With toasts over it was time for one of the most important parts of the wedding—the cake (from Baker’s Pride)! You may remember our amazing cake tasting, which was basically us sitting in Forsyth Park eating cupcakes and drinking champagne. We decided on a three-tier round cake with a hummingbird top and bottom layer, vanilla center layer, and white buttercream frosting. You may also recall the gold fleur de lis cake topper I planned on using. Well, we got onto the dance floor for our first dance, and I got my first glimpse of the cake.
After hair and makeup the ladies and I met my parents at my boss’s house for lunch.
Mom and dad
A bit unconventional? Maybe, but my boss is awesome and her house is beautiful and she offered, so I accepted with a great big thank you! It certainly was one less thing for me to worry about organizing, and I thought it’d be more comfortable then everyone trying to get ready at the hotel. Only it almost didn’t happen…
This past weekend Mr. S and I attended two weddings, back to back on Friday and Saturday night. They are the first weddings we’ve gone to since becoming engaged ourselves, so the guest experience was quite different from when I attended weddings pre-engagement.
Honestly, I haven’t been a guest at that many weddings. Even though I’m a few months from turning 30 years old (gah!), Mr. S and I are among the first of our peers to get married. Prior to this weekend, the last wedding I went to was for my older cousin almost five years ago, long before engagement rings and wedding bells were a blip on my radar. Needless to say, back then I wasn’t so much focused on details of the centerpieces and invitations as I was on what was being served at the open bar.
But this time around, with our own impending nuptials mere months away, I was furiously taking mental notes on all the specifics of their ceremonies and receptions. What music did they use for the processional and the offertory? How many minutes did it take to get through the receiving line? Oh hello ushers! Shoot, I need to figure out ushers…
I’m here today to bring you some wedding d-r-a-m-a. And by drama I mean entirely internal conflict that is quite literally keeping me up at night in fits of panic.
I can’t decide what to do for bridesmaids’ dresses. I already shared my quest for the perfect mint dress with you. But I’ve somehow gotten this idea of ombre/shades of sea glass, and now I can’t make it stop.
I don’t think anyone planning their wedding thinks they are going to get divorced. Because otherwise, duh, why get married? Of course, I am not walking into this union thinking that it won’t work out. I can’t imagine my life without Mr. BC. But the reality is that a lot of marriages do not end up making it. (Although, according to DivorceSource it sounds like that 50% divorce rate thing is not accurate. So, yay!) Despite the fact that we’ve been together for eight years, relationships take work. In an effort to create an even more stable union and hopefully learn more about each other, I bought this book:
While Mr. BC was in town, we took a day to each read the book and discuss our thoughts. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read for me, I think I finished in two hours. What I really liked about this book is it helped me identify things about myself. Seriously, I kind of shocked myself. In case anyone is unfamiliar with the book, Gary Chapman has identified five basic “love languages” that people identify with. His secret to a happy and fulfilling relationship is making sure that you know your partner’s love language, and that you’re speaking it (and of course, vice versa). People tend to love others the way they want to be loved, and it may not mesh with the way your partner actually needs to be loved. Very interesting stuff.
We’re really excited for our big day next year! We’ve been doing a lot of the prep work so far by booking all of the various people, places, and things we will need and haven’t gotten too much into the DIY yet of invitations and decor. We did, however, want to know how long we have until we take the plunge. That’s why we came up with the idea to make some sort of countdown so that we can keep track of how much longer we have being single…I mean how long we have until we get married! So, we decided to make these wedding countdown blocks.
Using scrap wood that we have from other projects, we needed to saw off wood to make a stand for the blocks and also the blocks themselves. We used scrap 2x4s for those. We cut off enough pieces so that we would be able to have enough numbers for all the days we had left.