The sweetest thing happened

About a month ago, the sweetest, most wonderful thing happened.  Since then, I’ve been wondering how to share it here, and I thought maybe I should wait until things had settled down a bit.  You know, once my feet landed back on the ground and my heart didn’t skip a beat every two seconds.

Cake Pom Collection by Potter and Butler.

Silly me.  I didn’t account for the fact that I’d feel even more excited and joyful and brimming with mushy gushy love every day.

So.  If you’ll excuse my ridiculously big smile, I’d love to share the news:

We’re engaged.  Can you believe it?  I get to marry this lovely guy.  

We’re planning a very small, very sweet, and very simple wedding for October, and I’d love to share some inspirations, reflections, and resources with you here.  Here’s a little list to get things started.

  • There are so many beautiful wedding blogs floating around.  Do you have a favorite?  Lately, I’ve been swooning over Once WedGreen Wedding Shoes, and Style Me Pretty.
  • Have you read One Perfect Day, by Rebecca Mead?  It’s a thoughtful critique of the American “wedding industry,” written in a smart and engaging style.  I’ve found it to be a breath of fresh air amidst a sea of influences on what a wedding should be.
  • I’m planning to go with the white dress thing, but wow, this orange wedding dress is breathtaking!  (via A Cup of Jo)
  • I’ve always loved little white dresses, but it’s harder to imagine wearing a long one. I think the last time I wore a long dress was for my high school prom (think pink, poufy, and sparkly. not kidding.)  This time I’m looking for something much simpler.  If I couldn’t find the perfect long dress, I’d totally go for one of these short ones.  Aren’t they sweet?
Clockwise from top left:
  1. Nicole Miller stretch linen sheath dress, Nordstrom.
  2. Mycenaean dress, BHLDN.
  3. Anya Dionne bridal cocktail dress, Etsy.
  4. Kate Spade silk sheath dress, Nordstrom.
P.S. Happy Passover / Happy Easter!