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Wedding Update!

So I figured since I’m engaged and getting married next February I’ll have to post a few updates on the planning process! We have mostly everything done, because I’m a freak like that, and working in the wedding planning industry for three years prior, kind of helped me narrow things down quite a bit. In a previous post, I posted a picture of some fabric that we bought for some ideas at the reception, but besides that, I haven’t really started doing much with the reception decoration diy projects. I know that our colors are red, white, and gray. My mom’s colors were red and white, so I am very excited to coordinate that into the wedding! We have been drinking a lot of coke out of glass bottles too, because those will be incorporated into the decorations too! :) We have to get one more fabric that is a gray or white feminine fabric to balance it all out.

Shea and I are traveling out to the reception site, which is a barn, this weekend to take measurements for everything so we can roll up our sleeves and start getting crafty at home. I’m her number #1 cutter when it comes to fabric. :) As for dresses, I’m going to try some on this Saturday! I have invited a few very important people in my life and am excited to share that with them.  On Sunday we are having our tasting. I am SO excited to work with our caterer. Their food looks delicious and lets just say the sampling of our menus looks a little like this.

Cocktail Hour includes Crispy French Fries, Little Kobe Beef Sliders with Farmhouse Cheddar & Country Pickles and Mini Corn Dogs with Honey-Whole Grain Mustard & Pickled Tomato Relish where they’ll be serving Sparkling Triple Citrus Sangria and Still Water with Grapes & Lavender.

I can already see myself in a food coma after that, but it continues on to be awesomely amazing. Since we are getting married at a Catholic church, it kind of limits the time when we could have our ceremony, but we are starting off the reception with dancing & toasts since I don’t want to serve dinner at 4, but since I don’t want anyone to go hungry or get bored during this time, we are having an array of fresh fruits and veggies and cheeses at the table with warm bread.

After that, it’s finally dinner time, and so many people say, I didn’t get to eat at my wedding. Well this girl is going to eat. Sorry people. It’s definitely happening. Here’s what is on the menu for dinner time. Sweet & Subtly Spiced Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Apple Horseradish Sauce, Wood Grilled Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Oregano Salsa, Roasted Tomato & Parmesan Macaroni & Cheese
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables & Fingerling Potatoes and Chopped Vegetable Salad with Preserved Meyer Lemon Dressing.

HELLO. Can it get much better? I am so excited for this weekend and our tasting! Seriously, it will be delicious, and it’s so B and I, that’s the best part. When I was looking for a caterer, I talked to a lot of different people and companies, and I don’t think they really understood what I was saying when I wanted sliders and mac and cheese. I got back a lot of ‘common’ wedding food, and I was really excited when the company we are going with responded with this awesome menu. I had a great feeling when I talked to her on the phone and she pulled through huge. I was immediately sold.

As for arts and crafts I have been working on these little flags to have at the tables at our engagement party next weekend. They have our website on them and they are going to sit in little buckets on the tables.

I have to finish them up sometime this weekend as well, but I really like the way they turned out. Which is the same feeling I have towards our wedding website. I am in LOVE with it! I worked with a mastermind graphic designer (who did my blog) and I used to work with, and it’s just a wordpress site with a  new theme and a few adjustments. I LOVE it!  He’s also going to help design the invitations and I’m so stoked because if I tried to do that,  it would turn out horrible.

So that’s where we are at for the wedding thus far. I’m pretty sure we’re narrowing down photographers and I have a meeting with a florist next week. I guess being an obsessive planner is a good thing sometimes. :)


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