Saturday, November 1, 2008

Update on wedding plans...

Since Nate and I got engaged on August 4th, we've accomplished a lot of planning for our April 18th wedding. It's been a fun process so far and we are very excited about the day and how it is going to reflect us as a couple. Our goal is to create a day that celebrates our love for each other, as well as our commitment to loving and serving God. And my personal goal is to plan everything well enough that I don't have anything to worry or stress about on that day!

So far, we have finalized the following details:

* Church
* Reception location
* Menus & cake
* DJ
* Color scheme
* Bridal party
* Florist
* Photographer
* Make-up/hair artist
* Wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses
* Honeymoon location
* Wedding day transportation
* Invitations (they have been designed by yours truly)
* Save the Date (already sent via email)
* Guest list
* Wedding bands (purchased and on hold at the jeweler)
* Ceremony musicians
* Linen rentals
* Wedding website created: www.theknot.com/ourwedding/BethanyVeerman&NathanJohnson

That's a pretty long list! I hadn't written it out before... Since we've accomplished so much, we are just slowly moving along now as details unfold. it's been a fairly stress-free process! We have begun to discuss scripture readings for the ceremony, reception and ceremony music, and wedding favors. It is fun for us to brainstorm together the elements that really reflect who we are and what we value.

That's the update! :)

We also had engagement photos taken a few months ago by our wedding photographer (and friend). Here are a few of our favorites...