We Set the Date!

Happy Friday! Sorry for the late hour of this post, but while I was taking photos for it, THIS happened:

Look ho happy this dog is! Almost as happy as we are!!! :)

Look how happy this dog is! Almost as happy as we are!!! :)

We got our kitchen back (in case you missed it, our neighbor’s apartment flooded on Saturday)! They are still finishing the drying process from the other side of the wall, but we are pretty much done with everything inside our unit. The apartment suddenly feels huge now that everything has been moved back to its original place (that’s another reason this post is late… I went on a put-our-house-back-together binge).

I digress. The happy news I planned on sharing with you all today was that we have officially set the date and picked the location for our wedding!!SetTheDate_Featured

As you can see by this adorable engagement gift from my two beautiful cousins (and bridesmaids), we have an official countdown going! I won’t make you do the math… we are getting married on June 14, 2014!

First of all, can you tell all of these photos were staged outside, since (at the time) the house was still in shambles? Secondly, the super cute embroidered quote was an engagement gift from Laura & Dave. We also received an amazingly thoughtful gift from my Aunt Kathy, who framed the lyrics to our engagement (and probably first dance) song and decorated the frame with our names, the vineyard name where we got engaged (and it’s lovely sunflowers!), and some pictures of our mugs.SetTheDate3
It is so sweet… I cried when I opened it! Anyway, this wasn’t meant to be a gift parade, but these three thoughtful gifts deserved a little shout out!

Anyway, so the location where we are getting married was actually the one I posted a few weeks ago. This will be the view from both the ceremony and the reception:

It's impossible to pick a bad venue when you are dealing with these views...

Minus the porta potty and grape nets!

I probably won’t post many more pictures of the venue for two reasons. First, I want there to be a bit of a surprise for those who are attending! Secondly, rather than go with a big, fancy vineyard, we chose to go with a small, intimate private family vineyard property. We loved it because it is like working with a totally blank slate, and the beauty of the event will be the location/view (obviously) and the imagination we put into making it feel like a truly personal, one-of-a-kind celebration. I am certainly not saying that the pictures aren’t much to look at (Ummm… hello, look at that view! And it’s not the only one…); I am simply saying that it will be hard to show you “our” venue until we have injected our imaginations and personalities into it!

Hmmm… what else do we need to cover? We have decided on a photographer, a cupcake baker, and potentially the caterer. I have also decided on the exact dress style I want, and am waiting to receive fabric samples for the dress that I think could really be the one! In fact, for the observant folks in the bunch, the pretty lace in all of the pictures above may or may not be my stunning “something borrowed…” the gorgeous veil my mom wore in her wedding that I have always loved.SetTheDate2And all of this wedding planning means only one thing… if you know me even a little bit, you KNOW that I have a spectacularly organized wedding binder. Thank you Martha Stewart Home Office!SetTheDate4_WeddingBinderSetTheDate4_WeddingBinder2

Yes, there are three rows of tabs. So what? Want to know my favorite part of the whole binder?SetTheDate4_WeddingBinder3Have an amazing weekend, everyone! :)



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18 Responses to "We Set the Date!"

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  1. Dani Rose

    October 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I’m so happy for you. I can’t even begin to imagine the creativity that you’ll put into that lovely vineyard, either.

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    • Erika

      October 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Thank you so much Dani! We are super happy and excited to make our day really unique and special! :)

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  2. Ashley

    October 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Wheeeeeeeeeee!!! So much fun. I wish I had of been this excited in planning my own wedding, haha. It’s going to be so, so beautiful!

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

      Thanks so much Ashley!! It is actually a lot of fun, though I think our to-do list is still a mile long!

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  3. Cindy P

    October 21, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Weee!!! I’m so excited for you guys!!! This is so, so wonderful! And I think that venue is perfect for your wedding. =)

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Thanks so much Cindy! I think it is, too! Some of the other venues we looked at were beautiful, but a bit too country-club-esque for what we were looking for. So when we saw this one, we were sold!

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  4. Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno

    October 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love all the details…that countdown is the CUTEST!!! And yay for your kitchen back! :)

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Gabbi! Isn’t that countdown adorable! I get super giddy every day when I get to flip it! :)

      And YES, thank goodness for our kitchen back. Whew.

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  5. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    October 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Woohoo! It’ll be here before you know it!! So exciting!!!

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

      I know, right!? I feel like we got engaged, I blinked, and now it is almost two months later! Only about 8 months to go!

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  6. Vicki

    October 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    So exciting! Soooooooo exciting! Also impressive how organised you are already, I love that Martha Steward binder. So happy for your little family x

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much Vicki! I am not kidding… I made that binder the first WEEK we were engaged… I am such an organized freak!

      Reply
  7. Melanie

    October 22, 2013 at 7:55 am

    So exciting!!

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    • Erika

      October 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

      Thanks Melanie!! :)

      Reply
  8. Amy

    October 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Congrats on getting your kitchen back AND setting the date! Good things are happening.. :):):)

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    • Erika

      October 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Amy! YES!! SO HAPPY!

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  9. bekah

    October 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Aw how exciting!!! Enjoy the Countdown!

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    • Erika

      November 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Bekah!! :)

      Reply

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