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Real Life Bride: Week 5

December 21, 2010
Hello lovelies! My apologies for the delay of this post! Jacey had everything in right on time but due to technical difficulties we weren’t able to get her happenings up until today! Please enjoy and she will be back next week on her regularly scheduled day!

‘Tis the season to be planning . . . wedding’s that is! This week we mailed our deposits for the band, caterer, photographer and videographer and are having a bit of buyer’s remorse. It’s tough actually writing out checks to vendors I’m not going to lie. The words “Hermés” and “Birkin” keep running through my head. Just thinking about how much money this is all costing kind of hurts, but I’m trying to stay positive and not obsess over every penny that goes out. This week we also mailed out our holiday cards – yet another fun reason to be getting married! Have I mentioned how obsessed we are with our bulldogs? See below for our holiday card. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

I have a confession to make. I really wanted Grant to propose before he actually pulled the trigger. I remember looking at rings online and trying to guess when and where he would pop the question. I was so crazy about it that I pulled out all of the stops . . . I even pulled out the infamous “Engagement Chicken.”

What came first, the chicken or the ring? For me, it was the chicken. Back in January 2004, Glamour Magazine published a recipe for “Engagement Chicken” (link to: so called because soon after staffers whipped it up, their boyfriends popped the question. Let’s just say that I made Grant “Engagement Chicken” on March 1st and he proposed on April 24th – coincidence? Call me crazy but I believe in a bit of superstition.

Things are in a planning lull now that we’re entering the holiday season. This will be the very first Christmas I have spent away from my family in Texas. When you get engaged it is the beginning of starting your own family and with that comes a bit of sadness because you have to let go of old traditions. But as Irene Peter said “Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.” Family will always be my family and this Christmas season, I hope you find yourself just as blessed to be sharing it with yours.

Planning Status:

Catering Company – deposit sent

Band – deposit sent

Videographer – deposit sent

Photographer – deposit sent

Save-The-Dates – procrastinating until January

xoxo & happy holidays

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