The past three weeks have been slow at work, mostly because we are on a 5-4-4 calendar, and this is one of our 5 week period.
I like it - I get to catch up on all my work.
Most importantly, I get to read all of your blogs.
I also get to do a bit of wedding planning/researching. We are less than three months away friends.
Vendors are booked, save-the-dates have been sent, honeymoon is booked.
What a GREAT feeling!
Right now, I am working on invitations to be sent in a few weeks, decorations, and favors. I went back and forth, but I am feeling pretty good about all my decisions so far.
Here is a sneak peek of the bridesmaids bouquets.
Our colors are actually Orange and Gray, so the ribbon will be a darker shade of gray - but this is the closest picture I could find. I love the Calla Lilies.
Those are the main flower that will be used in centerpieces, various arrangements around the venue, my bouquet, and the boutonnieres.
As for favors - I thought about it for a while too - and decided to do something simple, yet traditional.
We are doing Jordan almonds, in different colors (orange, gray, white) - in little organza bags.
something like that - except the bags will be orange with a little tag that will say "M & J" in gray.
Our wedding will have a fair mix of French and American traditions, which I am the most excited about. I think the favors, and our cake will be the most representative of French weddings.
this is an example of a French wedding cake - little puff pastries filled with vanilla or chocolate cream, covered in a sugar/caramel glaze. Delicious!
We are also having French wine and champagne. Thank you dad!
Another fun idea is our out of town guest bags. I decided to make those French themed for our American guests, and vice-versa for our French guests.
There is so much left to be done, yet I feel good about everything. I have my first Bridal Shower in two weeks - eeeee! I am excited, yet a little nervous.
Being the center of attention isn't my favorite - and I've never been a fan of opening gifts in front of other people.
Seriously. I usually wait to open my gifts last at Christmas, while everyone is busy playing with their new stuff.
Oh, but it is exciting. Our wedding festivities are just around the corner, and I feel so blessed to have many people around us excited for our big day!