Wedding Week (part 1)

This is the first in what will likely be a long series of wedding-related posts. Away we go!

I had hoped to do a whole lot of relaxing during the week before my wedding — I mean, a bride needs her beauty rest, right? But, in reality, there were errands to run, projects to finish, gifts to wrap, family to visit. And so I conceded to save the luxury of relaxation for the honeymoon.


Nick arrived to help pack suitcases, bags, and boxes. It’s a tough task to pack for two and a half weeks, including a wedding and a honeymoon! We managed to fill both of our cars — passenger seats, back seats, and trunks.


Dear Dad drove two hours for a very big beer run. We picked up three cases and three 1/2 kegs from Otto’s — Apricot Wheat (a.k.a. Wedding Wheat), Red Mo Ale (a.k.a. Bride’s Ale), and Spruce Creek Lager (a.k.a. Groom’s Lager) — and enjoyed a quick lunch before hitting the road again.

We delivered all of the goods to our caterer for safe keeping, and then Nick and I headed south to rendezvous with soon-to-be sister-in-law. We gave our favors to her to wrap (yeah, she’s awesome … and don’t worry, I will share all of the favor details soon!), and she gave three cases of wine to us: Charles Shaw (a.k.a. Two Buck Chuck).


Let the games begin!

  • Tied red and orange ribbons to mason jars filled with river pebbles and candles

  • Gocco’d our monogram onto 300 red and orange cocktail napkins

  • Painted barn wood signs

  • Prepared bird cage for cards

  • Finished table name cards and escort cards (details to come)
  • Started the ceremony program fans (details to come)


Nick had to go back to Jersey for a work meeting, so Sister/Maid of Honor and I hit the road for one last shopping excursion. What did we buy?

  • Smashbox Anti-Shine for my wedding day
  • Vera Bradley wristlet
  • Books for the honeymoon: The Time Traveler’s Wife for me and The World Without Us for him
  • Red socks for my groom because he’s that much fun


DIY madness continues.

  • Mom kept plugging away on the ceremony program fans — did I mention that she’s the best?!
  • Started construction of the escort card display (details to come)
  • Assembled the sparklers (details to come)
  • Created the “Just Married Sign” (details to come)

We’re not done yet! Stay tuned for part 2.

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