23 June 2016

Wedding Update: No. 1

As of today, Alex & I have 226 days until we get married! I can't believe it and I'm getting a little impatient over here. I spend most of my days fantasizing about what our wedding will be like and how it will feel to look at his left hand and see a wedding band resting on his ring finger. I figured it was time to do a wedding update, because we've figured out a lot of the details.



Here's what Alex & I have decided on so far:

Wedding Date: February 4, 2017
Venue: We found a stunning woodsy, enchanted forest style ranch (no western decor AT ALL, thank you!) an hour just outside of town. We're booked and ready to go!
Colour Palette: Black and grey with hints of mint and maroon.
Cake: A two tier naked cake, a sheet cake for guests.
Cake Flavour: Traditional wedding cake flavour aka almond.
Dinner: Italian! Manicotti, ravioli and lasagna.
Decor Style: Whimsical, dark and moody, with a bohemian vibe thrown into the mix.
Music: We're not having a DJ, we hate them. Instead, our friend Derrick will do an excellent job as our MC. A fun side note, Derrick was there the night Alex & I re-met. We're going to be using Spotify as our music source - Alex & I are working on the playlist.
Officiant: Alex's "uncle" Tom. He's known Alex since he was a baby and he is very poetic. I honestly can't picture anyone else as our officiant.
Photographer: My friend Laura, she also did our engagement photos.

Alex & I have finished designing the invitations, the wedding website, our registry and we've started putting together the table centerpieces. As for the decor, the venue is so beautiful that I don't plan on decorating too much. I want to focus on letting nature shine through and only placing a few finishing touches on everything to really make it our own. A lot of the decorations are going to be made by hand and focus on natural elements.

I found my wedding dress, actually I found it awhile ago, and I am IN LOVE with it. It's not traditional (at all) and I just know Alex is going to love it. I won't be posting anything in regards to what it looks like, because Alex reads my blog and I don't want to spoil it for him. Thankfully Megan is a pro at tailoring- what a bonus when your best friend is so crafty, huh? - and we should be starting on that soon.

Alex has also found what he's going to wear and I am so, so excited. A coloured, velvet blazer & combat boots. That's all I'm going to say. ;)


Hopefully as things continue I will remember to post more updates on here.


Question of the day: Are you married? Do you have any wedding tips? If you're not married, what wedding style do you dream of doing one day?

3 comments:

  1. Married for 31 years. Our wedding was small and intimate. Perfect for us. We both had "the big" wedding the first time around so didn't want a big bash for ours. You are doing everything right, so I have no tips for you...follow your hearts!! That's just what you are doing! :)

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    1. Small weddings are the way to go. Alex & I are having a small wedding as well.
      Thanks for the encouragement, Terri. I appreciate it. :)

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