Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bridal Tidal Wave: Part 4

67 days. The shower has come and gone, the menu has been finalized,
invites have gone out and the response cards have started to come in.

People were not kidding when they said this time would fly by.
I do feel good though, we're right where we want to be in terms
of planning. All the big stuff is out of the way, and now we can
focus on details.  I'll be heading to the paper store tomorrow for
cardstock for the escort cards and table numbers.  At this point in
the game I am all about DIY and not spending a ton of money.

Right now my biggest concern is what wines I'm going to choose.
I know that people may not care, and they'll drink what's around
but wine is one of my top 5 interests (other 4 are: sea creatures, books,
travel, and collaging) so I want them to be awesome (yet economical).
I do think I'll buy a super badass bottle of Burgundy for the
soon-to-be husband and I to share during our dinner- because it's not often
that I have an occasion to really splurge on wine. I'm rambling now- 
so I'll wrap this up. 

I'm so excited for the wedding, I can't wait to have family and friends from
all different parts of our lives together in one room.  The idea even sounds
overwhelming. And the best part? I'm marrying the man that I love.
Because after all the planning, the decorations, the dress, etc.- it's really about
us, and the fact that we love each other so much that we want to spend
forever together (in a very real and legally binding sense)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

La vita è bella

I've really been enjoying life lately.
We stopped into NJ for a much needed break from the city, spent
time with dear friends and family, and were given the most amazing bridal
shower in the history of bridal showers. I celebrated my 29th Birthday
by a beautiful lake with awesome friends (and ice cream cake), and got to
have a birthday dinner with my family for the first time in a long time.
We had an engagement photo shoot with our amazing photographers
and the pictures are more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
You can see the teaser here

I've been reading the Freedom Manifesto, and it's been making
me feel good.   I've been trying to draw/collage/read more and watch tv less,
savor simple pleasures, and generally rid myself of anxiety.
The book is a little extreme from time to time, but the general point
is to live. Create instead of consume, write letters instead of emails,
damn the man save the empire- things of that nature.

I'm looking forward to the next few months, so many exciting
things lined up and large amounts of time will be spent with
friends and family. What more could anyone ask for?