Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Delighting in Details

The past couple of wedding planning weeks have been all about the details. Do we have all of the correct addresses for invitees? What is the timeline for all the necessary paperwork? Are we going to do this? Are we going to try that?

Honestly, I'm comfortable with all of the details so far. It can be overwhelming to think of them all at once, but on days like that I just remember my friends flying in from around the world, my family driving in from every-which-way, and then I am thrilled to be planning these details for them.

So what's been going on?

  • The first dress fitting
  • Printing and stuffing the invitations
  • Planning the rehearsal dinner
  • Taking care of the marriage prep and religious paperwork
  • Trying to find a Catholic officiant
  • Cake tasting
  • Bridal shower planning (that's Lorien and Mom)
  • Getting the flower girl dress
  • Finalizing honeymoon details and payments
  • Reserving the honeymoon suite
  • Sending the last of the save-the-dates
  • Taking Mom to the reception site
It's been crazy busy. And I'm loving it. 66 days and counting...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Engagement Photos

When we were putting together this website, we realized that the only pictures we had of ourselves together were taken at arms length. So, in November, my Uncle Thomas came down and took some amazing engagement photos of Richard and me.

The first round were taken at Stoneleigh Golf & Country Club - soon to be the site of our reception. Later on, we met Lorien and Travis (my sister and brother) at Great Falls National Park for some pictures there as well. The dressier shots we took the next morning around our neighborhood.

There are not enough words to thank Uncle Thomas for his brilliant photographic work and my cousin Micah for her assistance setting up shots and keeping us laughing. But, since "a picture is worth a thousand words" we'll let those speak for themselves!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Registries Up!

It has been fun working on our registries over the past few months. What have we learned about registering and each other?
  1. We both love quality.
  2. Not all scan guns are of equal quality (we're looking at you, Target).
  3. Apparently, we only ever want to cook.
  4. RJ loves green as much as I do.
  5. Registries should be done in bursts; too much "shopping" at once can definitely get you frustrated.
  6. We both really like to find the best deal on everything - RJ online and Heather by staring at three different brands for five minutes at a time in the store.
Want to see what we're wishing for? Head over to the Concession Stand to see our fabulous registries!