November 6, 2017

The Monday Soundtrack: Marry Me

This week’s Monday Soundtrack is extra special because I spent the past few days working on my own wedding plans! My parents flew in from Chicago to spend the weekend with us, and it was nothing short of perfect.

First of all, I know you’re wondering if I ended up popping that mini bottle of champagne with “the perfect dress” on the label. (Get the backstory on how much these mini bottles have made wedding planning much more enjoyable).

Well, the answer is: YES!!!!

The best part of the weekend was finding my wedding dress!!!! (I can’t put enough exclamation points at the end of that sentence – I’m just too excited). I intentionally waited until my mom was in town because I really wanted her there, along with my future mother-in-law and one of my bridesmaids. (Don’t get me wrong, I would have loved having ALL the girls there with me, but there are too many miles between all of us!)

And I’ll be honest. I was nervous walking in!! It’s one of those moments you know is going to happen, and you’re super excited but also unsure of the whole situation. Because it just seemed so surreal to me! And despite working with wedding dresses every single weekend, it’s a completely different experience picking my very own.

But I am thrilled to say we found THE dress! All I can say is it’s absolutely perfect, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. I have to keep everything else a secret because B can’t see it until our first look on the big day. But I can give you one hint: it’s from BHLDN!

Other exciting highlights from the week:

  • Showing my parents our wedding venue in person! They had already seen photos online, but there’s something special about walking on the property and taking it all in together. It makes it much easier to imagine how the day will unfold. And no surprise: they love the waterfront views as much as we do! B’s parents also came with so we could check out our rehearsal dinner venue. I have to say – they picked the perfect place! Is it August yet??
  • Checking a few other items off our wedding to-do list, including meeting with our amazing DJ (A2Z Music Factory, we can’t wait to celebrate our day with you!), finalizing our guest list and getting ready to send out our save the dates! Is this even real life?? The days are flying by, and B and I are having a blast imagining how all the pieces will come together.
  • Hot cider, bourbon and boo brownies on Halloween. Yes, it was as amazing as it sounds.
  • Going from a sunrise city engagement shoot to a sunset shoot out in Virginia’s countryside in one day. One of my favorite parts of living here is having so many amazing places to photograph, all within an hour of my home base. A few sneak peeks are below, and the blog posts are coming later this week!
  • Working on wedding albums for my sweet couples! There’s something extra special about re-living all the beautiful moments and creating a treasured heirloom all at the same time.

Song of the week:

This song seemed so appropriate for this week: “Marry Me” by Train.


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