Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Week!!!

Wedding Wednesday

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

First of all, Happy Birthday to my Dad!!! I'm so excited to see him later today to celebrate and to kick off the wedding festivities!

{Taken at my brother's wedding almost two years ago!}

Second, next week Ashlen from A Diamond With Sapphires is hosting in my absence! I could schedule something in advance, buuuut I've had a little bit on my mind recently and haven't written anything. Thanks for understanding and thanks to Ashlen for keeping the linkup going!!

So, uh, guess what?
This is my last Wedding Wednesday post as a bachelorette!

The wedding is Saturday!!!!

You guys.


How is this possible???
(I mean, I'm certainly not complaining)
It's just so crazy to think that the wedding is FINALLY upon us!
Andrew proposed in November 2012, so this engagement has been a little long, and because of that it kind of felt like it was always far away.

Not so anymore!

Last night I ran to Macy's, got my gown, hoisted it high so it wouldn't drag through the store as people stared (whatever I loved it!), and then hailed a cab on State Street.
SO fun! I was such a grinning fool and I didn't care.

Today we're off to enjoy this weekend and time together, to have our worlds collide and to be filled with so much love and support that we may burst!

Also, speaking of love and support, I have to share what my girls are doing for me this week!

I got a text this past week from my college bridesmaid, Callie, that I would have a package to open on Saturday. I opened it immediately and found six bejeweled envelopes with a note from Callie!

Every day (including Saturday!) I open one to see what's inside. 
Well I've gone through three - and holy happy tears!
Monday's was from Megan and oh my goodness. So incredibly sweet I could hardly take it!
I have the most wonderful friends. It's so thoughtful of Callie to orchestrate this, especially since everyone lives in a different state!

Tuesday's letter included two cards! One from my sister-in-law and one from my big brother (written to Andrew but of course I read it, too!)! They are awesome!!!

Teddy was such a good sport.

These cards were perfect timing. Work was nuts this week. I worked three hours Sunday and three hours Monday night, after doing wedding stuff. It wouldn't have been a big deal had it not been wedding week, but as such it was stressful! Even though the past week was exhausting, these letters definitely gave me the boosts I needed to get through Monday and Tuesday for sure!

Today's is from the orchestrater, Callie!

She's just basically wonderful! Such kind words and big big smiles!!! 
Love the "S" earrings, too!!!

Gosh I just love my friends and family! I can't wait to celebrate with everyone and start this new adventure with Andrew! He is going to be the best husband!

(AHH! I just wrote "husband"!!! It's all happening!!!)

Anyway, that's about it!
Our check list is pretty much complete.
The out of office response is on.
I left my computer at work (!!!)
We're packed.
And we are SO ready.

Let's DO this!!!!!


How are you doing this week?

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Chrissy H said...

EEEK! Happy Wedding Week!! Remember to soak it all in and to breathe!! Big prayers for you this week!! :)

Jen said...

Happy Wedding week! Mine is less than 2 months away and like you I feel like it's years away, but it will be here soon! Enjoy this time with your family and friends and can't wait to hear all about it!

P!nky said...

happy bday to your daddy!

OH EM GOODNESS wedding week! I remember my wedding week and it is the best week ever. yes, there is a ton to get done, but there is SO MUCH LOVE and happiness. I'm wishing you such a wonderful week!

Your bmaid is so sweet, what a lovely package idea!

BEST WISHES FOR THE BEST WEDDING DAY! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

Happy Wedding Week! Just remember to soak it all in and truly enjoy this time! Don't stress...all the hard work is done! CONGRATS!

Rachel T. said...

Woohoooooooo! Happy Wedding Week! I'm right behind ya. Best wishes for an amazing rest of the week, wedding day and honeymoon!!!!!!!!!!

Meg Taylor said...

Yaaayyy!!! Happy wedding week!!! You must be going crazy!! Seriously, I love that little wedding week gift pack from your BM!!

Rachel Farrell said...

So excited for you Mary! I have never seen so many exclamation points in one blog! :) You will be beautiful and I can't wait to see pictures. This is the fun part...ENJOY! xo

Brittany said...

yay!!!! I can't even imagine how awesome it is going to be to see all of your hard work pay off and to finally be married to your love! I hope you have the best wedding and I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Megan @ Chicago Girl said...

Love the State Street bizness. I love downtown Chicago. The busy scene, the culture, all of it. I felt so great buying my dress downtown at BHLDN. So fun!
I can't wait to hear all about your big day. Soak in the week. I know it will fly by!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Ahhhh girl!!! I'm so excited for you! I could totally picture the State Street scene in my head and it even had me grinning! The bridal party notes are SO sweet and I'm totally stealing that idea next time I'm in a wedding! Have a great rest of the week and seriously soak it all in! You are going to be the most beautiful bride! :)

Unknown said...

Your friends are so sweet! They're definitely giving me some ideas to be a good bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding on NYE this year. Have fun Saturday!!!! I know my husband and I are looking forward to celebrating with his extended family and our friends with our two last receptions. :)

JMO said...


The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Happy happy wedding week!

Meghan at Champagne & Suburbs said...

Happy Happy Wedding Week girlfriend! I can't wait to hear the recap! Have the best time! And enjoy Costa Rica! :) xo