Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
A few couple friends of our parents threw our engagement party Saturday to celebrate us! On our way to the party, John and I were discussing how surreal this time in our life seems- we are so happy to begin this next chapter but can't believe it is already "our turn". The party was amazing and we were so thankful for those that came to celebrate!
As usual, picture. overload. college best friendsCamden friendsBride’s family Groom’s Familysoon to be sister in lawCollege ‘maids Bridesmaidsanother Wilmot reunion our best friendsand wonderful hosts Saturday was also one of my best friend and bridesmaid's birthday! The State of NC sent her a gift she will never forget- confirmation that she passed the NC Bar! Congratulations, Casey Denise Rego, Esq! I promise the groom was in attendance… he must have been hiding from the camera!
Thank you to our friends and family for a party to remember! We look forward to celebrating with each and every one of you in the months to come!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Happy Monday.. and what one it has been. Monday has never been my friend but this morning it was my more like my enemy. I arrived at work (early, mind you) only to be greeted by a crashed computer. Yes, crashed as in gone… donzo. As you can imagine this set the tone for the rest of my day. It was slow, my printer/scanner was no reconnected, I lost all of my “auto" contacts. Pretty much if it could go wrong technologically, it did. Needless to say, I survived and it’s coming to an end. Tomorrow is a new day.
How is it almost September?!? I feel like it was just June and now summer is coming to an end. make. it. stop.
We will bid farewell to August this weekend and celebrate in style with our closet friends and family at our
hurricane party engagement party (and one of my very best friends birthdays:))! Fingers crossed Irene stays away! This also means we are one weekend closer to my favorite things- Fall, football, sweaters, boots and of course the holidays! It seems that at the close of every season, the next can not get here fast enough.
I will certainly miss…
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
However, I can report that we not only have the best wedding party ever but we have also decided on what they will sport on the big day! Asking our bridesmaids and groomsmen was a lot of fun but also special for us. We have sisters, brothers, sisters/brothers in law to be, cousins, old friends and new friends.... We also each have 12. Eeekk. Do not get me wrong, we would not have it any other way.
I could not wait to find the perfect dress for my bridesmaids to wear. I have never understood why a bride would not want her bridemaids to not only look amazing but feel comfortable too. I found this article recently and could not agree more with it. My mom, sisters and I made a day trip to charleston a few weeks ago in search of dresses. We were successful thanks to the sweet helpful girls at Bella Bridesmaid and I could not be more excited. I don't want to give too much away but we decided on a French Blue(swatch below) Amsale dress. They are so flattering on and I can't wait to see each of my girls in them in a few (plus some) months!
As for the guys, the decision was not so easy. Our wedding is going to be formal so we knew we at least wanted/needed the guys to wear tails. John has always said his favorite picture of his grandparents is on their wedding day leaving the church. He wore a white dinner jacket, she wore her wedding dress. We went back and forth for a good 2 months changing our decision between tails...white dinner jackets... tails... You get it. Tails it was. Until, I had my first "indecisive bride/I have 13 months to change my mind" moment. White (read-Ivory) it is. We are so thankful and blessed to have such sweet and supportive friends to stand by our sides on one of the most exciting days of our lives!
Next on the list to be checked off Friday- invitations, fine china decisions and a second attempt at engagement pictures (provided mother nature cooperates). For now I'm off to vino and yummy dinner with the girls:)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
This weekend we made our way to Greenville to kick off the wedding festivities of the soon-to-be Smiths! Some of Scottie’s close friends and family threw the wonderful party and we were so happy to be able to be there to celebrate!
Warning: picture overload
The Dulins were sweet enough to let us stay at their house for the nightWilmot Reunion buttons/ pictures of the bride and groomthe food was delicious… and the drinks were too!The Lynchs the bride and friends the ice cream bar was a hit father of the bride’s speech In a few short weeks we will all be together again to celebrate as they become Mr. and Mrs.! Congrats, Austin and Scottie!