In wedding-related exciting news, last Tuesday we went to check out a wedding venue which was holding an open house. Chris and I went along with his mother, his sister Jessica, and my good friend Caitlin. We enjoyed delicious food and meeting various vendors. Ultimately, we decided that it is where we want to get married, and we reserved our date! That's right, we officially have a wedding date! Sunday, November 4, 2012! The venue is perfect! It is a bed and breakfast in a historic local inn. It has a delightful intimate feel that I wanted as well as a courtyard which is wonderful since I love the outdoor feel. We will hold both our ceremony and reception there, and will have our ceremony standing in a gazebo (a childhood dream of mine). I absolutely cannot wait! I personally did not want the traditional giant banquet room reception and while we are both religious, we do not belong to a local church. This venue just fits perfectly! I took a lot of pictures, but I am not sure I want to share them just yet. It would take away from the surprise feel of it all.
Now that we have a date, I feel that I can finally officially ask my bridesmaids to be my bridesmaids. I have come up with an incredibly nerdy way of asking them, which I cannot wait to share (obviously after I ask them... since some of them read this blog). My idea is inexpensive, but absolutely dorky like me. I am sure it will make them laugh. I also know that my lovely niece, Joy, will be my flower girl, my godson, Nick Danger, will be my ring bearer, and his two newly adopted brothers Jay and Kobe will be ushers. I am sooooo excited that two of my best friends now have a house full of boys!
|The boys! Photo taken by James at Portrait Innovations|
Yesterday Chris and I celebrate three and a half years of dating! We made a delicious dinner at home and had wine from the San Sebastian winery. We also went to see the movie Hall Pass which was funny. Additionally, we are planning for a big trip, which is the last of my exciting news. We are going to ITALY! Our dear friend Nick and Federica were married nearly two years ago, but they never had an official ceremony. They have decided to have the ceremony in June in Italy, where Federica is from and where her family live. Chris completely surprised me by telling me he would buy us tickets to go to the wedding. I am so completely excited! We went to a local camera and hobby store today to look for a new camera bag, but they were closed. Then we went and had tea at Dandelion Communitea Cafe. This was our first time going there, and we enjoyed it.
Life is just absolutely perfect right now! Back to working on my bridesmaids questions. I hope you all have a splendid week! I shall leave you with some pictures of my little Zack sleeping next to me on the couch.