Monday, April 9, 2018

Wedding Updates!

Good morning everyone!! I have been meaning to do a wedding updates post for a while now :) We are pretty much in the final stretch now, with less than two months to go! You would think that we had everything under control, but there's actually still quite a lot of (small) details to take care of. This is a long post so grab your coffee or a green tea and let's jump right in!


We sent out our wedding Save the Dates quite a while ago, but I wanted to share them with you now! We worked with If It's Paper in Greensboro, NC, to design our Save the Dates and I absolutely LOVE how they turned out. We used one of our engagement photos as the background and gold foil hand calligraphy for our names. Our envelopes had the same gold foil color on the inside to match the Save the Dates (I removed our address for privacy reasons but it was included on the envelopes haha!). When the Save the Dates were ready, we picked them up from the store and they had a cute little package all ready for us, with a little container of envelope moistener. One afternoon my mom came over and we put together all of Save the Date materials and stamped them in just a few hours. One tip: when you take them to the post office, tell them that they're wedding-related and you want to hand cancel the envelopes yourself. They will give you a stamp so that you can stamp all of the envelopes by hand - this way they don't have to run them through a machine and risk getting them dirty or messed up. :) 

We are also working with If It's Paper on our wedding invitations and OMG - they are so beautiful I can't wait to share them with you! If It's Paper has locations in both Greensboro and Raleigh and you can schedule an appointment here.

Secondly, how do you guys feel about a pink cake?!


Since our wedding is outside in June in the Charleston humidity, we've had to be pretty creative about the cake! We can't have our cake outside too long or it will melt in the heat. What we've planned to do is have a small two-layer cake that we can bring outside right before the traditional cake cutting, and then have pre-sliced cake plates ready to pass out to all the guests. I want to keep the cake pretty simple, and these blush pink ones are stunning! I love that they're unique and not your traditional white cake.

On another note, we had an AMAZING couples shower this past weekend thrown by my bridesmaids and best friends, Melissa, Kelsey and Anna! They had asked if I wanted a traditional bridal shower or a couple's shower, and I opted for a couple's shower because I thought it would be fun to include Chris and all of our couples friends as well. (Plus my cousin is throwing me a traditional bridal shower later this month!) We had the shower at VBGB (a brewery) near uptown Charlotte and it was SOOO much fun!! Here's a picture of me with Melissa, Kels and Anna!


It was raining on Saturday, but since the shower was held indoors, I wore this white romper from Hello Molly (be sure to check out the back of it, it's sooo cute!). We played a really fun game called the "Shoe Game" where Chris and I each held one of our shoes and sat back-to-back. Then Melissa asked us questions and we had to raise either Chris's shoe or my shoe depending on the answer to the question. It was hilarious - for example one of the questions was, "Who is funnier?" - Chris raised his own shoe and I raised my own hahah! Another question was "Who is messier?" in which both Chris and I raised my shoe. ;)

Chris & I at our shower

I wish that I had taken pictures of the decorations (they had baby pictures out of Chris and me!) but it was a whirlwind - Chris and I were both trying to talk to everyone and the time flew by really fast. A few of our friends told us that it was a very small glimpse at what our wedding would be like - trying to talk to everyone the entire night!

As I mentioned before, I have another shower coming up two weekends from now that my cousin Jennifer is throwing. Since this one is a little nicer (and at her home, not at a brewery hahah) I want to wear a dress that is a little fancier. What is your opinion on these, #1 or #2?!


They are very similar but I want to keep one and return the other, so let me know your thoughts!!

I have some really fun wedding blog posts coming up including one on our registry and a Q &A with Chris. Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below!! :)

xoxo
Cait

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58 comments:

  1. Both dresses are gorgeous but I'm leaning toward #2!

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  2. Awww!! Everything is coming together so well! All so dreamy too! Exciting!

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  3. How exciting! Sounds like a fun time and your save the dates are the cutest. I think the cake would be my favorite part of planning a wedding.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. Caitlin I think our showers are on the same day! April 28!!!! Congrats! http://vidafashionista.com

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  5. I love reading the wedding updates Cait. I am getting married in August so I feel like I am planning right along with you. I like the first dress the best but both are so pretty, you really can't go wrong <3

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  6. Absolutely love the blush cakes! My wedding two years ago was blush and gold so we did a blush cake and got so many compliments on it -- people couldn't wait to eat it! And when attending so many weddings guests love to see unique touches that make it your own. Can't wait to see what you put together! From what you've posted so far it seems like it's going to be such a romantic garden wedding.

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  7. Dress #1 for your second shower! Although you look gorgeous in both!

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  8. Nice post dear! x

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  9. So sweet, very excited to see your wedding pics! I love the second dress for your bridal shower :)

    Elvira
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    www.elleworeit.ca

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  10. So exciting! Dress #2!

