People weren’t lying when they told me that time flies when planning a wedding.
We are now less than six months out from our wedding day in September. It’s kind of crazy. We had our six month planning meeting at our venue a couple of weeks ago. We finalized our food selections, reviewed the timeline of the day/events, and went over what details are already booked and taken care of (church, hotel, DJ, photographer, cake) and what we still have left to figure out (florist, videographer). Our save the dates are pretty much complete, but there is still so much to do! My bridesmaid Shannon is underway with making all the bridesmaid dresses, and my gown alterations will be next. I guess I should start thinking about shoes, hair, jewelry and all that? Married readers, any advice for this stage in the process?
Either way, here are some scenes from wedding planning over the past few months!
Registering at Crate and Barrel:
Fun welcome package from our photographer, Garone Photography:
Fabric shopping with Shannon:
Food tasting night:
Cake tasting with Chickadee Hill Cakes:
Aside from wedding planning, we’ve just been trying to get through the crazy Boston winter. Last week was the first day of spring, but it actually snowed again on Friday and Saturday, so it doesn’t feel very much like spring yet. Despite how cold and brutal it’s been, we have been able to have some fun snowy adventures!
In January we headed north one weekend to celebrate my friend Erica’s 30th birthday. We rented a house in Waterville Valley, spent some cozy nights in catching up and drinking wine, and we went out to dinner one night too. I can’t remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did during that dinner and remember feeling so grateful in the moment with my best friends. There was one day that I hung out at the house while everyone else went skiing (I met them at the bar afterward), and the next day we all went on a winter walk. It was all so fun!
Another fun snowy adventure we had was on Valentine’s Day. After stopping by a winter farmers market, we went snowshoeing at the Weston ski track. I had never been before, and I really enjoyed it.
The rest of Valentine’s Day was really snowy, but it didn’t stop us from heading out like a lot of the other storms did. We had dinner reservations at The Farmhouse, a farm to table restaurant we’ve been wanting to try for a long time. The ambiance was great, our food was awesome, and since it was close to my friend Dawn’s house, we stopped by for a drink first.
We stayed inside during many of the other storms, and on most Friday nights too. There were many pizza and wine nights here!
Here are some other things we’ve been up to besides Valentine’s Day and snow adventures:
–My friend Tim from Germany was back in the United States, so I was able to see him a couple of times. Tim was an exchange student at my high school, and my group of friends from home remained in touch.
–Two of my childhood friends also turned 30. Allison’s parents threw her a surprise party one weekend, and a bunch of us met up at Brass Union in Somerville the following weekend for Matt. Lots of 30th birthdays in January!
–There was a gym friends get together at Liz’s one Friday night too. I only took pictures of the food, but Steph was able to snag a few of friends!
–And finally, we wrapped up January with our party for the bridal party, which of course was a ton of fun.
–We kicked off February with some Super Bowl fun at Slesh’s the day after our party for the party.
–The next weekend was the buff babes bachelorette.
–We had my parents over for a pizza night one Friday, and the following night Slesh and I went out for a girl’s night. We grabbed food at Five Horses Tavern in Somerville and then went dancing at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge. Wow did that make us feel old!
–I met up with blog friends again for a fun class at Barry’s Bootcamp.
–Finally, Tim and I went to a beer and cheese festival (his Christmas present from me). We stayed out afterward and went to Stoddards for more drinks and Cambridge1 for pizza. That day was super fun, and I discovered a new favorite beer, the Minx Saison from High Horse Brewing.
I have more updates from March, but I think I’ll save those for my next Life Lately post since this one’s getting a little long. Hopefully by the next time I write, the weather will be warmer and spring will be underway!
Readers, let’s chat! What’s kept you busy and occupied during the winter of 2015? Did you spend a lot of time in, or did you still manage to get out a good amount? What’s memorable from January or February? What are you looking forward to in the next couple of months?
Hope your weeks are off to a good start!