Guys! It’s a leap year! Didn’t you know?! Lol
Day 29, the final day of the Love Chapters. :) And introducing the Wedding Chapters.
Planning a Wedding.
I wish I could tell you more. But I’ve surprised myself with my indecision. LOL. My ENTIRE family would say otherwise, “What!? YOU!? Indecisive!?!?!?” Sarcasm is a fan favourite around here, much at my expense. My sweet mama and my sisters read my blog post last night promising wedding details… and they sarcastically said, “I’m sUPER excited to read about this wedding you haven’t planned yet, Richelle!” LOL. Support.
And big sister Joy keeps telling me to limit myself from describing the wedding in feelings and hand gestures. You know, guys…I want it to look kinda effortless… but on-purpose. And pretty… but not typical pretty. Different… but not weird. It’s enough to give a bunch of inherently organizational women a stress ulcer.
It’s not that I’m not OVER THE MOON excited…it’s just that, um,…did you know there is a LOT TO PLAN. Newsflash, RH. If this was ANYONE else’s wedding, I could whip it up in three weeks…and have ideas spewing out my ears. But my own? HANG ON…I gotta pick ONE DRESS!?
While we don’t know TOO much, we do know a couple of things….
Eric and I are getting married on JUNE 28th, 2014. We have a DATE!!!!
SO FAR AWAY, right!? Lol, we’d wanted to try and get married this summer, but being in this industry, your weekends are often filled with OTHER people’s weddings! I am nearly booked up for this summer, so onto the next one it goes. :) And honestly, I am happy to “eek” out being a bride for a little bit longer than expected. :) Also, between now and this summer…there is NO way I would be able to plan a wedding with the amount of busy the next few months hold for me. Lol, Eric was being RIDICULOUS and said he didn’t want me to try and shoot a 12 hour wedding the day before ours… SO weird.
Here’s when things get a little more fun. :) And when Pinterest becomes a lifeline.
These are not my wedding “pins”, don’t panic!
The fun stuff:
E and I are getting married to each other under a willow tree. A beautiful, big, extra-special willow tree. A willow tree that Eric had mentioned getting married under THREE years ago…wow. I just can’t believe his off-handed comment he made on a summer’s day walk…. could years later, play such an integral part in the most important day of our lives. We have the property picked out, and we are so smitten. Smitten because it’s a place that is not only perfect for what’s becoming our “vision”… but because it’s a place that E and I have been super drawn to for years.
The idea of using a non-venue has been something that we’ve wanted for some time. Before we knew anything… we knew we wanted a place that we hadn’t shot a wedding in before. Simply to have something fresh! A ‘blank canvas‘ of sorts… so we can create our own look, our own feeling, our very own story.
A small glimpse into the “feel” of our day…
♣ black tie | willow trees | soft, soft colours | classic | natural greens ♣
Guys! Look at me! Making loosely-concrete decisions!
Black tie and the softness of willow trees might not sound like a natural combination, but I swear, it my head, it looks great. Lol. A lotttt of people have been asking WHO we are having as our photographer. Well, needless to say it’s been a bIG decision to make! To us, it’s the most important thing. BUT if we told you who our photographer is right now, there wouldn’t be much to tell over the next year would there? ;)
I’ll be filling you in on other tidbits over the next um, year!? And I hope you don’t get sick of it. :) I so hope you don’t!
LOTS of love and if anyone that has any brilliant suggestions for us, (Grey’s Anatomy themed wedding is not off the table) they are always welcome. :) We’ll be calling the occasional wedding-related posts… The Wedding Chapters. (surprise!)
xo R (& E!)