With less than 4 months to go until our wedding, I can honestly say I have enjoyed everything about being engaged. At times there have been difficult decisions and stressful conversations but that is a given with wedding planning! I have yet to have my bridal showers or bachelorette party, so besides engagement pictures and registering, Kyle and I haven’t had many other events as an engaged couple…until last week.
After this we are very much looking forward to our tasting and finalizing our menu. I’d be happy if our wedding dinner is half as good as this lunch.
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Ceremony: Madonna della Strada Chapel, Loyola University
DJ: Kate + Rachel from Toast &; Jam
Florist: Tina and Dollie, LTD
Hair + Makeup: Morgan Blaul
Photographer: Maggie Rife
Reception: Crown Center, Loyola University
There isn’t a flower I wanted more in my bouquet than peonies. A few of them together give off the exact look that I have dreamed about having for my wedding…dense, puffy, romantic, soft. I used the picture below as my inspiration for the florist. Unfortunately, peonies are out of season and very difficult to get in December (meaning very expensive). At my appointment, I had to come up with a another bouquet option.
I was so set on using peonies for my bouquet, it was difficult to come up with a Plan B. I don’t want roses or calla lillies. I couldn’t find an images of a bouquet that I loved so I am piecing together a bunch of ideas.
I love the size. I want a small, dense bouquet.