Friday, September 24, 2010

one more time

well friends, here we are.  it's thursday night as i write this and i've just had the most amazing day.

this morning pat and i arrived at my parents house in guilford at 2:30am which means we slept in til around 9:30am.  not too long but it's almost impossible to sleep in at my house in CT :)

once we were up and running, we headed to the town hall first thing to get our marriage license!  of course i had to document it and here are some pics from our exciting adventure (ha!  the town hall is maybe 2 miles from my house so i wouldn't really call it an adventure, but hey, you never know):
(sorry for the bad censoring of info)

next up, we went over to the church to meet (yes, meet) our priest for the first time.  you might recall (sorry, too tired to do back-post links) that our church has gone through 3 priests since we got engaged, so we're just meeting our new priest for the first time 2 days before the wedding.  but he's awesome, he's irish, and he gets US.  life is good.

then we headed back to the house and pat, my dad and brother went off to pick up their tuxes while i headed back to the hair salon for hair trial part 2.  honestly, i have no #$%^& clue what i'm going to end up doing with my hair so it will be a real surprise to all when i get to the hair salon on saturday morning :)

after the guys got back and i returned from my hair trial, my MOH showed up and we all got some pool time in.  we just sat by my parents pool and i slightly ran in and out of the house getting little things done, but for the most part we all just hung out which was great.

after getting our tan on, we gathered most of the materials needed for the yacht club (menus, decorations directions, signature cocktail signs, photobooth reminders, etc) and met up with a family friend who has volunteered to decorate our reception venue for us.  CAN we please discuss what a weight this has taken off my shoulders?  it's amazing and i can't thank her enough.  i also brought my pretty straws and canning jars, etc. and got her and my venue manager up to speed and then we were back on our merry way.

when we returned to the house again, we got ready for our bbq- my parents invited pat's family over for a BBQ, and then the wedding party showed up later.  at one point there were probably 30 people at my parents house and it. was. awesome.  it was so much fun to have pat's whole family there, and then my college and hometown friends all over at my parent's house, the house i grew up in.  it was surreal.

and here i am now.

yeah check out the awesome leftover curls!  haha.  i got 1 of 40 tissue puff balls "puffed" today, and my dress is mine now, and in my posession.  this pic was taken right before i headed to my little crappy laptop to write this post...

tomorrow will be just as busy today but don't worry, i'll get some relaxation time in.  tomorrow includes getting our nails did, puffing the puff balls, rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  and as always, i.  can't.  wait.  :)

i'm just gonna throw it out there now that tomorrow's post will be pre-planned.  i will try on sunday to sneak in a pic here or there from the wedding but just in case, go here: http://www.scobeyphotography.com/blog/ next week and you should be able to see some wedding pics after the big day.

regardless, i just want to thank you all NOW for your supportive comments and for making this process so amazing for me.  it's been a blast sharing my "diary" with everyone and i'm not stopping here... stay tuned for more on that when i return from my honeymoon though :)  it's funny because before i started this blog i had no idea what it could become, and now i feel like i am sharing my story with a great network of friends. 

happy friday!  and to all my ladies getting married this weekend - CHEERS!

20 comments:

  1. ahhhh so exciting!! i can't wait to see the photos on your photog's blog - going to be great!!

    have an amazing wedding day!! weather's looking perfect!

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  2. Have a wonderful wedding!!! (While you're gone, I'm going to go back in your archives - sounds like you and I had similar experiences in dealing with the church/priest!)

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  3. Congratulations! Have a fabulous wedding weekend!

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  4. I'm so excited for you! I'm glad you are enjoying the time leading up to your wedding instead of being a stressball. You are my guru! I hope everything goes perfectly and I will definitely be stalking your photographer's blog.

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  5. I'm so excited for you! Enjoy every minute of it!

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  6. Oh yey! So happy for you! You'll look beautiful and remember ENJOY it! It only happens once!

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  7. Best wishes to you guys! It's gonna be great. I know when I finally picked up my dress, it was real for me. Loved that feeling!

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  8. CONGRATS!!!! have a wonderful day today and tomorrow and i cant WAIT to see photos!!!

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  9. Oh my goodness I can just imagin how excited you are right now. TWO DAYS!!!!! Well now one!!! i cannot wait to see pictures. i wish you all the happiness that the two of you deserve. i know your wedding will be amazing. You are going to be gorgeous and have the best day of your life. Be sure to stop and take it all in and welcome to the club you almost married lady!!!!!!!!

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  10. That is some puff ball! It's huge and I just love it that it's pink. Let the party begin! Sounds like you are off to a great start. HAVE FUN! You deserve it.

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  11. Aw, loved this post. I am so glad you're choosing to document all the details before your wedding day. I love hearing all the excitement from you and the updates. That is wonderful a family friend will be able to help set up the room for the reception! You're going to have so much fun... can't wait to hear about everything and see pictures! I'll check out your photog.'s blog this weekend or early next week to see if they post any sneak peeks! :) Yeyy! Have a wonderful time... enjoy!

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  12. so excited for you!!!!! i am bookmarking your photography website. :) congratulations! and i love the puff balls :)

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  13. Congrats!! What a great day to have both familes, bridal party and old friends hanging out together!! And you are both so loved!! :) Cant wait to see your wedding day sneek peak! Congrats again, you're going to look stunning!!

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  14. How fun! I am super excited to see how everything turns out! CONGRATS YOU WILL BE A STUNNING BRIDE!

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  15. I hope your day is everything you wished for plus more! You're gonna be a beautiful bride! Remember to eat, take a step back to soak it all in and of course HAVE A BLAST - - Congrats =)

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  16. I'm so excited for you!! All of your pre-wedding festivities sound fun and those poofs are going to be awesome! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  17. I am so happy for you!! So excited to hear all about your day, your hair, your SHOES! These are the moments you and Pat have been planning for, saving for, crying over, and laughing about. All of those times when you said "When we will..." you are now saying "Now we are..."

    I am sending you the warmest thoughts and the loudest Congratulations!! I hope that this time is all you have dreamed about.

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  18. congrats, lady! i hope the day is wonderful!

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  19. CONGRATS! I hope you have an amazing time this weekend, and I wish you all the best :) Have fun on your honeymoon!!

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  20. it all sounds like so much fun with family and friends!

    i hope you continue blogging =)

    congrats!!! have fun and enjoy your special day!

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