Our wedding is 99 days away!
In 99 days I will actually be “That Mrs. Miller.” It seems like such a long way away, but it will be here before we know it.
Mike is the calm one. He’s always like “Everything will be fine.” and “Stop worrying.” Yeah, ok. If you know me, you know that “worry” is my middle name. I worry about things that haven’t even happened. I think in worst case scenarios and imagine the worst possible outcomes. My brain never shuts down and I’m constantly trying to process, what seems like, a million different things at once.
I haven’t ventured into “bridezilla” territory yet and I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that. Mike, I’m sure, would rather I not get to that point either. It is, however, getting down to the wire and even though we’re having a small (and I do mean really small) wedding it seems like there’s still a million things to do.
We’re getting married at Kingsley Plantation (I hope…..I’ve got to get the paperwork submitted to obtain a permit because it’s a National Park.) I’ve been visiting Kingsley since I was 16 years old. Even earlier than that if you consider that my Mom went there once when she was pregnant with me. We both kind of think that’s maybe why I’m drawn to it. It could be that or it could be that I really love old houses, and architecture and history.
The reception space has been booked and the food has been chosen. We’re having our reception at an Italian restaurant I’ve been going to since I was a kid. Joseph’s has been around for over 50 years and it’s always been one of my favorite places to eat. Luckily Mike likes it too and agreed it would be the perfect place for the reception. Booking the place was a breeze because the owners and staff are really lovely people who will do whatever they can to make their customers happy.
Everyone always wants to know about “The Dress” so I’ll tell you about my dress. It’s not really a wedding dress and I’m still waiting to get it. I ordered it online a size larger than I need because you can always have it altered and taken in but you can’t always add. I don’t really believe in the old superstition that the groom isn’t supposed to see the wedding dress, so there’s a picture below. My friend Stephanie said it looked “Grecian” and I suppose she’s right, but even though I’m nowhere near Greek Goddess status, I’m hoping that when I put it on I fall in love with it as much as I did the picture. I ordered it early enough so that if I absolutely hate it I still have time to find something else.
Another thing I’ve been worried about was our rings. We took care of that last weekend and it was such a relief. The lady at Helzberg was giving off the impression that she just really didn’t want to be there that day and Mike had to calm me down and keep me from asking someone else to help us. I feel really unsure about giving our hard-earned money to someone who doesn’t seem like they appreciate our business.
My wedding band came from Helzberg and we purchased Mike’s from Kay jewelers. I’m in love with both of our rings. Mike wanted something unique and something that fit his personality and I wanted something that had some bling, because obviously. My Mom makes jewelry and I’ve asked her to make my wedding day jewelry and can’t wait to see what she comes up with!
I’m doing my own invitations. Like literally making them from the ground up. I’ve designed them and I’m so excited because they fit both of our personalities to a tee. Think geeky and comic book related. I can’t wait for everyone to see them. As soon as I’ve got Kingsley Plantation booked I’ll be able to finish them and can then find someone locally to print them. We’ve almost got everything together to make the wedding favors (they will be CD’s with a selection of some of our favorite love songs). I’ve also designed the CD inserts myself (again, think geeky and comic book related).
There are still many things left to do, but most of the big things have pretty much been checked off the list. I’m super thankful to my friend Amanda who has given me a lot of support, opinions and has been there when I need her. She’s the best and I’m super happy that she’ll be standing up next to me on the big day.
Shockingly, this wasn’t a recipe post, but my life isn’t always about food. I’ve always known that I’d be mixing in some life stuff here and there as well as other things that interest me. Hopefully you guys will keep reading my posts and stick around for the journey, food related or not.