Hello again, hive! It’s been over a month since my last post. Things have been busy in the Toadstool household—we’ve had a lot in our hands between driving back home for the holidays, visiting family and settling into a new life together.
But I am back now, with engagement pictures!
We got our e-pics a week after our wedding day. The reason? We took them a mere month before the big day. The way our photographer works is that he gives us the chance to see the raw files, we pick the ones we like, he edits them and gets back to us with prints and hi-res digitals. It is his way of making sure we love the pics we get—and it’s great, but I took my time (procrastinated) to go see the files, so we had to add those days to our waiting time.
The (fairly short) wait was worth it because we have these babies: (Photos by Alberto Alcorta Photography)
Early on in the wedding process, I was convinced that we would not have any flowers at the wedding. Flowers are beautiful, but I couldn’t stomach the price tags for floral arrangements (mind you, I hadn’t done any research into costs and just assumed that this would be well outside of our budget). I originally planned for the BMs to carry feather fans and I would carry a silk bouquet, like the ones in the images below.
Beautiful silk bouquet / Image via Etsy.com
Attention! Calling all hive members who walked down the aisle to an upbeat song! I need your help!
Okay, here’s the deal. I’m trying to decide what song to walk down the aisle to. I’ve been debating whether to share it or keep it to myself until after the wedding. But I need the advice of the hive to make my decision, so I guess that means I’ve got to share.
I really really want to walk down the aisle to “Save Me” by Gotye. Take a listen.
Video from YouTube
Here are the lyrics:
Hive member egaugh is selling a pre-owned Maggie Sottero gown, style “Savannah.” She is asking $550 for the street size 6 gown.
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…of wedding planning, that is.
The logical way to start would be simply picking a date and place, but when you begin planning your wedding less than seven months (yes, we have a short engagement!) before you get married, you unfortunately have to tentatively decide on a date—and then try to find a venue that works.
For example, the venue I truly thought would be ours:
It’s beautiful, yes, but it’s also in a park with a ton of meaning to Mr. Lemur and I. We first stumbled across this park while geocaching after a Christmas shopping trip. We returned less than three months later for our one-year “dating anniversary.” We came back again several times before ending up here the day we got engaged—proposal story spoiler alert!
nativedesires shares this photo of her flower girl admiring her wedding gown.
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I really am very excited to be the next bee. I originally started writing a blog just for fun—it helped me get my thoughts organized and put pictures and words together all in one place. A few weeks in, I shared it with Mr. Lemur’s sister, who is currently working in Africa, to keep her updated on the wedding planning. The more I wrote, the more I loved it, and I submitted my application to Weddingbee not thinking there was much of a chance! But here I am, and when I saw the lemur icon, I just couldn’t say no. Mr. Lemur said I should choose the jackrabbit because I love to run, but the little lemur reminds me of my childhood days watching Zoboomafoo. Anyone else? I discovered I can still sing the whole theme song! (Maybe that’s not something I should admit.)
Photo credit/ This was a great show (when I was ten, but it was still a great show).
Confession time: I don’t actually know what to write next. Writing posts to prepare for my application was natural to me, but somehow writing an introductory post seems way more difficult! I even checked out the first posts of some of my favorite bloggers, Miss Gray Wolf, Mrs. Wallaby, and Miss Otter for some inspiration. I’m afraid I can’t top those posts—but Mr. Lemur says to just talk about us, so here it goes.
Happy Friday, hive! I’m beyond thrilled to introduce our newest, outdoorsy bee! Join me in welcoming Miss Lemur to the hive!
Miss Lemur, Greenville, SC
Age & Occupation: 22, Graduate Student
Fiance’s Age & Occupation: 22, Security Officer
Engagement Date: October 9, 2012
Wedding Date: May 2013
Venue: Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center
About Me: I may fancy myself a doctor after too many episodes of House—but in reality I’m finally almost done with my degree in business administration (less than three months left!). My fiance and I met at school in undergrad hundreds of miles away from either of our hometowns and have been happily running and hiking together ever since. We’re undertaking a long distance relationship as I finish school and we plan our casual wedding for a day after graduation—needless to say, it will be the busiest and most exciting weekend of our lives so far!