely tell all of you that no, I haven’t written my own book. Well, to be positive about it, not yet. 🙂 But looking back, I thought, perhaps I wasn’t destined to write a book. Perhaps, I was destined to write something else. Like this, like today. I’m writing. To tell you quite frankly, deciding to put up this blog, to write on this blog, is one of the best decisions I’ve ever done. And if you’re going to ask me why, I will just leave you with this — because I abso-freaking-lutely love it.
My love for wedding-pretty and writing just fell together at the right place and at the right time. I’ve always wanted to put up a blog but didn’t know what to “blog about.” So after getting married, and having thousands of Pins on my Pinterest account, it occurred to me, why don’t I write about weddings? And I thought, Yah, why not?
Most wedding blogs have a certain “look” they want to be associated with. One blog would choose to be all chic, prim-pretty and would only feature weddings that look sophisticated, while the other would only feature alternative weddings. There are blogs that are dedicated to Bohemian inspired weddings, and there’s also one that features intimate weddings only. For someone recently engaged and doesn’t have a clue on what kind of wedding she likes, this kind of set-up in most wedding blogs may become confusing. Or may make you believe that there is a certain standard of “pretty”. I put up Cherryblossoms and Faeriewings mainly to bridge the “ethereal, chic, soft shades of pastels, pinks and lush flowers kind of wedding” and “the charming, whimsy, odd, the sometimes bizarre and oftentimes quirky kind of wedding” gap. I stand firm in my belief that beyond all those pretty little details, the extravagant wedding gowns, the who’s-who in your “dream team”, and all those other wedding deets you so painstakingly plan and attend to, each wedding is beautiful. The genuine love, and happiness of the couple and the guests are what ultimately makes a wedding memorable. That irregardless of how grand or humble your wedding budget is, yes my dear-bride-to-be, your wedding can be beautiful. And that is what I strive to capture here – a wide variety of wedding themes and inspirations to help you decide on what wedding you want to have.
While I love what I do here, putting up and continuing this blog is no easy feat for me. I have a day job, so I usually do my blog posts ’til late nights. I’m going to admit that in my early months, I do stay up really late because I don’t want to miss a day without posting anything (especially when I’ve already planned for a month’s worth of blog posts). I have my own share of down times every now and then, when I think that nobody really reads what I put here. Sometimes, it even crosses my mind to just stop. But then, whenever I’m on the brink of quitting, someone, by acts of miracle or by chance, always randomly gets in touch with me and tells me that they love and enjoy what they’re seeing here. I always tell those readers that their sweet words of appreciation “really make my heart swell,” and yes, they really do. So, from the bottom of my wedding-pretty-lovin’ heart, thank you. Thank you for taking time reading and viewing my blog and thank you for always coming back. And most importantly, thank you for letting me share my passion with you.
Good night, cherries. ‘Til my next blog post. 🙂