We are a month away from our wedding!
Over a year ago, my fabulous fiance proposed. His proposal took place after lots of hints from everyone, and most importantly after I made “Engagement Cake“. I could not have asked for a more perfect proposal and love that we have it captured forever! Our cake is all picked out (a variation of a cake that I made) – which will be created by one of my co-workers and taste amazing. The venue is a place of great importance to us, where I grew up working, and where we will stay involved (with our family one day) for years to come. The dress is beautiful, the wedding party is stunning, the food will be amazing (one would hope with me being a food-blogger), our Wedding Photographers are out of this world, and the flowers will be fun & easy to create….
The vibe for the wedding that we are going for is kind of rustic and kind of relaxed and “us”. Although professionally made centerpieces are absolutely amazing, we knew that we could create our own flowers (I will have a professional make my bouquet though – too much stress for me to try to make my own). After Pinning TONS of Wedding Ideas (Pinterest is heaven-sent for any sort of planning), we settled on some really cost effective & beautiful looking flowers.
Recently we picked up some flowers from our local Shop Rite to do a trial run of our wedding centerpieces. We are quite happy with how they turned out. (Wine Bottles have been collected from our wine-drinking AND from my Maid-Of-Honor who conveniently is a Bartender!) Although we purchased our sample flowers from Shop Rite (and they look great) the florist who is creating my bouquet was able to [almost] match the price from S.R. and I know she will have higher quality flowers – shopping around and doing research in anything can help save hundreds of dollars! The day before the wedding we will have some quality time and assemble all the centerpieces and place them in a walk-in-cooler at our venue. The day of the wedding our caterer and his assistants will place all the centerpieces, which will also have the table numbers I am making attached to them.
With the Wedding just a month away, we are getting pretty excited (and I am excited the School Year is done so I can work on the many crafts I am creating) and as I create more things I will be sharing them with you. I am sorry for those of you who would rather read only food things – but this Wedding “Stuff” has been part of what has been keeping me from blogging as much as I would like to (plus it is fun and I want to share it). And no worries…. when we are home from our amazing Honeymoon, we will be sure to share even more details from our special day!
Two Years Ago… Garlic Scape Pesto AMAZING and totally freezeable and useable in an unthinkable amount of creations!
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is one thing you have done yourself (for your wedding or anything else) that you wish you would have left to someone else?