Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wedding Catch Up!

Where have I been? Hmm, let's see - between weddings, traveling out of state, college visits with my little brother, family visiting and engagement shoots, the weeks have just been flying by!!
Since my last post, my best friend got married and returned from her honeymoon! Her wedding was on March 12th, near Hometown, NJ. The weather was rainy, but you never would have known by looking at the bride or the groom. They had a beautiful afternoon ceremony, followed by fun-filled, all night reception! B and I had a great time dancing, catching up with friends, and enjoying a few adult beverages :o) A few pics for your viewing pleasure below ..

In other news, our wedding plans are coming along great! We have most of the big stuff done

  • Church & Pastor booked
  • Reception Venue booked
  • Ceremony Music booked
  • DJ booked
  • Found my DRESS!!! (and a few fun accessories :o))
  • Bridesmaids dress ordered
  • Photographer booked
  • Engagement shoot DONE!!
  • Registries up!
  • Wedding Website close to launch
  • Save-the-Dates beginning soon
  • Honeymoon Booked!!

What am I forgetting about? We still need to book our honeymoon flights, buy our wedding bands - I have picked out mine, but B is not sure what he wants yet - we need to book the limo, and I need to confirm hair and makeup artists!

We've been able to participate in some really rewarding activities during this time - including our first session with the Pastor who will be marrying us, an Engaged Encounter weekend retreat, and just this past weekend, we had our official engagement photo shoot with the very talented,
Dana Duncan!!

I am BEYOND excited to see how our e-pics come out, and have every reason to believe that they will be just fabulous! After all, Dana's engagement shoots were really what drew me to her in the first place. There is something to be said about meeting your photographer (and in our case, her hubby, too!) before the wedding; both B and I were so happy to get to know her before the wedding, and this way, she will have a better idea of where we are coming from and what we like before the big day arrives!

We are just under the 7 months-to-go mark, and we are so excited! We are in tht in between stage where we have already had our engagement parties (yes, there were 2!), and have booked most of our big stuff, and paid every deposit, but we're not close enough for showers or bachelor/bachelorette parties, so I would say that we are feeling a tad anxious! I think that we are both ready for the big day to be here, but are definitely making every effort to enjoy this time of great anticipation.

What's next on our agenda?

Well, we need to find a place for me to live come August 1st; a place where I will live and prepare it to be our first home for the months of August, September and October, an then after the wedding in November, B will move in and we will finally be living under the same roof! I have had my fair share of roommates and living situations, so I am ready for t to be just the two of us, and to start our own routines and traditions.

We have a ways to go, but we are in a great place, and with this warm weather we've been having, we've been soaking up every minute outside with our friends and families! Thjis weekend we're headed to Ocean City, MD with my in-laws to help out around the new family beach house!! I hope that this weather holds up so that we can spend some more time out in the sun while we're there!!


Friday, March 19, 2010

March Madness .. on why I think it should be a recognized holiday!!

Hi Bloggers!

I hope everyone is doing well, and that you are all as excited as I am about Spring!! We have finally crawled out of the blistering cold temperatures, and have been enjoying mid 60s to low 70 degree weather this week! I swear I would be a changed woman if the weather was like this 80% of the year - hopeful thoughts, right?! Maybe I should just start listening to B and consider that move to South Florida?!?

Anywho - mid-March happens to be one of my favorite times of the year (I'm sure I've mentioned this before!), and not just because I can celebrate my Irish roots on a weekday, but because I am a total sucker for March Madness - seriously, I love me some March Madness bracket pools!

CBS Sports really knows how to do it, too - watching games online? The "Boss Button?" GENIUS.

We are in two pools this year; one with friends, and one with a large group of my family from back in NJ! It has been very entertaining over the past few days checking out the standings and watching my (sad) score hover back and forth!

I am looking forward to what the second round will bring - maybe B and I will have a stroke of luck and win one of our pools!! GOO KENTUCKY!!!


In other news - I have LOTS to share about how our wedding plans are going (!!) and have stories and pictures to share from my best friend's wedding that took place in Hometown, NJ (ish) last Friday, March 12th!

Things sure have been busy around here, but we are approaching the end of our seriously crazy busy time, so I will be around to share/catch up more often; I know, you are all SO relieved :o)

Alright, it's time for me to make the most of this BEAUTIFUL day and get outside - I hope you all enjoy your weekends!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year & Wedding Fun!

Hi Bloggies!

Happy New Year, everyone!

I am still getting over how quickly the holidays have come and gone this year, and can't believe it's 2010! We're getting married this year!! Not only this year, but our wedding is a little over 10 months away!

Since I last stopped by (and I still promise I'm trying to make more time for this blog!), we have done lots of wedding planning, I've taken a new job, my Grandma passed away and we have lots of traveling in our near future. Yes, my beloved Gram passed away on January 10th unexpectedly while vacationing in Florida with my parents; I am truly sad that she will not be able to be physically present at our wedding in November, but am looking forward to celebrating what a wonderful life she had with my family in NJ this weekend!

In other news - I used the holidays to catch up on ALL of my TV shows (there are far too many!), and was completely caught up for about 6 blissful days, and now The Bachelor & Idol have started again, on top of the return of all of my other regulars?! And, in case you're wondering, I do agree that I may or may not watch too much TV :o) So, sue me.

And for all of you football fans out there - the Jets have officially made it to the second round of the playoffs with a rookie QB, my boy Sanchez! This week will definitely prove to be a tough game, but I will definitely be there rooting them on every minute!

So for now, I will be settling in at my new job, making more wedding decisions (including dress shopping next weekend!!) and spending time with my wonderful fiance' - I hope you're all doing well!!
And, in wedding news! We have booked our wedding venue, and it is beautifulllll - check it out here! And we've also booked our wonderful wedding photographer, Dana Duncan! Check her out here.

Back Soon! <3