Our photographer just published the online gallery for our wedding. You can see the pictures by going to this link – http://margaretaustin.shootproof.com/Chris+Dayle – entering your email address (which will only be used to keep track of how many people are visiting the page), and the password 051615.
I couldn’t be happier with how these shots came out. And knowing we’ll be getting even more than this in our final delivery just builds the anticipation.
Because there was an inherent social media-y component to our relationship, and the lead up to our wedding, I feel fine sharing this link with all of you, my eager readers. Dayle and I met because of this blog, it’s only natural that I share as much as I can with this blog.
Rather than focus on what I ate today, I thought it would be fun to share what everyone will be eating at our wedding reception tomorrow.
Here’s what our caterer is whipping up:
Pork Tenderloin with sauce and homemade rolls
Grilled Chicken with white sauce
Vidalia Onion Dip with Pita Chips or Wheat Thins
Vegetables and Dill Dip
Little Tomato and Bacon Sandwiches
Fruit and Cheese Display with Crackers
Bacon Wrapped Roasted New Potatoes
And there will be a special Shrimp and Grits table
It’s worth noting that we’ll be providing carb counts for everything, and stuff like the rolls will be separate to ensure we have as many gluten free items as possible. Planning a wedding for people with diabetes presents some fun twists.
As our wedding approaches, all of the running around, both literally and figuratively inevitably comes to an end. And then the official preparations for the ceremony and celebration begin. I don’t realize how much of my time and energy I actually devote to all of this stuff until I stop to assess my to-do list. Then I realize that we’ve done a lot to get to this point, especially when it comes to managing vendors nearly 2,000 miles away.
That sort of reminds me of the realizations that come out of participating in #dayofdiabetes. We automate and internalize so much when it comes to managing this disease, that taking a thorough look at all we do can be an exhausting exercise. There’s a lot that has to happen for things (diabetes, weddings, whatever…’things’ is intentionally vague) to go right. Every now and then, try taking a break to recognize all of the hard work and effort that you put into…whatever you put hard work in to.
I’ve certainly learned a lot throughout this entire process.
This week our wedding invitations are arriving in homes of friends and family across the United States. We know this because of the text messages celebrating envelopes reaching their final destination as well as traffic from Google Analytics. Because of course you want to put GA code on your wedding website to see who is looking up information on your venue and booking a hotel room.
Throughout this entire part of the planning process, Dayle and I held firm to the DIY nature of our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations. Lots of research was done before we came close to anything resembling the final product, and we went through a lot of test versions before making final prints on card stock. I’m by no means an expert on this stuff but I figure it’s worth documenting some of my lessons learned. As I won’t be needing to make wedding invitations again, ever, consider this my attempt to pay it forward. Continue reading →