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!

An Update…a Much Needed Update

I haven’t been doing very well…I’m sorry all 4 readers. I’m trying!

A few weekends ago, Andrews parents had an engagement party for us at their house. It was one of the best times I’ve had since we’ve gotten engaged! It was important for me to have an engagement party because I really wanted our families to come together and celebrate. Andrew and I have took a very very long route to get to this point & I am so happy that the people that matter most in our lives (other than our good friends who we weren’t able to invite, of course) could be with us. In a way, it sort of solidified everything. 

This past Sunday; Drew, Kate, and I went to a bridal expo at Fenway Park. Had it not rained, I think it would’ve been really really fun. However it was POURING. Most of it was inside, but I think they could’ve expanded what the had there around the park a little more. We stocked up on a lot of free stuff (pens, matchbooks & the like) and entered ourselves in a bunch of raffles and contests. I’m glad we went even though we have all of our vendors picked out. It really wasn’t much help…it was more for couples who havent planned anything yet. That and who are getting married in the Boston area…which we are not. Still- we got free candy and bottle openers so I’m chalking it up as a win!

After the expo, Drew and I stopped in Falmouth on the way home and checked out hotels. We still haven’t decided where we are going to spend our wedding night. Since I am going to have to stay in the same room the night before and get ready and everything, I really wanted to see the room before hand so I could make sure it looked good for pictures. The Coonamessett Inn seems to be the winner. Plus, they own the Flying Bridge so we get a little bit of a discount (10%). The only draw back- its a bit pricey. But I figure- its our wedding night and I don’t want to stay just ANYWHERE. Now all we have to do is book the room. One more thing to check off the list!

ugh, so I apologize for this awful post. It was horribly written, but I don’t have the energy to re-write it. I usually write out my posts in a note book first (I used to do that with all of my college papers too) and I did not do that this time. Again, my sincere apologies.