Friday, March 27, 2015

HDFB Wedding Update: 11 months and Counting

First off, I know this is a food blog, and in NO WAY a wedding blog. So let me clear by saying that I am in no position to be giving anyone advice on their wedding day, but I've got to say that we have got this planning thing down pat so far. A short while after we got engaged, I asked if any of you were remotely interested in hearing anything that has to do with the wedding, and you said yes so here goes. I've already shared our engagement trip, engagement photos, and our engagement party, so I might as well keep the train going, right?

I guess the most important thing (other than THE dress, duh), is the wedding date. We have chosen February 20, 2016. This allowed us plenty of time to save money, choose from the vendors that we wanted, all without being rushed. It also allows my little brother, and groomsmen, time to get out of the Navy and move back to Arizona just in time for our wedding celebrations!

Speaking of which, we have our bridal parties picked out and assembled, and we cannot wait for our two worlds, east coast and west coast, to collide. A videographer is on the list to hire because I'm going to want to relive these shenanigans for the rest of our lives.

We have our venues picked out. Yes, I said venues. Our ceremony and reception will be in two different locations, but very close to one another. My pinterest board is overflowing with ideas of how to decorate, and I'm not sure that they all really go well together, but that's why I hired my good friends from Konsider it Done as our wedding planners so they can bring my 4739286890 different ideas into one cohesive plan.

{birthday selfie in the exact spot we will be married next year}

{venue research}

Our save the dates should be done at the printers TODAY!!! I cannot wait to get my little hands on those bad boys and see all of the hard work and nitpicking (sorry girls) come to life. The lovely ladies at The Letterhouse have been nothing short of amazing to work with and they are local here in Arizona, supporting one of my favorite causes.

And lastly, drum roll please, THE DRESS!!! Oh, the dress. After 2 rounds of dress shopping I was lucky to fall in the love with the dress. I had 4 criteria that I imagined my dream dress having, and while most dresses that I tried had 2 or 3 of those details, only 1 could meet those standards. She is ordered, and I am counting the days until I can see it come to life with alterations, jewelry, and possibly a vail? I've never been a big lover of vails, but maybe time will change that notion. Obviously there will be no pictures, because, hello, Andrew reads this, and I want it to be just as special as it is to me now on the day I marry my best friend. Don't worry, as soon as I can get my greedy little hands on the wedding photos, I'll be posting an insane amount of them I'm sure. And that's when you can all remind me that this is a food blog and get myself check back into reality.

{don't worry, THE dress is not featured in this photo}

While I can constantly be heard telling Andrew, "I just can't wait to be married to you", which is true, I really can't, these next 11 months (330 days to be exact) are going to fly by. It is an amazing feeling knowing that I get to spend my life with the one person who truly loves me for me. All of my quirks, tiny little obsessions, even when I go days without washing my hair (dry shampoo is a lifesaver), or when I make desserts that he can't touch until after I get home from work and photograph them for the blog, forcing him to stare at them all day, teasing him endlessly, he still loves me, and I him. 2.20.2016 is going to be the best day ever.

Whatever we do, we just try not to take ourselves too seriously.

Engagement photos courtesy of aMaes Photography.

1 comment:

  1. RHEA!! I am loving your wedding posts!! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to go on this journey with you via blogland (and maybe hopefully over happy hour sometime soon)! Also, you make me wanna get married and plan a wedding again ;)



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