So anyways the venue is a massive farm, and they are fixing up the old barn for receptions, but retaining its character and all of the ceiling beams. It is going to be amazing, and I really won't need too many decorations, especially since I don't want to take away from its beauty. They are fixing up a really cool area outside for the ceremony, with rolling hills and tons of trees surrounding it all.. the fall colors are going to be awesome! Outside of the barn is a patio area with a big fireplace, and that's where cocktail hour will be. And the food, oh the food. We haven't had a tasting yet but imagine things on the menu with the words "maple" or "cider-glazed." The fall theme is on full blast, and I love it!
Here are the dresses I want my bridesmaids to wear (click on the color 'plum') and I've already bought their gifts. I have a problem, I know, but they were on sale last week! Also, none of them read this blog so no worries. I kind of want to ask them in a cute way, but I'm not sure how.. any ideas??
The general theme I am going with is fall, obviously, so think pumpkins, leaves, deep oranges/plums/reds/yellows, etc. If you want to see more of my pins, comment and ask for my Pinterest handle, I am happy to share!
I even have the favors I want in mind. I saw these when we were at another venue and I fell in love. I don't have a photo of them, but just picture a glass mason jar mug with a pumpkin-shaped chalkboard label. The mugs will be at each seat, with a napkin the same purple color as the bridesmaids dresses sticking out of it, along with an orange and white striped paper straw.
And I'm saving the best part for last.... I have booked the most awesome photographers in the world: Wait for it, wait for it... Dayna and Blue Eyes from Princess Burlap. No seriously, I really did. One of the coolest blog friends I have is flying to Pennsylvania to shoot my wedding. Guys, I am so giddy about this, she is an amazing photographer (and writer too, check out her blog!) and I not only get to meet her in real life, but she is going to photograph my wedding. Be still my beating out-of-control heart! Check out Dayna's photography website here!
Wedding planning is definitely more involved than I expected it to be, but I really love it. I like being super organized and so this has really become something fun I look forward to each day. I don't know if I ever mentioned it on this blog, but when I entered my freshman year of college, my life goal was to have my own wedding planning business. Being a business major scared me off of it though, and I changed my major to psychology then went to law school on a whim, but wedding planning was apparently my first love! By the way guys, I promise this isn't going to turn into a wedding-planning-only blog, but since this is one of the biggest and most exciting things going on in my life right now, especially in light of all the crappy, it is something happy that I love to focus on and I will definitely be posting about it from time to time (okay, maybe more often than that, but I can't say for sure) #IdowhatIwant #sorrynotsorry #thanksfortuningin haha ;-)