Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Oh yeah, that's right...I'm getting MARRIED!

So, here we are, it's officially the middle of November (ok, closer to the end now) and I am less than 5 months away from The Big Day. If you recall, back in January I posted my annual "31 Days" series and asked you a variety of questions about weddings. 
Thank you, by the way, for all of your advice: it was GREAT!
Now, eleven months later, I'm ashamed to say that I'm not all that much further ahead than I was in January! Here is what I have done:
1) I have the dress
2) We have the venue (reception and ceremony) booked
3) We have an officiant
4) We have wedding party members
5) We have a photographer
6) We have a DJ

Now that may SEEM like an impressive list, but here is what we still need:

1) A guest list
2) A menu
3) Save the Date cards
4) Invitations
5) Flowers
6) Bridesmaid dresses
7) Book a honeymoon
8) Register for gifts
9) Select a song
10) Select a THEME
11) Select wedding favors
12) Ceremony details (i.e., who walks mom down the aisle, etc.)
13) all of the other wedding details that I know I am forgetting but that are vital to the day of festivities

On top of all of that, I am a very busy speech-language pathologist and an even busier artist/business owner! I'm working hard to keep bel monili running full steam ahead whilst trying to masquerade as a good, organized bride.

This is where you come in. My plan is to start using this blog as a kind of journal, and I'm going to need your help to keep me on track. Hold me accountable for getting things done by asking questions, posting pictures, and/or giving suggestions...I need the support of the masses here!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Moving On...Literally.

Well friends, the next chapter of my life is here. 
On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, I moved on with my life by moving in with my fiance.
For the first time in over 10 years, I am not going to be living alone.
For the first time EVER, I am living with a BOY. 

As part of this new life, he and I have been working our buns off to clean, renovate, and transform his house into "our" home. Keep your eyes peeled my friends: this is going to be good.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

31 Days, 31 Questions About Weddings...Help Me Please! Day 29: Your Favorite

Day 29 Question:

I'd say a lot of us have been to a wedding at some point in the last 5 years or so. Think back to that last wedding you attended: what was your favorite part?
 Did they do something that you've never seen? 
Did they find a special way to honor their loved ones that touched your heart? 
Did they have the BEST COOKIE TABLE EVER? 
I would love to hear what your favorite part about that day was!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

31 Days, 31 Questions About Weddings...Help Me Please! Day 28: The Music (part 2)

Day 28 Question:

We were kicking around the idea of playing the wedding songs of our friends and family at our wedding, however, there are at least 50 couples and there's no way we have that much time (not to mention the fact that we want the music WE actually like!). 
Is there any other way we can go about including this?

Photography by Brett Heidebrecht