Happy Sunday friends.
I'm sitting here staring at my laptop asking all of these ridiculous questions like do I want our guests to eat mini quiches for hors d'eouvres or bacon wrapped dates? What on earth are we gonna do about an officiator? Where do we even look for freaking rings?
Yea, I realize that some of these questions should've probably been answered a little more than 6 months out from the big day but as is typical with Dan and I, we kind of managed to do this entirely backwards.
Planning a wedding can be stressful. That's no joke. Your perception of making your dreams a reality turns into, "okay so what can we actually afford, and what do we really want to spend our money on?"
But, that being said, I love entertaining people. If I didn't, I wouldn't be a baker, nor would I be planning a wedding dance party. So all of this, despite making myself have multiple heart attacks, has been a really positive adventure.
After months of going back and forth on so many things, we decided on a rad industrial venue. We met our wonderfully warm and talented photographer. We chose a day, but whether or not we're sporting rings is still TBA. But you better believe that there will be plenty of confetti filled balloons and snacks.
I'm making my best effort to enjoy every second of this process now that most of the big decisions have been made. I'm devoting time to what really matters, and letting go of the things that seemed so big before.
My wedding dress won't be that fancy ball gown that I imagined it would be. We're not having a formal sit-down dinner. There will not be a million extended family members piled in. And to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't want it any other way. What we're going to have is a party full of friends and loved ones dancing deep into the night with plenty of booze, sweets, and tunes to last forever.
We're doing things the way that we want; not based on anyone else's expectations.
So for now, I'm going to go back to looking at all of these catering menus and cake recipes.
Happy Sunday friends.
All of the engagement photos you see here are thanks to our lovely photographer Rachel Joy Barehl. We can't thank her enough for capturing us in the best way possible and with so much love. We look forward to her shooting our wedding as well. If you have a moment, please go check out her work here. You will forever be inspired.
I'm Ariel. Home Bakery Owner. Apparel Designer. Blogger. Come explore my blog and get inspired.