Having spent most of my adult life traveling away from home, chasing a career, I’ve started to realize what’s important in life and you’ll be shocked to know… It’s not the career. I remember being in New York City about 6 years ago and in the back of a cab on my way to a writing session. There were interviews playing on the tv screens in the car and one really caught my ear. A local NY artist was saying what her one regret was. She said at 60 years old, she wished that she spent less time chasing a career and more time focusing on relationships. Not just romantically but also friendships. That moment has replayed in my head so many times. Over the last several years I’ve started to change my way of thinking. I realized that I was at everyone’s disposal but my own. I cared more what people thought of me and wanted from me than my own happiness. We live in a selfish society but I think that most often we aren’t selfish about the right things. Sometimes it’s important to put yourself first and in turn, you end up putting the people that actually […]
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I can hardly believe it. All of those months of planning and the day has come and gone. It was incredible. I honestly wish I could do it all over again. I’m so glad I’m not one of those people who regretted having a wedding. I know the planning can be a bit overwhelming at times but it’s completely worth it. I opted for a smaller wedding. About 75 people, in the end after the inevitable no shows (which is a whole other blog all on it’s own!) – it was perfectly intimate but big enough to have a great party. In previous blogs I sang the praises of my wedding planner and I still am! Sava at Two Be Wed was amazing. I could not imagine trying to do this without her. She was remarkable. Nothing phased her. When people were rude or disrespectful, she handled it with a smile. She made every single element of the ceremony and reception more than we could have ever dreamed. Sava treated me and Chris, as well as my family, as if we were her family. Taking such good care of us. If you’re in Houston, don’t even bother putting together your […]
Ok, things are getting fun with this wedding planning stuff! The other day we picked out linens, which you wouldn’t think would be that exciting but it suddenly makes things feel very real. Oddly, I almost cried seeing it all set up… I didn’t even cry when I tried on my dress! So Chris and I made our way to Spring, Texas to a place called Heather’s Peace of Cake. We took the scenic route for Chris to scope out some photoshoot locations for his business and we just had to get a shot of me in front of this little wall. After all, I matched it! Alright, moving on to the good stuff! We made it to Heather’s and they had our cakes all ready for us to try! There, waiting for us in all of the sugary glory was a traditional wedding cake, Irish Cream cake, German Chocolate and Red Velvet. Oh. My. Word! It was so good! Chris and I pretty much went straight into sugar comas after that. In the end we ended up choosing the traditional wedding cake, red velvet and white chocolate with a raspberry filling. Definitely not on the pre-wedding meal plan but […]