Friday, March 20, 2015

Wedding Planning Update: 5 Months Out!

^ Behind the scenes shot via Emily

So I do realize that this blog has become somewhat of a wedding blog over the last few months. But this space is truly a reflection and natural documentation of our lives and to be honest, that's all we've had time for! Between work, travel, wedding planning and trying to make the most of our Sugarbush season passes on the weekends, there's just no time to squeeze in much of anything else. We do have a few DIY & decorating projects in the works (and yes, some are for the wedding!) so stay tuned. And in the meantime, a lot has happened since my last planning update back in September, so I'm sharing the strides we've made here today.

1. I found "the" dress! 
After a few appointments at Ceremony, Madelyn's Daughter, Sak's and finally L'elite, I found my wedding dress and I couldn't love it more. Luckily I had my mom, dad, sister, and a couple of my bridesmaids there to help calm my indecision and confirm that it was as beautiful as I thought it was. That's all I am going to say about that one!

2. We decided on wedding party attire
The boy's will be in blue suits & ties from Asos and the girls will be in various nude-colored dresses from Amsale. They will also be wearing flower crowns. :)
3. We booked our honeymoon
We are going to the Greek islands! You can read more about how we decided on a destination here.
4. We built a wedding website and started a registry
We used Squarespace to set up a wedding website and registered for gifts using Hatch My House and MyRegistry.com. I'm planning on writing a separate post about some great places we've found to register for unique gifts.
5. Save the dates are sent!
We took engagement photos with Jacob and then used one of those shots for our save the date. We worked with the amazing Lauren of A Fabulous Fete for the calligraphy, and she will also be doing our invitations and some other elements for the wedding. Her style is so unique and I'm pretty much obsessed with anything she does.
6. We booked a florist
I have lots of ideas when it comes to the florals at both the ceremony & the reception, so I am so excited to be working with talented girls at Petal Floral, who I know will bring my vision to life.
^ florals by Petal

7. We booked a baker
We will be serving dessert at our wedding so won't be going crazy with a wedding cake, but we will have a small cake for cutting together & celebrating that moment. We are going to be working with Jocelyn of Mayflour Confections to whip up something lovely.
8. We booked a photobooth
Get excited, this pretty girl will be gracing our wedding to capture funny moments all night long!
9. We decided on a tent company
We will be using a sailcloth Sperry tent for the reception in my Grandma's backyard. The layout is still a bit TBD based on a site visit, but we are hoping for for an outdoor dance floor under nothing but the stars & string lights. :)
Source

10. We booked a caterer
We will be working with our good family friend Tim Hopkins on all the delicious food for the big day. The exact menu is also still a bit up in the air, but we do know that there will be an epic cheese station and lots of seafood. I loved seeing Tim in this article I read recently about wedding menu trends!

11. We finalized lodging and transportation.
Given that Westport Point is a fairly quiet area, finding nearby housing for our families and wedding party was definitely a challenge. I give huge credit to my amazing MOB (mother of the bride) for taking on the logistical nightmare and not only finding lodging for all the bridesmaids, groomsmen & guests, but booking trolley transportation from all the different points of the day. It sounded like a massive tangled web but thankfully it's under control now!

So those are some of the major things we've tackled in the last few months. We're also looking forward to some fun plans in the near future, including cake and food tasting, flower consultations, design meetings, dance classes, site visits etc. And how am I feeling about it all? Honestly, pretty overwhelmed. I was experiencing a tiny bit of the planning stress back in the first month we were engaged, but I'm feeling that 10-fold now. I go back and read that post and literally think "girrrrl, you ain't seen nothin' yet!". I think I was on a bit of a recently-engaged happy cloud when I wrote that update but trust me, I'm back down to earth now. :) I obsess over details and there are more details involved in a wedding than I ever could have imagined! Plus, there are so many emotions mixed in so that adds a whole other layer of complexity to every decision and conversation. But at the same time, this is the type of stress I am OK with. Most of the decisions we need to make are incredibly fun and excited ones and I know that every little thing we accomplish will lead up to a day where we can sit back, relax, feel all the love that's around us, and know with out a doubt that every one of those details will be taken care of. But man right now, those details never sleep! I'm just trying to think of it as the first of many crazy & memorable adventures that josh and I will experience together. Thanks for following along!

