wedding countdown

O N E  M O N T H ! !

can y’all believe it?!
one month until i get to marry the most silly, sweet, handsomest man ever!!!
of course this past month has been crazy with fittings, workouts, planning, working, momming, the list goes on and on!
it is crazy that we are down to that one month mark! we have been engaged for so long that i thought this day would never come!

this post is going to be different from all of our other countdowns. instead of taking y’all through what we have done this past month, i decided to take y’all through what has been our lives for the past 3 years…in pictures!

enjoy!!

2012

2012-1
our very first date… i flew to seattle after only meeting cale in person, once, on the river in texas. eeeek! what a gamble right??

2012-2
look at how different we look! {fake smiles obvi}

2012-3
after my seattle trip, cale flew me and jaz down to meet his family in arizona for new years!

2013

2013-1
cale came to texas for valentine’s day and we went to a fancy shmancy restaurant in san antonio!

2013-2
getting some lovin from stretch!

2013-3
after the trip to arizona, cale & i knew that we were it for one another. so we decided that jaz and i needed to move to seattle asap! so in march cale flew down and picked his girls up!

2013-4

2013-5

2013-6

2013-7
my first trek to couer d’alene, id!

2013-8

2013-9
fancy din din in the space needle!

2013-10
pumpkin patch!

2013-11
one day’s wages charity gala.

2013-12
san francisco!

2013-13

2013-14
the nutcracker ballet! my favorite!

2014

2014-1

2014-2
the tulip farm! the most tulips i have ever seen in my life!

2014-3
easter!

2014-4
my birthday painting with a twist!

2014-6
ending our perfect engagement session! you can find some of those pictures {here}

2014-7
i love love love horses, this was so so so much fun!

2014-8
couer d’alene trek # 2!

2014-9
weddings…

2014-10
and more weddings!

2014-11
typical.

2014-12
christmas in leavenworth!

2015

2015-1
totally the cool parents at jaz’s school dance.

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a surprise for cale’s birthday!

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shenanigans for my birthday!

2015-2
reenacting our engagement on mother’s day!

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baseball games!

2015-3

& pure barre!

it’s been a helluva ride behbeh, i can’t wait for many more years of crazy and silly pictures!

3 0 d a y s , y a ‘ l l !

wedding countdown..and i need y’alls help!

T W O  M O N T H S!!!!!
61 DAYS!

another month down and i am one happy bride to be.
we are now down to the little details…those little pesky details. like, what kind of baskets do you want your programs to be in? what photos do you want to make sure your photographer takes? what songs don’t you want played? do you know where your going to get sand for your sparkler send off? <– ughhhhhh!
i am now to the point where i never want to make another decision again, ever. i mean, who lets baskets stress them out??? me, that’s who.
there’s something else we have to decide on but we thought we’d ask y’alls opinion first!

alright so picture this. we have mirrors as our “welcome to our blah blah wedding” and also for our bar menu.
we are still in need of signage for the guestbook, cards and a few other things. should those be on little mirrors to go with the welcome sign or should they be printed?
here are some examples…

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just something small that wouldn’t over power the welcome table
orrrrrrr

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something printed in an elegant font?

HALP!
what are your thoughts and opinions???

okay on to the rest of the post!

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}   {5 months}   {4 months}   {3 months}

this month we:

  • i had my first dress fitting! my bridals are in a month so i have to make sure she is ready to fly to texas in the next few weeks! i wish i could keep my dress on all day, every day!
  • finalized all the floral! i think i’m actually going to frame my sketches because they are beautiful!
  • sent out invitations!!! how crazy is that?! i can’t believe we are this close!
  • received our first honeyfund gifts! that was such an exciting email!
  • chose our ceremony music
  • ordered programs, menus and gift tags for our favors
  • ordered a custom veil and custom jewelry to match my dress…eek!

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and here are our beautiful invitations! i am beyond happy with how these turned out.

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yay for being one month closer to marrying my best friend!!

our weekend adventures

friday

 
came home to see these beautiful blooms in our front yard! i think it’s ph level is confused because the blooms are yellow and pinkish!

 since seattle has been so sunny all of my plants are thriving! i kill every kind of plant so this makes me so happy to see!

 cale went out with his buddy to the bar so i treated myself to a filet mignon and some veggies! om nom nom

saturday

3 months we are down to 3 months!!!!
you can read all about what we did this last month in our
wedding countdown post → {here}


this guy is a super creep in the morning. oh chandler bingers!   cale has been joining me a lot at pure barre and i love it! he definitely got his booty kicked this time.


we stopped by cale’s brother’s new home that they just bought and fell in love with the neighborhood…which then ended up with us touring 4 new homes. ugh i can’t wait until we buy a new home!!

 our neighbors just opened up their new bottleshop so we went a checked it out! so awesome and so many different beers on tap!
congrats jack & megan, here’s to a very successful business!

sunday


i swear she wasn’t pissed…

we were only supposed to go to men’s wearhouse to choose some bowties for the guys…yeahhh i changed their whole entire suits…but i did choose the bow ties too!

 after laundry and some cleaning, i headed out to my 5th barre class in a row with the hardest instructor out there! sami, you kick my ass every single time!

  
no dairy, no grains, no sugars…i got this!

meanwhile,
jazmina is having a blast in texas and she lost another tooth!!
i miss her so so much, luckily, we get her back in 12 days!
woohoo!

how was your weekend?

always,
jess

wedding countdown

3 months this is a one of the terraces at our venue…swoon!

