It’s totally exciting to know that this time next month, we’ll be a merry little duo (trio, whoa!). Time, as we anticipated, has flown by since our June 29th engagement, and we’re in a sweet mess of final wedding planning details as we round the corner into December.
There isn’t a whole laundry list of things that I can point out this month like I did in July, August, September, and October; we finished building our farmhouse-style wedding tables, got down on the Black Friday sales and ordered Pete a snazzy new outfit for 25% off + free shipping (yo!), made some super over-processed decisions about tablecloths, dealt with furniture rentals, and contracted a lovely local pastry chef to make us the cake of our dreams.
Our most anticipated event of the month was visiting our wedding and reception venue on it’s Night Of Lights, the kick-off to the holiday season.
Trimmed immaculately, to say we were impressed with how the space was transformed for the holidays is a pure understatement. We wandered around for hours, mouths agape, realizing that there was nothing we could do to improve upon the space. It overflows it flowers all year round, but that night it was something special.
Unlike other shoppers who attended the special event, we dissected every last corner of the building, determining where our tables would be set up, what walls would need to be shifted (thankfully, not many, and thankfully, the owners were happy to consider different options), and how the procession would go down.
I also scoured their selection of oversized pine cones. Delightful, right?
If you’re wondering what we decided on for seating, I lucked into finding some rental chairs at Hank Parker that weren’t inexpensive, but suited our style better than any of the other rentals I had scoped out. I was able to lock in a promotional price for having seen at a local wedding expo, a savings that actually ended up costing us about $75.
They look like this, although we’ll probably use them without the cushion for a cleaner effect. They’ll vibe nicely with our farmhouse tables.
I guess it’s a good thing that we don’t have to fuss a lot with this beautiful space, it’s seasonal decor is right up our seasonal wedding’s alley. Also, there are still umpteen-bajillion other things that I need to do between now and the wedding, and I hadn’t quite figured out how to fit major efforts in decoration into the equation. Better things to be worrying about including finishing the elusive wedding favors, making bouquets, planning table centerpieces, figuring out who can do my hair and how, and getting all of last minute ceremony script details under wraps. Did I mention that we asked one of my cousins to become ordained to marry us, and he said yes? I’m beaming rays of excitement.
The finish line is in sight, and it’s going to be a great day. Thanks for all the love, this is an awesome time of our lives.