You guys, last week felt HUGE in wedding planning! Ha! We made three huge decisions that have taken a lot of pressure off – booked the photographer, chose our honeymoon location and ordered invitations and more. Here’s the latest!
Vesic Photography booked!!
We booked Hooman from Vesic Photography and I am so so so soooooo excited. I was really struggling to pick a photographer since I liked so many things about multiple photographers. To help make a decision, I sent my top 4 to Tommy without any commentary, and he picked out my top 2 as his 2 favorites too. I love how that keeps happening with wedding planning!
We went with Vesic since I just always had a really good feeling about him that I couldn’t even put into words. He is extremely talented, super likable, and has a strong emoji game, which obviously matters. 😉 Plus, totally random people kept bringing him up in conversations, completely unprompted, when chatting about the wedding. I should have booked him a month ago when I first spoke to him and gone with my gut from the beginning (and eliminated a month of indecision)! But I felt like I should do some due diligence. 🙂
Picked our honeymoon spot!
We picked our honeymoon spot, including the location and resort. We haven’t put the money down to book everything since we need to work through a few variables, but we know WHERE we are going. Yay! I’m not ready to share yet where we are going…but it’s going to be amazing. Heather has been amazing, giving us so many options and helping us weigh a few factors (flight times, dates, airports, upgrades, cost implications, etc.).
We weren’t going to do invitations since it’s such a small group, but we thought it would be a nice touch to send out to our loved ones. We’re using Jade Forest Design to create a custom invitation. She’s so talented, so dang friendly and very responsive. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with! And her instagram account is making me want to have her create all sorts of signs for the wedding that I probably don’t need given the small event we’re having, but they’re just all so cute!!
Tried on MORE wedding dresses
Okay, the dress decision is insanely hard. Every time I go I think I found THE DRESS. But when I look back at pictures, I find something that I’m just not comfortable with or that makes me hesitate. There is one dress that I keep being drawn to, so I want to check out a few more dresses from that designer. I plan to make a trip to a Greensboro bridal store this weekend.
Met with a wedding coordinator
I met with a coordinator last week and I LOVED HER. I still haven’t booked yet since I need to work through a few variables. But, she was lovely and our personalities just meshed. And I think that’s HUGELY important with a wedding coordinator. I’m meeting with one more next week, just because I think due diligence is important. 🙂
Tommy and I met with Alex and James from Good Earth Films over the weekend, after deciding they were the videographers we wanted to use. They are such LOVELY people and obviously passionate about what they do. We are thrilled to have them shooting such a special day. (We met them at the cutest coffee shop in Greensboro, Green Joe’s. It was fun to take a field trip out of Winston!)
On another note, while we weren’t planning to have a wedding cake, Katy’s Cakery reached out and offered to provide a mini cake for our wedding as a gift! I LOVE her gluten-free cakes (they used to have them at Twin City Hive, my happy place) and I’m so excited that we’ll get to have one from her. She makes everything from scratch and uses local and organic ingredients. We still plan to have a few other desserts, like I previously mentioned, but multiple desserts is never a bad thing!
Since our wedding is so small, we really care about the PEOPLE involved. We’ll spend a lot of time with them and they’ll essentially be a part of the wedding in a group that small! I feel so lucky that we have Alex and James from Good Earth and Hooman from Vesic Photography (especially since they’ve worked together before, which is an added bonus). And I think the coordinator I’m leaning towards would fit in perfectly too.
We are having so much fun being engaged and also can’t wait to be married!
Alright, I’m off to get ready for bed! I ran tonight and still need to shower and take Maizey potty. Where do the days go?!
You can see previous wedding updates here.