OUR CEREMONY PROGRAMS.

In the weeks before the wedding, I spent A LOT of time designing our wedding programs. I did them in Photoshop and had them printed at Kinko’s (FedEX). They were set out on the seats at the ceremony, but they also contained information about the reception following afterwards. I wanted the leftover programs brought along to the reception hall for the guests who didn’t make it to the ceremony, but somehow that message got lost and a lot of our guests never saw the programs. Considering the amount of time I spent on them, I’m sure you can imagine that that breaks my heart a little. There were a few things that I wanted to include in the programs that I forgot because I was rushing to finish them. One of them was pretty important, and I can’t believe I forgot it: I wanted to mention our new last name. …

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MARRIED!

A FEW POST-WEDDING WORDS ON “MARRIED LIFE” & THE WEDDING DAY ITSELF. Brian and I have now been married for a little over two weeks, and in the past two weeks, the number one question that I have gotten is “HOW IS MARRIED LIFE TREATING YOU?!?” Uh, fine. Brian and I have been together since 2011, and have lived in our current home since 2012. I “jokingly” say “It’s not really different, I just have another ring I have to put on.” But really, it’s not a joke 😉 All the clichés you hear? Probably true. The day really does go by too quickly; you really don’t have any moments to truly appreciate all the work you put into the tiny details (centerpieces, favors, menu options, table arrangements, you name it); you really can’t do it all by yourself; MANY THINGS WILL GO WRONG; but you will let the little …

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OCTOBER12016.COM (WEDDING WEBSITE).

It seems pretty commonplace for couples to have a website for their wedding information. I tried a few different options on websites like The Knot, Wedding Paper Divas, and a few others, but I couldn’t quite get everything I wanted out of just one. I ended up deciding to purchase our own domain name and host it in conjunction with this here blog. I used Weebly‘s drag-and-drop site builder to put it together (basic version is included with my iPage hosting account). It was super simple and looks pretty great! I’m sharing this because I’ve uploaded over 500 photos of some of Brian’s and my life together there if anyone’s interested in taking a peak: OCTOBER12016.COM. BLOG ▪ ETSY SHOP ▪ INSTAGRAM ▪ TWITTER ▪ FACEBOOK ▪ PINTEREST

DUM DUM DU DUM…

One year from today, Brian & I will be getting married. When we got engaged, October 2016 seemed sooooo far away. I kept saying “Eh, I’ve got time.” But now we’re to that one year mark, the “suggested” amount of time you need to plan a wedding. It seems that the time to start seriously planning this wedding is upon us! I did get on Pinterest briefly, as it seemed like the “bride thing” to do. And I’ll occasionally snap a screen grab of Instagram photos as I’m scrolling through. But other than that, I hadn’t been doing very much “inspiration” hunting. Time for that to change! Here’s a peak at what my current Pinterest board is looking like: Follow Pink Loves Purple’s board wedding on Pinterest. I’ll likely be making a more serious effort to start to plan this party, so keep an eye out for new pins 🙂 …

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WE’RE ENGAGED!

  HER STORY Thursday night, Brian mentioned maybe going out Friday night after he was off work. I had Friday off and spent the day bumming around in my jammies, only getting dressed right before Brian got home. He actually asked “do you still wanna go out?” Pfft, of course! We went to Mr. B’s in Rochester to have a small bite & drinks. We were sat in the front of the building, next to the long picture window overlooking the street. We people-watched as I sipped a Blue Moon & he a Jack-&-Coke, and snacked on pot stickers & chicken taquitos. He had already eaten, so afterwards, we dropped off his to-go box in the truck before walking around downtown. Every year, the buildings of downtown Rochester are covered in holiday lights, so we took some time to walk around and enjoy the season. It was very pretty, but …

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