3 months and counting!

It’s hard to believe that we only have 3 itsy bitsy months left until our big day! For the most part, we are prepared, we have a few last minute things to do and a few that we will still likely be scrambling for in the coming weeks/months, but we’re feeling okay about it. This is our only weekend home this month, so we have big plans of finding wedding bands, figuring out vows, and getting the suits ordered for our handsome groomsmen.
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I had to share a few pictures from our DC wedding weekend with all of LW’s college friends. Everything about their day was completely perfect – from the weather to the venue to the outstanding pies and the brides custom dress. I loved every last detail!
langonewedding2It was such a fun wedding, too! The dancing that ensued was movie worthy at times. And of course, we were mentally note-taking for our own wedding – since the venues are somewhat similar and both ceremonies were/are planned for outside.
langonewedding1I do have to say that Jenny & Kevin have impeccable taste in music. We were thoroughly impressed by the choices for the important songs, but also the dance music as well. It literally was the perfect day for a wedding, and they had such a perfect wedding!
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Next up, Valerie and David get hitched 2 weeks before us. I know it will be a fun wedding and I can’t wait to celebrate with them in South Carolina!

And also, a big shout out to Amy & Clay today, one year from today they will be walking down the sandy aisle in Wrightsville Beach to say “I do.” I’m giddy just thinking about it!

Wedding Weekend!

High five to the hubby-to-be! We accomplished SO much this weekend (between golf/thesis writing/a 7-mile training run/shopping).

We decided to go with the hotel that offered us a $94/rate that has both king rooms and double-queen rooms but did not have breakfast or an outdoor pool (sorry kiddos!). The Homewood Suites was in the same area and offered an outdoor pool AND breakfast for $98 but only had suite-style rooms with a King bed and sofa-sleeper. I asked opinions of the folks who might end up on the sofa-sleeper and they all said they preferred the double-queen room. So there we have it… contract is being signed today.

My blood-pressure is much lower now that a florist responded positively, confirmed she is available and ALSO told me she was doing a very similar wedding this past weekend at our venue so she definitely thought my floral-wishes were doable! Whew! Happy + relieved to mark that one off the list!

The groom’s aunt & uncle have agreed to play at our ceremony (yay, family!). AND we picked our song to walk back down the aisle together to! (I can’t wait for that moment – eeek!)
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We realized that our timing was a bit off with the ceremony/reception – so we’ve asked to add some time to our big day (more time to celebrate with our family and friends). Fingers crossed that it isn’t too pricey of a deal to do this now.

My something blue arrived in the mail and I am DYING over it. So completely perfect. In the words of my bridesmaid, Michelle, “swoon.”

We decided that we don’t want to spend $3000 to fly to Hawaii, Tahiti or the Greek Isles, so we will be staying in the Caribbean for our honeymoon – and splurging on our stay (with maybe a couple extra days added in). With that said, our only prior location we had done any research on in the Caribbean was Curacao – which is gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, I just wanted to have a few more options – also options that aren’t typical honeymoon spots like the Dominican or St. Lucia. I spent Sunday morning researching Aruba, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Maarten, Turks & Caicos and Belize and provided them neatly in a spreadsheet (duh) to LW with names of resorts, prices, amenities, and flight prices (this spreadsheet also contains budget, invite list, addresses, RSVP list, vendors/deposits, rehearsal dinner – I might be a bit of an organized control freak). I gave him full rights to book whatever he thinks is best after evaluating all of the options, or to even add to the list if he finds somewhere else dreamy.

I ordered straws for the reception. Not a big deal but it’s something – and you’ll love them. My sweet bridesmaid Michelle is constantly sending me the most adorable wedding related sites (I tend to shriek a little each time I get one of these amazing emails!). The straws came from Shop Sweet Lulu – which they offer not just stripey straws but chevron and polka dots too!

So it was a busy weekend – but it feels SO good! Hope y’all had a good weekend too. Stay tuned for the announcement of which wedding magazine I will be blogging for starting Monday, 3/11! So, so exciting!