Sorry for the bit of radio silence there, hive. I’ve been really sick this past week and unable to do pretty much anything. One of the days I was sick, we had already arranged for our cake tasting and I felt bad about canceling it, so even though I wasn’t feeling great, we went anyway. I thought I’d be able to handle eating a bit and sitting with friends for a few hours.
Our cake is being made by the mother of Bridesmaid M2. She owns a specialty cake shop, and pretty much the week we got engaged, she invited me to the shop to talk desserts and was offering to do ours for us and was so excited for us. It means a lot to both Mr. Dove and me, as we adore their entire family. They have always been so welcoming to us and have treated us like family. With neither of us having our moms close by, Mrs. M2 has become a welcome mother figure in our lives—fussing over food and what we’re doing on holidays and making sure we have bug spray and sunscreen on the trips they invite us on. It’s nice just to have someone worry, as bad as that sounds! But anyway, I am so excited to be working with them for our cake!
Sadly, I took one bite of the cake and realized that my throat was just not up to eating that day, and I had to watch Mr. Dove try all of the options. This was just our first cake tasting and design date, as well as trying some cookie options for cocktail hour, so thankfully it wasn’t the only chance till the wedding day we’d get to stuff our faces with desserts. But for now, it was all up to Mr. Dove.
All photos personal / Yes he is making a stupid smile. We take lots of photos like this. He was actually very excited.
You’ve all met Bridesmaid Fresnel in my previous posts. She is also in the midst of planning a wedding that is taking place shortly after mine and Mr. Dreamcatcher’s. If you’re hoping this post is filled with juicy drama and cat fights, I’m sorry but you’re going to be very disappointed. No Bride Wars over here.
Planning a wedding simultaneously with your bestie has a ton of perks. It’s great having someone to bounce things off of who doesn’t get sick of your wedding talk. Because we all know nobody cares about your wedding as much as you do. It’s great having someone facing all the exact problems you are on a similar timeline. Plus, Bridesmaid Fresnel is extremely creative and an excellent problem solver. Paired with my organizational skills, we make a pretty awesome wedding-planning team, if I do say so myself.
Mr. Prince Charming and I decided that our wedding gifts to one another would be love letters. We both strongly identify with “words of affirmation” as our love language. Not only is this an obvious choice in regard to our love languages, but it’s also a super budget-friendly idea! This endeavor was $14.95 for me, but could easily be a freebie if you have paper at home.
While fiddling around in a boutique store a few days ago, I came across a book that perfectly fits the mission.
You know what I love about getting married in 2016? A lot of “traditions” are fairly optional anymore. Nowadays, there isn’t a ton of side-eye for less-than-typical bridal parties, like ours. Thankfully, many brides and grooms before me have paved the way, making uneven numbers and various genders pretty common. From my last post you can gather I have two “bridesmen,” which is simply my male version of a bridesmaid. Microscope and Coaster have been two of my best friends since elementary school. We were pretty cool kids.
You’re welcome for those embarrassing awesome pictures. These gentlemen are two of the most important men in my life, and giving them a special role in our wedding was very important to me.