Our NH Wedding Reception

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On Saturday, September 24th, Ryan and I had our wedding reception at Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, New Hampshire. It was a beautiful fall evening full of love, laughter, and lots of dancing. Ryan and I really wanted our wedding reception to be a big party. Our goal was to spend quality time with our guests and to have a great time.…

Our VT Wedding Ceremony

All photos taken by my incredibly talented father in-law, Jim Carmellini. Find him here! On August 6th, on the top of a hill in Chelsea, Vermont, Ryan and I got married. It was a beautiful, hot day with clear skies, lots of tears, and our very own rainbow. It’s crazy to think that all the planning over the last nine months has come to an end (on to our New Hampshire celebration!) but it came…

Planning a Wedding? Here’s Where to Start

One of my best girlfriends got engaged and as we were excitedly chatting on the phone, I got to thinking: what advice can I give regarding wedding planning? We only started our wedding planning process back in January and I was definitely overwhelmed and scattered. Most days I still feel that way. A few things, however, helped me get into a rhythm and I know now that it certainly would have helped to take steps…

Planning Our Wedding, Part 4

Confession- I’m create this post to keep myself organized. Will probably use it as an active “to do” list and add things here and there. Being a “type A” kind of person, this part of wedding planning is the hardest. It’s all the little things that need to get done at this point and it’s hard for me to do it bit by bit. August still seems like a lifetime away. I keep saying, it’s…

White Outfits for the Bride-To-Be

Every bride-to-be needs a closet full of white to prepare for all the pre-wedding celebrations that take place before the wedding itself. From bridal showers to bachelorette parties to rehearsal dinners, there’s a host of events requiring proper bridal attire. When my bridesmaids shared my bachelorette location, I got thinking on what I might wear and scouring my closet for what I already had. Surprisingly, for someone who teaches children, I own a fair amount…

Planning Our Wedding, Part 3

Slowly but surely… it’s all coming along! We had a lot of fun with this round of tasks. Taking our engagements photos was great (and cold!) and I’m so excited for the NH based honeymoon we’ve booked. Plus, things are coming along with our venue which is making me feel better. Starting to work on a seating chart was a huge step forward. One thing I want to share if any future or current brides-to-be…

Wedding Dresses I Love (But Didn’t Buy)

A week after we officially started wedding planning, I found my dream dress. I had seen it online and once I tried it on in person, I knew it was the one. It was perfect. It checked all the boxes. I didn’t realize how many different things needed to be considered when picking a wedding dress. Sure, there are styles and fabrics you might like more than others, but if those don’t match your theme…

Planning Our Wedding, Part 2

I’m not going to lie.. wedding planning is tough. Right now, I’m struggling primarily with timing. How early is too early? What needs to be done now? What can wait? September still feels like a lifetime away and I’ll have a bit more free time right before then due to summer break, but there’s still an urgency now. Furthermore, Ryan and I are caught up in a lot of “should do” and “it’s tradition” in…

Planning Our Wedding, Part 1

Ohhhh boy, are we about to have some fun. As my best friend’s mom put it, I’ve been training for this my entire life! In all seriousness though, I know planning a wedding is not going be an easy feat. We’ve made it a week so far and due to an (unfortunate) quarantine requirement, I was out of school for four days. A blessing in disguise, as it would turn out! The ten tasks I…

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