Thursday, September 18, 2014

New blog

All updates going forward will be published at

It's not a new start, but more of a makeover - think a new look and feel on a new platform for a new, more comprehensive image. I hope you'll follow along!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ready for a new start

It's been a while. There's been a lot of change.

I don't know where to begin, but I do know I'm ready for a new start.

Stay tuned. I've missed writing. I'm back, and I have a lot to say.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Another wedding update

Days into engagement: 213

Days until wedding: 76

Since my last update, we've accomplished the following:
  • sent in the florist contract and paid our deposit
  • scheduled our engagement photo session -- September 29!
  • bought a dress for my bachelorette party
  • worked with a local calligrapher to design monograms for our wedding suite and decide how our envelopes will be addressed
  • finalized the design and wording of our invitations, insert cards, RSVP cards, and thank you notes -- They're BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait for our guests to receive them in the mail :)
  • planned the rehearsal dinner menu and schedule
  • had our wedding announcement run in the September issue of Inside Columbia
  • started receiving wedding shower gifts
  • shopped for and bought our wedding bands!
  • ordered and received my "Mrs. Randolph" hanger :)
  • decided on decor for our ceremony
  • bought my under-the-dress essentials and my wedding shoes
  • finalized tux decisions for Tom, the groomsmen, and our dads
  • bought earrings for the bridesmaids
  • received a tentative wedding day schedule from our photographer
  • threw around a million different ideas for our wedding day -- a private dance, rituals and readings for our ceremony, photo ideas, etc.
According to my planning checklist on, I have 100 more things to accomplish before Tom and I say "I do." There's still so much left to do, but I'm so excited. I can't wait to marry my best friend :)

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Wedding update

    Days into engagement: 181

    Days until the wedding: 108

    Since I last posted, we've accomplished the following:
    • finalized our cocktail hour and reception menus
    • picked up my wedding dress, veil, and an accessory (!!!!)
    • met with a florist and chose (potential) flowers for all aspects of our wedding
    • tasted and decided on a cake (still have to choose how it will look, though)
    • booked a DJ for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception
    • planned my bridal shower (well, my MOH did this :))
    • decided how our reception tables will look (how our napkins will be folded, what our table numbers will look like, etc.)
    • worked out various details with our venue (where place cards/a gift table/the guest book will go, how the room will be set up, etc.)
    • decided on our wedding favors
    • met with a local calligrapher to talk about options for making our invitation envelopes pretty
    • picked the date of Fiance's bachelor party
    • submitted a wedding announcement to a local publication
    • changed our wedding colors (surprise!)
    • booked a rehearsal dinner site (Fiance's parents took care of this)
    • reserved space at our venue for our wedding rehearsal
    • decided we're going to do a first look
    • sent in the contract and deposit for our officiant
    Almost all of the big things for our wedding are done! Basically, all that's left to figure out are the little details that I choose to care about. It's been stressful trying to get everything done, but luckily I have an amazing support system of family, bridesmaids, and friends to help me out. And I couldn't do anything without Fiance. His forehead kisses, reassurance that I can't mess anything up, and his hand on my back guiding me through everything are the perfect reminders of why all of this is so worth it.

    In other news, I miss writing. I'm looking forward to having more time to devote to this beloved blog of mine in the near(ish) future.
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