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!! 🙂
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