Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wedding Wednesday: Honeymooning + Updates

We have officially booked our honeymoon! In August, we will be heading to St. Lucia, and I am beyond excited for a week in the sun just the two of us. After recommendations from friends, we opted to go to Sandals Grande since there are so many things to choose from at the resort and it's all-inclusive. It'll be nice to not have to worry about anything at all once we get to St. Lucia!

To be honest, I've slowed down a bit on the wedding planning. I was moving full speed ahead at the beginning, but we've been so busy lately that I've been taking it slow. A few things I need to wrap up:
  • Finalize our florist - we've met with the florist but haven't completely gone through everything, so that's a necessity.
  • Finalize the style team - Because I have 11 bridesmaids plus our moms and of course our flower girl, one hair and one makeup artist will be pushing it. We have two booked but I need to finalize the rest.
  • Pick up my wedding dress - my dress has come in! I have an appointment this Saturday to try on and pick up, so I'm excited to have a girls morning with my mama and try on my actual dress. 
  • Choose a bakery - I've mentioned it before, but I absolutely love cake, so I care less about the appearance and more about the taste of our cake. We are staying away from fondant and wanting to do a classic buttercream instead. There are so many great wedding bakeries in Wilmington, but we've heard great things about Whole Foods and Publix wedding cakes, too. 
  • Order invitations - I have a vision of what we're looking for, but have yet to find a stationer
  • Schedule first fitting - Saturday will tell what needs to be done to the dress!
  • Schedule hair and makeup trial - I am very picky about my hair  (hello, crazy baby hairs) so I should probably get on that sooner than later.
  • Pick out the gents' style - Stephen and I have looked at photos of what he wants to wear on our wedding day but we've yet to go try anything on. Any suggestions?
As you can tell, there's quite a bit I need to get on sooner than later. February makes us 6 months away from our wedding, and if the next months fly by like the last 5 have, it'll be here before we know it! I still feel like we just got engaged.

Now that we've booked our honeymoon, all I can think about is lounging in the sun and doing a little bit of island exploring. I also have major spring fever, so I keep perusing my favorite online retailers looking for cute swimsuits and sun dresses. I'm holding off on purchasing until closer to time, but it doesn't hurt to look, right?

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  1. Congrats on booking your honeymoon!! You guys are going to have a blast and it looks to me like you have already started on some of the details so you're ahead of the game! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Whole Foods has the best cake and buttercream icing, period. I have tried a lot and they are all I buy and all I will ever buy from now on. I am a total cake person and it has to be perfect, and it is. They are so easy to work with and can do so many things. Plus they don't use food coloring in their icing. Instead they use berry juices and such to get the color that they want, which is huge for me. They just did a ninja turtle cake for my son's birthday and it was not only delicious, but adorable. Yay for your honeymoon, it' sounds amazing!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. You're going to have so much fun trying on your dress on Saturday! I was always worried that I wouldn't love my dress as much when I went back for my fittings... I think that I feel more in love with it each time I got to put it on. Congrats on checking a few more things off of your wedding to - do list!

  4. Yay for booking the honeymoon! St. Lucia will be perfect. I felt the same way about the cake. We went to a ton of tastings and did a buttercream too, yum!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Omg It's perfect!

    Mónica Sors

  6. Yay for booking your honeymoon! St Lucia looks so gorgeous and relaxing! And yes to buttercream over fondant. I did buttercream for mine too. And loving all your honeymoon style! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. Yay!!! You will absolutely love St. Lucia- it's so incredibly beautiful. And how exciting that you have your wedding dress- can't wait to see!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  8. Ah honeymoons are the BEST! Nothing but relaxation, good food and drinks and each other! Want that cute white romper!

  9. Lovely photos ♡

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful honeymoon!! Send me there now too please haha. I love hearing about all of your wedding planning too!! :-)

  11. Sounds like things are starting all together nicely.

  12. I highly recommend scheduling your hair & makeup trail the day you're planning on doing your bridal portraits (unless you think your hair and makeup artists might really, really mess it up!) It helps kill two birds with one stone!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  13. That must be so exciting to book your honeymoon. LOve your selection of swimwear.
    Nina's Style Blog

  14. Ahhh I'm so excited for you! My best friend went to St. Lucia on her honeymoon and LOVED it!

  15. That is the exact resort that Eric and I were looking into for our Honeymoon! I can't wait to see your pictures and hear about your experience. Enjoy your planning! It seems like everything is coming together for you :) Xx Brooke

  16. Congrats on booking your honeymoon, how exciting! That gives you SO much to look forward to (obviously). Have you thought about tying in your hair/makeup trial with your bridal shower or bachelorette party? Depending on what you do with your hair, the stylist usually will redo it a little differently for your party if you don't want everyone to see how your hair will look on the big day.


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