Monday (mind you this was the 29th of July) morning I was off and going to my hair and makeup trial appointment. Which went very well! As I look back at the pictures I can tell I’m going to want to make a few tweaks. But that’s what a trial is for right? Once we snapped photos (which you obviously can’t see until the big wedding reveal) she took out my hair so that it would look pretty for our shoot with the photographer that afternoon.
Our photographer is an old family friend. Lucky my parents know so many people… we’ve got some serious connections! woo woo. Jim does wedding photography as a side gig and his wife Kathy has been friends with my mom for 30-some years. So Jim & Kathy came out to Gig Harbor to see our wedding location and take a few engagement pics of us. It really turned into a family photo session… which is quite alright with us! As long as we get shots of us two on the big day, I’m good 🙂 I would love to post those but that will have to wait until we actually order them & I get permission from him of course! My only hope for our wedding pics is we get more emotion from both of us! Which I’m fully confident will happen cause we wont be standing waiting them most of the time.
Tuesday we had more fun stuff… Tastings!
That afternoon we went over to the Canterwood Golf & Country Club (our reception venue) to taste the menu options. Both excellent which is good cause that means my parents have good taste lol but we knew they did!!
And a few hours later our very sweet dessert specialist brought over some sample cakes so we could pick a flavor. She did such a fabulous job! I can’t wait to taste it again on the big day. And I’m so excited for how the cobblers will taste too.
Wednesday was a day for nothing wedding related. It was special… Brad’s 32nd Birthday! I just couldn’t do that to him… Instead we had a really great family day & I did my best to make it all about him even though we weren’t home. I’ll do another post about that soon! I promise!
Thursday we spent the day mostly relaxing. Brad’s Mom & I met with a couple caterers for ideas about the small cocktail hour we are having immediately following the ceremony at their house. Only to realize that it seems to be an added expense we don’t necessarily need. Which is nice because we now have some fabulously simple ideas that will be sure to tide people over until they get to the reception! In the early evening my Dad, Uncle & Mom came to the house to bring the stage which they custom built for our wedding. They did a trial set up and it is so freakin’ cool!!
Basically it’s perfect!! Only have to adjust the ramp, pick up the stepping stones and then screw it all together the week of & we’re set!
Friday was another day for nothing planned! Instead we hung out and then left the little one with grandparents so we could escape for a date night. Which consisted of first meeting my parents for Thai Chicken wings & Beer, then our friends (my bestie since junior high & her husband) for drinks. Our night got even better when my cousin & her boyfriend met up with us all & we just had lots of adult fun! Don’t mind my iPhone quality-instagram enhanced photos, isn’t that what everyone uses for a camera???