Hello hello! I know, it’s been a reeeallly long time since my last blog post. It seems to be harder and harder to find time these days. We’re now into December and the holidays! My favorite time of year. Though sunny days and shorts after Thanksgiving are still an adjustment (I know, even after a year and a half!), there’s still Christmas music, holiday lights, and those silly reindeer antlers on cars in SD to get you in the spirit. I LOVE IT.
In the last few months my life has consisted of wedding planning, working, house guests, getting healthy, settling into our apartment, new recipes, and more wedding planning. The wedding planning has been stressful, but definitely the most FUN. For someone as indecisive as me you think this would be excruciating. And sometimes it is, but mostly fun. We’ve managed to figure out the big stuff – – ceremony and reception location, food, photographer, guest list, flowers, dress. Now starts the little stuff! Centerpieces, thank you gifts, rehearsal dinner, song list. And that list goes on… Even with a small wedding things can get a little overwhelming.
I’m really trying to enjoy every part of this process. I know I’ll never have it again and want to remember every ribbon, every smile, every flower choice, agonizing over centerpieces and menu options, shopping for wedding rings… every amazing person that has helped us create this day, and every step of this journey that I possibly can. You probably think I’m crazy to want to remember all the minute details, but my most favorite memories are in the details. One thing I hope people will forgive is our choice to keep it intimate. We’re not ones for being the center of attention and wanted our wedding day to be spent with family and close friends. We have so many amazing people in our lives who we couldn’t invite that I hope we’re not causing any irreparable damage. It may be cause for another party on our first anniversary!
Sparing any wedding planning photos (I don’t want to ruin any surprises!) here are some of my favorites from the last few months~
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And here are a few photos from our engagement session with Stephanie Fong Photography. Stephanie is a dedicated, talented photographer who was so much fun to work with. She took the time to meet with me prior, to get a feel for what types of shots we wanted. She then scouted out the locations we picked on her own to check out lighting, backgrounds, and overall feel. Her genuine kindness and enthusiasm made two people who seldom get their photo taken feel very much at home in front of the camera. Can’t wait to see her photos from the wedding.