Friday, March 25, 2011

settling down.

so... i've gotten to the point where the major things that i needed to take care of for the wedding are taken care of - with a little over 6 months to go! even most of the "details" are taken care of. things are finally "settling down" before i "settle down". this sounds like a GREAT thing! but the problem with having a long engagement and deciding things very early on is that you have time to re-think things. i've talked about that before, but now that i'm playing the waiting game, it gets really bad sometimes! i've learned to trust myself more and to stress less. for those who know me well, you realize what a big step that is for me. if stressing was an olympic sport, i'd bring home the gold - every time. but i've had to put things in perspective... i'm marrying the man of my dreams, and we're starting a family together. the day will be gorgeous, the ceremony will be meaningful, the reception will be a blast, but most of all, we will leave as husband and wife and we will have officially "settled down". and i can't wait!

190 days! yes, we're in the 100s! time is flying! and the quicker it can fly, the better!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

smile! click! flash!

i'm going to take a moment to brag on my photographer, Mrs. Lori Line!

lori and i were sorority sisters. she was always fun! lori is, what i would like to describe, a bright spot of sunshine in a dark world. she is always quick to be silly and make you laugh, especially when you need it most. but, additionally, lori is brilliant, receiving honors status and several awards and honors during her time at utc. her wedding, in october 2008, was one of the most fabulous events i've ever attended! little did i know then that lori would be starting her own photography business. as soon as lori came on the scene, i was obsessed!!! i have followed her blog from the start of her career. i often joke that, aside from her mother and husband, i am her number one fan. before tyler and i were even engaged, i knew two things: 1) we would get married in patten chapel, and 2) lori would be our photographer.

we are planning our engagement session, bridal session, and wedding day with lori, and i couldn't be happier with our photographer choice! she's an amazing talent, and i cannot wait to see the images and memories she captures of our wedding day. i am 100% confident that she won't disappoint!

our engagement session has been scheduled, and i am so excited!!! i will leak all the details when our shoot is over, and as soon as our engagement pics are done, there most definitely will be a post to display them! until then... please check out her blog. it's total eye candy!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

the wedding tango

dancing is going to be a HUGE part of our reception. problem... tyler really doesn't dance. we went to a concert and i saw him sway back and forth a couple times, but that was about it. i, however, am shameless. therefore, i will dance whenever and wherever and not care how stupid i look! tyler assures me that he will dance at our reception... and not just to slow music... but i have my doubts.

things i have done to remedy my man's reluctance:
1) ensured we will have a bar. the bar is a cash bar for our guests, but, for us, it will be open. trust that!
2) we hired an AWESOME DJ that will keep the party going all night.
3) we will be taking dance lessons. more than anything, to build up some confidence, spending some quality time together, and get some new dance moves down. also, we got some free lessons at a bridal show i went to. booyah!

but will that be enough?

ladies, how do you encourage your man to dance? any innovative ideas?