Saturday, January 28, 2012

Coming Along

Yesterday we had a little site meeting with our [new] caterer and someone from the tent rental company. For some reason it really made things feel especially real and near. As far as the [new] caterer goes, we got a call from our original one a few weeks ago with some bad news. They said they are unfortunately going out of business and unable to do our wedding. So we quickly found a new one, the lovely Palate Pleasers in Annapolis and secured the date. 
Every time I visit the farm, I get more and more excited. Slowly being able to visualize everything and getting plans set in stone feels so great. We got the tent location figured out, different from my original vision but it will be great. One thing I am a little concerned about is the rather long walk I will have down the aisle. From the doors I will be stepping out of, to the trees we will be standing in front of, it's a bit of a hike! I haven't got an exact measurement, but it's long. Okay so it may be a slightly awkward, drawn-out and dramatic aisle walk, but that's fine with me. Plus there are stairs, so I will be nervous about tripping, yeesh!

We're just about through having the invitations made, I can't wait for everyone to see them! I think they will really be a perfect precedent to the day and set the right tone. I hate to use the term "quirky" because that's become such an overused buzzword, but it's true! This ain't gonna be no prime rib and green beans wedding.

Does every bride think that their wedding is going to be so much better and more unique than anyone else's? Probably so. 

In other news, I've been doing a lot of thrifting for various-sized mason jars. The bookcase in our guest room is quickly filling up. I will (with the help of my bridesmaids, mom and Justin's mom) be doing my own flowers. As in not just making our own bouquets, but putting together all of the centerpieces. I'm SO excited! There are certainly many people who raise brows at the prospect of DIY'ing your own wedding flowers but it doesn't scare me! They are just flowers after all, they're already beautiful by themselves. I want to be as hands-on as I can with my wedding. It has to be special.

In other, other news, I picked up some freebie wedding magazines recently (I long got over the wedding magazine-buying hype first experienced immediately after becoming engaged). Most of these magazines contain some form of a "Wedding Day Checklist" listing in monthly order things that you should be doing (booking a caterer, having dress fittings, ordering invitations, etc). One magazine in particular had a pretty interesting checklist. I think it was actually an ad, but still, behold:

 Welp looks like I'm pretty far behind schedule. 

And on that note, I'll leave you to ponder the current state of our society's standard of beauty [hint: it's absurd].



Saturday, January 14, 2012

The First Dress Fitting

Well today was my first dress fitting. It wasn't so bad! I was so excited and also nervous. What if the size they ordered was too small? It was fine! I will have two more fittings after today, and then it will be all done!

Two of my three bridesmaids came with my mom and I, along with Justin's mom and his two nieces, our flower girls. It was definitely a good girly time!

I took some pictures of my dress for you all to see! (enjoy my awkward hair in the following photos)

with my beautiful flower girls

2/3 of the bridal party, Megan & Robin! (and Mom, hi mama!)

What do you think?! Do you like it?!

Also, there was a free photo booth at the bridal shop, behold: