Where do I even begin when writing about the best day of my life (thus far)! This day was so magical that I can’t quite put it into words so I’m going to keep it short and sweet. We traveled down to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico with our closest family and friends to tie the knot. We spent the week enjoying margaritas and sunshine at Cabo Azul Resort & Spa which is where we got ready for the big day!
Honestly, I wasn’t planning on having a bridal shower. Nothing in our relationship has followed tradition, and we like it that way. I’m also very picky and the last thing I wanted was a stack of Tupperware. I know, I know! I’m terrible! But, when my mom’s friend, Melissa, offered to throw me a shower, I threw out the idea of a couple’s shower. I’m so glad we did this! Since we had a destination wedding this was the perfect opportunity for family and friends that couldn’t travel to Mexico to come celebrate our marriage. There was wine & beer & food. All of our favorite things.
The modern, bridal hat trend is going strong! The bridal hat trend is going strong. I have always, always worn hats. I have a few favorites that are always in rotation, so when it came to our courthouse wedding, I knew a bridal hat was the perfect way to add a little personality to my simple, white wedding dress. Here is the hat I wore on my wedding day along with some other modern, bridal hat favorites.
On February 28th, 2019, I married the love of my life at our local courthouse. The stress and pressure of planning our destination wedding has been immense, but this day was so casual, intimate and sweet. From start to finish the day was absolutely perfect and full of so much love.
This has been on my heart to share for a couple weeks as people kept asking us why we were getting married three months before our destination wedding. Our most common response was, “You have to get married in the United States before your destination wedding, and courthouse weddings only happen during the week. Andrew had a random Thursday off of his crazy schedule, so we picked that day.” That entire statement is true, but why three months before the “actual” wedding celebration? I’ll get there, I promise.
Ever since I was in high school, I wanted to find someone who would stick by my side. Not because they had to, but because they wanted to. Life had taught me that people always leave. Friends, family, my own father… People were always leaving and I felt so alone.
Wedding planning is a full time job. The stress of planning and then the weight of financing is A LOT. Sometimes I have to just slow down and take a minute to enjoy my engagement and the process because this really is such a sweet time in my life.
Let’s just cut to the chase. Weddings are expensive AF. You go to hire a vendor, get a quote in your inbox and cry. I saw a fellow blogger equate wedding planning to crying over spreadsheets, and I hate to say it, but I’m in the same boat. If you have been following along with my wedding plan, then you probably know that we are having a destination wedding in June. People keep saying to me, “Oh, it’s just a destination wedding. It can’t be that bad.” Well, let me tell you. It is. I picked a stunning venue with delicious food & cocktails, beautiful wedding invites, all day entertainment, and a top notch photographer and videographer, and I’m paying the price.
My experience with Minted has always been exceptional! The quality is unbeatable and every piece of stationary is stunning. I’ve ordered holiday cards, save the dates, bachelor/bachelorette party invites, and now our wedding suite from Minted, and I’ve been super impressed with the company every single time!
I am having way too much fun dress shopping for the wedding! My ceremony wedding gown is with the seamstress, and I had ordered another dress for the reception and found out today that it is discontinued. My heart is crushed! Back to the drawing board for my second dress.