33 comments:

  1. It seems like you guys are on fire right now! You make me feel kind of lazy because I have three months before my wedding and we aren't anywhere near as ready as you are. How did you decide which florist to use? My wife and I are having a very hard time deciding on that. There are just so many great ones out there that it is hard to choose only one. http://www.MaternityBride.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow!! Amazing shots captured by the photographer. I am really happy for you guys, and Greek Island is really a good place for honeymoon. I had went there with my friends once. You know dear, for my wedding day I had booked event venues Chicago and catering was done by famous caterers. I must say everything was so good in taste.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow what a Great Information about World Day its very nice informative post. thanks for the post. bridesmaid t shirts cheap

    ReplyDelete
  4. All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks orlando wedding photography

    ReplyDelete
  5. A debt of gratitude is in order for offering pleasant data to us. i like your post and all you impart to us is uptodate and entirely useful, i might want to bookmark the page so i can come here again to peruse you, as you have made a superb showing. Image manipulation service I respect this article for the all around scrutinized substance and phenomenal wording. I got so included in this material that I couldn't quit perusing. I am inspired with your work and ability. Much obliged to you to such an extent.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do check through all the accessible wedding organizers in the city and analyze their administrations and expenses before settling on which wedding organizer you will choose. wedding program catholic mass

    ReplyDelete
  7. interesting publish. i have Been questioning approximately this issue, so thanks for posting. pretty cool publish.It 's actually very excellent and beneficial submit.thank you event planner in lahore

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jetting off to somewhere exotic and romantic is not uncommon although the holiday should be something of choice that suits the couple's outlook and interests.dominican republic wedding resorts

    ReplyDelete
  9. When you manage a wedding dress rental business, it's imperative to solicit a considerable measure from questions.online silk sarees shopping

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gentility - Sure, strapless dresses do influence you to look charming. Full sleeves, be that as it may, can likewise be exceptionally ladylike.Long Evening Dresses

    ReplyDelete
  11. For the ceremony you will have to give some thought to the location, a church or temple, beach, garden or formal venue often this is driven by the choice for a civil or religious ceremony.best wedding videography

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value. Im glad to have found this post as its such an interesting one! I am always on the lookout for quality posts and articles so i suppose im lucky to have found this! I hope you will be adding more in the future... Daniels Jewelers

    ReplyDelete
  13. Australia's North West from Exmouth to Broome and beyond! The Northern winter or dry season is April to September and boasts long days of blue skies and beautiful sunshine, some would say this is the perfect WA weather! 2Bridges Productions

    ReplyDelete
  14. A great planner will work with you to develop a timeline, a budget, and all the other details https://www.rightcircleevents.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. It’s really a great and useful piece of information. I am happy that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing. wedding photography singapore package

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts. www.custompatchmaker.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant! local photographers websites

    ReplyDelete
  18. I believe that avoiding prepared foods is the first step for you to lose weight. They may taste beneficial, but ready-made foods have very little nutritional value, making you feed on more in order to have enough vitality to get throughout the day. Should you be constantly having these foods, switching to whole grain products and other complex carbohydrates will assist you to have more strength while eating less. Thanks alot : ) for your blog post. online audio

    ReplyDelete
  19. With brides looking for ways to have a beautiful wedding on a budget, more of them are considering shopping at discount retailers instead of their local bridal salon.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I truly like the diversion your distribute has advertised. I cherished this site an awesome arrangement. Continue posting article, for example, this. It's enjoyable. Pleasant photography excessively !
    Destination Wedding Dominican Republic

    ReplyDelete
  21. In the event that you like, the theme on your solicitations can be conveyed all through your wedding in an assortment of spots.https://howdoesyourgardenmow.com/screened-gazebos-for-sale/

    ReplyDelete
  22. A professional tent rentals in san diego planner will know exactly how to plan your party based on what type of party you are planning to host.

    ReplyDelete
  23. If you're getting married, search our listings for Bristol event planners who specialize in weddings and can help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Bristol activities

    ReplyDelete
  24. Really a great addition. I have read this marvelous post. Thanks for sharing information about it. I really like that. Thanks so lot for your convene. why not try this out

    ReplyDelete
  25. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative.. photo booth singapore

    ReplyDelete
  26. Over time, you will probably create your own templates on your computer and be able to print out a complete set of templates whenever you book a new wedding.krikstynu fotografas

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is actually annoying. A good web site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this site, I’ll be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it. barcelona venues

    ReplyDelete
  28. The color of your blog is quite great. i would love to have those colors too on my blog.~:”;` wedding restaurant singapore

    ReplyDelete
  29. I was also reading a topic like this one from another site.”‘,*- bridal dress singapore

    ReplyDelete
  30. i impressed by the quality of information on this website. there are a lot of good resource here. i am sure i will visit this place again soon. Wedding Dress Tips

    ReplyDelete
  31. very good post, i definitely enjoy this site, carry on it marriageministry.org

    ReplyDelete
  32. Exemplary pearl bridal gems is perfect for brides who wish to make an ageless look, while astonishing Swarovski precious stone wedding gems includes shimmer and dramatization. Doubtlessly, you are not prepared to stroll down the walkway until the point that you have chosen a fantastic arrangement of bridal adornments!briall hair headband

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hey there! Great post! Please when I will see a follow up! wedding dress pictures ideas

    ReplyDelete