Sunday, July 28, 2013


So I'm sitting in the floor on my yoga mat, drinking coffee and listening to Coldplay. This is the first time in weeks that I've even had a minute to think about writing a blog, and as the theme has become in the last few months, I blame the wedding. There's SO MUCH GOING ON, and this morning on the way to church, Kyle said "Forty-one days." That's all he had to say and I had a little heart attack. That is NOT A LOT OF DAYS. That's almost just one month. ONE! Ahhh! I'm leaving Tennessee on Friday to go to West Virginia for the rest of the time until the wedding, because there's just too much that's going to be going on for me not to be there. There will be two showers, my bachelorette party/Color Run, endless projects that need to be completed, dress fittings, hair/makeup run-throughs, trying to get a good tan without looking crazy or having tan lines, meetings with caterer/DJ/preacher/singers, the rehearsal dinner/decorating and doing ALL the workouts.


BUT...on top of all this stress and fear that things will fall apart and it will pour the rain on my handmade veil that hasn't even been made yet, I have never been more excited in my life. So excited that I cry. Makes sense, right?

My sister and I were texting yesterday morning about music ideas and such, and she said...

Yeah. Me too, sister. I had my bridal photo shoot with my amaaaaazzzingg photographer, Jessica Hutchinson, at my cousin's house last week, and I wore my dress for some of the photos...and my sister choked up on me. Very briefly and then she got it under control, but yeah, basically we're all going to be a mess. Heaven help us...and my makeup.

Also, people are starting to get their invitations so I feel like it's ok to post this.

Stole this from Jodi. Thanks, Jodi for instagramming this! :)

Eeeek! They turned out so great. Letterpress is where it's at, ya'll. If you can get it for your invitations, I promise it's worth it. And even though searching for vintage stamps wasn't easy, they look SO freaking awesome. Thanks, Kyle, for being a crazy-creative genius husband-to-be. 

I know things are going to just keep getting crazier until the wedding, so I'm just going to write if I can, and if not, I'll have SO much to write about when it's all said and done. I'm learning to not beat myself up over not writing as much. This is my wedding season! I do want to post some of the DIY projects we've done with my family for the wedding and show that you can make cool stuff yourself without spending a fortune. Yes, it's been pretty expensive, but not nearly as much as it could have been if we hadn't done a lot of it ourselves, and I really think it's going to be wonderful. 

It's really easy to get wrapped up in all the stuff we have to do...I do it every single day...but like so many of my family members have told me, the best part is when it's all over and it's just the two of us and we get to just BE married. Kyle is already wonderful, so I know having him as a husband will be even better. I mean, he walked back home in the pouring rain from the diner down the road, got the car and drove back to pick me up. So yeah, pretty excited to marry this guy.

So. Forty-one days. Actually now it's more like forty. That's forty days of crazy, forty days of excitement and forty days of me listening to our wedding songs over and over to remind myself that it's all going to be fine, it's all going to be worth it, and it's all going to lead me to the same thing...a happy marriage.