T H R E E  M O N T H S !!!
93 DAYS!!

i know i say this in each countdown, but i seriously cannot believe it’s only 3 months away! this was a very exciting month. all the things we did made it that much more real that i will get to marry the man of my dreams in
t h r e e  m o n t h s!!!
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}   {5 months}   {4 months}

this month we:

  • ordered my wedding shoes. so adorable!
  • ordered our guestbook, and things that go along with it
  • ordered our unity ceremony. you’ll just have to wait to see what it is!
  • WENT TO TEXAS FOR MY BACHELORETTE!!!
  • while i was in texas i met my coordinator at my venue and had meetings with practically all of my vendors. it was pretty much my final walk through as that was the last time i would be going to texas, with some free time, before the wedding.
  • we met with our caterer and figured out placements for the food, the napkins, the favors, etc.
  • we met with our dj and discussed music and played with some uplighting.
  • we hopped on over to the place we are renting our linens through and played with some new linens…we ended up just sticking with our original plan.
  • and the last meeting was with our florist! let’s just say she had a lot of work to do after we left. is that typical though? do brides start changing their minds the closer they get to the wedding?
  • paid off all of our vendors except our photographer…how awesome is that???

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so since i got to see our beautiful venue again i thought i’d snap just a couple of pictures to give y’all a little sneak peek.

IMG_9401 the front of the chapel looking towards the back. this will be cale’s view when those big doors swing open and he’ll see his girls walking down the aisle. OH MY GOSH!

IMG_9399 i’m still in so much awe in all the details this venue has. picture these with lush greenery hanging and intertwined all around. dreamy right???

IMG_9407 i’ve been waiting and waiting to snap my own picture of this view. it’s absolutely breathtaking.

happy happy three months!! it’s going to go by so quick!

always,
jess

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4 months

F O U R  M O N T H S !!!
121 DAYS!
YES YES YES!
it’s getting so close! and i am so excited!

things are all coming together so perfectly and so beautifully! my coordinator is doing such an awesome job, i am so glad we hired her. she has been a lifesaver!!
a lot got done this month, let’s see what we did.

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}   {5 months}

this month we:

  • all 6 bridesmaids ordered their dress! woohoo! they are all going to look so beautiful!
  • booked rehearsal lunch venue
  • ordered our wedding favors! y’all are going to die when you see them!
  • got mine and my girls’ robes from love ophelia. so soft and pretty!
  • ordered our cake topper from better off wed.
  • scheduled our entire honeymoon, couples massage, plenty of dinner reservations, private snorkeling and private fishing where we get to eat our catch, then on the last night we get a private cabana on the beach to share a romantic dinner with just the two of us. swooooon! i am so excited!
  • booked our night of the wedding hotel!
  • cale ordered his groomsmen gifts, they are so cool!
  • approved our invitation proof!

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*new vendors in purple*

 

 a sneak peek of the invitation proof….eee!

IMG_9013 getting ready robes are in!

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5 months

5 months!

hold the phone…it’s already been a month? what the hell!! our weeks have been so busy that time is just flying by!
wedding dreams are on full force. sometimes they’re good but it usually ends with me waking up pissed that my florist didn’t set up the altar right. i’m such a control freak all i know is that somebody better slip me some xanax to calm the eff down. {just kidding}

isn’t this little dish darlin’? we found them at homegoods! i’m obsessed with everything mr & mrs!

i have fully integrated our ‘mywedding.com’ wedding website with my blogsite. so if you go to my little tabbies at the top and hover over ‘a wedding’, a bunch of pages will pop up and you can browse them there! if you just click “a wedding” it’ll take you to the posts that i’ve tagged with ‘a wedding’.
was that confusing? i hope not!

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}

this month we:

  • chose the wording for our invitations
  • 2 more bridesmaids went and got their dress. we have 3 outta 6! almost!
  • ordered cale’s suit and chose the suits for his groomsmen. we are not doing tuxedos. bleghhh too frumpy.
  • added some fun stuff from our videographer… it’s going to be so much fun!!
  • chose the rehearsal lunch venue.
  • changed the dinner from a buffet to a family style dinner. that way no one has to get up to get their food.

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6 months

6 months!

yay yay yay! it’s getting closer & closer!
this past month has been the busiest one yet! and each day closer makes me so freaking excited! everything is coming together perfectly and i’m just ready to marry my goofy ass soulmate!

i went to texas to pick up my dress, you can read all about that weekend {here}! i had the best time socially but technically, it was a “business” trip as cale calls it.
6 months is not a long time, you guys. it’s 183 days to be exact. when we got engaged it was over 600 days until our wedding…never will i ever recommend long engagements. don’t do it.

don’t forget to check out our wedding website // {andersoneverafter.com}

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}   {7 months}

this month we:

  • met with our invitation designer to design the most elegant/beautiful/fancy wedding invitations ever! i’m seriously swooning over these! new vendors will be listed below.
  • PICKED UP MY GORGEOUS WEDDING GOWN! oh my goodness, oh my goodness!! wait till you see her!!!
  • met with hair & makeup for a trial run. love love love them!
  • met up with my amazing coordinator {kristin catter events} to talk about all the little details. uplighting, welcome table decor, toasts, dances, etc.
  • ordered some wedding favors for the guests and my bridesmaids.
  • cale finally got his wedding band in! woohoo!
  • added some little touches from a sister vendor of our florist.
  • we both booked our flights for our bachelor/bachelorette parties! so excited for those!!

vendors

{new vendors are in pink}

so when i had originally posted our engagement feature {here} i only included the outfits on the waterfront. i was asked by so many people if i was going to share my other outfit since i had mentioned it.
we didn’t do a cutesy photo shoot for this countdown, since we were so incredibly busy this past month. so here is our more casual outfit around pike place market.

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photos by misty sims photography.