I think it's HIGH TIME I gave you all some wedding updates, wouldn't you agree?!
I am so excited about everything we've planned so far and I want to scream every single detail from the rooftops... BUT! At the same time, I know a lot of my friends who will actually be at our wedding read my blog and I want it to be full of surprises :) so a happy medium will have to do. I'll share some details but won't give away all the fabulous details. So let's get to it!
This week marks two months since we have been engaged... and it also happens to be ONE YEAR til our wedding! Yes, we picked a date and we will be getting married next October at a BEAUTIFUL hotel here in Los Angeles! I had been there many times, but Ram had not, and when we walked in to see it his exact words were, "I feel like this is where a king and queen would get married." #doneanddone I should also probably mention that we will probably be having about 300 people and we've also decided it will be black-tie. Oh yes :) The countdown officially begins this weekend!
We also hired a wedding planner! Even though I love reading blogs, I was never the girl who followed wedding blogs... up until recently. When Ram and I got serious I would occasionally pop into Green Wedding Shoes or Grey Loves Weddings or my favorite, Style Me Pretty and ooh and ahhh over the things that stuck out to me. After a while, I noticed that the things I loved the most had a common thread - many of those beautiful weddings were planned by the talented ladies of Bash Please. It was kinda a no-brainer for me that as soon as we got engaged, I called them up and made an appointment to chat with them immediately... and we ended up hiring Melissa of Bash Please to be our wedding planner. She is so sweet and they are all so creative and I can't wait for them to make our wedding so extra fabulous!
Another thing we checked off was our band! This was actually the easiest decision to make - earlier this year we went to one of R's best friend's weddings and their band was so amazing we literally DANCED ALL NIGHT. The ring had not been on my finger for more than a couple days before Ram was asking me to call the company and book them. So we did. Done!
We've also accomplished some smaller things - I posted about how I asked my bridesmaids, and Ram called up all his best pals and formally asked them to be groomsmen. We also asked our friends who are signing our ketubah to do so - very excited about that! In addition to registering at Crate & Barrel, we also brought our moms with us to Bloomingdales over the weekend so they could help us set up our registry there... things are moving right along!
But the news I am MOST excited about?
Yesterday I said yes to the dress!!!!
Tomorrow I will share the full story since this post is already super long and wordy as is :) but suffice to say, it is literally the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my entire life and I finally understand what girls mean when they talk about finding "THE ONE." More on that tomorrow!
Lots of people have congratulated us on accomplishing a lot in a short amount of time, but so much more is left! I'm working on some other things that are still in progress - we've been meeting with several photographers, I've gotten in touch with the designer who's creating our custom save-the-dates, and we've booked a date and a place for an engagement party - more on all that to come. It's kind of exhausting, but the best kind of exhausting :) Thank you for letting me share and thank you for letting me use an inordinate amount of exclamation marks in this post. I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
(And this marks the perfect time to remind you that you can still help us win a free honeymoon, which would be totally awesome. You can vote every day by clicking here. Please and thank you times a million!)