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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Holiday Season. Since we returned from Italy, life became super hectic. A slew of new and exciting projects came my way and along with planning for our Big Day, things have been non stop. Am I the only one who felt as though the holidays came out of nowhere this year? I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that this was the first time since we’ve been living together that we did not put up a Christmas Tree. That’s how crazy busy it’s been. As January 1st coincidentally marked our official “100 Days till the Wedding“, I’m excited to share a little peek into our wedding planning process (in the order of events as they occurred).

Dress: Although I did not commit until after we booked, I fell in love with a dress before choosing a month or a venue. Thank goodness my dress goes with both.

Venue: We chose one of the first venues we visited. Neither of us had ever been there before and prior to our visit there, I had told a friend that I knew it was the venue we would eventually pick. I was so confident about it, I told that same friend I did not even have to visit it. I just knew.

Ceremony: Our ceremony will be held outside (weather permitting, of course) at our venue. Convenient yet nerve wracking since we will be taking our first photos together during cocktail hour. (We both agreed not to do a first look).

Band: We both wanted a band over a DJ. I left the choice completely up to my fiance’.

Photography: Choosing a photographer was an agonizing process. I looked at so many portfolios and met with a number of photographers until we finally found Robert Carlo. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with for our Big Day.

Rehearsal Dinner/Hotel: We chose a great little spot close to the hotel where we reserved room blocks for guests wishing to stay the night.

Videography: Not as tough as choosing a photographer, but nerve-wracking nonetheless.

Theme: Choosing a theme came naturally to me. I wanted to keep it simple and incorporate some personal aspects to make it special. Our venue has a neutral decor and so far, the recurring phrase has been “no color”. So, I guess that’s the theme… (with a little something, something of course).

Invitations: I worked with the amazing Angelina at Sogno di Sposa for my Save the Dates and Invitations. I personally loved the process of choosing fonts, papers, and textures and I’m absolutely in love with the end results.

Planning Meeting/Tastings: I just had the planning meeting at the venue where we went through everything from “run of show” to table linens to menu selections for the day of. Next up is the food and cake tasting.

Hair/Make-Up Trials: Hair and Make-up is a work in progress. I have a pretty good idea on the make-up I want but the hair has been a struggle! Do I wear it up? down? curly? straight? So far, there is no clear choice.

Bachelorette Party: The planning is in full swing. So far, my lovely friends have confirmed it will be on Miami Beach. Love.

In the works…shoes, jewelry, wedding bands, honeymoon location…Oh, and did I mention I will be starting a new job just 10 weeks before the wedding? Crazy.

 

 

 

 





Wedding Series Part 3: Our Honeymoon

hmWhen we began planning our honeymoon, we had a few requirements: we both wanted to go someplace far away, we wanted it to include at least some beach time, and it needed to be a place where neither of us had ever been. Since our wedding was in April, we were limited on where we could go that would be warm enough to enjoy the sea. With this in mind, we narrowed down our choices to South Africa, Australia, and Thailand. Ultimately, we chose an amazing 2 week getaway to Thailand. We began our trip in Bangkok, then it was off to Koh Lanta, (which was our favorite) with our final stop being Phuket. These are a few of our favorite pics…

BANGKOK:

Photo Apr 15, 3 51 48 AM~various fruits on the streets of bangkok~Photo Apr 16, 2 44 53 AM IMG_5578~travelling through one of the floating markets just outside of bangkok~IMG_5635~one of thailands many temples~Photo Apr 17, 4 53 15 AM~the largest reclining buddha: wat pho~Photo Apr 17, 7 29 48 AM~view from the sky bar at the top of the lebua state tower~

KOH LANTA:

Photo Apr 18, 1 25 17 AM~speedboat to our koh lanta resort: pimalai resort & spa~Photo Apr 18, 1 48 36 AM~arriving at pimalai resort~Photo Apr 18, 1 52 50 AMPhoto Apr 18, 2 13 36 AM~i loved all thai fruit but my favorite was rambutan~Photo Apr 18, 5 32 25 AM~pools, beaches, and sunsets at pimalai resort~Photo Apr 18, 7 20 58 AMPhoto Apr 18, 8 17 43 PMPhoto Apr 20, 2 23 05 AM~the best pad thai on koh lanta~Photo Apr 21, 2 29 50 AM~lounging by the pool~Photo Apr 20, 3 47 55 AMPhoto Apr 21, 7 43 11 AMPhoto Apr 21, 7 41 26 AM

PHUKET:

Photo Apr 22, 7 41 06 AM~we stayed at point yamu by como in phuket~Photo Apr 22, 6 33 07 AMIMG_5997Photo Apr 24, 3 57 20 AMPhoto Apr 24, 10 28 58 AM~amazing massaman curry~Photo Apr 25, 3 41 20 AM~exploring the caves via canoe~Photo Apr 25, 10 38 03 PMPhoto Apr 25, 10 49 40 PM~amazing breakfasts~IMG_6261~floating our krathaong~IMG_6131~midday snack: mango coconut ice~

 

PS: Some other wedding posts here, here, and here.