On Cloud Williams

I have been meaning to share with you all some wedding updates as you may know that R & I are finally tying the knot (with an actual wedding) this October! We are less than 4 weeks away to one of the biggest days of our lives and we seriously cannot wait! Wedding planning has been pretty easy going at first but everything picked up in the last two months, so it definitely has been very hectic too.

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We chose to get married in October because we both wanted a fall wedding since the weather will be tolerable and nice here in Atlanta. October 12th seems to be the perfect date because we are getting married on a Friday (to cut costs since most venue are twice the price for Saturday weddings), and I think it works out really well because the 13th is my late-daddy’s birthday.

Initially, we wanted to have a destination wedding, but that didn’t pan out, so for the longest time we wanted to get married in Savannah, GA. However, the venues that we liked there were no longer doing weddings and it would’ve been too much to coordinate especially with getting our families there since they are coming from out-of-state, so we decided to get married here in Atlanta itself.

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We are having a very small wedding with about 75 guests only. Our ceremony will be outdoors in a beautiful garden and our reception will be indoors in a glass ball-room, which essentially is a ballroom with ceiling high windows that overlooks the lush gardens outside. Our venue is perfect because it is romantic, intimate, has an indoor-outdoor feel, and is strategically located. Our venue is doing most of the decor planning for us as well as catering, so that is a huge relief. They will also provide the servers, security, clean-up crew and a wedding coordinator so we don’t have to worry about that operational logistics day-off. We get to customize & personalize our decor with them (which I am so excited to see how it turns out), and we also have flexibility to do our welcome table decor and some other miscellaneous things that is not included in their services as well. Can’t wait for the big reveal.

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Just to give you an idea of a “theme” for our wedding, we don’t actually have one but if you need to know, the vision I have for this wedding is a glam romance affair. My colors are neutrals with ivory, white, blush pink & champagne. I wanted the soft colors because I think that you can never go wrong with those classics. I think that the variation in pinks that I have throughout the decor, attire, etc. will be nice because I didn’t want a matchy-matchy wedding; Having the variations will add some richness and character to the overall feel. I am hoping we nail this because I will be disappointed if they don’t.

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We will also have a very small wedding party with 3 groomsmen, 3 bridesmaids, 2 flower girls and Alden our ring-bearer. Let’s hope Alden naps the day of and doesn’t throw a tantrum in the processional. To read-up on my girls who will be standing with me, go to our website here.

Anyways, this is about how far I will share with you so far, but just know how much I can’t wait for this day! What do you all think of our engagement photos? They are captured by the most talented, Michael Yang and his site is here.

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October 12th can’t come sooner!

xoxo

 

 

An Ode to Love

This is a post that I started writing 3 months ago but never published because…life happens.

If you knew me, and if you have been following me from my late teenage years, you’d probably recollect a memory of me telling you how much of a hopeless romantic I am. I love watching romantic comedies, I love watching dating and reality shows (of people in love), I love going to weddings, I love hearing about the nice things couples in love do for each other, I love hearing the beginning of a brand new relationship, I love learning about how some people get over a bump in their relationship and falling in love all over again, I love hearing how couples meet and how he pops the question – I am what you would call, a love groupie. I am that chick who cries at every wedding (even sans alcohol), and I am that chick that would re-watch The Holiday for the millionth time because, love just gives me the feels.

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