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we’re all smiles

we got our amazing wedding pictures and 8mm film from kate last week and could not be more thrilled! we’ll share more pictures soon, but in the meantime, please enjoy our three minutes and seven seconds of fame:



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the big 3-0

{everyone else is doing it via snippet & ink}

we here in the bride-and-groom-to-be department are kind of in disbelief about how we got to be a month away from the big day. i’m not sure where summer, september, or october went but it’s safe to say that the four weekends separating us from now and 11-27 will fly just as quickly! i know for sure that we’ll be spending most of this coming weekend tracking down the missing RSVPs so that we can get final numbers to the WPs no later than monday. we’ll also make a trip down to steve’s parents in stafford to finish the alterations on my dress and trick-or-treat with flowergirl shannon and baby brother sean on sunday. can’t wait to see those little cuties in their costumes!

i have to also say thanks for all of the offers to help which continue to pour into my email inbox and voicemail. it reminds me why we’re so lucky to have all of the love and support that we do! i promise if i can think of anything that needs doing from afar, i will capitalize on that kindness. until then, your words of encouragement and positive thoughts are all that we need.

i told myself that by the time november rolled around, it would all feel very real. there’s still a few weeks of planning ahead and lots left on the to-do list but the closer we get, the “realer” it feels. hope you all enjoy a very happy halloween! thanksgiving’s just around the corner : )


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i’m alive!

{a brand new view via snippet & ink}

apologies for the lack of blogging – yet again! i’m busier than i ever imagined i could handle but it’s all for good reasons, it just doesn’t fare well for this little wedding blog. i’m feeling a bit like this adorable guy (standing on my head, twisted into a pretzel, upside-down, all of the above!?) with everything that i have going on work/school/wedding related.

madness aside, we do still continue to get lots and lots done every week which continues to amaze me! some of our recent accomplishments:

  • we collected 180 gold chargers which now live in our dining room
  • invitations have been sent and have probably already arrived at a mailbox near you
  • my dress is (almost) hemmed
  • my ring is sized and ready for pick up — anyone feel like an errand? at this rate, i *might* be able to get to it next week : )
  • programs are mocked up and ready to be printed
  • we may have finally tracked down a wedding tie for the groom

all while RSVPs come pouring in the door!

we also attended jamie and adam’s incredible williamsburg wedding, i wrapped up my applied market segmentation class bringing me 1.5 credits closer to the sweet relief of graduation, PLUS we got our marriage license and are feeling very official.

phew! don’t you wish you were us??

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ring around the finger

{do what the ring says via the bride’s cafe}

you might have read earlier in the week that one of our recent accomplishments was selecting and ordering steve’s wedding band. for a guy who’s never worn jewelry a day in his life, i can *kind of* see why this took several months of warming up to, but now it’s done and we’re awaiting its arrival back at fink’s so that we can have something engraved on the inside. we’ve toyed around with doing the date or our initials but i stumbled upon this little gem in the wedding blogs today and it has skyrocketed to the top of my list!


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hello fall + a few updates

{a sneak peek at our invitation suite by paperzest}

do you see what that countdown ticker reads over there on the right? and do you know what it is going to say tomorrow? do you see where i am going with this?! we are now officially within two months of 11-27 and your guess is as good as mine as to where the time has gone!

harsh realizations about the number of planning days left aside, we have been pretty productive lately:

  • steve has a wedding ring and a wedding suit
  • invitations are designed and have been sent to print
  • our ceremony music is finalized
  • dress alterations are underway and looking fabulous
  • rehearsal dinner menu and reception menu are both finalized
  • we survived pre-cana and received our certificate

and tons more details that i won’t bore you with.

as for what’s ahead, we meet with our priest, father jim, on thursday to go over our foccus inventory and wrap up our pre-marriage prep then steve takes off this weekend for his bachelor party in atlantic city. i will be spending my weekend with the little cousins ferraiolo so that my aunt and uncle who have so generously lent us their house for my bridal shower, the wedding day, and our hangover sunday brunch following the wedding, can have a nice kid-free getaway to my parents’ in newburyport as a small token of my appreciation. so while steve enjoys the boardwalk and reads a good book by the pool with his best guy friends (i can only hope!), i’ll be bouncing between soccer games and witnessing a karate yellow belt ceremony.

never a dull moment : ) happy fall!!

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i had seen this pretty vintage birdcage in a once wed blog post back in june and fallen in love. i mean, the ribbon? little bird sitting on top? swoon. i saved the image for inspiration but never really thought much more of it. well one of the fiance’s assignments this week was to seek out the perfect birdcage to complete our reception decor and, lo and behold, he found the EXACT birdcage on ebay! we are now the proud owners of said ‘cage (along with 288 white candles and glass votives — steve’s project from last week — what can i say? the boy gets things done!) and i am just smitten with its loveliness and the helpfulness of one incredible guy.

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back in business

{the reason for 11-27 via erin ever after}

i received the sweetest outpouring of love and concern after yesterday’s post which is truly appreciated. i’m feeling much brighter today and ready to tackle these last 87 days. after a great chat with mom, a power yoga session, a little shopping, and another chat with alana last night, i was already a new and improved girl. follow that up with delicious turkey burgers made by stevie and some vino while i watched the bachelor pad — i’m really not sure what i have to complain about. i was able to knock out lots of little wedding to-do’s while i indulged in those last few guilty pleasures (and many thanks to stevie who took the reigns on ordering our votives and candles!) which definitely helped me return speedily to sanity. so, thanks to everyone for checking in. i promise all is well! and thanks one million times to my turkey burger making, wine pouring, bachelor pad watching fiance for being the best guy i could ask for.


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