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  11. Hi Caitlin! I love to see your wedding posts because I'm getting married in September, and it's so nice to hear how you are getting through the stress of planning but also enjoying the process. I love your white romper - so adorable! I also love both dresses, but I love the added details like the sleeves on #2! Thanks for sharing, and good luck. :)

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  12. You're getting married on my birthday!

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  13. Love the first cake with the touch of gold!! and loved the first dress with the straps. So fun to see your wedding updates! I am now 15 years married with 4 kids, the secret always listen even when you are angry and be patient with your self as well as with him. Good luck on the big day!!

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  14. This was a great, fun post! You have some amazing friends-your couples shower seemed so much fun! I vote dress #2-I love the little cold shoulder sleeves! Could you keep one for your rehearsal dinner?

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  15. Both dresses are cute, but I like #1 the best! :)

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  16. I had a blush pink cake with white detailing and it was so beautiful!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  17. Aww it’s getting close! I love seeing all the details! The blush cake is beautiful!

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  18. Both dresses are beautiful! I love this little update, what cute ideas!!

    Happy Monday!
    Michael
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  19. I vote for dress #2. Both are beautiful but I think the off shoulder with straps and the smaller portion of see through at the bottom take # 2 to a higher level of elegance!

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  20. Hi, Didn't you have a blue dress like the first dress? I would go with dress #2. It's beautiful on you. But you can't go wrong either way! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I always say that the only thing I wouldn't redo at my wedding is my choice of husband and my wedding cake. But after seeing the pictures of the pink cake, I may have changed my mind.

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  21. Aww we have the same wedding date! It’s gunna be a great date! ❤️ I vote dresss #1!!

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  22. Both look gorgeous on you, but #2 speaks to me more!

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  23. Love the second dress! And enjoy every second of your wedding planning! Yesterday was our 7 month wedding anniversary, and I miss everything about our wedding day and being a bride-to-be, so much!! <3

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  24. I love the dress N 1

    XO

    C

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  25. Both are pretty, but I think Dress #2 has more details that make it stand out!

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  26. I vote Dress #1! I think the cold shoulder trend is going to look soooooo dated soon -- you'll look back at pictures of you in the first dress and think timeless + pretty!

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  27. And I LOVE the pink cake idea!

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  28. Both are gorgeous on you, but I pick dress #2!

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  29. love hearing about your wedding plans.

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  30. So so exciting! I'm loving the wedding updates! And I vote for dress #1 although they are both perfect.

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  31. Dress #2. The blush cake is gorgeous!! Love your save the dates. My wedding colors were blush, gray and white and my flowers were so amazingly beautiful! I had hydrangeas, white and blush roses and peonies. I know your wedding will be gorgeous!

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  32. I love white dress #2!! It looks amazing on you!

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  33. Dress number 1 is so cute! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!! I'm almost exactly a year out from mine!

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  34. I'm loving dress number ONE...

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  35. I had a blush pink cake, and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the favorite thing from my reception and it photographed beautifully!

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  36. I had a blush pink cake, and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was the favorite thing from my reception and it photographed beautifully!

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  37. Thank you for the post office tip...I did not know that.
    Love the pictures...so excited for you all! :)

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  38. I think a pink cake is fine as long as it's a light pink like the cake in the top photo. I vote for dress # 1.
    Also, can you please post the Palm Beach hotel review? Thanks!

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  40. Dress 1 stands out and all the images are amazing...Beautiful wedding cards share most hidden feelings you desire to portray Check out trending #Weddingcards themes @ https://goo.gl/iTPTxG

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  41. Thank you for the update!! I love both but probably #2 a little more because I love off the shoulder!

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  42. Sounds like your shower was a lot of fun - I always love when couples do the shoe game because there are bound to be some funny ones!!

    One piece of (unsolicited) advice that you definitely don't have to take: don't feel like you have to talk to everyone at your wedding. This is really your day to feel special and enjoy, you only do it once! So eat, drink, dance, talk to people when you have time, but please please please don't let the entire night go by because you feel rude not talking to everyone and then wish you had more time to spend with your husband on the dance floor. We spent about an hour right when we got to our reception going around table by table talking to people (we really tried to get to the people who came a long way or we see the least frequently), and then drew the line there. We gave a heartfelt speech thanking everyone so much for coming and then just enjoyed the rest of our night.

    When I've been a guest, I've never ever felt slighted if a bride doesn't talk to me - doesn't make me think she isn't grateful for me coming to celebrate her! Remember, the day is about you and Chris, it's not really about your guests.

    Whatever you decide, I hope it is an absolutely magical day!

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  43. dress 1, simpler…the others neckline felt too fussy for me

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  44. Dress #1 it's timeless. You don't want to look back and say I wish I would have picked the classier look. Plus, it makes you look slimmer and decades down the road you'll enjoy looking at your thin frame. :)

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  45. Love hearing about your wedding planning! Your invitations are so pretty and love the pictures from your couples shower!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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