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A winter wedding was a far cry from what Carli Lampley was imagining for her big day; Her husband Edward had proposed to her in the middle of a field of sunflowers last July. Almost as soon as the ring was on, the couple began planning their elaborate — outdoor — June nuptials in a relative’s renovated barn. But, soon, their dream day started to become a bit of a nightmare: The stress, the expectations, and the ever-expanding guest list left the couple feeling like their wedding was about anything but them.
So, in a drastic move, and with a little nudge from friends and family, the pair decided to forego their fantasy and move their wedding date up to the next time everyone would all be together: December. That meant the couple only had about two months to alert guests and to prep for the (new) big day.
The “dream” was over, and crunch time was on. So, what was it like for this Brooklyn-based duo to trade plans and predictability for some spontaneity? Click through, they told us in their own words!