Don’t report me to the corny police for the title.
While I focused my priorities on researching photographers, ceremony rituals, lighting, and table decor, Mr. Angelfish was knee deep in research about food, alcohol, and music. In other words, Mr. A just wants to have an amazing party. Of course I am also interested in making sure our guests enjoy themselves from our hospitality, but Mr. A seemed to hit his wedding-planning groove with the food and entertainment, so I let him have at it!
We were both born and raised in the DC/Maryland area, and we wanted water featured in the wedding, so of course that translated to us as seafood. We have read multiple glowing reviews on Patuxent Greens and their signature fresh seafood, so we are looking forward to trying it out. I chose bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer, and Mr. A negotiated a “surf ‘n’ turf” option of filet mignon and Maryland crab cakes for the main course.
Mr. A sent this inspiration photo to the sales manager within the first week of our contract negotiations. / Image via Legal Seafood
Update: After compiling the results of both polls, the winning date for our holiday post-a-thon is Monday, November 24th. That’s three days away! See you guys on the boards on Monday evening at 7:00 PM EST. Thanks for voting!
Hi bees! The hostesses and I have been brainstorming some really fun holiday topics to discuss in our holiday post-a-thon this year. We’re so excited to host another post-a-thon on the boards in the coming weeks!
For the first time ever (that I know of, at least) we’re letting the hive decide when we have our post-a-thon. But wait…what is a post-a-thon, you might ask? Basically it’s just an excuse for as many of us to get together on the boards at the same time…and start lots of threads about wedding-related and non-wedding-related things. This next one’s going to be holiday themed, so many of our threads will be about all the various aspects of getting ready for and celebrating the holidays. And this post-a-thon is calling for some delish holiday beverages, like a hot cup of spiced tea or some yummy hot chocolate.
So, without further ado…
Note: The post-a-thon will begin at 7:00 PM EST on the chosen date.
Note #2: I have also posted a poll on the boards, and we’ll compile the results of both polls to decide the winning date!
Hive, I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA. I don’t have any grand excuse—the school year just really started to pick up, and I started supervising an extracurricular, which seemed to take up all my spare time! My apologies. I’ll try to be back more consistently. I’ve loved reading all the other bees’ blogs, though! Particularly our newbees.
1. What was your biggest priority about (or for?) the event (e.g., catering, photography)?
Photography was definitely my biggest priority, both emotionally and budget-wise. I would have been devastated if there was a problem. It paid off because I love our photos to pieces and would gladly spend as much as we did again.
2. What was your biggest concern for the day (e.g., rain, nobody dancing, guests being bored)?
As soon as we became engaged, I had venue on the mind. And with good reason! There’s really not much planning you can do without knowing where you’re getting married.
At this point, we were still ball-parking a head count, and we had very few actual requirements.
I knew I wanted something in Bend.
I thought something outdoors would be cool.
And keep me the hell out of a golf course.
Well, unfortunately, my dislike of the golf course wedding (which there is absolutely nothing wrong with—my sister-in-law’s golf course wedding was breathtaking) spawned from the feeling that the only venues in Central Oregon are golf courses! They’re beautiful and well groomed, but just not our style.
We asked and you delivered! You guys suggested some amazing names for Celia Grace’s wedding dress from their 2015 collection. We’ve narrowed it down to four, and once again we’re leaving it in your hands! Please vote below on your favorite name for this dress.
As a reminder, the dress looks like this:
Celia Grace connects women around the world so they can help each other—women in the US and Europe help seamstresses in India and Cambodia earn respect and a living wage so they can better themselves, their families, and their communities. Celia Grace seamstresses help brides have even more beautiful, joyful, and meaningful weddings.
By naming each dress after an inspiring woman Celia Grace continues this cycle of building positive connections between women around the world.