Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! However you’re celebrating or not celebrating today, and whomever you may spend your day with, I hope you have a day that leaves you feeling loved. Speaking of feeling loved, I’ve been holding out on you guys and today seems like the perfect day to spill the beans – we’re getting married! I didn’t share the news when we first got engaged because it felt really personal and we also had a tiny baby at the time and it was all just kind of overwhelming, in the best possible way. We also had so many weddings last year that we were in, attending, traveling for and all of the requisite expenses, not to mention having bought a house, so we knew financially and with regards to our sanity that we would most likley not be getting married right away. Fast forward a year later and we will be getting married exactly eight months from today! After a lot of debate and deliberation (a lot of it centering on the very real possibility of eloping), we have decided we will be getting married this fall in our backyard. It will be a morning ceremony with just our closest family, friends and neighbors with a brunch reception to follow at a cool local restaurant. By the time we get married we’ll have been together for over six years, so for us it’s really more about a celebration of family than about a whole lot of pomp and circumstance.
This is the mood board that’s currently inspiring my planning and design ideas. The color palette will revolve around that gorgeous oxblood color with lots of ivory and a dusty blush pink, balanced out by an abundance of greenery. We aren’t having a wedding party, but my sister is going to stand up with me and she’ll be wearing the dress in the lower left, which is just absolutely stunning. Otherwise, our photographer is booked and we have a date and a venue, but beyond that we haven’t done a whole lot so I’m just getting ready to start cranking things into high gear in that department. I plan to share updates here and there, but let me know what bits you’re most interested in knowing more about! Overall we’re just looking forward to a day that feels really simple and full of love, that cuts out as much of the unnecessary fanfare as possible, but is still really special and memorable. (Read: Expect an epic bubbly and Bloody Mary bar at brunch!) I guess this post makes it officially official – stay tuned for more!Style Layers via Brides | Lulu’s | Studio 127 Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | Paige Tuzée Design | Wildfield Paper Co. | Michelle Boyd Photography via Style Me Pretty | Nicole Berrett Photography via Colin Cowie Weddings | Morning Light by Michelle Landreau via Southern Weddings | Vici Collection | Michelle Boyd Photography via Style Me Pretty.]