Wow–it’s already the 16th of the month again?? Here we are, 3 months of Amy + Tony, Engaged Couple. 🙂 This month has been filled with fun family times, more wedding planning, and “real-life”–this is my crazy-busy time at work, and I always flip out from August through mid-September. (Sorry babe. 🙁 ) To his credit, Tony has this calming, understanding presence that makes me feel ok even when I don’t feel like I’m doing a good job with the whole “balance” thing. One of the bazillion reasons I love him so much!
Here’s what we’ve been up to in Month 3…
–We celebrated Tony’s grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary with a weekend at Lake Keowee and family photos. We joked that if he’s gonna change his mind, he’d better do it before I’m included in the family pics. LOL! I am so fortunate to be getting a wonderful family of in-laws who love me like I’m theirs.
–We went river tubing twice, once just the two of us on a fun little float down the river, and once with several other couples + our coolers. 😉
–I updated my mom on wedding plans over a Mother-Daughter Pedicure Date.
–We spent the weekend in the mountains with my family to celebrate my dad’s birthday and do more wedding planning. We enjoyed a drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway, a visit to Barber’s Orchards for apple fritters, and dinner at the awesome Frog’s Leap Public House in Waynesville, NC. Seriously amazing atmosphere and food–try it!!
–We met with another potential caterer and a couple of potential florists. Still making decisions!!
–We spent some lazy days at home, sleeping super-late, shopping for domestic things (new dishwasher, planning a kitchen renovation), and doing yardwork. If I’m being honest, Tony has been doing yardwork and I’ve been marveling at the growing pile of brush and limbs on our curb.
–We dreamed of a lake house, and looked at a few.
–We selected a “wedding cinematographer” for our wedding. We are excited to announce that Jeff Bradt Video will be documenting our wedding day! You can see some of his work HERE, but be warned that you may need a tissue! We love so many thing about Jeff’s work–the movie-like qualities, the details, the way he tells our story out of sequence but it still makes sense, how moving and real it is. We are SO excited to have this treasure from our wedding day!
–We had a lazy Sunday lunch at The Cafe’ at William’s Hardware in Travelers Rest, dozed on a blanket at Furman University, and used a giftcard from Tony’s cousin to buy a mix-and-match selection of Autumn beers for our own Oktoberfest beer tasting. (I loved the Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat.)
–I tried to learn about Fantasy Football. Really, I’m trying!
–I made an appointment to try on wedding dresses next week! Stay tuned for a report in Month #4!
–My mom, Tony, and I went to the Greenville Wedding Festivals!! (Dad met us later for dinner.) As a photographer, I’ve worked these shows several times as a vendor, but it was really exciting and a bit of a rite of passage to go as a bride! I got to have my “I’m the BRIDE!” sticker, and my mom was proud of her “Mother of the Bride” sticker. Tony was such a trooper and came to the festival on his only night off work, and I think he was super-stoked to have his “GROOM” tuxedo sticker. 😉 I’m a lucky girl that he will do things like this with me and that he is so involved in our wedding planning. So far, he has been to every single wedding meeting with me and shares his opinions on wedding ideas. I love that our wedding is really going to be about US…it isn’t just my day, it is OUR day, and that makes me smile.
(No, we did not intend to match. 🙂 )
We ran into Tony’s brother and his fiancee’, who just got engaged 3 weeks ago! This is a big year for their family! (Photobooth pics compliments of SocialLight.) Not sure why I didn’t get into the nautical theme here, but I do think I get the prize for most props!
We owe a huge THANK YOU to all of our family and friends who give us so much support and encouragement. I know it’s cliche’, but you have all helped us become the people we are…people who aren’t perfect but who are perfect for each other. Thank you for all of the sweet comments on our blog posts and for sharing our excitement. We love you!
–Amy + Tony
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