Oops!

I feel like I’ve started nearly every entry the same way: “sorry”. I’ve been neglecting the blog and for that I apologize. However- we have actually been able to get a few things done!

A few weeks ago, my bridesmaid Caroline met Andrew and I out in Amherst and took our engagement pictures. We have only seen a few so far, but I am loving them already. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Caroline and Paper + Frame did a great job setting everything up and making us feel comfortable. I can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures!!

This past weekend I had the worst cold I’ve had in years. Probably ever. I’m relieved to be semi-over it.

Earlier today Drew, my mom and I met with Jennifer at CMS Flora in Bourne and talked flowers. She was able take all the pictures and descriptions I’ve been sending her over the past few weeks and visualize what we want. I feel so relieved to have the flowers under control. She talked to us about the centerpieces, the bridesmaids bouquets, my bouquet, the groomsmen and groom’s boutonnieres, corsages, and church flowers. And best of all- we came in under budget. PUMPED. Its so important to find a place that will actually sit and talk with you…I’ve read that a lot of places will just have you fill out a questionnaire 8 months before your wedding and you don’t hear from them until the day of. Ugh, I can feel my anxiety rising just thinking about it.

We also booked the hotel room where I will be staying the night before the wedding, getting ready the morning of, and where we will be staying the wedding night. The Flying Bridge Restaurant is owned by the Coonamesset Inn in Falmouth which is gorg. I was actually a contender for the reception. They gave us a 10% discount (hollaaaa) since we are using one of their restaurants for the reception. The wedding suite is HUUUUGE and so cute inside. The perfect amount of room for myself and the bridesmaids to get ready and for getting pictures taken.

I feel like we’ve made a lot of progress in the past few weeks. Its all little things & baby steps, but its going to help so much knowing that they are out of the way come crunch time. Only 8 more months to go! (i’m throwing up right now).

Until next time…hopefully sooner than later!

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Thursday night, Andrew and I started working on our Save the Dates. Tuesday night we had ordered a wood handle stamp online so we wouldn’t have to write each save the date out. The website was awesome! You can make any size stamp you need; allowing you to change the font style, font size, etc. After much deliberation, we decided on a stamp saying:

Write this down!

Emily & Andrew

Are getting married!

June 21 2013

Short, sweet, to the point. Love it. So, last night we got out off of our postcards we had bought over the past couple of weeks and started stamping. Well, Drew stamped. Apparently I am too shaky and ended up smudging the few I was allowed to do. My dream of being a surgeon is shattered.

After stamping (and a dinner break), we sat down with our guest list and picked postcards for everyone. That wasn’t really the plan to begin with. While I was buying them, I had picked out a few that reminded me of particular family members/friends, but we ended up sitting on our living room floor for hours surrounding ourselves with assigned postcards. It’s one of the few things that we will probably really get to do together, and we had a blast.

Definitely a perfect memory night. We won’t send them out until August, but we were both excited to actually do something that had to do with the wedding! Now I am stuck with the task of gathering all of the addresses and writing them on the postcards…Drew is allowed nowhere near that part. It’s not that he has bad handwriting, but it looks like graffiti and I think I am the only person

who has come close to mastering what he is trying to say.

 

 

Word to the wise: never buy a house. It is becoming BEYOND a headache! I won’t bore you with the details, but it is not a fun process. I am praying for our closing date to come SOON!