Progress Post: Approx. 388 days to go
We've been engaged since January 2 and went full throttle into planning and find ourselves done with pretty much all of the "big" stuff with over a year to go. I'm graduating with my MA next Friday so then I can start my DIY madness.
I like glitter and burlap. Let's go!
The "vision" for this whole thing is rustic chic. I know that's a weird concept to a lot of people (my father for instance) but I'm really sold on it. I have a lot of DIY ideas and a very crafty MOH who is down to help with anything. It's going to require a lot of glitter, burlap, spray paint, tiny plastic farm animals and brown paper but in the end I'm hoping it'll be beautiful. Oh and the colors are grey, yellow and assorted metallic neutrals.
We're getting married here: John H. Pierce House in Lincoln, MA
Bridesmaids are (most likely) wearing:
Groomsmen are wearing (though it's not available to actually see until August):
Bouquet inspiration (florist: The French Bouquet):
Centerpiece inspiration (only with white peonies and several small, glittered/painted farm animals running down the tables):
Cake inspiration (baker: The Bean Counter):
Bottom tier only:
Top 2 tiers:
Bottom&top tier: chocolate cake w/ salted caramel filling
Middle tier: vanilla cake w/ white chocolate filling
All iced in vanilla buttercream and (lightly!) dusted w/ edible glitter.
Plus we'll have a red velvet sheet cake w/ cream cheese icing instead of an additional tier because 4 tiers is too many in my opinion.
Bride shoes (my mom got these for me when we got engaged. I have 13 pairs of TOMS. Not obsessed. Ha.):
I might do heels for the ceremony because I'm 5'4" and all of my BMs are 5'9"+ and my fiance is 6'2" but ehhhhh, comfort is key.
We've also booked a caterer (Tastings), booked a DJ (for super cheap!!) and booked a photographer (Ruth Eileen Photography). I'm sort of obsessed with her. We're doing our engagement pictures on June 23 at the place we met which is a diner/music venue where Mike's band was playing. He slayed me with his sweet bass licks, haha. E-pics are 3 days shy of 2 years since we met so it's pretty cute.
We're planning a Honeymoon in England and France with more England than France over 14 days.
I haven't started dress shopping yet but I probably will by the end of June. I have a million ideas and really need to focus on a few so I don't end up trying on 100 dresses. Neither I or my mother and MOH have the patience for that.
Michael (fiance) is a graphic designer and will be designing our save the dates, invites and other paper goods. He's already working on a monogram for us which I am stupid excited about.
I have a ton more inspiration pictures but this is already verrrrrry long-winded. We have over a year to go and a lot already done so I'm hoping we're in pretty good shape!