Loose Ends

Holy moly, time really does fly in the last few weeks. By this time next week, I’ll be a married bee and on our honeymoon. Even as I type that it doesn’t seem real. I apologize for being absent last week on the blog, but even with all my lists, prep, and intentions I was still (and am still!) up to my eyeballs in tasks that need to be completed! People warned me about the craziness of the last week and they were NOT kidding.

So here’s what I’ve been up to!

Mr. Orchard and I got our marriage license from a lovely lady at city hall who informed us that any marriage license she authorized lasted no less than 50 years so we had better be ready to be stuck together. So cute!

marriage cert 1

Ready to sign! / Personal photo

I got down to business and finished up some loose ends, including our beautiful programs (as much as I want to share them RIGHT NOW I want our guests to be surprised by them, so more on those after the wedding!), our cake pie plates and tiers, our amazing wedding flowers, guestbook, table signs, redoing my “Eat, Drink, and Let’s Get Married” sign (thanks, hive!), and Mr. O built our photo booth backdrop (thanks, Mrs. Campfire!!!). I’ve also enjoyed throwing my bridal power around a bit. 🙂

Bridesmaid K gets told! / Personal photo

I also had to test several bottles of pink colored wines, sparkling wines, and champagne to determine the best one for our signature drink (SUCH hard work). The wine helped make it easier to write our wedding weekend timelines ;), which have received great feedback so far!

So proud of my pretty timelines! / Personal photo

In addition to all that, Mr. Orchard and I have started working on our first dance choreography—I’m pretty sure being a Zumba instructor, a past member of several high school musicals, and an avid fan of Dancing with the Stars (the logic I provided Mr. Orchard with) in no way qualifies me for this job, but it’s what time and the budget will allow for! Worst case scenario, we’ll just sway like many couples have done before us!

I’m really looking forward to sharing our flowers with you all in my next post. It was the most time consuming project I’ve had, but it is also my absolute favorite!

What loose ends are you tying up?


Mrs. Orchard

Morgantown, WV
Wedding Date:
November 2013
Falling for You: Boyz II Men
The Kiddie Conundrum
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  1. Member
    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 3:24 pm

    Good luck with all of your last minute tasks!

  2. campfire Bee
    campfire 1045 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:29 pm

    Woohoo! I can’t wait to see how your backdrop turned out! Good luck, lady! It’s going to be amazing!

  3. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:13 pm

    Enjoy your last week of crazy and fun!

  4. pyramid Bee
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:50 pm

    Good luck in your last week! I’m excited to see more about that timeline that looks so nice and detailed!

  5. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:14 pm

    can’t believe it’s coming up so soon! it’s going to be awesome!

  6. camel Bee
    camel 703 posts, Busy bee @ 5:38 am

    Wow time does fly. I hope the week up to your big day goes smoothly! Sounds like you have everything under control though!

  7. Member
    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 11:26 am

    I can’t believe you get married next week. Super exciting. I can’t wait to see it all come together.

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