Welcome back to another blog post!
I have a feeling that these may become my favorites to write over my recipe posts. I thought it would be fun to update you guys via the blog on alll things wedding. I’ve been asked a ton lately on where we’re at in the planning process so I’ll be sharing deets as we plan things out. We were able to find our venue a couple of weeks after getting engaged which was super exciting! Since we got engaged at Turtle Bay Resort, we found out we could get married in the exact same spot on the beach, on the same day we started dating! I would have LOVED that, but we decided it meant more about who was there over where we got married. So we found our pretty beach resort in Florida! It’s awesome because our venue provides catering & desserts, tables, chairs, glassware, lots of decor etc so we don’t have to worry about the cost of renting anything. There’s also a spa right at the resort for me & my bride squad to get hair/makeup done! I won’t be sharing the exact resort until after because.. if you followed my Instagram over the summer, I had a stalker (not from social media) & it got real messy with a lawyer & the police soo I’m being cautious. I can’t wait to actually share those details publicly though. Until then, enjoy this pretty of photo of where we’re having our ceremony!
Last weekend we were able to hire our photographer, which is super exciting! We’re actually flying out Sarah & her hubby, the same girl who did our engagement photos in Oahu a couple of months ago! We just loved her style, NONE of our photos were posed & she just let us have fun during them & I loved that! She’s so dang sweet, goofy & fun. When she told me she was free to travel for our wedding I actually teared up haha. She’s definitely my fav. You can check her out here!
I’m also 99.99% sure I know what dress is the one! My mom took me to just look & I didn’t think I would fall in love with anything yet, but I think I’ve found the one! I went to Diamond Bride here in Minnesota & their dresses were BEAUTIFUL. They’re so sweet, knowledgable, helpful & definitely want more than just selling you a dress. I’m giving it some more thought & am considering checking out one more place just to make sure. I won’t post the exact one of course, but here are photos of some dress styles I loved. I really love the simple crepe skirt & lace & beading on the top with a fit & flare style & a low back. The one I fell in love with has beading & lace contouring your curves. I can’t wait for you guys to see it!
As for colors, we’re trying to decide! I’m really loving mauves, blushes, dusty rose, dusty purple type of colors. Brian is into pops of coral in the decor like the flowers. SO we’ll see, we’re definitely going to consult our wedding planner which brings me to our final update..
This past week we hired a wedding planner! We have a friend from Iowa State University who runs her own wedding & event planning business so we’re excited to have her be a part of our special day. I’ll definitely review all of my traveling vendors for you guys!
That’s all I got, I’ll continue to update you guys as we plan everything out! Thanks for reading 🙂