Wednesday, May 20, 2015

wedding wednesday #1: book arch

The venue has been chosen 
and the wedding date has been picked 
April 30, 2016

That means I have almost a full year to bore y'all with wedding posts. 
But let's face it, 
with the way I post that will be like 6 posts. 

This post is all about this awesome book arch I found on Pinterest. 
I would LOVE to incorporate this into my ceremony. 
However, there is one small problem. 
My book-loving heart cannot murder destroy this many books. 

Do y'all have any ideas how to do this without harming the books?! 
I am thinking that as much as I love the look of this arch, 
it will not be in my wedding. :( 

This is the other option I really like for the ceremony focal point. 
{and it doesn't kill any books} 
What are some other ways I could incorporate books into the decor? 

Monday, May 11, 2015

weekend recap: the one where i get engaged

{This actually happened three weekends ago.}

Y'all, I am ENGAGED! 

April 25th was our two year anniversary. 
We decided to go to Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate 
to celebrate our anniversary. 
I never in a million years thought we would get engaged on this trip. 
In hindsight, it was the perfect time to get engaged, 
I was just expecting it later in the year. 

I was all prepared to blog about the trip, the food, and the Biltmore. 
Planning posts in my head during the trip. 
The food was delicious. 
The Biltmore was beautiful. 
The trip was amazing! 
But for now, I will fast forward to the important part. 

We had heard that Biltmore on Saturdays are crazy busy. 
So, we did the Biltmore on Friday. 
Don't get excited just yet, 
I did not get engaged at the Biltmore. 
Most people would think that the Biltmore would be the perfect setting for a romantic proposal. 
And for most women it would be a dream come true. 
Luckily, for me, D knows me so much better than that. 

I am an introvert to the max and 
HATE being the center of attention. 
D knew that I would not enjoy a public proposal. 

Saturday was our actual anniversary. 
The weather had been beautiful the entire trip, 
but, of course, it was raining Saturday morning. 
Which messed up D's plans a little bit. 
He had planned to propose that morning while we were 
out exploring Asheville; 
maybe on a mountain overlook or downtown. 
I do not think he had an exact plan in mind. 
But when he saw that it was raining, 
he decided to do it in the hotel room. 

And I am so glad he did. 
It was a private, special moment just between the two of us. 
No, I  do not have a picture of THE moment he proposed. 
{Much to the disappoint of D's sister. ;)}
But that is okay with me. 
The proposal fit our relationship to a tee. 
It was simple and perfect! 

Now let the wedding planning begin! 

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