“with my newfound joy in being completely done with wedding planning, i thought it would be nice to pass along some valuable information and lessons i’ve learned this past year,” writes our atypical bride-to-be blogger. “this isn’t your basic list of ‘how to plan the perfect wedding,’ i mean, is this your first time here?” • link in our IG stories. • photo @marlonming •
MOOD...pretty much. As of today, I decided to take a break from Wedding planning. The stress sure has taken a toll on me physically so I’m just going to sit back and enjoy the Holidays. First thing I’m going to do when the new year starts is hire a Coordinator!
12-08-18 💍 the best is yet to come!! Swipe right to see more from our proposal pics➡️ I would love for you all to comment your wedding tips and secrets as i do not have anything planned! 💏👰🏼🤵🏻This man pulled off the the ultimate surprise! Here’s our proposal story:
Early last week he told me that his buddy and his buddies wife were coming to town for the weekend we’d plan on dinner and downtown things. My mom came over on Monday and told me that she’d come over around 3:00 on Saturday to watch our son for our double date. I legit said, “what the heck are we going to do for all that time?!” #parentlife 😂 so we got to Saturday and he mentioned they were on their way and we headed for downtown. We stopped at a wine bar (because, me🍷) and while we were there we got a call from his buddy that they were in town and to come to The Falls (That Falls is what Sioux Falls is named after, legit waterfalls). We headed there and it was freezing and I could not see this couple anywhere. I was so annoyed😂- I was not dressed for 15 degree sight-seeing! We walked over to a landing and he turned and said that he was lying, that they weren’t coming to The Falls with us. He proposed, which honestly I don’t remember much of what he said, I was SO shocked! He then told me to look over there and it was a photographer taking the pictures! We then went to our dinner reservations and he mentioned that we needed to have an engagement party now. I thought, ok, whatever. As we’re walking out of dinner; there’s a party bus waiting for us at the front door and my sister pops her head out! As I walk into the bus, it’s filled to the max with all (4) of my siblings and our friends! Some of which traveled more than 4 hours just to be here with us! I had 0% idea this was even coming!! Four years and a baby later, we’re engaged! Let the planning begin!
Planning a wedding is no joke! 😅 We're doing our own wedding planning, so we've got plenty of emails to answer and decisions to make. No tears yet and only a handful of panicky moments. 😁 Thankfully, I've got some great organizing tools to help me keep on track. The hardest part is balancing what we want, what we want for our guests, and what we want to pay for. But the decisions I'm most looking forward to right now are the cake flavor and honeymoon destination. Of course! 😍 // Curious - do you have any favorite wedding memories, of your own wedding or as a guest? I always remember the dance floor!💃
Lots of couples fret about rain on their wedding day. The thing is, when you're marrying your best friend, the location and weather don't matter. ❤️ Ask your florist to make decor that easily translates to inside and you can just ignore your wedding day weather report ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photographer: @mollyannesphotos | Venue: @CastleHillInn | Florist: @TheLocalBouquet | Invitation, Paper Goods and Programs: @Minted | Bridal Gown: @WtooWatters from @MadeleinesDaughter | Bridal Shoes: @BadgleyMischka from @Nordstrom | Bridal Veil: @MadeleinesDaughter | Bridal Earrings: @WinkofPinkShop | Engagement and Wedding Bands: @Barmakian | Bracelet 1: custom-made pearl bracelet from local jeweler in Stratford, CT | Bracelet 2: @TiffanyandCo | Bridal Hair and Makeup: @PetalBlushBeauty | Suits: @Indochino | Tie, pocket square, tie clip, cuff links: @TheTieBar | Bridesmaids Dresses: @HayleyPaigeOccasions from @AllegriaBridal | DJ: @EntertainmentSpecialists | Ceremony Officiate: Michael P. Miller (bride’s uncle; ordained online) | Favors, Guest Book, Table Numbers, and Robes: @Etsy | Wedding Cake/Dessert: @ConfectioneryDesigns #newportbride ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So excited our copper arbor at Kelley and Joe's wedding was featured on @thenewportbride!⠀
📷: @paulrobertberman @blithewold_mansion @uniquelychicvintagerentals @flowersbysemia @blissandbone @pronovias @revolve @newleafweddings @theblacktux @watters @alexandrasbridalboutique
Wow, officially 8 months out from our wedding day. This is becoming quite surreal. When January hits every month will be full of wedding events and travels leading up to the big day. As much as I’m looking forward to the magnificent madness, these last few weeks of serenity will not be taken for granted. And when the chaos comes, I will still find my peace in your arms @jeffrey_szpylman ♥️
Alex & I are soaking up each and every moment of this holiday season being engaged!🎄💍Even though it feels forever right now, before we know it, our big day will be here, and we’ll wonder where the time went! 👰🏼🤵🏼
I’m so thankful for friends like @katleenie 👯♀️, who gave us this precious ornament to celebrate our engagement and the transition into being bride & groom to be!
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