Oh my bejeezus, you guys. Joseph and I get married in FORTY-THREE DAYS! I can't even tell you how excited I am. I get: a life partner, an amazing party, a life partner, and a bunch of awesome dishes from our registry. Oh, and a life partner! Amazing, amiright?
I have so many people asking me how wedding planning is going, if I'm freaked out about any part of the actual wedding (not marriage) part, etc., and apparently I'm kind of a weirdo since I'm done with planning and very zen about the whole thing. I think in our current situation of being surrounded by pinterest, blogs (guilty), and just so much...stuff...that it's easy to constantly wonder if you need to change anything, worry that someone else has your same idea, and on and on. Obviously I want the wedding to be spectacular and gorgeous and hopefully a little unique, but as long as Joseph and the officiant are there, I'm thrilled.
NOW. That being said, I'm fortunate enough to get to have a big beautiful shindig, and I'm not saying that isn't absolutely awesome. I think part of why I AM so calm about the whole thing is that I have a really good idea of what pushes my happy buttons, so it was surprisingly easy for me to put my ideas into a cohesive whole.
So I don't know if anyone cares, but I thought I'd throw a few glimpses of my inspirations for the wedding into this post, especially since I wanted something trés autumnal, and I feel like the glorious rain we're getting in Austin right now is helping shepherd in the best season ever.
Inspiration #1 is, of course, the venue: my parents' weekend place in Bastrop:
It'll be mostly tented, although we are getting married in front of the pond in the open.
#2, wild and glam florals:
Shut up, protea. You tha coolest.
#3: Dark & romantic & al fresco:
#4: just a hint of my all-time favorite homage to the 20s:
and #s 5, 6, & 7:
Il Signore e La Signora Red & White Wine:
And Señor Beer:
All of this plus some phenomenal musicians, hopefully cool-ish weather, and tons of friends and family? Only one word for it: yessssss.