Monday, November 21, 2011

Wonderful night filled with love and laughs!

"Love is just love, it can never be explained"


dressed to impress

Our smiles were pretty big that night!
 The engagement party was such a success! I seemed like every person had a great time, no matter what the age, etc. My godparents had their house beautifully set up for entertaining, and we added some decorative touches to make it unique. I made a banner and my brother and Amy gave us some of our engagement pictures in beautiful frames for displaying. Every single thing we ate that night was homemade! From the cookies that multiple friends helped create, to amazing bite sized desserts, to all the amazing finger foods that were passed around. Everything was perfect and Kyle and I has such a great night! The only thing we realized is how easy it is to separate from each other when having to mingle with all the guests - taking a note for our wedding so we do not leave each others side! We received many wonderful gifts and hope this was just the start to all the fun and amazing times we will have with our friend and family on this journey!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Engagement Party :)

Examples of the foods my mom is making!

Kyle's brother Mickey is baking amazing cupcakes!

Philadelphia Airport - Our engagement!
Our engagement party is this Saturday and we are so excited! It seems like everyone in both of our families are really looking forward to it - probably because we are both the first to have this!! My wonderful godparents are letting us use their beautiful home to have our families and some of our friends over for a cocktail party! My mom has been working non-stop to make this a great night, and I know it will be. I do feel bad that I am a little far away right now to help more, but she is doing an amazing job- Love You Mom!! Sometimes these things have a little bit of pressure with them, because you say to yourself, this is the only time this will happen! But I just want everyone to have a great time and enjoy each others company. It's not everyday that we are all together under one roof - and that is the very best part about Kyle and I being able to share our excitement with everyone! So we hope everyone is ready to have a good time, dance, mingle, and eat delicious food prepared by my mom, Kyle's mom and my godmother!! (They all made the cutest finger foods) Woo party time!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Date is Set!

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.

We picked a date and place! Now I feel like wedding things are officially starting! We hadn't looked at that many places because I really did not want a "cookie cutter" place, so it knocked a lot of venues off the bat right away. I ideally wanted to do a tent wedding somewhere near the water, but after the hurricane that came this past September, we realized we did NOT want the weather to affect our wedding day that much because we can't control it at all! As soon as we visited Laurita Winery, we could picture our wedding day there. The building is just so beautiful and different, with a fireplace, exposed wood beam ceiling, and a really really cool bar. The sun sets right in front of all these floor length windows on the vineyard, it's just so pretty and special! I am so so excited that we are having our day there and that we were able to afford it :) 9.1.2013, you sound so nice.