Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy One Month Countdown!

Well Folks, exactly ONE MONTH from today we will be getting married! It doesn't quite seem real until you say it out loud. We have been engaged for well over a year, and it all comes down to the home stretch! Things are falling into place, and we are tying up any loose ends that we can. One thing we were able to cross off the list this week was Engagement photos. A little late in the game, yes, I'm aware. However, we have now accomplished them and it was no easy task, let me tell you. I myself dabble in the art of photography, and it seems much different to be on the other side of the camera. It was so much work! Oh, and did I mention that both Rick and I happen to be sick as dogs on the day of the shoot? Perfect. Unfortunately, when you wait until the last minute to have engagement pictures done, there really is no more room for "rescheduling." So, we popped a few tylenol... and away we went. Let me first say that I positively can not wait to see the pictures, because I am 100% sure we will love them. Our photographer is fabulous, and I trust her completely. That being said, we worked hard for those shots! There were tree-climbing incidents (I have bruises to prove it!), "alleged" illegal moving of barriers for the sake of the background (I saw NOTHING), a hay fight (my photographer and her assistant helped me pull hay out of my hair for 20 minutes!), walking past the "Patrons are NOT permitted to change clothes in the restrooms" sign to go in and  what else? - change clothes, and mastering the art of being PERFECTLY still while standing in the middle of a creek (Don't ask me to explain this one, just wait until the pictures get here!) I will share them with you as soon as they are put up on her website!

Talk to you soon, and Happy One Month Countdown!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Surviving on caffeine and adrenaline!

37 days. I am getting married in 37 days. 37. Days. Oh my.

To say that this past week has been "busy" would be a gross injustice. I have been in a six-day wedding hurricane. We are absolutely on the home stretch and feeling it. My life is like this: Pay Sandals the remaining balance so we can be done with it (yay!), Contact invitation designer to find out that her printer is broken and your invitations will be done later than expected, Fill out DJ forms to include the songs you love (and the ones you don't), Coordinate with photographer regarding upcoming engagement session (a little late, I'm aware), Buy out every lantern you find from 3 different Hobby Lobbies (If you are looking for a lantern... you're out of luck because I own them ALL), Pick out delicious Italian food for catering (definitely not complaining about this one), Wine tasting for shower and wedding (you know...because we HAD to), Pop your head in to say "Happy Birthday Grandpa!", Meet with Invitation lady to see your beautiful invitations!, Help your Mom pick out a dress for the wedding (fyi to the Nordstrom lady... Pacific Blue and Smoke are two different colors), Speak with photographer about the next day's engagement session to find out she broke her foot and reschedule (Hope you feel better), Break down with stress overload (An apparent right-of-passage for every bride to be), Cake testing at 9:30 AM (Delicious... I am down for cake for breakfast any day), Pick out linens and table runners (Amen for Lisa's pre-rental store Math), Find out that your beautiful custom invitations still need to be mailed (and like, today), RUN into the post office before they close to pick out wedding stamps (Only one kind in the 65 cent category? I will take them.), Find out that the fabulous customizing you had done to the invitations makes them almost impossible to stay shut (and make a 10 pm run to Kroger to buy every glue and tape they have), Publicly apologize through your blog to anyone who will have trouble opening your invitation as you have done everything but staple them shut so they will stay (Just thought I'd slip that one in here.)

Woah. Slow your roll, Honey, because it has only just begun!!!