We’re getting married!

Matt and I got engaged on December 19th of last year. He proposed to me after a horse drawn carriage ride and sugar cookie decorating at my grandparents’ house. It was magical and wonderful and documented by my best friend Megan and her boyfriend, who were hiding out at my house with the Scrabble board and Prosecco, ready to celebrate.

It has been a whirlwind trying to prepare for one of the best days of our life over the last 2+ months. There’s so much to think about and even though I thought I would have a leg up by working in the wedding industry (with Catherine Rose Floral last summer and interning with the Buffalo Bridal Association years ago), it’s been a humbling experience.

I’m trying desperately to focus on our love and our happiness, rather than the cost per plate and senseless fees. Holding on to the fact that the most important people in our lives will be there to witness us promise ourselves to each other, rather than succumb to the politics of who didn’t make the cut. It’s so hard. My Pinterest boards never included everyone else’s expectations.

I found my wedding dress at Bridal Chateau with my mom, nana and sister Jenna last month. I would describe it, but since Matt is one of my biggest fans (both on and off the blog!) I better not. I look forward to recapping September 10, 2022 after it happens.

My ring is a gorgeous emerald cut sapphire, surrounded by little diamonds on the edges, band and even underneath. The peek-a-boo diamonds are Matt’s favorite feature to mention. My colleagues compared it to Princess Diana’s wedding ring… He did an amazing job picking out this elegant vintage symbol of our love. I cherish it.

Both Lindsey Fetterhoff Photography (our wedding photographer) and Photography by Anna (images included in this post) embraced our unique style in photo shoots in honor of our engagement. I can only imagine the amazing moments that will be captured on our big day.

I didn’t dream of this day like a lot of young women. I admired the fashion of it the same way I would appreciated gowns on a runway. I have had a Pinterest Board called Just in case being a cat lady doesn’t work out for over a decade, because marriage seemed like it was never meant to be in my path. Now I have a man who made his own Pinterest Board call Just in case being a dog man doesn’t work out and we are literally planning to spend the rest of our lives together. I remember feeling like nobody would ever love me enough to marry me. Now I can’t imagine my life without this love, without Matt. I’ll try to save the rest of my cheesiness for my vows.

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