wedding // guest list.

our wedding invitations have arrived. and our dining room table is currently being hidden under mountains of paper + envelopes.

my mom is graciously making her way to des moines this weekend to join [J] & I’s production line. we have agreed to pay her in bloody marys + breakfast burritos at the first downtown farmer’s market of the year. which just so happens to be taking place this weeknd. [and I’m so excited].

we’re slowly making wedding planning progress. very little no thanks to me. basically [J] is a saint.

I need to know ..

is it common to put the guest first in every decision you make for your wedding? I’m struggling to find the balance between what I want & what I feel is best for our guests. in truly, every decision. where we’re registering. if I’m having a bridal shower [because I don’t want my guests to feel they have to travel twice]. if cake or cupcakes would be more enjoyable. you get the drift. I just need to know if it’s normal.

obviously [J] & I are beyond thankful + blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives. and we want them to not only celebrate our marriage by our side, but also enjoy themselves. but when do you draw the line?

wedding // guest list c/o

a peak at our save-the-dates.

happy hump day.

we’re halfway there ..

the week in photos.

I’m in a bit of a panic. we’re one week away from november, and I’m nowhere near done doing all of the fall activities I assigned myself. and to add to my panic, it tried to snow in iowa this weektoo soon! [just in case mother nature cares to know]. hold on winter, please. I have big plans for this weekend; pumpkin patch visits + spiked hot apple cider.

how’s your fall bucket list going?

it’s friday [thank goodness], which excitedly means the week in photos ..

the week in photos, oct 25th //

when [J] & I prepare meals at home, we’re so good. [aka: I’m getting married on a beach in less than a year, better late than never to install some good healthy habits]. but when we go out ..

the week in photos, oct 25th //

beers, burgers + cheese fries.

oh hi, nice to meet you. I’m a work in progress.

the week in photos, oct 25th //

but if it makes up for it, we went for a walk after eating said amazingly delicious “bad for you” meal.

the week in photos, oct 25th //

gallivanting around the state capitol. isn’t it beautiful?

the week in photos, oct 25th //

downtown des moines.

the week in photos, oct 25th //

“99 counties, and a bitch ain’t one I live in one”.

thank you jay-z for the bad joke.

the week in photos, oct 25th //

welcome hot tea weather.

have the best weekend.

do something fall-inspired.

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