Tuesday, January 24, 2012

two months!

Eek!  In two short months from today, I'll be getting all gussied up for my wedding day!  Time has flown by.  Seriously.  Flown. 

As far as I know, I'm as ready as I can be for the wedding.  I haven't really done anything wedding related (besides a tasting last weekend for our rehearsal dinner and a dress fitting tomorrow) in months. 

(Back on the tasting, it was SO GOOD and we had so much food leftover!)

I've been busy planning a fundraiser, trying to find a new job, and getting my house ready to go on the market. When I say getting my house ready to go on the market, I mean that Lincoln fixed this problem over the weekend...

Since I haven't really talked about wedding plans too much on this blog, I thought you might want to see what's going on:

Here's our church:

Funny story about the church we're getting married at...neither of us go to this church.  I always drive by it and thought it was beautiful. 

When I was contacting churches (mine was too far away to get married at), they only allowed members and people considering joining their church.  No exceptions.

For one reason or another I decided to look at the staff of the Church and recognized one of the ministers as someone that used to preach at my hometown church when I was very little.  Oddly enough, he married my parents and one of my aunts and uncles!  Because of that connection, we were able to have our wedding at the church AND he's marrying Lincoln and I!  Small world, huh?

Here's our reception venue (it's so cute inside and they have the BEST food):


Our colors are green and pink.  Mostly green.  I think Lincoln would've killed me if our main color was pink!  We're for the most part just using pink in my bouquet and in flowers at the church and the reception. 

Here's what my bouquet is supposed to look like:

Peony bouquet

The guys are getting different patterned green ties.  Lincoln's is the exact one below and the boutonniere's will look similar to this:

green for guys

Because Californo's has exposed brick walls and the room is pretty dark, I'm hoping to create a romantic feeling in the room by having some of the centerpieces look like this:

Pinned Image

Some of the other tables will just have vases of hydrangea's or peonies as a centerpiece.

We're also having a photo booth and a band that all of my friends have been snagging for their weddings, the Mikey Needleman Band.  They're so fun!

Our cake is going to be pretty simple and is being made by one of my best friends who needs to have her own bakery.  We used to live together and I probably gained a good 5 pounds because of all of the sweet stuff she would make.  We're having 5 different flavors of cake, I'm most excited about the strawberry buttercream frosting though...

I decided that I only wanted my sister to stand up with me and Lincoln is having one of his best friends stand up with him during the ceremony. 

I have so many friends and have been in or will be in most of their weddings, however, I just wanted to keep things simple and to have all of them come and enjoy the day and to not have to worry about helping me out and feeling like they needed to spend a bunch of money on dresses, shoes, and accessories.

After the big wedding day, we're hoping on a plane to Cancun for the week!  I'm so excited!

Here's our resort!


  1. Crazy small world. My best friend from high school got married at that church and had her reception at Californos. Both were super pretty. That church is so pretty when the sun pours in the windows.

    Also, Mikey Needleman is engaged to my hairdresser (she did my hair at my wedding). She was in my brother's class in school and we grew up with her family.

    Enjoy the last two months of planning.

  2. Oh I have always thought the same thing about that church too, but that is such a cool connection back to Highland. All of your details are awesome but I would not expect any less from either you or Kim! Hope you're having fun these last few months!

  3. Dear most unstressed bride ever,

    This is not normal.


    A former bridezilla

    J/k, I can't wait to see it all in action!