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.