I am so very excited to get away for a long weekend! I am going home to California to celebrate. I have some exciting things in store, but most importantly catching up with family and old friends. The reason for the trip is to celebrate my little brother’s engagement! We are all thrilled for the newly engaged couple and I cannot wait to toast to them. We will also be sneaking in my birthday celebration (a few days early) because we will all be together in one place.
We have a delicious dinner planned where the view of the San Francisco Bay will be spectacular.
I will be spending most of the day Saturday at the spa getting pampered! (My favorite thing in the world!!!) A massage and facial are well deserved and desperately needed.
Saturday night will be the official engagement party! I even got a new dress for the special occasion.
Before I head back home we will enjoy a birthday brunch in my honor. I am totally looking forward to that, I love going out for breakfast.
Hope you have a great Friday and a very happy weekend. Cheers!
Images via, Pintrest and Sterling Style
Wedding Planning 101
Wedding planning can be totally intimidating. My advice is to take a deep breath, relax and try really hard to enjoy this time. This should be fun and excting. It might be overwhelming and complicated at times, but the most important thing to remember is the big picture. YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED!
There are going to be so many decisions to make; the dress, the venue, researching photographers, florists, and caterers. You first must decide together what you want the day to be like. Will it be a formal or casual affair? Do you want a band, or a DJ? Roses or Peonies? A buffet or a sit down dinner? Just take it one step at a time, crossing things off your to-do list a you go.
You will have lots of outside opinions, advice and “help”, even if you didn’t solicit it. Just remember to stay true to yourself – this is your day, and no one else’s. Kindly accept the advice, but don’t feel the need to take it.
I recommend getting some bridal magazines and reading a few wedding blogs. This is the perfect place to start. Let these images and ideas be inspiration for you. Think about the weddings you have been to before. What made them great? After you have an idea about what kind of day you want, you can start thinking about all the little details.
Stay tuned for all sorts of tips, tricks and inside scoop on wedding planning…