Last June, when I announced my engagement, many of you asked if I would regularly update Pizzazzerie with wedding tidbits. Yes, I said! Well, apparently 7 months have gone by and I’ve yet to update ya’ll! I had no idea I’d write two books (2nd releases Aug. 2012), raise a wild puppy, get some more big news (coming soon) all within these 7 months. Sorry, guys! But now I’m here to update you on all things WEDDING!
Date: June 23, 2012
Location: Vanderbilt University’s Benton Chapel (ceremony) & Cheekwood Botanical Gardens (reception)
Dress: BOUGHT! It arrived to my Mom’s house yesterday and she visits next week so I’ll get to see it then.
Shoes: Still need to get these.
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bought! They’re darling. I’m obsessed. I want one.
Men: We haven’t figured out whether the guys will be in tuxes or suits, ties or bow ties.. decisions!
Little ones: I will have 3 flower girls + 1 ring bearer. They’re tres cute.
Save-The-Dates: Sent! Here is a post about them.
Invitations: In the works!
Honeymoon: Close thanks to Amber Housley! We’re thinking Bahamas. Honestly, I want to be horizontal on a beach without a terribly long plane ride so anywhere that fits that description will be good for me!
Tablescapes: Ah, yes… my favorite element! This has proved to be quite difficult but thankfully Brocade Designs is on the “team” to help me keep my head from spinning off. Thanks to Hillary, the main elements are in place. I will say this much (I can’t reveal everything now can I?!): black & white stripes, rich kelly green, boxwood, Kate Spade.
Food: Chris & I still need to decide on food and have a tasting!
Cake: I had a fabulous meeting with Jay Qualls. I’m so excited I can’t even STAND it!
Sanity: I’m still sane. Ask me again in 4 months and you might get a different answer.
My Mom comes in town this coming week to help get some things organized (namely tent, rentals, china etc). This will be a huge relief off my back as I feel like that will help me get down to smaller details. She’s also bringing my dress as well as tons of DIY items she’s made. Can’t reveal what they are though!
My amazing coordinator aka sanity-keeper aka contributing writer Katie Saeger has just confirmed her trip to Nashville soon to get all our duckies in a row. Everyone likes to think that I know what I’m doing. Au contraire. Designing a styled shoot for a blog or magazine is about 2938938 times different than throwing a real event for 250 people. Whew, thankful for Katie’s organizational skills!
If ya’ll like the update, let me know – and I’ll write more about the “wedding process” with pictures etc.