Friday, October 21, 2011


I can't believe that it has been a month since seven! April 21st will be here before we know it! Blair and I have made lots of good progress and I am getting more and more excited with each passing day. At Anna's wedding this past weekend (Here & here) we were asked by several people if it was strange for us to think that we were next. The answer? No. Nothing feels more natural or just absolutely as it should be than for me to be married to Blair.

Say Cheese!

Yup, Blair and I are successfully still engaged post-engagement photo shoot. Not that this is something I thought we would necessarily disagree on but as Angie, our out-of-this-world awesome photographer reminded us; we probably haven't been photographed quite like this since our senior portraits in high school. Yikes. We had a mild, cloudy afternoon but despite the less than sunshiney weather (which Angie said is actually is nice because light is not as much of an issue for her and Blair and I are not squinting into the sun) we took some really great pictures at the church where we will be married and in my Grandmother's yard. My Grandfather, "Fado", passed away a few months after Blair and I began dating and I thought this would be a great way to include him in our day as he designed and built that house and it is where my mom and all of her brothers and sisters were raised. It was hard for me to pick my favorites but here are a few!

Angie said we are laughing in a lot of our pictures. I keep telling myself that this is a good thing

One where we are actually just smiling. These were taken closer to the street where several people drove by waving/honking. Angie said "Just wait til your wedding day; people love to honk at the bride". Great.


To Grandmothers house we go!

The yard where many games were played, knees skinned, and now engagement pictures taken?

Blair asked Angie if he could take a few "Zoolander" shots. I don't think she was quite sure what to make of this at first. This is what we got. I tried warning her that she was going to have her hands full with him; I think she understands now.
I am beyond thrilled with how our pictures turned out. It has been so fun to share them with our family and I am so thankful that Angie was able to capture the essence of who Blair and I are as a pair; I know she pictures that she will take on our wedding day will be equally; if not more wonderful than these. Thank you Suburbanite Photography and Angie!

The Ten

This is how Blair and I have started referring to our wedding party. We each have 10 attendants; is this a large group? Yes, without a doubt. Is every single one of these people important to us and unbelievably supportive of us and our lives together? Duh. It is for this reason that I struggled with picking bridesmaids dresses. It is difficult to find a dress that can perfectly compliment all figures and skin/hair tones but I did my best! I strayed from my original color (A blush pink/champagne color; after doing this Laura felt the need to inform me that she hated that color anyway. Thanks MOH.) Anyway, the girls' dresses are long and "Cornflower Blue" and they are choosing between two different styles so hopefully everyone will feel comfortable, beautiful, happy, and spring-y just like the wedding day itself!

If you are still reading this, then thank you, I will try to make "Five" not as crazy/ridiculously long/bridezilla-ish. Best part of "Six" though? When I informed Blair, like a true crazy person that we were getting married six months from today, his immediate response was "I can't wait!'. Awesome.

Thanks for reading (seriously!) and have a great weekend!